RegioJet set to beat last year’s record in passenger numbers on trains to Croatia

First RegioJet train in Rijeka, Croatia. Credit: Jan Sura / Zdopravy.czFirst RegioJet train in Rijeka, Croatia. Credit: Jan Sura / Zdopravy.cz

The carrier is yet to announce whether it will also launch a connection from Poland to Croatia this year.

This year, in the third season of operation between the Czech Republic and Croatia, RegioJet hopes to break the hundred thousand passenger mark. Last year it carried 98,000 passengers, a maximum increase of ten percent is expected this year. The carrier started selling tickets for the upcoming season this week.

This season will see a number of changes, most importantly a new route. The trains will no longer stop in Hungary or go via Budapest; they will pass through Hungary via Csorna and Zalaszentivan.

Last year’s route via Budapest with a siding meant a number of complications and delays, while demand for travel from Budapest was relatively low. In 2022, turnaround time in Split was shortened by 20 minutes to a mere 1 hour and 50 minutes; and the carrier says the timetable allows for delay reductions. The journey time is therefore practically the same as last year despite the significant reduction made possible by avoiding Budapest.

RegioJet continues to cooperate with the same carriers as last year: Continental Railway Solution in Hungary and the state-owned Hrvatske zeljeznice (Croatian Railways) in Croatia. The carrier is yet to announce whether it will also launch a connection from Poland to Croatia this year, for which it has been allocated capacity. The line would allow for a direct connection for passengers from the Ostrava region.

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