Czech Railways has recently started selling special tickets for foreign carriers.
The deepening of cooperation between Czech Railways and the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) this year brought passengers the opportunity to travel by unusually cheap rail to some cities abroad. The carrier has expanded its portfolio of tickets sold in the e-shop, so it is now possible, for example, to buy a ticket to Italy for a price of less than a thousand crowns.
An example is the Prague – Venice route. We offer Czech Railways connections to the Italian city at various price levels. The combination of two trains with another transfer in Vienna costs 1271 crowns. Slightly more adventurous and still the cheapest is the connection with four transfers. This is on offer for 855 crowns. It is an express train to České Budějovice with departure from Prague at 6:28. The ticket is tied to an express train from České Budějovice to Linz and other trains along the route. You still have to change in Salzburg and Villach, in Venice the passenger is after 13 hours and 24 minutes.
“A change in the fact that we have expanded the portfolio of tickets sold in the e-shop and in a number of sessions unified it with the offer at our international ticket counters. In the online store, we now also allow passengers to check in with advantageous travel documents of our carrier partners, in this case ÖBB tickets,“Said Gabriela Novotná, a spokeswoman for Czech Railways.
Czech Railways achieve advantageous prices by offering a Sparschiene ÖBB ticket straight away. “In this way, we will reach passengers with very interesting ticket prices to many interesting destinations, such as Rome or Split,“Help Novotna.” Although the purchase of an Austrian ticket from an Austrian carrier may cost the same, the purchase of a purchase via ČD is a cheaper price for a trip from the Czech Republic and also the fact that the connection is completely on one ticket. This also means an easier way to compensate in the event of a train delay.