Souter Investments is delighted to announce that PolskiBus.com, the market leading intercity express coach operator in Poland and across Central and Eastern Europe, has entered a strategic partnership with FlixBus, the foremost European intercity bus company and Europe’s fastest growing mobility start-up.
Under the new partnership, PolskiBus.com will be integrated into FlixBus’ European network which offers more than 200,000 daily connections to over 1,400 destinations in 26 European countries. Operations will continue to be run locally in Poland by the existing Polish management, operational delivery and driver teams.
PolskiBus.com was launched by Souter Investments in 2011 as a highly disruptive start-up and quickly transformed perceptions of public transport in Poland. The company has grown to become one of Poland’s favourite brands. The combination of its online booking platform, a national network footprint, reliable services, great value for money and high standards of customer service transformed the Polish public transport market and saw the company quickly become the predominant intercity bus carrier in Poland.
After more than six years on the Polish market, having served over 25 million passengers, PolskiBus.com’s new partnership with FlixBus provides the business with a platform for further growth and expansion, as well as offering customers greater choice and interconnectivity via Europe’s most extensive coach network.
Sir Brian Souter said: “Having launched PolskiBus.com in 2011 and witnessed it grow to become the leading intercity bus carrier in Poland, we are excited to see what the future holds for the company and its new partnership with FlixBus.”
Jochen Engert, Co-Founder and Managing Director of FlixBus said: “We are happy to announce that PolskiBus.com and FlixBus are going to work together. The innovative spirit of FlixBus combined with the local experience of PolskiBus.com will provide customers with a better booking and travel experience and even more transport options as part of our wider European network.”
About Souter Investments
Souter Investments is the family investment office of Sir Brian Souter, co-founder and Chairman of Stagecoach Group plc. It makes investments across a broad range of asset classes, with a primary focus on private equity and a portfolio of more than 30 direct investments.
Recent investments include TWMA, the international drilling waste management and solutions provider to the oil and gas industry; specialist construction and house-building recruiter Potensis; luxury fragrance and interiors brand Clive Christian; institutional investment platform, solutions provider and life company Mobius Life; and ‘EdTech’ transport specialist CoachHire.com.
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