Direct Rail Routes Connected Slovenia with the Major Cities of Europe
Yesterday a new schedule of the Slovenian railway company ‘Slovenske železnice’ came into force with a list of changes in the international transportation plan. In particular, it launched a new direct international train Budapest-Koper-Rijeka. A bus will now drive to Trieste two times a day, to which tourists previously travelled by train to the station Opčine, and therefrom by bus to the city centre.
As the Slovenian Railway Company reports, a number of changes will also affect the railway traffic inside the country. A direct morning train goes now from Murska Sobota to Ljubljana. A road-train, which earlier travelled between Bohinjska Bistrica and Podbrdo, now runs along the elongated route — from Bohinjska Bistrica to Most na Soči.
The changes will also affect the international connections. In addition to the Budapest-Koper-Rijeka train, direct routes will connect Slovenia with the major European cities. Four daily trains will travel to Zagreb, which will run therefrom to Rijeka and Split. One train will have a daily route to Belgrade. In December and in the summer months, an additional night train will run to the Serbian capital. Direct trains to Skopje, Sofia and Istanbul are also introduced. Seven regional trains will travel from Maribor to Graz (Austria) with a stop at the Graz Airport. Three day and two night trains will travel to Beljak (Villach, Austria) that will then run to Venice, Rome, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Prague and Warsaw.
Four trains will go daily to Munich, and from there to Paris, Cologne, Brussels, Amsterdam, Frankfurt and other German cities. Also, there will be trains running to Zurich, Feldkirch, and St. Anton am Arlberg, which will therefrom take the routes to Geneva, Lyon and other major cities.
A 50% Discount on Trains between Slovenia and Croatia
Some tickets will also go down in value. It will be possible to travel by train from Ljubljana to Belgrade for 29 euros, and a return ticket will cost 49 euros. A travel from Zagreb to Celje can be as little as 9 euros, and from Maribor — 12 euros. A return train ticket from Ljubljana to Pula (Croatia) will cost 29 euros, and a travel from Ljubljana to Skopje, the capital of Macedonia, will cost 37.5 euros, as reported in the Slovenian Railway Company.
Groups of tourists will also have cheaper opportunities for travelling between Slovenia and Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Macedonia — with a 50% discount. People over 60 years and young people aged up to 26 years will be able to travel from Slovenia to Croatia for half the price.