Leo Express increases frequency of connections between Prague and Krakow, more trains and buses to be added

Prague, May 18, 2023 - Leo Express has increased the number of train connections to and from Poland to a total of three per week. The new service will depart on Thursdays, in addition to Fridays and Sundays, and return on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays. From June 1, the trains will be complemented by bus services in both directions on all other days. The air-conditioned buses, equipped with Wi-Fi, will connect with the current train connections between Prague and Ostrava and back. The price of a bus ticket on the route Ostrava– Katowice – Krakow starts at 4.1 euros. 

"Krakow, like Prague, is a UNESCO city with a similarly ancient university and a rich multicultural history. At the same time, it is a beautiful city to explore, for example, by bike during a long weekend. Katowice is a modern city, full of exhibitions and cultural events, with a great nightlife. We see a growing interest from travelers in these destinations. That is why Leo Express has decided to increase the number of train and bus connections to Katowice and Krakow. We will offer passengers free coffee, tea or water on the bus connections," says Emil Sedlařík, spokesman for Leo Express. 

Due to growing demand, Leo Express has increased the number of train connections on weekdays. The new train will also run on Thursdays. It will complement the trains departing from Prague on Fridays and Sundays at 15:00 and arriving in Krakow at 21:47. In the opposite direction, trains depart from Krakow on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays at 6:05 and arrive in Prague at 12:31.   

These connections are ideal for visiting the European Games, which will be held in Poland at the end of June and beginning of July.   

Bus services to complement train connections  

From June 1, train connections to Poland will be complemented by a new bus service. Leo Express connections will now run daily to Poland. On Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, buses will depart from Ostrava-Svinov to Krakow at 18:35. They return on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 6:05.   

The buses connect with trains to and from Prague, providing smooth transportation between the Czech and Polish cities. The air-conditioned bus is equipped with Wi-Fi and has 45 seats in Economy class. Customers are provided with free coffee, tea, water and newspaper. 

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Contact for media 

Emil Sedlařík, phone: +420 773 740 512, E-mail: [email protected]

Leo Express is a private transport company providing rail and bus passenger services in Central Europe since 2012. It operates mainly on the commercial route Prague-Ostrava, but its trains also go to Košice and Krakow. The network is complemented by bus lines to Poland and Ukraine. From December 2019, Leo Express also operates regional trains in Pardubice Region, and in December 2023 it took over regional rail transport on the busiest Slovak railway line, Bratislava–Komárno. Together with its main shareholder, the Spanish National Railways Renfe, the company plans strong growth in Central Europe in the coming years, both in commercial lines and in commitment services.

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