Saturday, 29 May 2021

1st Train within Seasonal Prague -Zagreb -Rijeka/Split Service Arrives in Rijeka

ZAGREB, 29 May 2021 - The first train within the Czech rail operator RegioJet's seasonal train service on the Prague- Zagreb-Rijeka/Split route arrived in Rijeka on Saturday morning, bringing more than 150 travellers to this northern Croatian seaport.

On Saturday afternoon, the RegioJet train is expected in Split.

Over 30,000 tickets have been sold to date for this train service this summer.

Last year, more than 60,000 passengers rode on this route.

In mid-May, Croatia's HŽ Putnički Prijevoz (HŽPP) rail passenger transport company signed a cooperation agreement with the Czech rail operator RegioJet on the train service on the Prague - Zagreb -Rijeka/Split route, after their successful cooperation last year.

The cooperation between the two railways will continue until 30 September and a total of 176 trains will be made available.

Trains will run three times a week in both directions during May and June while daily trains will run in July and August.

An agreement of partnership was signed by the two railways companies on a 10-year cooperation and partnership in activities and projects related to organising and promoting tour trains in Croatia.

Thursday, 6 May 2021

20,000 Czech Tourists to Travel on RegioJet Railway Line to Split So Far

May 6, 2021 - Czech tourists are ready to travel, with over 20,000 purchasing tickets for the popular RegioJet railway line to Split this summer. 

Jutarnji List reports that over 20,000 Czechs have already bought a ticket for the famous Czech yellow train RegioJet, which will start bringing the first passengers to the Adriatic coast on May 28. Unlike last year, when the Czechs had the opportunity to travel exclusively to Rijeka by train, a line was introduced to Split this year, and the train will pass through Zagreb and Budapest.

RegiotJet announced the interest for all their lines, including the one to Croatia, is growing by 25 percent from week to week. Already this week, RegioJet reached the number of passengers they had only in mid-September last year, and the railway operator believes that the good traffic trends will continue. 

When looking at Croatia, up to 400 tickets are sold daily to Adriatic destinations, and the prices are affordable this year as well - from 23 to 50 euros one way, depending on the route and type of seat. This year, trains run on the same schedule as last year - they depart from Prague at 16:46, arrive in Rijeka on the second day at 10:13 in the morning, and in Split at 13:44.

On the return, the train departs Split at 15:51, from Rijeka at 19:55, and arrives in Prague the next day just after 13:00. 

In June and October, trains will run three times a week on the route to Croatia, while in July and August, the line will run daily.

Last year, the train brought 60,000 tourists to Croatia. This year, they'd like to bring 100,000. 

''We're very optimistic despite the ongoing pandemic. We believe that the situation with the coronavirus is going to calm down; in the Czech Republic, the numbers are already falling; here in Croatia, security is given by the Safe Croatia label for tourist facilities that are properly implementing safety measures. People are showing great interest in Croatia. We think that the demand will grow even more: young people are buying more tickets, while families are opting for tourist arrangements that we also offer,'' explained Ales Ondruj from RegioJet last month. 

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Wednesday, 10 March 2021

Train Tickets from Prague to Rijeka and Split On Sale by Czech RegioJet

March 10, 2021 - Czech railway RegioJet has started selling train tickets from Prague to Rijeka and Split!

HRTurizam reports that the summer railway line that connected Prague and Rijeka last tourist season attracted great interest from Czech and Slovak tourists. The average train occupancy was higher than 90%, with a capacity of almost 600 passengers per line, while trains carried a total of more than 60,000 passengers in both directions.

Following such success, the Czech RegioJet, a private provider of rail and bus passenger transport, has announced the pre-sale of tickets for this season. This year, in addition to Rijeka, Prague will be connected to Split.

RegioJet has started selling tickets for this season's railway line from Prague to Rijeka and Split

RegioJet's trains will run on their route from Prague via Bratislava to Budapest and Zagreb and Rijeka and Split.

Trains will depart on May 28 and run until September 27, with the arrival in Croatia daily in July and August, and three times a week in May, June, and September.

In combination with bus transport from Rijeka and Split, RegioJet promotes and offers arrivals to as many as 56 destinations in Croatia.

Departures from Prague / Bratislava are on Fridays, Sundays, and Tuesdays and back from Croatia on Saturdays, Mondays, and Wednesdays. Passengers in Rijeka, Gračac, and Split will be met by buses that will continue to reach all destinations on the coast.


Last year, buses from Rijeka enabled passengers to transfer to the following destinations: Opatija, Rabac, Medulin, Pula, Rovinj, Poreč, Novigrad, Malinska, Šilo, Vrbnik, Krk, Baška, Crikvenica, Novi Vinodolski, Zadar, Sukošan, Biograd, Pakoštane, Omiš, Brela, Baška Voda, Makarska, Podgora, Podaca, Gradac, Šibenik, Primošten, Trogir and Split. This year, due to the new railway line to Split, new destinations will be added, and bus travel to new destinations will continue. RegioJet also offers the option to continue traveling to BiH and Montenegro.

Explaining what the RegioJet train route will look like this year, Aleš Ondruj, spokesman for RegioJet, said that the train would be divided into two parts in Ogulin - a part that goes to Rijeka and a part that goes to Split.


The train will be separated so that seven passenger cars will go to Rijeka and eight across Gračac to Split. Upon return, the trains will be reconnected into one in Ogulin and continue further to Prague, Ondruj explained, emphasizing that the total capacity of trains should reach as many as 650 passengers per train, i.e., 15 cars.

The train will offer a free breakfast included in the ticket price, internet connection, and bicycle transport will be available. You can also book the entire compartment for four people for the price of three.

This year, RegioJet also offers a complete product with the possibility of booking accommodation at certain hotels in Poreč, Crikvenica, the island of Krk, Makarska, and more. 

Last year, most passengers traveled from the Czech Republic, while 10 percent of tickets were sold in Slovakia.

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