RegioJet, a Czech train operating company, plans to re-introduce an overnight train service this summer between the Czech Republic and Croatia, which will operate from 16 June through 30 September 2023. Trains will run three times per week with departures from Prague, Czech Republic on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sunday and from Reka, Croatia on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. The service, which will connect to destinations such as the Czech city of Brno and to the capital of Slovakia, Bratislava, will also stop at the Slovenian town of Celje. The overnight trains will be entering service on 16 June 2023 and will operate through 30 September 2023. Each train can carry about 600 passengers.

This year the service, while previously running as far as Split, Croatia, will terminate at Reka, instead, because of good public transport connections. Additionally, RegioJet will be operating shuttle buses to the Croatian cities of Makarska, Krk, Pulj, Zadar and Split.

With Croatia having joined the Schengen Area recently, there will be no more identity checks when entering or exiting the country, so your train journey will be even more relaxing.

Fares for a standard ticket from Prague to Reka in a six-bed compartment start at about €50.00. You can also choose larger compartments for more comfort.

The example below shows how you can plan a journey from Celje to Prague on 17 June 2023.

Screenshot of the journey planner at

Travelling by train at night means you won’t lose half a day of your trip – comfortably rest your head in one city and wake up in another. Sleeper trains also reduce your carbon footprint.

This summer looks like a great opportunity to explore Europe and experience new things. All aboard!

You can find more information about booking your ticket at

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