Aldi begins bus service in Germany

Aldi begins bus service in Germany

German supermarket chain Aldi is taking on the Deutsche Bahn: starting from 4 April, Aldi will be offering a bus service between major German cities at prices far lower than the standard prices of the German national railways.

Cheaper travels with Aldi

Since the beginning of this year, private transporters in Germany are allowed to offer bus services between cities. In the case of Aldi the service will be executed by Univers Busreisen in the name of Aldi. Passengers will also have free wireless internet access during their journey.

 

The busses will travel the routes Berlin-Munich, Berlin-Hamburg and Bonn-Stuttgart, for prices starting at ten euro. With this the retailer is going into competition with Deutsche Bahn, as travelling by train is usually more expensive in Germany. It is not the first deviation from food for the discounter, as the company also offers cheap phone subscriptions.

 

The discount chain is not the only one offering private bus services: Deutsche Post and ADAC will also be selling bus passes. Other companies that are going for a ride are MeinFernbus and FlixBus, while even Deutsche Bahn is going to over travel by bus via their subsidiary Berlin Linien Bus.

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