Today Only: $3 One-Way FlixBus Between LA, San Francisco, Vegas, Phoenix and More
Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here.
After becoming ubiquitous in Europe, FlixBus launched its first US routes on May 31. Having used FlixBus often in Europe, we were curious to see how the big green bus did here in the US. So, TPG contributor Katie Genter made sure to be on board to review the inaugural bus from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. While it's not as nice as flying in a semi-private jet between the two cities, FlixBus is a step-up from Megabus.
However, it doesn't seem like bookings have taken off like the company hoped. So, FlixBus has launched a flash sale with rides available for just $0.99 one-way plus a $2 booking fee.
Before we get into the details and examples, here's FlixBus' current route map for reference if this deal is relevant for you:
Cost: $3+ one-way
Dates: now through September 5
Book by: midnight Pacific Time on August 9
Booking Link: Orbitz, Expedia or directly with the airline
Pay With: Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x on travel), Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel) or Citi Prestige (1x but good trip delay insurance)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Los Angeles to San Francisco for $3 one-way:
Phoenix to Las Vegas for $3 one-way:
San Diego to Los Angeles from $3 one-way:
Las Vegas to Los Angeles from $7 one-way:
Best Credit Card to Use
Since these are prices really cheap, it's going to be more important to use a credit card that offers travel protection rather than points-earning. Your top options are going to be Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card.
Featured image by Katie Genter.