RegioJet has already fully resumed operation between Prague and Vienna, after the service was suspended in March, with four daily connections in each direction. This follows the launch of the operator’s overnight service to Croatia on June 13.
The 05.20 and 13.20 Prague - Vienna services will be extended Budapest, arriving at 12.14 and 20.14 respectively. The return services will depart Budapest at 07.45 and 15.45, arriving at 14.42 and 22.42 respectively. Tickets for the full Prague - Budapest service will start at €16, with fares for the Vienna - Budapest section starting at €9.
RegioJet will co-operate with Westbahn in Austria and Continental Railway Solution in Hungary to operate the new service.
“We are coming to another route with our vision to significantly reduce costs of train travel for passengers and offer the widest range of our services,” says RegioJet director, Mr Ivana Kašická. “We will now also offer our train connections to passengers between Vienna and Budapest, for prices starting at €9 to offer them another possibility to travel comfortably by train other than for nonsense prices by present state operators. Now, everyone can afford to travel by train between Prague, Vienna and Budapest.”
RegioJet will offer the following prices on all services:
Prague - Budapest:
- low-cost class - €16
- standard class - €19
- relax class - €25
- business class - €35
Vienna - Budapest:
- low-cost class €9
- standard class - €13
- relax class - €19
- business class - €29.
Free seat reservations and Wi-Fi will be included for all tickets, while standard, relax and business class passengers will be offered free coffee and bottled water along with the opportunity to order additional snacks at discounted prices. Passengers in the low-cost class will be able to order snacks via an online ordering system with at-seat delivery.
RegioJet will offer its Astra coaches for standard class passengers, which feature personal screens that provide movies, music and other forms of entertainment.
The service will also call at Hungarian tourist towns Mosonmagyarovar and Györ, and will stop at Budapest Kelenföld and Budapest Deli stations in the Hungarian capital.