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3 countries for 8 euros: Train through popular tourist locations launched in Europe

3 countries for 8 euros: Train through popular tourist locations launched in Europe Фото: New train between Italy and Croatia (Collage by RBC-Ukraine)

A railway route connecting three countries, Italy, Slovenia, and Croatia, has been launched in Europe. The entire journey through tourist locations takes 2 hours. Tickets start from 8 euros one way, according to

The Slovenian Railways has launched a railway route passing through 8 cities in three countries. The entire journey takes 2 hours and costs from 8 euros one way. The train will operate daily until September 30, 2024.

The train departs from the port city of Trieste in northeastern Italy, then stops at four stations in Slovenia - Sežana, Divača, Pivka, and Ilirska Bistrica. In Croatia, the train travels to the station in Rijeka.

The train schedule is as follows:

From Villa Opicina, a suburb of Trieste – departure at 7:50 a.m., arrival at Ilirska Bistrica at 8:54 a.m., arrival at Rijeka at 9:54 a.m.. From Rijeka – departure at 06:25 p.m., arrival at Villa Opicina at 08:40 p.m.

The route is ideal for a budget-friendly weekend getaway since you can disembark at one of the stations, explore the tourist destination, and continue your journey the next day.

For example, in Ilirska Bistrica, you can rent an electric bicycle and ride along forest paths, offering views of snow-capped peaks. In Croatia, passengers can spend the night at the Opatija resort with Rococo-style villas and grand hotels overlooking the Adriatic Sea. Rijeka is a port city with promenades, Habsburg-era palaces, and a 19th-century theater adorned by Gustav Klimt.

We also wrote about passengers on trains in Spain being able to travel for 7 euros. The promotional price will apply to popular routes of the budget railway company Avlo.