Ticket sales are up by 70% compared to last year.
RegioJet’s 2022 first direct train from the Czech Republic to Croatia is set to depart in ten days and the carrier reports a significantly greater interest in tickets than last year, having already surpassed the 40,000 ticket sales mark.
Year-to-date sales are up by around 70%, claims RegioJet, citing absence of travel restrictions as reason for the growth. The company thinks it is realistic to hit the 100,000 passenger mark this year. Last year, 98,000 people took the train to Croatia and back.
The first train will leave on June 3 from Prague. The trains are scheduled to run until September 26, three times a week in June and September and daily in July and August. Prices start at CZK 590 per seat and 790 per berth for Rijeka and CZK 890 and 1,090 for Split. This corresponds to last year’s prices. However, the lowest price quoted by the carrier is only valid for a few dates in early June and September.
Trains will run from Prague via Zagreb to Rijeka and Split; connecting buses will then take passengers to various resorts. In addition to Prague, Kolin, Brno, Breclav, and Bratislava, the trains will make new stops in Zdar nad Sazavou and Havlickuv Brod.
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.
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. Compared to last year, RegioJet will offer greater capacity in quiet cars, with total capacity of over 600 passengers. The carrier is planning to deploy a 15-car train set.
Edited and translated by Lucie Trávníčková.