05/18/2015, 11:00 AM CEST

Postbus and Eurolines launch cooperation in long-distance bus service from Germany to the rest of Europe

Postbus customers will soon be able to choose between 16 additional destinations - including Amsterdam, Prague and Vienna

Frank Zehle, General Manager of Deutsche Touring GmbH and Joachim Wessels, Managing Director of Deutsche Post Mobility GmbH

  • Postbus customers will soon be able to choose between 16 additional destinations - including Amsterdam, Prague and Vienna
  • More than 200 new connections for Eurolines customers
  • Attractive offerings for large and mid-sized German cities
  • Launches May 18 with attractive introductory prices
  • Tickets can be booked at www.postbus.de and www.eurolines.de

Bonn,Eschborn - Postbus, the long-distance bus service of Deutsche Post, has announced a new cooperation with Deutsche Touring GmbH, operator of the international Eurolines long-distance bus network. Starting on May 18, customers of both companies will have expanded options when traveling throughout Europe. Postbus customers can use their Postbus ticket simply and conveniently on lines connecting to 16 additional attractive European destinations serviced by the Eurolines long-distance bus network: Aalborg, Aarhus, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Bratislava, Brussels, Budapest, Den Haag, Copenhagen, Kosice, Milan, Prague, Reims, Rotterdam, Turin and Vienna. Tickets for these connections can be purchased on the websites of both www.postbus.de and www.eurolines.de. For Eurolines customers, the cooperation represents 200 new connections that can be traveled on just one single ticket.

Attractive connections

For customers originating in large and mid-sized German cities, the new routes starting in May 18 include the following attractive connections:

  • From Münster to Vienna via Cologne, Montabaur and Würzburg for 39 EUR and to Budapest for 49 EUR, with just one transfer in Munich.
  • From Hanover and Magdeburg to Prague with a switch in Berlin from 29 EUR.
  • From Berlin Südkreuz and Berlin Zoo via Hamburg to Amsterdam, Den Haag and Rotterdam - with just one switch in Bremen - for the introductory price of 29 EUR.
  • From Münster via Bremen to Copenhagen, switching in Hamburg, for the starter price of 39 EUR, or from eastern Germany (such as Jena, Halle or Erfurt) via Berlin to Copenhagen, also for 39 EUR.
  • From Nuremberg to Aalborg or Wuppertal to Aarhus starting at 49 EUR, and from Munich to Copenhagen for 59 EUR, with both routes switching in Hamburg.

Transfers between the Eurolines and Postbus lines

As part of these cooperative routes, transfers between the Eurolines and Postbus lines will be possible in Berlin, Bremen, Darmstadt, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Hanover, Karlsruhe and Munich. The bus schedules have been harmonized to promote simple and convenient connections. All of these new connections will continue to deliver the high quality and top security customers have come to expect from Postbus. In addition, most of the newly offered international routes are provided using Eurolines "Business Class" coaches.

"We're pleased to be working with a strong, internationally experienced partner like Eurolines. Through this cooperation we'll be able to offer our customers access to many new attractive destinations throughout Europe, all simply and conveniently on just one ticket," says Joachim Wessels, Managing Director of Deutsche Post Mobility GmbH. "We firmly believe that a portfolio of attractive city connections and affordable prices are the best way to get many travelers interested in bus travel throughout Europe."

"Deutsche Touring has been consistently expanding its international network of destinations for almost 70 years now," says Frank Zehle, General Manager of Deutsche Touring GmbH. "By partnering with Postbus, known for its outstanding quality in domestic German long-distance bus travel, our customers will benefit from a wider range of potential destinations within Germany. Our European destinations are now accessible from even more German cities."

Tickets can be purchased in the roughly 12,000 post offices and 11 Eurolines ticket centers (plus 20 key accounts and 2000 agencies) as well as via the websites www.postbus.de and www.eurolines.de. Telephone reservations are also possible (Deutsche Post: +49 1806 972797*; Eurolines: +49 6196-2078-501) as well as major bus and mobility portals, travel agents (such as DERTOUR) and tourist information offices. For those who enjoy spontaneity, the tickets can also be purchased directly from the Postbus driver.

 

* 20 Euro Cents per connection from a German landline; max. 60 Euro Cents per connection from a German mobile network