Saturday 20 May 2023

Taunton's Berrys Coaches Partners with FlixBus to Offer New Routes to Northern Cities

A Somerset coach company has agreed a new partnership to offer new routes to the North of England.

Berrys Coaches has doubled its partnership with FixBus ahead of summer to offer a new route between Taunton and Newcastle. The new daily service, which launched on April 27, offers journeys to cities including Leeds, Sheffield, Birmingham, Bristol University of West England and Bristol city centre.

Berrys, Established in 1920, began working with FlixBus in 2021 and made the partnership official in April 2022, with Berrys joining the green FlixBus network to launch the Plymouth-London line. Berrys Coaches is now expanding its fleet with the brand.

Andreas Schorling, managing director of FlixBus UK said: “This is a fantastic partnership, based on our shared values and entrepreneurial spirit of the Berrys team. The company has significant experience in express coaches which means they consistently deliver high quality.

“We’re delighted that Berrys has doubled their commitment to our network, bolstering the long-term partnership with new connections in line with passenger demand. We look forward to working together for decades to come!”

In addition to FlixBus work, Berrys has a diverse portfolio, including day tours, coach hire as well as a superfast service to London from Somerset and Wiltshire, which launched in 1983.

James Berry, transport and general manager of Berrys Coaches added: “FlixBus’ vision for long-term expansion appealed to us from the off and we’re witnessing their ambition to become the UK’s largest coach provider coming to life! Berrys has extensive experience in long-distance express work, which has helped us to assess the Flix model as the right choice.

“We have had a really enjoyable year building a truly equal relationship, and we’re looking forward to delivering more routes than ever before. Embarking on a partnership at an early stage in FlixBus’ growth journey has proved a strong strategic decision for Berrys, and we’re proud to be a part of the revolution of the UK coach industry.”

The recent network expansion, which coincided with FlixBus’ second anniversary in the UK, means that the sustainable travel tech company now serves 50 destinations across England, Scotland and Wales.

Flixbus website here 
Berrys website here