November 28, 2021

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FlixMobility Acquires Greyhound in the USA

The acquisition addresses a significant business opportunity resulting from increased US demand for affordable, sustainable and mass mobility

FlixMobility, the global mobility provider for the FlixBus and FlixTrain brands, announced today that it has acquired Greyhound Lines, Inc. (‘Greyhound’), the largest long-distance bus operator in the United States from FirstGroup plc. This acquisition represents another important step in FlixMobility’s vision to provide consumers around the world with easy-to-use, affordable and environmentally friendly travel. FlixBus’ global network serves more than 2,500 destinations in 36 countries outside the United States with 400,000 connections daily. Greyhound currently connects nearly 2,400 destinations across North America with approximately 16 million passengers annually. Long-distance buses are key to revolutionizing sustainable mobility around the world due to their excellent environmental characteristics in terms of CO2 emissions. FlixMobility’s latest funding round is a clear demonstration of its commitment to a green future. With the acquisition of Greyhound, FlixMobility has moved closer to its vision of making eco-friendly travel affordable. André Schwämmlein, Founder and CEO of FlixMobility said: “Consumers in North America are increasingly looking for affordable, convenient, smart and sustainable mobility solutions. A compelling offer attracts many passengers from cars to intercity buses. FlixBus and Greyhound jointly will meet this growing demand. As our business continues to recover from the effects of the pandemic, we will replicate the success we have already achieved in 37 countries with our innovative, customer-focused approach Jochen Engert, Founder and CEO of FlixMobility said: “Continuing to expand our network through partnerships and acquisitions has been part of the An integral part of our growth strategy is to build our global presence. The acquisition of Greyhound is a huge step forward and strengthens FlixBus’ position in the United States. The FlixBus and Greyhound teams share a common vision to make smart, affordable and sustainable mobility accessible to all. “

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