M a long-distance bus from Berlin and FlixBus from Munich want to bundle their national long-distance bus networks into a nationwide offer over the next few months. Together with around 160 medium-sized partners, both providers want to get started on the European market. MeinFernbus is the market leader with a market share of 45 percent, followed by Flixbus with 23 percent.
With unchanged fares, customers should benefit from increased travel frequencies. Both companies want to announce details of the cooperation this Friday. Silence has been agreed on the financial details.
The long-distance bus market is highly competitive. In November, the ADAC had withdrawn from business. The Frankfurt company City-2-City, a subsidiary of the British operator National Express, withdrew from the German market in October. Here, too, one saw no profitable business in the long run. At the beginning of November, the long-distance bus pioneer DeinBus.de had to file for bankruptcy.