Saturday, 21 December 2019

FlixBus and Croatian Railways: Synergy in Future of Sustainable Travel

December 21, 2019 -  As integrated transport occupies an increasingly important place in the future of sustainable driving and becomes an alternative to using passenger vehicles, the more transport providers see the future precisely through cooperation. Like the latest project between Flixbus and Croatian Railways. 

HRTurizam writes that this step into the future was also confirmed by the first collaboration between the leading European bus carrier and the national rail passenger transport. FlixBus and HŽŽ (Croatian Railways) have networked to their advantage and now, European destinations like Vienna, Rome, Paris or Prague are closer to destinations like Bjelovar, Sisak, Zabok or Koprivnica.

In recent years, FlixBus has developed the largest international bus network with over 400,000 daily connections in 30 countries. By collaborating with HŽ Passenger Transport, an additional 70 destinations from Central Croatia are included in this global network with almost 170 daily departures.

Thanks to this collaboration, travelers can now plan their trip to the most desirable European destinations by combining train and bus rides. Those traveling by train from or to Zagreb from Sisak, Bjelovar, Križevci, Koprivnica, Zabok, Krapina and Karlovac and everywhere the train passes can travel directly to 10 European countries such as Germany, Italy or France with one ticket for both carriers. Available combination destinations and tickets can be found today on the free mobile app and the FlixBus website and at the ticket office of the Sisak railway station.

“From the outset, the mission of FlixBus is to provide everyone with a comfortable and easy journey. Smartly connecting different transport models is crucial in carrying out this mission. Cooperation with Croatian Railways is the next step in the future of integrated travel and an easy journey for all,” said Ante Grbeša, Director of  FlixBus CEE South.

Traveling by train is the most environmentally friendly and sustainable in the long run. Accordingly, Croatian Railways focuses its development policy on business and social goals based on the principles of sustainable development. By adapting to the challenges of mobility and increasing the quality of service, they promote integrated transport, which improves the movement of the population to improve the quality of life of citizens.

"The introduction of integrated regular transport creates added value and citizens will be able to use one ticket for train and bus transportation. This type of transport is part of positive European practice and we believe that we will soon offer it in other major cities. Using public transport relieves the city roads, so I hope that citizens will be satisfied with this service and use cars less,” said Željko Ukic, President of Croatian Railways Board. 

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Friday, 1 March 2019

Croatian Destinations and Products to be Promoted on FlixBus Routes

FlixBus has decided to support Croatian manufacturers by using its extensive network of routes to represent them. 

After cooperating with Combis and promoting Croatian tourist destinations, FlixBus, the largest bus operator in Europe with over 120 million passengers and a network of bus routes from 2000 destinations through 28 European countries, have taken things a step further. The favorite bus company is now promoting Croatian destinations AND their products, reports HRTurizam on March 1, 2019. 

Thus, FlixBus buses with the motifs of Croatian cities can be seen on the roads thanks to cooperation with Combis, while this weekend, passengers will also be able to taste chocolates from a local producer known as the Reizl family from Sesvete - Vrsna chocolates.

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"Considering that we are a global brand that is interested in the influence of the region in which we operate, we are taking advantage of the wide European network of lines that boast numerous travelers and tourists for the local promotion of our destinations, as well as the promotion of Croatian domestic products. Thus, the Reizl family will offer the finest chocolates of Croatian production to travelers to taste, and thus to foreign tourists who find themselves on buses in the direction of Zadar and Split,” said Petra Milanovć, FlixBus Public Relations Manager.

With this new cooperation, FlixBus passengers will be able to taste some of the best local chocolates on March 2nd and 3rd. 

"We are glad that with FlixBus, besides many beautiful destinations, anyone who tries our products will be guided and introduced into the world of carefully selected Croatian chocolates and the flavors that they carry with them. In addition to trying some of our chocolates, passengers will be able to order chocolates via online sales immediately,” said Fran Reizl, head of Vrsna chocolates.

These famous hand-made chocolates fused with local ingredients such as lavender, honey or flower salt will greet FlixBus passengers on the road this weekend. Ruby chocolate, the latest buzz in the chocolate world that first appeared in Croatia thanks to Vrsna chocolates, with milk and dark chocolate, will be in the selection of chocolate delicacies.

This initiative not only showcases excellent cooperation but is a win-win situation. On one hand, Croatian products, the small local economy, and the tourist offer are being encouraged and promoted, while FlixBus passengers have added value.

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Friday, 25 January 2019

FlixBus further Expands their Network in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina

FlixBus has reported that in early 2019, their bus lines network in Croatia will greately expand again.

From February 1st, their customers from Croatia will be able to travel to Bosnia and Herzegovina for the first time, with their buses operating between Zagreb, Karlovac, Dubrovnik, Metković and Imotski toward 8 destinations in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Most important hubs in the country will be Mostar and Međugorje.

Dean Čebohin, the director of business develompment for FlixBus for CEE South Region explains, and Linda Draškić writes for Večernji list, how it's a logical step for the company, followint the trends of the travel and the desires of the trevelers themselves, and a lot of them are students. This step also expands the options of travel towards the southern Europe as well.

FlixBus has also created a network of bus lines at the southern-most part of Croatia, so now Dubrovnik, Metković, Makarska, Imotski and other towns in Southern Dalmatia are inter-connected, but are also now connected to Zagreb. So, with already existing bus lines towards Zadar and Split, Dalmatia is becoming an important part of the Europe's largest network of bus lines.

"For the first time the green buses will be seen in the southern-most parts of Croatia, and that makes all of us happy. At this moment, most of the southern towns are connected to Zagreb, as one of the largest FlixBus hubs in Croatia. This only means that we've opened some new routes for the arrival of tourists from the entire Europe, but also that we've made it easier for local residens to simply travel to 28 European countries, which is how many there are in the FlixBus network" - Čebohin added.

All of the mentioned trips will be available from February 1st, and the tickets are already available on the mobile app and at the marked selling spots.

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Flixbus Launches New Services from Eastern Croatia

ZAGREB, March 22, 2018 - The eastern Croatian areas of Slavonia and Baranja will be connected with new bus services to Hungary, Austria, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, including the airports of Budapest and Vienna, to be operated by the Flixbus company.

Thursday, 22 February 2018

FlixBus and Croatian Post Cooperate: Discount on Purchased Tickets for First 3 Days

Better availability to its users and the raising of the quality of the service provided for the local population are on the cards.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

FlixBus Connects Three Croatian Cities Directly For First Time!

Croatia's green network has a promising beginning!

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Flixbus Triples Number of Passengers in Croatia

Flixbus came to Croatia last year.

Monday, 13 March 2017

FlixBus Becomes First Bus Operator in Croatia to Integrate Google Maps

The fast-growing start-up FlixBus, who entered the Croatian market last June, has just offered a new experience for planning your travel. 

Monday, 6 March 2017

Croatian FlixBus Fleet Grows to Over 40 Buses in 8 Months

FlixBus currently connects Croatian cities with over 500 destinations throughout Europe. 

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