OUIBUS

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OUIBUS
OUIBUS Logo.png
Ouibus Irizar i6 - Paris Bercy.jpg
Ouibus coach at Paris-Bercy terminal.
Slogan Smart travel, together
Parent SNCF
Founded 2012
Locale  EU
Service area Western Europe
Service type Intercity coach service
Destinations 13
Hubs Paris-Bercy and
Lyon-Perrache
Fleet 46 coaches
Chief executive Maria Harti
Website http://www.ouibus.com

OUIBUS, formerly iDBUS, is a subsidiary of French state railways SNCF which has operated coach services in Europe since 2012.[1] Currently, OUIBUS serves Aix-en-Provence, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Genoa, Lille, London, Lyon, Marseille, Milan, Nice, Paris, Paris Charles de Gaulle airport and Turin. The route network is expanding progressively. iDBUS has three major hubs, in Paris-Bercy, Lyon-Perrache and Lille-Europe.

History[edit]

Logo used from 2012 to 2015

Revealed in November 2011 under the name of "Speed", iDBUS was launched on 23 July 2012 to Amsterdam, London and Brussels from the first hub Paris-Bercy.[2] A domestic service between Paris and Lille was launched on 29 August 2012. A second hub was created at Lyon-Perrache on 17 December 2012 to launch Milan and Turin destinations. Since 23 May 2013, iDBUS has also run services between Marseille/Aix-En-Provence and Nice, Genoa and Milan. On 28 April 2014 iDBUS launched a service from Brussels to Amsterdam, London and Roissypole (Charles de Gaulle Airport).[3] Since 1 December 2014, iDBUS started operating into Germany, with a service from Paris to Brussels, Aachen and Cologne.[4] From 15 June 2015 iDBUS expanded further in the Benelux, with Rotterdam and Antwerp added to the network. From the same date a London to Lyon route started.

On 3 September 2015, iDBUS was rebranded OUIBUS.

Fleet[edit]

OUIBUS have a fleet of 46 Setra, Mercedes-Benz and Iveco Bus coaches that meet the Euro 5 emission standard. The whole fleet is fitted with Wi-Fi, plug sockets and spaces for disabled passengers.

On a number of the services to/from Spain, a fleet of Irizar i6 coaches operated by Sarfa are used. These operate in the OUIBUS livery.

The fleet is equipped with toilets, free WiFi and power outlets at every seats. Passengers are not required to print tickets, as a valid ID is sufficient to board the buses.[5]

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