Whenever I go on one of my 30 Plus Teams Tour by bus, it’s usually either Megabus or Greyhound from New York City .
Coming back from this 30 Plus Teams Tour of Washington DC , I took a bus from a company that I had never heard of before, but according to a few of the passengers traveling on the bus also, Flixbus is a well known bus company in Europe .
The fare that I paid for returning back to New York City was, with the tax $6.99.
That’s right, I didn’t stutter , I said $6.99 with the tax and I had a whole seat to myself .
The bus, which is bright green, is really a motorcoach.
The seats are very comfortable, complete with seatbelts and a cup holder .
There’s no electrical outlets for you to charge your phone or other electrical doodads, or at least I didn’t see any.
So bring that portable charger with you and make sure that it’s charged up.
There is wifi on the bus though, and compared to the wifi on Greyhound , this is top notch .
Unlike the other bus companies that go to and from Washington DC , the Flixbus doesn’t go to Union Station .
You pick it up across the street from the Renaissance Washington on 9th Street NW, near New York Avenue.
Even when you arrive in New York , the Flixbus doesn’t go to Port Authority like Greyhound does or 27th Street and 7th Avenue the way Megabus does.
The bus drops you off at 31st and 8th Avenue at Penn Station , very convenient if you have that subway, New Jersey Transit train, or Long Island Railroad train to catch.
God willing , if available , I will be taking this bus again .
It was fast, clean, even the bathroom didn’t have that bathroom nasty smell that you find on other buses.
If you happen to be visiting the United States and Flixbus goes to the city that you want visit, if the price is right, by all means , take it.
You won’t be disappointed .
Or at least , I wasn’t .