While we have been travelling around on our digital nomad adventure, we found the cheapest and most popular mode of transport was using coach or bus. We were looking to get from Vienna, Austria to Prague, Czech Republic.
- Booking Process - 95%95%
- Staff - 84%84%
- On Board Experience - 87%87%
- Value For Money - 92%92%
FlixBus has a variety of routes across Europe. With reasonable prices, comfortable coaches and great flexibility I really can't find a drawback to travelling with them.
We used a service called Flixbus. While we had used many different bus services while travelling this was our first trip with Flixbus, here is how we got on.
From: Vienna, Austria
To: Prague, Czech Republic
Journey Duration: 4 hours 20 minutes
Price Per Adult: £13.12 (based on conversion rates at present time)
Flixbus is mainly online and tickets can be bought from their website or mobile app. We found our tickets through a travel comparison site GoEuro.com showing us the best deals (because if you are like me you will want the best deal) and times for our selected journey. The booking was easy and you will receive an email straight away with an attached document (your ticket).
You can also download their mobile app and import your ticket to save scrolling through emails when boarding. The driver will scan your ticket and take any large luggage to the luggage hold for you.
Seating And Comfort
Once 0n board you can sit anywhere on the bus as seats aren’t assigned, the seats are comfortable and come with a foot rest, tray and pocket to store items.
The overhead luggage rack is a little snug but maybe our fat backpacks were too full to fit. The seats came with an option to recline back without disturbing the person behind you, there is plenty of legroom and space to get comfortable.
We encountered no issues with the service, within our 4-5 hour journey we were informed by the driver of arriving at a location if you weren’t travelling until the end stop and of a break for toilets and snacks. As we were leaving Vienna at 3 pm, the bus journey was travelling to Berlin as its final stop and so stopped for the long haul passengers to get a hot meal and food for the road.
There was a second driver, that you could purchase snacks from though we didn’t require this particular service, along with the onboard toilet. There was a complimentary wifi on board, not the greatest but helpful to get a little work done or just browse the internet.
Value For Money
We booked last minute and when I say last minute, it was the night before we were due to leave. We found the prices through a comparison site and that is what led us to Flixbus, the prices vary throughout the year and even can be found cheaper travelling very early morning.
There isn’t much you can fault with the service and company itself. If you were to ask me if I would use this company again, yes I would. I wouldn’t want to take a journey longer than 5 or 6 hours as I get bored, but otherwise, I would use Flixbus again.
There you have it, my review of Flixbus. The easiest and quickest way of booking your coach journey with FlixBus is through the coach comparison website GoEuro. In the meantime be sure to let me know whether have you travelled with Flixbus? and what your experience was like? in the comments below.