Night trains to be launched between Prague and Croatian Rijeka in summer

Night trains will be launched between Prague and Croatian Rijeka in summer

Last year, the Prague route &ndash ; Rijeka from the railway operator RegioJet aroused great interest among Europeans who want to relax on the Adriatic coast. Especially for Czech and Slovak tourists.

RegioJet — private Czech supplier of passenger rail and bus transportation — offers summer bus services to two more cities in Croatia — Split and Ogulin. These programs end a month early on August 31st. A total of 56 destinations in Croatia can be reached by bus or train this summer.

As for the night train to Rijeka, on the way from Prague it will pass through Breclav and Bratislava in Slovakia and Celje in Slovenia.< /p>

The train from Prague departs every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday from 16:45, and the return from Rijeka — on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 14:55.

The train consists of 15 cars that can carry about 600 passengers in one trip.

The cost of a standard ticket in a six-seat compartment — about 50 euros, higher class seats are sold more expensive.

Last year, the average train occupancy rate exceeded 90 percent, that is, more than 60,000 passengers were transported in both directions during the season.

There is one important difference between last year and this year. Due to the fact that Croatia has become a member of the Schengen area, it is now even easier for travelers to travel by night trains: their sleep will no longer be disturbed when crossing the border between countries — Slovenia and Croatia, as internal borders have been lifted and the train will run non-stop.

The number of night trains across Europe has increased significantly since the pandemic. Reason — the desire to make transport more environmentally friendly. According to the European Environment Agency, air travel generates 252.8 grams of carbon per kilometer traveled, while rail travel — only 22.4 grams.

Today, Europe accounts for 60 percent of the world's high-speed rail lines, while Asia — 30 percent. The remaining ten percent are in the Americas and Africa.

By 2030, Europe plans to connect more than 200 cities on the continent with night trains, from Lisbon in the west to Moscow in the east, and from Helsinki in the north to Malaga in the south.  

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