Isilines was founded in 2015 during the liberalisation of the French long-distance bus market by the Transdev Group. The French multinational Transdev is one of the world's most renowned operators of public transport and a member of the European network Eurolines. The red Isilines buses carry passengers across 29 routes, a truly comfortable way of traveling to the big cities, but also to winter and summer holiday destinations in France.
The 130 red buses from Isilines travel from Paris criss-crossing France. The 29 lines include eleven seasonal lines that connect French ski resorts in winter. The network comprises 99 lines, but the total number of destinations is 1,710 since there are several stops on each route. Isilines offers travellers an easy changeover to Eurolines France to reach destinations abroad.
The Isilines Red Bus fleet of 130 vehicles offers passengers a comfortable way of travelling. All buses are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, not just in terms of comfort but also safety. In addition, the buses meet the latest environmental standards and include air conditioning, toilets and 4G WiFi. The seats are reclinable, with seat belts, headrests and footrests as well as plenty of legroom. Each seat is equipped with a reading lamp, a socket or USB connection and a small folding table. Thus, passengers can read a book in the dark, charge their phones and chat or work on a laptop.
Included in the fare is a piece of luggage weighing up to 20 kg plus carry-on luggage. Small dogs and cats can be taken on the bus in a transport box if they weigh no more than 5 kg.
Isilines complies with all EU safety regulations. Buses are equipped with a speed limiter (100 km/h) and modern braking systems. Each vehicle is properly maintained and there is a corresponding maintenance book. The daily travel times include mandatory breaks and the company adheres to the maximum travel times set by the European Union. The buses also have one of the most modern Toucango security solutions. A camera tracks the behavior of the driver throughout the ride and detects a lack of concentration. This sends a signal to an attached bracelet, which alerts the driver by vibration.
Passengers can take out a travel insurance with Isilines with for additional fee of 2 Euros.
The easiest way is to book your coach tickets is online via the Trainline website or app. If you travel last-minute, you can buy tickets directly from the driver if there are seats available. Passengers should arrive at the bus stop 20 minutes before departure.