Long Beach Transit has had a long history of partnering with organizations in order to provide cheaper transit options—and that includes getting locals to Las Vegas. Long Beach Transit has partnered with Germany-based FlixBus as the European company expands its presence in the U.S. and has officially kicked off service to Las Vegas, with round-trips coming by as cheap as $20, all in buses equipped with wifi.
The service also includes other destinations, including the Inland Empire and San Diego.
“FlixBus approached us since using Long Beach as a hub was such a viable option for them,” Mike Gold of Long Beach Transit said. “We have the transit mall that acts a very efficient gateway, and our location is so desirable in terms of its proximity to other events and cities.”
Its first trips came earlier this year at the transit mall on First Street in Downtown and, in April, began offering Long Beach and other nearby residents trips to the Coachella and Stagecoach festivals.
FlixBus has a demand pricing model: The more people that sign up, the cheaper the ride and the more frequently it will take place. For now, FlixBus is still in the process of determining demand, so a specific schedule isn’t yet set.
“(Long Beach is) probably the most FlixBus-compatible community in California,” the company’s managing director for the U.S., Pierre Gourdain, said in an announcement. “We are thrilled to start the route there and (are) looking to add many more connections in the future.”
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