Eurolines

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Eurolines Bova. AB 2009-5, Minsk, Belarus. ЕВРОЛАЙНС, Минск, Беларусь.jpg
Belintoustri Bova Futura
SloganYour connection across Europe
ParentFlixbus
Founded1985
HeadquartersMetrologielaan 6, 1130 Brussels, Belgium[1]
Service areaEurope
Service typeTranscontinental coach services
Stops48 European cities
Annual ridership4 million
Operator29 coach companies
Websitewww.eurolines.eu

Eurolines is an international non-profit organisation according to Belgian law.[1] It operates a transnational network, connecting 600 destinations, covering the whole of Europe, plus Morocco.[2] It was founded in 1985. Its forerunner was the Europabus brand network created by the Union des Services Routiers des Chemins de Fer Européens (URF), 11 European compagnies, in 1951.[3]

Formerly owned by Veolia Transport and later Transdev, Eurolines and its Isilines brand were acquired by Flixbus in April 2019.[4]

Eurolines is a network of 29 co-operating coach companies from all over Europe offering partially integrated ticketing and extensive connections, rather than a single company. As at March 2019, it was operating in 25 countries.[5]

In January 2018, National Express withdrew from the Eurolines organisation, preferring to partner with Ouibus.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.eurolines.com/en/terms-and-conditions/
  2. ^ About Us Eurolines
  3. ^ Driving Europe: Building Europe on roads in the twentieth century, Proefschrift Frank Schipper, 14-8-2008 Archived 11 September 2016 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Negotiations successfully completed: FlixBus buys Eurolines/isilines from Transdev Group". Transdev. 2 May 2019. Archived from the original on 13 June 2019. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  5. ^ Flixbus set to buy Eurolines and Isilines Buses issue 769 April 2019 page 20
  6. ^ Eurolines Bus & Coach Buyer 7 February 2018

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