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New bus service to Bristol Airport launches

12 Apr 2024 3 minute read
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A low cost coach service is set to operate five times a day between Bristol Airport and major destinations across south Wales from this month.

FlixBus, the UK’s fastest-growing coach network, is expanding its partnership with Cymru Coaches, and Bristol Airport is one of their latest new destination for passengers.

With tickets available now, starting from £2.99, the new service will operate five times a day between Bristol Airport, Newport, Cardiff city centre, Bridgend, Swansea University and Swansea city centre.

The service will also offer more sustainable, affordable travel options for consumers between Bristol city centre and south Wales.

Mission

Andreas Schorling, Managing Director of FlixBus UK said: “Adding Bristol Airport to our network is a key part of our strategy to drive forward our mission to be the largest coach network in the country, and we expect to see strong demand ahead of the peak travel season this summer.

“Following the successful launch of airport routes such as Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester, this will be a major expansion area for us.”

The FlixBus UK network encompasses more than 60 destinations, including regular daily routes between London Gatwick and Heathrow Airport for Bristol and Wales.

The network will now include Bristol Airport, which welcomed 9.8 million passengers in 2023, the busiest year in the Airport’s history.

Flixbus

Schorling continued: “Providing this new Bristol Airport coach service offers great value, low-carbon and convenient travel options for passengers.

“FlixBus is also leading the way for innovative, sustainable transport, with our recently launched pioneering electric coach service for cities in England and Wales, a prime example of our dedication to decarbonisation.”

Swansea-based Cymru Coaches, which partnered with FlixBus in summer 2022, announced it will be growing its commitment to the network, with a Van Hool vehicle in FlixBus green livery.

Sustainability

Steve Pearce, Managing Director at Cymru Coaches said: “The success of our partnership with FlixBus has been exceptional, a real collaboration with ambition and dedication!

“We’re really proud to be growing with the travel tech brand, as its first operator to deliver Bristol Airport services for the network.”

“Cymru Coaches has been a dedicated operator for our network for nearly two years, providing a consistent, high-quality service, and we look forward to many more years of collaboration,” Schorling added.

Bristol Airport also recently announced its Sustainability Strategy to become net zero across its operations by 2030, while travel tech company FlixBus launched a long-distance zero emissions coach pilot between Newport, Bristol, and London.

Rupert Lawrie, Commercial Director at Bristol Airport commented: “We’re committed to growing the number of passengers accessing the Airport by public transport.

“We’re delighted that Flixbus will provide a brand-new link between Swansea and the Airport, and a new option for the hundreds of thousands of passengers that travel to and from south Wales each year.”

Find out more here.


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Llyn
Llyn
1 month ago

Clearly Bristol Airport is a more attractive airport for many reasons in comparison with Cardiff Airport. However, even with this service for the vast majority of people in south Wales Cardiff Airport is easier and quicker to reach. When I hear and read people saying they live in south Wales (Cardiff onto Pembs) and it’s easier for them to get to Bristol Airport I can only come to the conclusion that they are telling porkies or have no idea where they live.

Rob
Rob
1 month ago
Reply to  Llyn

I will never use Bristol Airport, and I’m happy to travel further afield to Birmingham or to a London Airport if necessary. This is because they were successful in lobbying the UK Government in rejecting the devolution of Air Passenger Duty to Wales. At the time the chairman of Bristol Airport making a patronising statement along the lines of “Britishness, and this is not the Six Nations” (which does have a hinge of racism if you think about it, its in Wales so emphasize rugby). The Conservatives will claim to stand up for Cardiff Airport and attack the Welsh Labour… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Rob
Steve Woods
Steve Woods
29 days ago
Reply to  Rob

Furthermore, Bristol Airport is just a giant cash register with a runway attached.

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
1 month ago

I’m thinking that RAF Valley was the busiest international airport in Europe during 1943/4/5…

Cymru: somebody should reinvent it…

Richard
Richard
1 month ago

We are lucky in northern Wales having good / direct Rail and Road links to Manchester & Birmingham airports as well as improving rail links to Liverpool Airport – all by TfW ..

Phil Obrien
Phil Obrien
1 month ago

Why not sort out a bus service for our own airport never mind bristol

Rob
Rob
29 days ago
Reply to  Phil Obrien

Trawscymru used to operate a regular service between Cardiff City Centre and the Terminal building before the pandemic. But your right. It needs to run on a 24/7 with through ticketing onto rail,. coach and bus links.

Johnny Gamble
Johnny Gamble
29 days ago
Reply to  Phil Obrien

You must be joking, what bus operator in their right minds would want to serve an airport with less than 20 flights in and out daily.

Pezza mac
Pezza mac
1 month ago

The problem is ,welsh labour employs a chef to do a carpenters job !!

Frank
Frank
29 days ago

They came and took our gold, coal, copper, slates etc., then they took our water, now buses are being laid on to take business that should belong to Wales’ airport. The English are never satisfied with what they’ve got and have to steal to satisfy their greed.

tulip
tulip
29 days ago

we are in a climate emergency. shut down all airports in wales and reduce the speed limit to 15miles per hour.

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