September 26, 2020 – The Prague-Rijeka route became RegioJet’s most successful new line, carrying over 60,000 passengers in both directions!
HRTurizam reports that on Saturday, September 26, the last run of the RegioJet summer railway line from Prague, Brno and Bratislava to Rijeka will start from the Rijeka railway station, ending the first season of the direct railway line from the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the Croatian coast.
All lines ran as planned, operating every day in July and August, and three times a week in September. 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.
The mentioned line became the most successful new route of RegioJet, which passed through five countries during its operation. Thanks to the close cooperation with the carriers HŽ (Croatian Railways) and SŽ (Slovenian Railways) and thanks to the cooperation with the embassies of Croatia and Slovenia in Prague and with the Croatian National Tourist Board, the train on the Prague – Brno – Bratislava – Ljubljana – Rijeka route and back is prepared for six weeks, points out the Croatian National Tourist Board.
“Demand is a record and the highest in the history of our company, which is why we decided to operate on this route every day until the end of August, and not just three times a week as originally planned. The line will remain in 2021 as well,” said Radima Jančure, CEO of RegioJet, when the first train arrived in Rijeka (July 1).
Most of the lines from Prague to Rijeka were completely sold out, and about half of the passengers used connecting buses in Rijeka, which transported passengers to about thirty of the most popular holiday destinations on the Adriatic coast.
As pointed out by RegioJet, buses from Rijeka enabled passengers to transfer to some of the following destinations: Opatija, Rabac, Medulin, Pula, Rovinj, Poreč, Novigrad, Malinska, Šilo, Vrbnik, Krk, Baška, Crikvenica, Novi Vinodolski, Zadar, Sukosan, Biograd, Pakostane, Omis, Brela, Baska Voda, Makarska, Podgora, Podaca, Gradac, Sibenik, Primosten, Trogir and Split.
According to the CNTB, there was also great interest in package deals at sea with two nights and half board at a particularly low price, including transport and all services, which RegioJet sold about a thousand.
Also, the same line is a great solution for Austrians who want to go on holiday to Croatia because they can take the RegioJet bus from Vienna to Bratislava, as well as Germans from the Dresden area who can get to Prague and then by train to Croatia.
Most passengers traveled from the Czech Republic, while approximately 10 percent of tickets were sold in Slovakia.
Due to the great interest in traveling by RegioJet trains to Croatia, this company has already started preparing the railway line for next year, and according to the current plan, traffic will start again from May 2021.
Ticket prices ranged from 22 euro for seats and from 30 euro for a place in a sleeping car, and the price includes a reservation, coffee, breakfast, and free WIFI. An interesting comparison with HŽ, in terms of service, price and comfort.
RegioJet is the leading company for long-distance railway connections in Central Europe, and annually records 20 million passengers, 11 million in rail and 9 million in bus transport.