Europe’s Intercity Bus Juggernaut Is Rolling Into the U.S.

It’s the business model: As Uber does not own its on-demand cars, Flixbus does not own its buses. Instead, they are operated by other bus companies Flixbus has franchised or absorbed—a Borg-like strategy has allowed this Munich-based start-up to utterly dominate its home market, with nearly 90 percent of the German long-haul bus business. It’s approaching monopoly status on many of the major routes and corridors where it runs.