New coach routes launched from Sheffield to cities including Newcastle, Bristol and Birmingham - with fares starting at 99p

Coach operator FlixBus is adding ten new UK destinations to its network of more than 60 domestic routes, including trips from Sheffield costing as little as £0.99.

Thursday, 5th August 2021, 9:29 am

The German bus giant said this move was made after a successful relaunch of a domestic network in April this year and a first expansion in May that has seen growing overall demand.

With the expansion, new routes from Sheffield will include Newcastle, Nottingham, Bristol and Birmingham.

Trips to other popular cities such as Leeds, Leicester, London and York will also be served more often from the city.

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Andreas Schorling, managing director of FlixBus UK, said: “We are excited to offer convenient travel to increase the offer for people from Sheffield, Leeds and Bradford. This is a great time for people in the UK to discover their own country and do so sustainably travelling by coach.

"Whereas coach travel is already very popular across the UK, we believe that the market still has the potential to grow.

"Thus far, we have received strong support from the industry to bring in an alternative and a new player that is approaching operators as partners.”

FlixBus also said the safety and well-being of passengers, drivers, employees, and members of the community remains its top priority.

Preventive measures stay in force on all vehicles as FlixBus and its partners have implemented measures such as extra ventilation, thoroughly sanitising the coaches after every trip and more to ensure a safe journey.

It has also added new stops as part of the expansion, including Bath, Chesterfield, Chippenham, Coventry, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leamington Spa, Newcastle, Reading and Sunderland.