Discover Germany | Issue 18 | September 2014

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Exploring Germany by coach The coach provider city2city offers value-for-money travel to major cities throughout Germany, such as Hamburg, Munich, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf and Cologne. TEXT: DORINA REICHHOLD | PHOTOS: CITY2CITY

Passengers have the luxury of travelling with an ultra-modern fleet of Mercedes Benz coaches at the best value ticket prices. The service is aimed at travellers looking for an environmentally friendly, affordable and comfortable travel option with a high standard of safety. Long-distance coaches were only recently introduced in Germany. In 2013, the market was liberalised and ever since coach travel has been booming in the land of the Autobahn. city2city belongs to the five leading coach companies on the market. Fifteen metropolises are part of the constantly growing city2city route network so far. Running from Hamburg in the north to Munich in the south, the network also includes major airports such as Cologne or Frankfurt Airport. Passengers can enjoy a relaxed travel experience with few stops on each route.The service operates seven days a week and offers travellers three to five connections a day. A cooperation with the coach operator adds many more destinations to the network that can be booked online.

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Ticket prices start from 8 euros and are supplemented by a variety of special offers, which are regularly promoted. Students, youths, children, seniors (from 60 years), disabled people and groups get a discount on regular prices. Spontaneous travellers can buy last-minute tickets on board too. city2city was the first coach provider to offer a loyalty scheme for frequent travellers. With BusPlus each booking earns customers points that can be redeemed later on for free tickets and exclusive discounts. Loyal customers also enjoy more flexibility when changing and cancelling tickets. Passengers are guaranteed a reserved seat in an air-conditioned, comfortable Mercedes-Benz coach with XXL-legroom. With free Wi-Fi and ample sockets on-board, passengers can stay connected while travelling. “We aim to be the friendliest coach provider with the best customer service,” explains city2city Managing Director John Gilbert.

“We are proud of our high punctuality and the excellent value for money we offer.” With the upcoming Oktoberfest, why not hop on a coach to Munich and try out city2city’s vision of modern travelling? Ticket prices from Frankfurt, for example, start from 17 Euro.