FlixBus launches first Kingston, Ontario service with new Ottawa-Kingston-Kitchener route


Kingston service to provide direct connections to Toronto Union Station, Ottawa, Pearson International, Kitchener-Waterloo and more 

New York, NY. (March 2, 2023). FlixBus, North America's fastest-growing intercity bus service, is expanding its Ontario domestic network beginning on March 2, 2023 with the launch of its first service to Kingston on a route between Ottawa, Kingston and Kitchner-Waterloo.  

FlixBus launched its Ontario network in April 2022 and cross-border service between the U.S. and Canada in May 2022 between New York City-Toronto and Seattle-Vancouver. Since then, the company has made a series of improvements and service expansions in the province, including an expansion to Windsor in August 2022, moving its central hub to Toronto Union Station in October 2022 and adding a direct airport connection from Kitchener to Toronto Pearson International Airport in January 2023.  

This new line between Ottawa, Kingston and Kitchener-Waterloo will run 5 days per week (excluding Tuesdays and Wednesdays) and FlixBus is the only bus carrier in Kingston to have a downtown location at 275 Wellington Street. With FlixBus’ network now encompassing stops as far west as Windsor and as far east as Ottawa, the company is a compelling option for travelers looking for affordable, convenient, cross-Ontario travel.  

Tickets for Ottawa-Kingston-Kitchener trips start as low as $40.99 and can now be purchased at FlixBus.com, FlixBus.ca and the FlixBus app.  

FlixBus Driven By Local Bus Partners: McCoy Bus Service 

The entire FlixBus network is comprised of and driven by local bus partners, many of which are family-owned. Riding with FlixBus means customers are helping to support these local businesses and play a part in giving back to the community that these partners serve. 

FlixBus’ Kingston-Kitchener route will be run by Kingston-based McCoy Bus Service, who trusts in FlixBus' technological expertise in pricing, marketing and sales, route intelligence, quality management and continuous product expansion. The buses will also apply the company's international standard, which includes services such as free on-board Wi-Fi.   

Save money and carbon emissions with intercity buses 

In addition to providing convenient, affordable bus service throughout the United States and Canada, FlixBus riders can reduce their environmental impact through optional carbon offset credits:  

  • FlixBus has collaborated with atmosfair to offer customers the option to travel climate friendly on their FlixBus journey. Customers can purchase “CO2 Compensation” tickets during booking, thereby making a voluntary environmental contribution.  

  • The optional cost of traveling green will be added to customers' ticket prices, approximately 1-3% of the original ticket price. 

  • 75% of climate contribution donations in the United States and Canada are invested in atmosfair’s UN-accredited Gold Standard Climate Protection Project Cleaner Cook Stoves in Rwanda

  • The remaining 25% flows into the “Future of Mobility Fund”, set up together by Flix and atmosfair, to drive sustainable mobility and decarbonization in the cities and communities where we operate. These donations help to take emerging carbon-neutral technologies out of the lab and onto the road for real impact. Customers will also support local communities, NGOs and volunteer groups to make eco-friendly living choices accessible to everyone.