iDBUS is a bus and coach subsidiary of the French state railway, SNCF. The national authority for train travel within the country,SNCF is the state railway network and provider in France, and a leader in providing transport connections in Europe. In 2012, iDBUS began running international coach services in Europe to link major cities. The first hub was founded at Paris-Bercy, with more hubs and routes expanding the network in the following years. iDBUS offer modern and popular options for coach travel, providing fast, efficient, economical and environmentally-conscious services.
The three main iDBUS hubs are currently located at the Paris-Bercy, Lyon-Perrache and Lille-Europe stations. iDBUS's routes include the popular lines London-Paris, London-Lille and London-Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, though services also run to various destinations in Italy, Germany and Spain. Within continental Europe, some of the most popular destinations include buses from Marseille to Genoa, buses from Marseille to Milan, and buses from Paris to Turin.
iDBUS offers high quality service on all coaches and routes. This includes a fleet of buses that meet the Euro 5 emission standard and are 100% accessible for passengers with limited mobility. Passengers also have access to Wi-Fi and European 220V electrical sockets are fitted for each seat (UK passengers should bring their own plug adapters), and toilet facilities on each bus. All the drivers or ‘captains’ are bilingual, speaking both French and English. Each coach seats 48 passengers, optimising services for more room per customer while maintaining a low-price business model. All routes are planned to include service stops.
iDBUS tickets and prices look to incorporate the need for affordable travel with quality service. While different class tickets are not available, single tickets and return tickets are offered, as well as group travel and tickets for children - children under the age of 2 years travel for half price. iDBUS fares are guaranteed to remain unchanged as the bus fills up or as the departure date approaches, offering consistent deals and pricing for coach travel to some of Europe’s popular cities.