There is big interest again in the overnight train service to Croatia from the Czech Republic, which is now in its second year.
More than 20,000 Czechs have already purchased tickets for the RegioJet train service which will travel to the Croatia from 28 May.
The trains will stop in Zagreb and Split for the first time this year. The trains will travel on the route Prague – Brno – Bratislava – Budapest – Zagreb, before diverting to offer connections to Rijeka and Split.
In June and September, trains should run three times a week, and in July and August every day, and on the same day when they come to Rijeka or Split they return to the Czech Republic.
“Interest for all routes, including the one to Croatia, is growing by 25 percent from week to week, and already this week RegioJet reached the number of passengers they had in mid-September last year. Up to 400 tickets are being sold daily to Croatian destinations,” Jutarnji list reported.
This year, trains run on the same schedule as last year – they depart from Prague in the afternoon at 16:46, arrive in Rijeka the following day at 10:13, and in Split at 13:44.
When it comes to returning, the train from Split departs at 15:51, from Rijeka at 19:55, and arrives in Prague the next day just after 1 p.m.
Trains with 650 seats are planned for the service. The paid ticket includes breakfast on the train as well as internet connection, and it is possible to book the whole section with beds for four people for the price of three, bicycle transport and other services.
RegioJet launched the first service between Czech Republic and Croatia for the first time last summer, and according to the company’s data, they transported more than 60,000 passengers in both directions, with an average line occupancy of 90 percent.