megabus.com has introduced a new route between Munich, Nuremberg, Leipzig, Berlin, Hanover, Dortmund and Cologne from 8 April 2015, offering travel from just €1*.
megabus.com uses bigger coaches with more seats carrying up to 87
people, allowing the company to have a low cost per passenger and helps keep fares
down to provide outstanding value for money.
The new route means the megabus.com network in Germany will now cover the following nine locations: Cologne; Frankfurt; Stuttgart; Munich; Nuremberg; Leipzig; Berlin; Hanover; and Dortmund
It will also give passengers international connections to cities in
the UK, France, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.
megabus.com has been operating international services to and from
Germany since 2013.
megabus.com has established a new operational base in Munich,
creating 23 jobs, with a further 27 employees to be stationed at a crew
base in Hanover.
The operator has forged strong ties with local businesses.
Munich-based companies Josef Ettenhuber and AGK Truck and Bus will
assist with fuelling, cleaning, parking and maintenance of the
megabus.com vehicles. The company will also use office premises shared
with AGK Truck and Bus at its base in Feldkirchen, Munich. In Hanover,
megabus.com has rented office space in the city centre near the bus
megabus.com Managing Director Edward Hodgson said: “This is an
exciting development for public transport in Germany. It will provide
more choice for passengers, who will benefit from low fares and high
quality travel to some of the most popular places across the country.
"Our brand new fleet of coaches allows us to carry more passengers
and keep costs down for our customers.
"Our services will complement existing transport options for people
and our experience in the UK shows that coach and rail services can both
attract growing numbers of passengers by offering customers good value
and good customer service."
megabus.com began operating services into Germany in October 2013
when it started serving Cologne on a route to and from a number of other
European locations including London. In December last year, the company
expanded its operations with a route between Munich, Stuttgart,
Frankfurt, Cologne and Brussels, providing both international services
and domestic travel between German cities.
For the first five days of travel on the new services all tickets
will be priced at €1*. Thereafter, megabus.com has confirmed that there
will be €1* seats on every journey within Germany. All other fares on
the route also represent excellent value for money, particularly when
compared to other modes of transport. The current average fare on
megabus.com journeys within Germany, since their launch in December
2014, is less than €7*.
megabus.com services pick-up and drop-off at stops either right in
the city centre or near convenient transport links into the heart of
As well as using the domestic network, megabus.com customers in
Germany can also connect to cross-border routes, helping to open up
travel opportunities to more than 110 destinations on the megabus.com
network across the UK and mainland Europe
The number of passengers using megabus.com's growing coach network in
Europe increased by more than 60% in the past year as the company
continues to transform travel options for passengers. megabus.com
already carries more than 15 million passengers a year across Europe and
megabus.com was launched in the UK in 2003 and expanded its services
to North America in 2006. The company launched low-cost coach services
between London and mainland Europe in 2012 and links around 110
destinations in the UK and Europe. The European network includes Paris,
Amiens, Amsterdam, Brussels, Ghent, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Toulouse,
Barcelona, Brussels, Lille and Luxembourg.
Services have proved very popular with families, students and
tourists looking to save money on their travel and spend extra on
entertainment when they arrive at their destination. Passengers travel
on state-of-the-art coaches featuring free wi-fi so they can stay
connected on the move.
11 double deck Astromega coaches will operate on the new routes,
representing an investment of over €5million. The vehicles have all been
manufactured by Belgium based coach builder VanHool, and have free Wifi
and power sockets. They also have onboard toilet facilities for
additional comfort and convenience. In addition, all vehicles have two
brand new safety features - Lane Deviation Warning and Adaptive Cruise
Control technology - which have been introduced a year ahead of
All megabus.com drivers undertake a detailed operational and customer
service training programme, including route familiarisation and driving
assessments. The training is part of an EU standard qualification for
professional bus, coach and lorry drivers. megabus.com ensures full
compliance with relevant EU working time legislation and the company
also has stricter maintenance standards than legal requirements as part
of its commitment to safety.
megabus.com offers German, English, Spanish, French and Dutch language websites.