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Green bus network expands routes from Lisbon to Armação de Pêra, Portimão and Lagos

GREEN BUS NETWORK EXPANDS ROUTES FROM LISBON TO ARMAÇÃO DE PÊRA, PORTIMÃO AND LAGOSThe German company FlixBus has just expanded its domestic network in Portugal connecting Lisbon – Oriente, Armação de Pêra, Portimão and Lagos. The new route starts today, 29th of July 2021, and prices for the Lisbon tp Lagos trip start at 5.99 euros, depending on the booking date.

In addition to being available online, at www.flixbus.pt , and in the App (available for IOS and Android), tickets can be purchased locally, at various points in Lagos, Portimão, and Armação de Pêra. They can also be purchased directly from the driver, on the bus. In Lagos and Portimão, the stop is at the Bus Terminal, and in Armação, the FlixBus stop is on the Via Dorsal de Armação de Pêra, next to the Health Centre.

“FlixBus ticket prices vary according to the advance purchase, somewhat similar to what happens with airlines, so the sooner you buy the tickets, the cheaper the trip. The price of a trip between Lisbon and Lagos starts at 5.99 euros”, explains the company in a statement.

Portugal has more and more green buses on the road, and it is a priority market for the German company

FlixBus’ network in Portugal currently covers more than 50 destinations, with national and international lines connecting cities such as Lisbon, Porto, Braga and Coimbra to countries such as Spain, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Belgium, among others. With a unique and technologically innovative business model, the German company works in partnership with local operators, in a revenue-sharing model.

Despite the last year having been particularly difficult for passenger transport companies, which were forced to stop their activity, FlixBus continues to invest in the development of the domestic and international network in Portugal. “It has been a difficult year, but Portugal was and continues to be FlixBus’ major bet in 2021. We continue to invest in the expansion of the domestic network, together with our local partners, and to strengthen the international network, connecting more and more Portuguese cities to small and large European cities”, says Pablo Pastega, general director of FlixBus in Portugal and Spain.

The operation of regular bus lines is possible thanks to the strict hygiene measures established by the company, and FlixBus goes beyond the measures indicated by the health authorities, complying with the highest standards of hygiene and safety before and during the trip. In addition to the mandatory use of masks and contactless check-ins, buses are regularly disinfected and, in 2020, more than 162,000 litres of disinfectant were used for this purpose.

Transport of passengers by bus is a public service, being essential and safe.

“In Portugal, as in other countries, medium and long-haul buses are an essential means of transport for many people, even in times of pandemic. We provide a public, essential and safe service, guaranteeing the safety of those travelling with FlixBus from the very first moment”, concludes Pablo Pastega.

In Portugal, and despite the restrictions, FlixBus maintained its regular operation during the pandemic, with buses on the road ensuring its international network, which links the main Portuguese cities to Europe, such as the national express lines, launched in the summer of 2020 in partnership with local companies.

FlixBus ticket sales points in Armação de Pêra, Portimão and Lagos:

Armação de Pêra
André tours

Algarve Excursions
Rotas Globais
Destino Y
Just Travel
Pousada Da Juventude Portimao
Emviagem Portimao
Eco Viagens
IBS  Portugal 
Travel Splendor

Vicci Murum Ticketshop
PDM Travel
Portugal Service
Pousada Da Juventude Lagos

About FlixMobility

FlixMobility is a young mobility operator company that offers new alternatives for comfortable, economical and ecological travel through the brands FlixBus and FlixTrain. Thanks to a unique business model and innovative technology, the startup quickly developed Europe’s largest long-distance bus transport network and launched the first long-distance green trains in 2018.

Since 2013, FlixMobility has changed the way millions of people in Europe travel and created thousands of new jobs in the mobility sector.

From across Europe, the FlixMobility team is responsible for technology development, network planning, operations control, marketing and sales, quality management and continuous product expansion.

FlixBus’ regular daily service and green fleet are operated by bus companies, usually local SMEs, while FlixTrain operates in cooperation with private railway companies. Through these collaborations, innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and a strong international brand join the experience and quality of the traditional.

The unique combination of technological start-up, e-commerce platform and classic transport company has positioned FlixMobility as a leader, ahead of large international corporations, changing the landscape of European mobility.

Original article available in Portuguese at http://postal.pt/