Before your journey:
If you are traveling in a group, you also have the option of renting an entire bus including driver for yourselves with FlixBus Rental. Our bus will pick you up at your doorstep and follow your individual travel itinerary. Just go to www.mieten.flixbus.de, enter your travel itinerary, calculate your price instantly, reserve for free and look forward to your trip!
Our connections can be booked approximately 4 to 6 weeks before the date of departure on our app and on our internet site. We are hard at work everyday expanding our network route and making our existing lines even better. There are three things that are near and dear to our hearts: punctuality, attractive departure times and the best transfer connections. We normally do not sell tickets more than one month in advance so that we are able to implement feedback and improvements as quickly as possible.
The easiest way is to look for your stop directly on our app. Select your station, click on the arrow in the upper right and navigation will start. You will find a list of our departure locations on our app under the “Bus stops" tab and under the stops overview. Just click on a particular city and you will receive the address of the bus stop(s) as well as a map. Maps of the corresponding bus stops are also included on your booking confirmation.
The bus stops are usually labeled as such wherever they are located.
The easiest way is to book your trip directly with our app on your smartphone. Your ticket is then simply saved under “My Tickets”, and you can show it on your cell phone when you board. Furthermore, you can be sure that you will the receive best rates, just like when booking on web page. This also means you always get the best price. There are also always exclusive promotions on our app. You simply receive your booking confirmation via email (please also look in your spam folder).
You can also book your trips on the phone by contacting our customer service line (+49 30 300 137 300*), at our ticket outlets/travel agencies or directly with the bus driver. Please note that on the bus, you will pay the normal price (for adults and children) and will only be able to purchase a ticket if there are free spaces available. Special and reduced prices as well as group discounts are no longer available when purchasing on the bus, unfortunately. The receipt for cash payments at the bus also serves as the ticket/booking confirmation.
Your payment options depend on where you made the booking:
Online booking: direct debit, credit card (Visa or Mastercard), Paypal, Sofortüberweisung and iDEal.
From your bus driver: You will receive a receipt when you book your seat on board. The receipt also serves as the ticket/booking confirmation. Attention: When buying your tickets directly from the bus driver you will always pay the normal price. Saver/discounted tickets are only available when purchasing tickets online or from one of our ticket outlets/travel agencies. It is not yet possible to pay with card on board our buses.
Ticket outlets/travel agencies: All of our agencies offer a variety of payment methods, in any case a cash payment will always be possible.
Via telephone: Credit card (MasterCard/Visa)
Please note that certain payment options entail third-party payment fees. However, there is always one payment option with no payment fees. The fees will be shown to you during the booking process.
You can easily redeem your voucher (e.g. gift card, cancelation voucher) when booking online using our app or website, when making a booking over the phone, or when visiting one of our ticket outlets/travel agencies. After your desired bus trip has been selected and is in your shopping cart you will be given the opportunity to enter the voucher code. Please note, only one voucher can be used per booking. Cash payment of any balance on a coupon shall be excluded.
If you are experiencing problems with booking online, the problems are most likely due to your internet browser. You have the following options to solve the problem:
Use a different browser.
Empty your cache and delete your cookies and then restart your browser and try again.
Update your browser. We use very high security standards and our sites are optimized for new versions of browsers. you can find the latest versions of each browsers with the following links: Firefox / Internet Explorer / Google Chrome
You have not received a confirmation email? Please check if the confirmation email has been sent to your spam folder.
If you have still not managed to find a solution to your problem, then please call +49 (0)30 300 137 300*. We are always happy to help you.
You can find a list of all of our selling agents and ticket outlets on our travel agency/ticket outlets overview. Just simply enter your town or postal code in order to find the retailers closest to you.
Yes, you can change your booking in the “change/cancel booking“ section of our websites or in our ticket outlets/travel agencies up to 15 minutes before your departure:
Changing your telephone number: Free of charge. You will then receive a new booking confirmation with a new booking number.
Changing the passenger’s name: Free of charge, with the following exception: If the trip at the time of cancelation is more expensive than the price of the trip when originally booked, you will be charged the difference. You will then receive a new booking confirmation with a new booking number.
Canceling & new booking:
If you would like to change a trip, then please do the following:
- Check whether your desired new trip is available.
- Cancel your previous booking and you will receive a voucher that you can use on your new booking.
- Book your new trip and use the voucher that you have been issued. You will then receive a new booking confirmation and a new booking number. If the price of the new booking is more than the value of the voucher, you will have to pay the difference.
Please note that a €1 cancelation fee will be charged for each cancelation process per passenger and trip.
This fee will be shown to you during the cancelation process.
Yes, you can change the name of the bus passenger free of charge up to 15 minutes before departure on our “Change/cancel booking“ page or in one of our ticket outlets/travel agencies. If the trip at the time of cancelation is more expensive than the price of the trip when originally booked, you will be charged the difference. You will then receive a new booking confirmation with a new booking number.
You will always be guaranteed a seat on board our buses. However, you cannot reserve a seat in advance. If you would like a particular seat for your journey, we recommend that you arrive at your bus stop no later than 15 minutes before your departure time. If your desired seat is occupied by another passenger then you could ask the passenger if they would be willing to switch seats. Our passengers with impaired mobility or with young children are naturally given priority in the selection of seats.
Open Ticket: If your bus is delayed by 25 minutes and more or canceled, there is a possibility to take another ride to your final destination city with the “Open Ticket”. The station is irrelevant as long as it’s in the same destination city (e.g.: Berlin ZOB instead of Berlin Alexanderplatz is possible).
Procedure at the station: You just have to go with your actual ticket to the bus driver of the new ride. He/she will then scan your barcode and, subject to availability of free seats, rebook you to the new ride. After the rebooking, you will automatically receive another confirmation e-mail.
- Due to missing capacities (not enough free seats, further boarding customers on upcoming stops) there is no guarantee for the usage of Open Ticket.
- The Open Ticket can only be used for direct connections. It does not work for connections with transfers.
- Airport-connections: In case you have a ticket for a direct connection with departure from an airport, you are eligible to take any other direct connection departing from the same airport to your destination city. Here, the Open Ticket is valid 24 hours in advance and after the departure time of your actual booked ride, even when there is no delay or cancelation. The precondition for this is the availability of free seats on the new ride.
Children travel at a reduced rate. This applies for children and minors that have not yet reached the age of 15. If the reduced price offered is below the reduced rate, the child will automatically receive the less expensive rate.
Young children between 0 and 3 years old must be transported in child seats. These must be secured during travel using the seatbelt provided on the bus. The child seat must be secured with a two-point seatbelt and are to be brought by the child’s guardian.
Children and minors that have not yet reached the age of 10 will only be allowed to travel on all domestic and international lines if they are accompanied during the trip by someone 18 years old and older.
Children and minors between 10 and 14 years old are only allowed to travel on our buses without an escort if a legal guardian provided written confirmation to us during the booking process that the minor is capable and competent to take this trip alone and without supervision. We and our partner companies assume no responsibility for the minor. Children traveling alone cannot be transported across national borders on night buses. In addition, children traveling alone may not take trips that include transfer connections.
Adolescents aged 15 and above may travel alone with us. For international connections, the legal guardian must guarantee that the adolescent possesses all of the documents and identification papers required to cross the border.
You can find information about transportation options for passengers with disabilities and limited mobility here. In order to verify that we can offer you transportation, we request that all passengers who must travel in a wheelchair contact our customer service 2 weeks at the earliest and no later than 7 days at the latest before booking. The notification period is reduced to 36 hours before departure for anyone else who is able to switch to a regular passenger seat, despite their disability or limited mobility.
Can I still travel the entire network despite my limited mobility?
We generally transport everyone - regardless of their disability or limited mobility. However, not all requirements have currently been met to be able to transport everyone at every time and on every line. On one hand, this depends on the structural circumstances of the buses we use. On the other hand, the infrastructural requirements are not barrier-free for each stop. FlixBus only has a few barrier-free buses at this time and they are used flexibly on several different lines. The stops are under the responsibility of the respective stop operator.
If you have limited mobility and are able to board and disembark the bus independently or with the help of an escort, then we are already able to transport you on all of our lines.
If you rely on a wheelchair but you can stand up and climb into the bus on your own, you can also travel with us on all lines.
If you also rely on your wheelchair in the bus, we can currently only offer you transportation after careful, previous inspection of your wheelchair and on certain routes for operational reasons.
How and when can I book my trip?
If you are bound to wheelchair, please contact our customer service 2 weeks at the earliest and no later that 7 days before your trip (+49 (0)30 300 137 300*) so that we can verify our ability to offer you transportation. If all necessary requirements have been satisfied, our customer service will book you and your escort over the phone, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
If you are able, despite your limitation, to take a regular passenger seat, you can book your ticket yourself and do not need to worry about the notification restriction. You must contact us 36 hours before departure if you need to put mobility assistance devices, wheelchairs or orthopedic aids in the luggage compartment or have an escort or guide dog.
What costs exist for my escort or companion dog?
If you have proven you need constant accompaniment, your escort as well as your companion dog will travel for free. Your companion dog will also be booked a seat.
Upon departure, your escort will travel for free if you prove that you need constant accompaniment. To do so, when leaving, provide the corresponding document that demonstrates the necessity of constant accompaniment, for example
- in Germany, the Schwerbehindertenausweis (disabled person’ pass) or a doctor's certificate
- in France, the Carte D'Invalidité (Besoin d´Accompagnement)
- in Italy: certificates provided by the local health authority (ASL) or the "National Social Welfare Institute" (INPS)
The same applies for your companion dog. You will also need proof that your dog has completed a recognized training program for a companion or guide dog.
What requirements does my wheelchair need to satisfy so that I can put it in the passenger cabin?
In the passenger cabin for long-distance buses, we can only transport wheelchairs that are compliant with DIN EN 12183 or DIN EN 12184 for use as a passenger seat and have a restraint system compliant with DIN 75078-2. Furthermore, the following maximum dimensions apply: max. width 80 cm x length 120 cm / 250 kg total weight.
Should it be determined, during check in, that your wheelchair does not satisfy these requirements, despite previous written assurance, we are not able to take it onboard and your entitlement to travel expires without substitution.
Are the bus stops traveled to barrier-free?
Similar to the conversion of our bus fleet, restructuring stops to become barrier-free will still take some time, meaning we are not able to offer a comprehensive nationwide network yet. However, since we do not operate the stops, we cannot provide sufficient information about the infrastructure at this time. We therefore recommend that you contact the local stop operator about the current facilities before your trip.
How and where can I receive assistance?
Generally, you must be able to board and disembark the bus independently. This is critical should it be necessary to evacuate the bus. Driving personnel are not able to provide assistance during the travel. Professional assistance when boarding or disembarking or at the bus station can only be guaranteed at the barrier-free, specified bus stations in Hamburg and Munich. For your own safety and to make your trip as pleasant as possible, we therefore recommend that you travel with an escort who can assist you as needed.
We offer two options to provide you and your group with affordable transportation:
If you want flexible options and to travel as you wish, you can charter your own bus with driver at www.mieten.flixbus.de. Anything goes here – pickup at your doorstep, direct transportation to your destination, use of the bus at your destination upon request. You can book instantly with the immediate price display and enjoy a comfortable trip for you and your group. And, should you change your minds, you can cancel the trip for free up to 14 days before departure.
We also offer a discounted group price for our regular service for groups of 3 to 40 people. You can book this directly under “Booking” when it is available. However, you must book at least one day in advance. If the special price is lower than the group rate, you will see the special price, meaning you always have the option of booking the cheapest price.
If you would like to go somewhere not covered by our regular service, you have the option of chartering a bus. You are guaranteed complete flexibility and comfort while you travel sustainably.
For trips to another country please make sure that you carry all documents and identity cards necessary for crossing the border. Please do not lock your luggage in order comply with customs standards, and label it with your name and address in order to avoid any confusion.
Furthermore, please note the passport, visa, foreign currency and health regulations. You can find information about these regulations with the Federal Foreign Office or with the German Federal Police (or via telephone at: +49 0800 6 888000).
Please also note the respective customs regulations. For questions regarding the respective German customs regulations, please refer to the Central Information Unit of the Customs Administration (email@example.com or, for business inquiries, to firstname.lastname@example.org).
Your LIDL voucher code is redeemable at www.flixbus.com and is redeemable for use on one bus trip only. The validity of the voucher is limited; you can find the expiry date of your voucher on your receipt. Only one voucher per person per trip may be redeemed. There is a limit as to how many tickets each person can purchase and redeem. After the redemption of your voucher your ticket is no longer cancelable. You may of course give your voucher away, however resale is forbidden. If you have any further questions please send an email to email@example.com or call +49 (0)30 300 137 300*.
You can by our gift vouchers online in our Fanshop. Here you can choose from different values. For more information about our gift vouchers please go directly to our Fanshop.
Yes, you can. Take a look at current offerings at FlixBus Rental. You will see the price right away, making it quick and easy to book. Our bus chartering service guarantees you complete flexibility and comfort while you travel sustainably.
On the bus:
To board a bus, you need a printed or electronic copy (either a .pdf file or a QR code) of your booking confirmation. The easiest way is to simply present your ticket directly using the FlixBus app. Please note that, for travel into another country, will need to have all of the necessary documents and identification to cross the border with you.
You will receive the booking confirmation at the end of the booking process in printable form as well as per email (please look in your spam folder). If a ticket is bought from the bus driver, the receipt also serves as the ticket/booking confirmation.
You may take one piece of hand luggage and two pieces of baggage with you on your bus trip. Please label your baggage with your name and address.
Hand luggage is one piece of luggage that does not exceed the measurements of 42 x 30 x 18cm and a maximum weight of 7kg, all valuables should be carried as hand luggage.
Normal baggage is limited to two pieces of baggage with each piece with measurements of no more than 67 x 50 x 27cm. Each person can take a maximum of 30kg on board.
Additional baggage: You can take one extra piece of baggage; it must not exceed the dimensions stated above and a maximum weight of 15kg. This additional piece of baggage costs €5 and must be registered at least 48 hours before your departure time with our customer service team: +49 (0)30 300 137 300*. A general right to take more than two pieces of baggage on board does not exist.
Bulky baggage: For a piece of baggage that exceeds the dimensions and weight of a piece of normal baggage, you must pay an extra fee of €9. The maximum dimensions of a piece of bulky baggage are 290cm (= length + 2x breadth + 2x depth in cm) and a weight of 30kg and must be registered at least 48 hours before your departure time with our customer service team: +49 (0)30 300 137 300*. A general right for each passenger to take bulky baggage on board does not exist. Examples of bulky baggage are ski equipment and musical instruments (transportation in a protective case is recommended). Special rules apply with the transportation of bicycles and orthopedic aids. Some items are excluded from transportation
For more information about the rules and regulations of the transportation of baggage on board our buses please see our T&C’s.
In many of our buses you are able to bring bicycles of a standard size and without superstructures (max. weight of 25kg) on board. These can be added to your trip during the booking process for an extra fee of €9 per item. You will select the number of bicycles that you would like to take on board at the same time of booking as you select the amount of passengers.
Carriage is on bicycle carriers. In special cases, carriage is only possible in suitable bags in the luggage compartment (e.g., folding bike). In that case, you must call customer service in advance to register the bicycle (see regulations for special luggage).
In order to check the possibility of taking an e-bike with you, please contact our customer service at +49 (0)30 300 137 300*.
Musical instruments that do not exceed the hand luggage weight and dimensions (42 x 30 x 18 cm, max. 7kg) can be taken on board free of charge in your passenger compartment instead of a regular hand luggage. However, you store either your hand luggage or your musical instrument in the passenger compartments.
Musical instruments that are larger than the hand luggage measurements (42 x 30 x 18 cm, max. 7kg) are considered as bulky baggage and must be transported in the trunk of the bus in the appropriate transportation case. We recommend a hard case to avoid any damage. In this case each item will be an additional cost of €9 to your booking, which must be registered no earlier than 48 hours before your departure time over the telephone with our customer service team: +49 (0)30 300 137 300*.
Musical instruments and their cases that are larger than 135 x 48 x 35 cm are excluded from transportation (e.g. double basses.)
For safety reasons we do not allow any pets or animals on board our buses with the exception of guidance and assistance dogs who are accompanying a disabled passengers, upon presentation of the appropriate certificates. Guidance and assistance dogs are transported free of charge and must be registered at least 36 hours before your departure via our service hotline: +49 (0)30 300 137 300*.
Our buses travel on scheduled routes and are therefore tied to a timetable. Therefore it is unfortunately not possible for the bus driver to wait for passengers that are late. Therefore we ask that you give yourself plenty of time and arrive at your bus stop at least 15 minutes before your departure time.
Unfortunately it is not possible to board or leave the bus at a different location than the one that you have booked. This also applies to different bus stops in the same city. You can, of course, change the location or destination of your bus trip on our website, in order to board or leave the bus at your desired bus stop.
Please note that on some routes (of a distance under 50km and less than 1 hours driving time) there is an operating ban and therefore we are not permitted to sell tickets. Therefore it is not permitted to board or exit the bus at these stops and the connections are not available for booking. We kindly ask for your understanding.
Each of our buses are equipped with air conditioning, an on board toilet, reading lamps and comfortable seats. Moreover, there are also refreshments, free Wi-Fi and also on some of our buses you will find plug sockets and a media center with films and music on demand.
Please note: Our Wi-Fi is undertaking a trial period. Therefore, it may happen that you are temporarily without our Wi-Fi service during your bus trip, as you are in an area that is not accessible via wireless coverage or that it is not possible for all our passengers to use the Wi-Fi simultaneously. In rare cases our free Wi-Fi and on board plug sockets may not be available, e.g. if replacement buses are used or if you have purchased one of the tickets that we sell for our partners. This is true for the bus routes that are run by the following partners: Autobus Oberbayern GmbH, Allgäu Airport Express GmbH, Bohr Omnibus GmbH, Dr. Richard Linien GmbH & Co KG und Publicexpress GmbH.
On some of our journeys there are scheduled breaks that comply with the driving and rest periods of each trip. Principally, our aim is to take you to your destination as efficiently as possible, so we do not offer extra breaks. Our on board toilet and low cost snack list mean that even on our longer routes it is not necessary to make additional stops.
Smoking on board our buses is not permitted, electronic cigarettes are also forbidden. However, you can exit the bus at the scheduled stops for a “cigarette break.“ Please inform your bus driver before you leave the bus and do not go too far away from the bus during the breaks/stops as the bus driver could leave without you! Just ask the bus driver how long the bus will wait at the bus stop.
On long distance buses, similar to passenger cars, there are seatbelts. Every seat is fitted with a seatbelt and must be fastened for the duration of your journey.
Baggage, additional baggage, and bulky baggage will be transported in the baggage compartment of the bus. Your bus driver will ensure efficient and safe loading of the baggage. You should stow your hand luggage safely in the compartments above the seats.
Your safety is our first priority. All of our vehicles and electronic equipment on board our buses are TÜV tested and regularly serviced. All of our drivers are specialized in passenger transportation and receive regular training. Our drivers must, without exception, strictly comply with the legally required rest periods and driving times. Therefore it may be the case that two drivers on our board for our longer journeys or there are scheduled breaks. If there are delays in the travel schedule unplanned interim breaks may be required, in exceptional cases. We thank you for your understanding.
After your journey:
If you have lost or found something on board one of our buses, simply complete our lost & found form or call our customer service team on: +49 (0)30 300 137 300*.
Can't find the answer to your question?
Simply complete our contact form and let us know your concern here.
We'd be happy to help you! You can reach us 24/7 via our service hotline: +49 (0)30 300 137 300
*(Local calls from German landlines. Rates may vary for calls from mobile phones.)