RegioJet has announced it will begin operating trains between Prague and Budapest as of July 31, 2020.
RegioJet said train ticket prices would be comparable to those of “bus prices” and therefore cheaper than what Czech Railways charges now.
Continental Railway Solution will be responsible for operating the trains on Hungarian tracks. RegioJet will remain responsible for business and customer service for the entire journey. The Czech company plans to offer this service twice a day in each direction.
The journey will take 6 hours and 46 minutes to Budapešť-Kelenföld and 7 hours to Budapešť-Keleti. The train from Prague will leave at 05:20 and 13:20, from Budapest at 07:52 and 15:52.
Economy class tickets cost CZK 399 one way. In the standard class – CZK 539. The cheapest ticket from Czech Railways costs CZK 548.
“Our policy is to be the best value for money for passengers on rails. For example, on Prague – Vienna line we have proven, that it is possible to bring a much higher quality of service on trains for much lower prices in comparison to the traditional train operators,” says Ivana Kašická, General Manager of RegioJet Trains and Buses.
The Prague – Vienna – Budapest train will be the RegioJet’s first railway service to connect the capitals of two foreign states.
RegioJet, which also operates buses, has been running daily bus services to Budapest for many years now.