Monday, 20 June 2022

Flixbus Enjoys Croatian Pre-Season Results Which Outdo 2019

June the 20th, 2022 - The Croatian pre-season has been more than excellent for the wildly popular Flixbus company, which has recorded figures which even outdo those recorded back in the pre-pandemic, record year of 2019.

As Poslovni Dnevnik/Darko Bicak writes, one of the largest international bus carriers, FlixBus, marked the sixth anniversary of its operations in the Republic of Croatia recently. Namely, on June the 16th, 2016, FlixBus started with the first bus lines from the four largest Croatian cities - Zagreb, Split, Osijek and Rijeka.

Very quickly, thanks to Croatian bus carriers, the network of bus lines branched out throughout Croatia, connecting smaller and larger destinations with each other and with the rest of Europe.

As Croatia has become one of the most desirable tourist destinations in recent years, FlixBus passengers in this country are not only residents of Croatia, but also many tourists who come from all over the world.

With the entry of FlixBus into the Republic of Croatia, the bus industry has undergone a transformation and technological modernisation, adapted to the needs of the modern traveller, and offered a high level of service during the trip.

Thanks to the high quality of the service, which was initially more similar to that in the aviation industry than the bus industry - an easy way to buy tickets, the availability of many destinations across Europe, and the ratio of service and ticket prices - bus travel is recognised today not only as an alternative to cars or planes, but for many as a first choice when travelling.

“With its innovative business model that has shown its flexibility and adaptability to the current market situation during the pandemic-dominated years, ie by monitoring passengers' movement needs, preserving the existing network of lines and upgrading them, FlixBus continues to provide people with unhindered movement.

The fact that passengers are loyal to these now commonly seen green buses and are eager to travel is indicated by the growth from the beginning of the Croatian pre-season of 20 percent more passengers when compared to the record 2019,'' said FlixBus CEE South, headed by Ante Grbes.

Although it was created as a bus platform, FlixBus has been insisting on intermodal transport since its very inception, primarily connecting buses and railways, which has not yet taken root in Croatia, but with the Croatian pre-season this year being as amazing as it has been for the company, it's likely that the next step is soon to come.

For more, make sure to check out our dedicated travel and business sections.

Monday, 9 May 2022

10 Essential Mobile Apps for Traveling Around Croatia

May 9, 2022 - To make the most of your next vacation, here are some apps that shouldn't be missing from your phone when traveling around Croatia.

Oh yes, the good old days when having a city guide under your arm and an adventurous spirit were enough to travel the world and enjoy it to the fullest. Times have changed, and both the constantly evolving digital age and marketing make us aware of needs we didn't think we had. Today, we book airline tickets and accommodations, navigate with GPS, and change currencies, all on a mobile device.

But this is by no means a critique of the mobile app era. On the contrary, we will use this space to highlight some of the apps that will truly make your next trip easier, relieve the stress, and leave uncertainty while traveling around Croatia aside.

Just a reminder. The apps that we will list below are not necessarily secret or unknown, because some of them (we hope) you should already have installed! Basically, we remind you that the following apps are essential to make your experience in Croatia better.

Google Translate

Let's start off right: communication. Yes, English is spoken in Croatia. And very good English. Some will believe that it has to do only with the tourist context, but there are many reasons to explain the very good level of speaking and understanding of English in Croatia, even in public offices.

However, English is not the official language in Croatia. Croatian is. As a good tourist, you will find that the locals will really appreciate it if you replace some words in your sentences with Croatian ones. After all, it is a difficult language and they know it. You just have to try it and you will notice the gratitude almost immediately. Now, go ahead and use some common words or even dare to ask some questions in Croatian. Not only do we encourage you to do it to create a link with the locals, but also because it will be useful in case English is not enough to make it clear what you need with your host, your waiter at the restaurant, the bus driver, or even a random person in the street.


For this reason, Google Translate is the application that we recommend you to have. Personally, we recommend using their English to Croatian translator, which has more translations and fewer errors. There are other translation apps, but unfortunately, they do not have a Croatian translator or they are not well programmed for that function.

Available at Apple App Store and Google Play.


As you well know, the official currency in Croatia is the Kuna. Although it is very likely that you booked your accommodation and your tickets in euros, dollars, or pounds, once you land in Croatia you will need to know the currency exchange. It is true that you can use your credit or debit card to pay for everything here, but besides being a very good idea to be aware of the exchange rate, it is good to note that some places (such as bars, cafes, tours or activities) charge cash only.


For this reason, before going to the nearest ATM to withdraw money or to an exchange house to change it, we recommend you use the Currency application, where you can see the value of the kuna versus absolutely all the existing currencies in the world. This will be a year of many changes in prices because from January 2023 Croatia will begin its transition process to the Eurozone. Therefore, we could not recommend you more to have this application at hand.

Available at Apple App Store and Google Play.

Google Maps

Another app that you should already have installed on your mobile device. Apple Maps is also an option, but from experience, I think Google Maps today is better designed to be used in a country like Croatia. Even the vast majority of satellite images from Google have been recently updated in the country, so it will be a great tool to guide you safely when traveling around Croatia.

In some cities, like Zagreb, the database of the public transport system is synchronized with this application, so it is possible to know exactly which bus or tram should take you to the place you need in real-time. In other cities, like Split, it is even possible to see the ferry routes in 360 views.


Google Maps will definitely be your ideal tool not only to find your accommodation, a good restaurant to eat at, or a secret beach to relax but also to build your itinerary if you plan to travel to several cities in Croatia, evaluate which is the best breakfast option based on its review system, or also to take alternative routes in case you come across a closed street or traffic.

Available at Apple App Store and Google Play.

No, we do not have a partnership with, and we definitely know that there are numerous alternatives such as, Airbnb, Hostelworld, or Expedia. However, if there is one thing you need to know about accommodation in Croatia, it is that there is more than one type of accommodation. Actually, more than three. Honestly, more than ten. It's hard to count.

Hotels, villas, houses, apartments, rooms, bungalows, camping sites, eco-lodges, hostels... even boats! The offer of accommodation in Croatia is incredibly diverse, and this invites you to be open-minded and correctly evaluate which one will be able to effectively satisfy your dream vacation. Therefore, you need an accommodation search site that brings together all this diversity, and you can find it on


We do not want to recommend an app based on bad experiences, but the truth is that during the high season in Croatia there are many cases of scams to tourists looking for accommodation. Many of them book accommodations that cancel reservations or raise their prices at the last minute, or even didn't exist in the first place! Therefore, having an application like is a good idea if you want to see alternatives with ratings and reviews that give you more security before booking your accommodation, as well as being in contact with a customer service that avoids this type of awkward situations.

Available at Apple App Store and Google Play.


During summer at its height, transportation alternatives for traveling around Croatia are not in short supply. Trains, planes, ferries, catamarans... you name it. However, the leading transport system in Croatia continues to be buses. Everyone, both locals and tourists, can basically get to any corner of the country, and from anywhere in Europe, by bus.

The German company FlixBus is the best option if you plan to reduce travel costs and choose the bus as your transportation alternative if you travel from another country to Croatia. Its modern fleet will bring you to and from Croatia with the comfort that a well-deserved vacation deserves.


Available at Apple App Store and Google Play.

Arriva Croatia

This time, we will add another bus application. Believe it or not, FlixBus is not necessarily the favorite in the country. Although you will see their green buses at all stations and roads in the country, it cannot be said that the margin of preference is as distant as that of Arriva Croatia, and for a special reason. FlixBus, while connecting to almost every city in Croatia, may not reach everywhere. Something that you will find in Arriva Croatia, which not only offers you tickets to big cities like Zagreb, Split, Rijeka, Osijek, Zadar, Dubrovnik, Pula or Šibenik, but also to more remote and smaller towns and villages throughout the country (and even the islands and National Parks!).


Likewise, Arriva Croatia has a huge fleet of buses and, therefore, a large number of schedules and competitive prices that will motivate you to compare your options between both companies. At the end of the day, it doesn't hurt to organize a trip around Croatia using buses from both Arriva Croatia and FlixBus. Both have mobile applications that allow you to check their schedules, reserve seats, and download your tickets to your phone.

Available at Apple App Store and Google Play.


Here we present a somewhat different transport application. It is the app that almost everyone has recommended to me in Croatia, and very recently I used it for the first time to travel from Zagreb to Rijeka.

BlaBlaCar is a French application that allows you to choose a city or town of departure and destination, and it will give you a list of drivers who will also travel that route on the day you choose to travel. The drivers are the ones who offer their departure and arrival times, as well as the exact departure and arrival points in the respective cities. The choice is yours. You'll be able to see who else will be traveling with you, as well as ratings and reviews from past passengers.

BlaBlaCar is a great alternative if you travel light from one city to another, want to get there faster, and to make it more interesting, to meet people during the trip through good conversations.


Once the driver has been chosen, you will receive a confirmation from him and you will be able to obtain his contact information to coordinate the meeting at the starting point. We recommend that you confirm your trip in advance, and also bring cash as it is generally the preferred form of payment for drivers.

Available at Apple App Store and Google Play.


What's a Croatia vacation without an island getaway? Of course, the Croatian Adriatic coast is long enough to find a beach that suits your needs, but there is a special feeling of getting on a ferry and exploring one of the more than 1000 Croatian islands. If that is your wish, then make sure you have the Jadrolinija app installed.

Jadrolinija is the national ferry company in Croatia, and while their website or port offices have long been the most common places to buy your tickets, their mobile app is also a great option as you never know when you may be tempted to change your plans and hop on a ferry.


In their app, just choose your departure ferry port and you'll be able to see the destinations you can go to. This will allow you to see your table of times and prices according to the number of passengers. You can also find information about the location of the ferry ports in Croatia. The app allows you to pay by debit card.

Available at Apple App Store and Google Play.


Although Google Maps has a huge database of reviews and ratings to help you make a decision on where to go, stay or eat, Tripadvisor remains a benchmark among travel guide applications. Perhaps what positions Tripadvisor as a leader in the category is that you only have to enter a destination to which you plan to go to obtain a wide range of possibilities on what to do and see during your trip.

It is an application widely used by companies of all kinds in Croatia, and that is why you will not find it difficult to find tours, activities, or workshops that allow you to have a different vacation. Precisely, you will be able to use the ratings and reviews to validate the quality and reliability of these activities, and not take any risks.


There are all types of tourists, and among them, there are those who do not usually arrive with pre-made itineraries, since for them spontaneity and improvisation add some emotion and a feeling of adventure to their vacations. Therefore, Tripadvisor is a great tool to get inspired and make a list of places to see and things to do in your destination in Croatia.

Available at Apple App Store and Google Play.


It may not have the best public transport in Europe, but Croatia is a country where you can get around without any problems. If time is not an issue for you and you enjoy urban and rural landscapes while onboard a bus or tram, then there is no reason to despair.

However, it is true that from time to time you will have to rush to the airport, the train station, the bus station, or the ferry port or you will lose your trip. Similarly, you never know when you may need to go to a hospital (when it's not an emergency) or maybe you've booked a tour where you have to meet the agency at a certain place and time. In these and many other cases, the virtue of patience is probably not enough and nerves do not allow you to wait for a bus or tram, which sometimes you do not know when they may arrive.


In that sense, it might be a bit obvious that having a taxi app installed is always a good idea. Yes, there are taxis that can take you from the airport to the city and vice versa but don't trust their rates. It is better to grab the WiFi and book the taxi from an app. While many in Croatia will recommend apps like Cammeo or Bolt, I have personally found Uber to be quite reliable and effective, with reasonable and fair rates.

Available at Apple App Store and Google Play.

Today's smartphones contain enough storage to install dozens of apps, so you shouldn't feel limited to just these ten. The idea is to travel calmly and happily, so the more apps you find that can help you organize your vacation, the better! Find apps that help you learn about private boat rentals, weather apps, airline apps, apps with biking or hiking trails, and more. Everything helps!

For more on travel in Croatia, follow TCN's dedicated page.

Thursday, 2 December 2021

FlixBus and Čazmatrans Sign Strategic Partnership Agreement

ZAGREB, 2 Dec 2021 - The German-based bus company FlixBus and Croatia's Čazmatrans signed a strategic partnership agreement on Thursday.

Under the agreement, in the first phase, Čazmatrans and FlixBus will integrate their bus services to provide travelers with greater mobility and availability of Croatian and international destinations.

The agreement provides for the digitalization of bus tickets, which will facilitate the online purchase of tickets. Over 30 continental destinations in Croatia will be included in the FlixBus network, and some towns, such as Đakovo, Kutina, Petrinja, and Sisak, will become FlixBus destinations for the first time. 

In the second phase of integration, which begins in the spring, a portion of the Čazmatrans fleet will start operating according to FlixBus standards.

For more, check out our dedicated business section.

Friday, 10 September 2021

FlixBus: More Than 70% Passengers Returned In 2021 From the Record 2019

September 10, 2021 - FlixBus, the leading bus carrier in international passenger transport in Croatia, recorded a strong increase in the number of passengers on all routes in the summer season of 2021, returning more than 70 percent of passengers from the record 2019.

HrTurizam reports that the German company Flixbus, a leader in the bus market that connects destinations within Croatia as well as the rest of Europe, has achieved very positive numbers and that they have little to envy a record season like that of 2019. FlixBus, as announced before the season, connected all international destinations that it connected in 2019, and in the period from June 1 to August 15, it carried 40 percent more passengers than in the same period in 2020.

The most pleasant surprise of the season were domestic passengers, who traveled within Croatia in almost the same number as in 2019. From other countries, most passengers were recorded from Germany, whose return is in line with the total figures, at a level higher than 70 percent from 2019. In the top 10 are Austrians, Slovenes, Italians, Hungarians, followed by travelers from Serbia, the Czech Republic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovakia, and Switzerland.

From Italy, extremely affected by the pandemic, four times more passengers were recorded this year than in 2020. Despite stricter epidemiological measures for the entry of citizens from outside the European Union, and the severance of connections with Croatia in 2020, all tourists returned this season. Serbia with additional growth of 8 percent compared to the record 2019 when FlixBus connected Serbia and Croatia for the first time.

"The results of FlixBus during this year's summer season have once again confirmed that there is no successful tourism without quality transport connections. It is my great pleasure that as a company that brings together Croatian carriers, we have enabled a large number of foreign and domestic tourists to travel safely and comfortably on vacation, as well as to confirm the business justification of connecting all previous destinations, including those due to the 2020 pandemic. "It didn't work," said Ante Grbeša, director of the FlixBus CEE South region.

Unfortunately, in the year of recovery from a significant drop in traffic in international and domestic transport last year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, some domestic carriers this year continued to use the option of keeping non-operating lines for epidemiological measures.

This resulted in poorer connectivity for passengers, while at the same time carriers such as FlixBus and other Croatian carriers were not allowed to introduce new routes and new destinations within Croatia that were in demand. This situation caused negative consequences for the freedom of market competition, and above all for the mobility of Croatian citizens, but also their guests in the middle of the tourist season.

The positive trend in passenger transport is due to strong growth in demand, especially since mid-July. In that sense, the decision of the MMPI on the application of the European Regulation on Internal Transport is certainly to be welcomed, according to Flixbus.

Thanks to their efforts and the application of the legal provisions of EU regulations that deal with the area of ​​passenger transport within the EU, it is possible to purchase tickets and transport passengers between Croatian cities on international routes, which was previously prohibited. Such a possibility strengthens the connection of domestic destinations, offers more departure options for passengers and certainly better prices, and has a positive effect on the environment due to the greater efficiency of the bus, conclude Flixbus.

New lines announced

From September 15, FlixBus will introduce new European lines in addition to the existing ones, so it will be possible to reach Dalmatian cities via Split directly from Brussels and Hanover, while Zadar will be connected with Berlin and Maastricht. It will also be possible to travel to Zagreb from Antwerp and Amsterdam, and from Amsterdam, it will also be possible to travel directly from Slavonski Brod, which also connects with Frankfurt. The county will be connected with Antwerp and Bonn.

Since entering the domestic market in 2016, FlixBus, with its 12 local partners, more than 140 buses, and 700 drivers, has connected more than 250 destinations across Croatia and Europe and enabled direct travel to 12 countries, which has encouraged higher inflows and mobility tourist.

For more information on bus travel in Croatia, take a look at the Total Croatia page.

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Thursday, 1 July 2021

FlixBus Announces More Cities Available From Rijeka

July 1, 2021 - New bus lines from Rijeka are now available for booking, as FlixBus announces new destinations from the main city of Primorje-Gorski Kotar County.

The German bus company FlixBus announced today that passengers can now travel to four new destinations from the city of Rijeka. Among these cities are mainly three destinations in Serbia, and Karlovac in Croatia.

The company founded in 2013 in Munich has been operating for several years in Croatia and is considered one of the most important on the continent, due to its large number of lines that connect various European cities.

In addition to connecting '' the city that flows '' with the rest of Croatia, passengers departing from Rijeka can choose from a wide variety of international destinations and even directly, such as Ljubljana, Trieste, Venice, Milan, Sarajevo, Vienna, Prague, Budapest, Munich, and more.

Now, FlixBus announces that its passengers will also be able to reach three destinations in Serbia from Rijeka, including the capital Belgrade, which are specified below:

  • Rijeka - Mačvanska Mitrovica


Overview of the Rijeka-Mačvanska Mitrovica FlixBus route (

  • Rijeka - Sremska Mitrovica


Overview of the Rijeka-Sremska Mitrovica FlixBus route (

  • Rijeka - Belgrade


Overview of the Rijeka-Belgrade FlixBus route (

Additionally, FlixBus announces Karlovac as a new Croatian destination from Rijeka. Commonly, the route between Zagreb and Rijeka has Karlovac as the only stop along the way, but now passengers will be able to choose a direct bus to Karlovac from Rijeka, and vice versa. The price of the Rijeka-Zagreb route is € 12.50 euros, and that of Rijeka-Karlovac is € 11.

  • Rijeka - Karlovac


Overview of the Rijeka-Karlovac FlixBus route (

To book your tickets to these four new destinations and to find more information about bus travel with FlixBus, check their website.

Taking the bus in Croatia is still the most popular way of getting around. The routes are extensive, even in 2021. Find out more about routes, tickets, tips, and timetables in Total Croatia's guide HERE.

You will find everything you need to know about the beautiful city of beer, four rivers, promenades, parks and 10, 000 trees on Total Croatia's Karlovac in a Page guide HERE.

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Thursday, 13 May 2021

Zagreb-Belgrade Flixbus Line to be Reintroduced After Year Long Absence

May the 13th, 2021 - Following an entire year of coronavirus pandemic induced absence, the Zagreb-Belgrade Flixbus line will be reintroduced, facilitating cheap road travel between the two capital cities.

As Poslovni Dnevnik/Darko Bicak writes, thanks to the increasingly favourable epidemiological situation and the growing vaccination rate here in Croatia, as well as in neighbouring Serbia and various other European countries, the need for movement is finally increasing again.

Consequently, the Zagreb-Belgrade FlixBus line will re-establish international bus lines to Serbia up to four times a week as of this month, more precisely as of May the 20th, thus connecting the Croatian and Serbian capitals regularly and cheaply once again.

"We intended to start opening the network of lines to Serbia earlier than this, as we did with other European countries where epidemiological conditions allowed for that earlier. Unfortunately, this wasn't possible before now, but the demand of passengers for travel, which is visibly growing as the epidemiological situation gradually improves, prompted us to start with the Zagreb-Belgrade Flixbus line again anyway,'' explained Ante Grbesa, the director of the FlixBus CEE South region.

Given the optimistic expectations surrounding the improving epidemiological situation more or less all across Europe, FlixBus will launch all of the international lines in May and June on which it operated back in pre-pandemic 2019.

This season, Flixbus will once again connect Croatia with fifty destinations in eight countries, which are also key emitting markets for Croatia. These include Germany, Slovenia, Poland, Austria, Italy, the Czech Republic, and neighbouring Hungary and Serbia.

''The epidemiological measures are easing across many European countries and together with our bus partners, we're looking forward to returning on an ever-increasing scale. We hope that the situation will allow us to do that, and that the planned opening of most of the network of lines from the record year of 2019 will be completely fulfilled again,'' concluded Grbesa.

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Sunday, 18 April 2021

Explore Croatia with FlixBus: New Campaign Targets Domestic Tourists

April 18, 2021 - A new FlixBus campaign, "Explore Croatia with FlixBus," launched earlier this week, encouraging travelers to explore the beauties of Croatia but also to promote Croatia as a tourist destination.

HRTurizam reports that FlixBus launched the new campaign in cooperation with Croatian private landlords, hostels, restaurants, and cultural institutions. 

The campaign aims to encourage domestic travelers to explore the beauties of Croatian cities and towns, emphasizing numerous local tourist attractions. Through FlixBus social networks that bring together a large community of travel enthusiasts, not only in Croatia but also in Europe, the campaign aims to promote Croatia as a desirable tourist destination.

"The past year has been a challenge for everyone, and despite the great desire to travel, we have had to adjust our life habits to the many restrictions imposed. At the moment, it is a bit more difficult for us to decide on some long-distance trips, but at the same time, we have the opportunity to get better acquainted with what is closer and easily accessible to us. For this reason, we have decided, in cooperation with numerous Croatian partners, to launch a campaign that celebrates the beauties of cities and towns throughout Croatia," said Petra Trojko, communications manager for FlixBus CEE S region. 

In cooperation with local partners, 10 destinations throughout Croatia will be presented across 10 weeks. Every week, two lucky travelers will be able to win a weekend trip with accommodation and other facilities in the destination.

The campaign began on April 15 with the message 'Everywhere is beautiful, but traveling in Croatia is the most beautiful.'

The campaign starts in Split, and the perfect weekend for two can be spent in Zagreb, Varaždin, Zadar, Rijeka, Knin, Imotski, Plitvice Lakes, Karlovac, and Osijek.

Namely, every week one destination will be presented, which will become a weekend destination for two happy passengers with provided transport, accommodation and interesting facilities of local partners. Thus, all those who join the campaign will have the opportunity to find out which city lies on seven rivers surrounded by nine mountains, which has the most beautiful sunset, how the Egyptian Sphinxes arrived in Dalmatia, and more.

An excellent example of cooperation and synergy between FlixBus and other partners in the destination, from the accommodation, museums, restaurants, and tourist boards, working together to promote the destination.

To learn more about taking the bus in Croatia, follow our Total Croatia page.

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Friday, 17 July 2020

Flixbus Introduces New Destinations and Increased Frequency for Croatia

July 17, 2020 - FlixBus proves once again that it is an essential segment in the development of Croatia's tourist offer with the addition of new destinations.

HRTurizam reports that by re-establishing a green network throughout Europe and connecting Croatia with numerous European destinations, FlixBus returns as a crucial member to bus passenger transport this tourist season.

Although Flixbus is not welcomed by the ministers of the Croatian government, in line with the increased interest of passengers traveling in the direction of Kvarner and Istria, FlixBus is introducing new destinations from July 17 and increasing the frequency of departures.

Rijeka, Crikvenica and Opatija are additionally connected with Munich and Berlin, and passengers have day and night lines at their disposal that connect Pula, Rovinj and Rijeka directly with Vienna and Budapest, while on the route Prague - Rijeka, they are looking for more seats.

˝FlixBus, as a strong European brand, thanks to its wide network, high frequency and affordable and quality service during all these years, has established itself as an important segment in the development of Croatia's tourist offer. And in these challenging times for all of us, we strive to respond positively to the needs of our passengers for travel and to update our offer while respecting all safety measures constantly," said Ante Grbesa, director of FlixBus CEE South region.

The cities of Istria and Kvarner are currently connected with Slovenia, Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic and Hungary. Direct connections with destinations such as Ljubljana, Maribor, Munich, Berlin, Prague, Vienna or Budapest provide passengers with easy access at affordable prices, and Rijeka, along with Zagreb and Split, is the most frequent hub of FlixBus this season as well.

HRTurizam writes that perhaps the Croatia National Tourist Board could see this opportunity to advertise open lines to the same markets through cooperation with FlixBus. Apart from being a European brand and an extremely extensive network, this year, Croatia's advantage as a car destination has been expressed like never before. 

Until this year, the increase in the number of tourists arriving from abroad by FlixBus buses, from season to season, has grown by up to 80% to certain destinations. The FlixBus green bus network extends to 29 European countries and connects 2,000 destinations with 350,000 daily lines.

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Friday, 22 May 2020

Good News for Omis, Makarska, and Dubrovnik: FlixBus Returns to Southern Croatia

May 22, 2020 - After the Croatian Civil Protection Headquarters relaxed coronavirus measures and adopted new rules and instructions on behavior in public inter-county passenger transport, FlixBus returned to the roads on May 11, 2020, and connected Zagreb and Varaždin with cities such as Zadar, Split and Trogir in Croatia.

However, HRTurizam reports that from May 28, the southern part of Croatia will be connected even further, and the popular green buses will be able to travel all the way to Omiš, Makarska, Ploče, Opuzen, Metković and Dubrovnik.

"The opening of the first lines clearly showed us the great demand and need for passenger migration within Croatia. Accordingly, it was decided to start with bus lines to extreme southern Croatia," said Ante Grbeša, director of the FlixBus CEE South region.

“Bus transport of passengers, even after the coronavirus situation, should remain an important part of a sustainable and affordable way of traveling. The permitted capacity on existing FlixBus bus lines is mostly full. We expect further easing of the measures of the Civil Protection Headquarters in order to continue with unhindered traffic throughout Croatia and enable passengers to realize their planned tourist or business trips," added Grbeša.

By the way, the increase in the number of tourists arriving from abroad by FlixBus buses, from season to season, has grown by up to 80% to certain destinations. The FlixBus green network of bus lines extends to 29 European countries and connects 2,000 destinations with 350,000 daily lines.

Passengers are encouraged to think about their safety when buying their tickets and use the online way of purchasing them through a free mobile application or via the company's website. This will reduce unnecessary physical contact and long queues. Special attention is being paid to enhanced hygiene and to the disinfection of the bus area for passengers and drivers, protective equipment for drivers has been made available, as has the regulated boarding and disembarking of passengers.

"The safety of passengers and drivers is paramount at the moment. Therefore, we immediately closed the sale of the first row of seats to be able to protect the driver, and we're distributing passengers according to the instructions placed diagonally to the seats. Drivers are obliged to wear masks and gloves as well as disinfect their space, while passengers are recommended to wear their own masks for additional protection according to the given instructions and measures,'' added Grbesa.

Further preventive protection measures relate to the disinfection of the bus that will be performed at the end of each journey as well as the placement of disinfectant that will be available to all passengers upon entering the bus area.

In addition, passengers will enter the bus via the back door, passenger tickets will continue to be registered without physical contact via QR codes and through the use of the mobile phones of drivers, and toilets in the buses will be closed for use until further notice.

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Friday, 8 May 2020

FlixBus Returning to Croatian Roads, Passenger Instructions Published

As of the 11th of May, the popular FlixBus will be active on Croatian roads once again, connecting Zagreb, Varazdin, Zadar, Biograd na moru, Trogir and Split.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 7th of May, 2020, following the relaxation of the anti-epidemic measures put in place by the National Civil Protection Headquarters of the Republic of Croatia and the adoption of new measures, as well as new instructions on behaviour in public and inter-county passenger transport, FlixBus will return to Croatian roads in a few days.

FlixBus will only be travelling within the borders of Croatia until further anti-epidemic measures are announced.

''Our goal is to continue to provide a green and affordable travel service to everyone. We'll adapt to the current situation in order to transport our passengers comfortably and safely to their destinations, and we'll begin with operating within the borders of the Republic of Croatia,'' said Ante Grbesa, Director of FlixBus CEE South region.

FlixBus will return to Croatian roads with its domestic bus partners, connecting Zagreb, Split, Varazdin, Gospic, Zadar, Posedarje, Bibinje, Sukosan, Sv. Filip i Jakov, Biograd na moru, Kastel Sucurac and Trogir, respecting all safety measures put into place during the coronavirus epidemic.

Passengers are encouraged to think about their safety when buying their tickets and use the online way of purchasing them through a free mobile application or via the company's website. This will reduce unnecessary physical contact and long queues. Special attention is being paid to enhanced hygiene and to the disinfection of the bus area for passengers and drivers, protective equipment for drivers has been made available, as has the regulated boarding and disembarking of passengers.

"The safety of passengers and drivers is paramount at the moment. Therefore, we immediately closed the sale of the first row of seats to be able to protect the driver, and we're distributing passengers according to the instructions placed diagonally to the seats. Drivers are obliged to wear masks and gloves as well as disinfect their space, while passengers are recommended to wear their own masks for additional protection according to the given instructions and measures,'' added Grbesa.

Further preventive protection measures relate to the disinfection of the bus that will be performed at the end of each journey as well as the placement of disinfectant that will be available to all passengers upon entering the bus area.

In addition, passengers will enter the bus via the back door, passenger tickets will continue to be registered without physical contact via QR codes and through the use of the mobile phones of drivers, and toilets in the buses will be closed for use until further notice.

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