RegioJet has announced that Prague–Vienna–Budapest rail route is part of its long-distance expansion plans. Starting June 2020, Budapest will be the new RegioJet destination, with two train couples a day operating the line.
Partners for operating the RegioJet trains will be Continental Railway Solution in Hungary and Westbahn in Austria. Business and customer service responsibilities will remain RegioJet´s competence for the whole journey from Prague to Vienna and Budapest, with no change of the board or scope of services after crossing the border.
Besides the connections between the Czech Republic and Hungary, the new RegioJet trains will offer better train connections also between two Danube capitals – Vienna and Budapest.
On a fully non-subsidized commercial basis, RegioJet operates long-distance trains connecting Prague with Vienna, Bratislava, Košice, Brno, Ostrava and other cities. In Slovakia RegioJet also operates regional trains between Bratislava and Komárno under a PSO contract.
In December 2019 RegioJet will replace České dráhy on one of the main long-distance interregional lines in the Czech Republic, connecting Brno, Ostrava and Bohumín, after winning the market selection called by the Czech ministry of Transport. At the same time, RegioJet will also expand its regional operations in the Ústí nad Labem region taking over regional trains on 3 regional lines.
All RegioJet trains offer passengers atractive prices with extensive scope of board services. Prices are not any limited “special price offers” (Sparschiene), just for few exclusive passengers only, booking tickets weeks in advance. They are available to all passengers, even few minutes’ prior the departure of the train if the capacity of the train has not been sold-out.
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