In addition to road and air transport, Croatia is now well connected with Europe by rail. Namely, just like last year, tourists will travel to the Croatian coast by Czech provider RegioJet, and the Austrian Railways also took care of enriching the offer.
RegioJet raises the anchors on May 28, 2021. You can travel by train with RegioJet to Croatia three times a week before the high season. RegioJet will connect the Czech capital and Dalmatia by train for the first time since way back in 2009. The starting point is Prague and after Zagreb, the first station in Croatia is Ogulin, from where trains will split - one will continue to Rijeka and the other will go to Split. From Split, there are buses available that can drive you to Makarska Riviera, or even further.
RegioJet's Prague-Rijeka-Split line will operate every day during July and August, and in June and September, it will be offered three times a week - on Fridays, Sundays and Tuesdays. For Czech tourists, rail transport also makes it easier to search for accommodation, offering half-board arrangements in some hotels, thanks to cooperation with agencies and tour operators.
Traveling by train is one of the cheapest options, so you can travel from Prague to Split for only 35 €.
You can use this line to get to the capital of Dalmatia, and if you want to visit the beautiful Makarska Riviera, bus lines from Split are frequent and cheap. The bus line from Split to Makarska takes a little over an hour and passes through Brela, Baska Voda, and other Riviera's beautiful destinations. If you want to explore the southern part of the Makarska Riviera, from Makarska you can look for the bus line Makarska - Dubrovnik, so you have the opportunity to visit Tucepi, Podgora, Igrane, Zivogosce, Drvenik, Gradac ...
Austrian Railways also took care of enriching the offer
ÖBB in cooperation with the Slovak Railways also announced a seasonal line. EuroNight trains will connect Split with Bratislava, Vienna, and Graz. According to the announcements, night trains will run twice a week on the line Bratislava - Vienna - Graz - Split. On the way back, the EuroNight train will depart from Split on Wednesdays and Saturdays and will arrive in Bratislava via Graz and Vienna on Thursdays and Sunday mornings.
Why not combine and extend your vacation? Until June 30, Croatian Railways is offering special prices from Zagreb to Rijeka, Pula, Zadar, Šibenik, and Split. Prices range from 9€ kunas for a ticket to Rijeka, to 13€ for a trip to Split.
Sources: RegioJet, TotalCroatia, TuristickePrice Screenshots: RegioJet