FlixBus, a synonym for bus travel, since its entry into Croatia, was the first to connect Osijek with the Podravka highway on a daily basis, i.e. with cities such as Slatina, Virovitica and Koprivnica, as well as Varaždin and Čakovec with each other, but also with the rest of Europe, for which there is the greatest demand from the inhabitants of this part of Croatia.
˝Slavonia and Baranja presented us with a real challenge in terms of traffic connections from the very beginning. We are aware of the fact that this part of Croatia was previously neglected in terms of traffic, and we have focused all our efforts, together with local bus partners, on meeting the needs of passengers in these areas. Today, we proudly stand behind our six-year efforts, because we have connected Osijek with the entire Podravska magistral and additionally with Zagreb and Dalmatia and of course the rest of Europe.˝ he said Ante Grbeša, director of the FlixBus CEE South region.
Podravska magistrala, along which only a few years ago passengers did not have public international transport at their disposal despite the strength that this road represents, as of today, in addition to the already well-known daily departure from Osijek at 16:45 p.m., FlixBus is also connected with an additional morning departure three times a week in 11:45 in the direction of Slovenia, Austria and Germany. This also means that the mentioned cities are connected by traffic and are available for foreign tourists from the mentioned countries, and the traffic connection between Podravina and Osijek has been activated.
Towns such as Virovitica, Koprivnica, Varaždin or Čakovec became easily accessible to Slavonians and Baranjians. Upcoming events like Renaissance Festival in Koprivnica or internationally recognized Spancirfest in Varaždin, can be an excellent idea for spending August exploring the corners of the continental part of Croatia.
˝The strong connection of Osijek with the rest of Croatia and Europe also opens numerous avenues for the arrival of some new tourists to this part of Croatia.˝ Grbeša concluded.
Starting today, August 3, 2022, in addition to daily departures at 16:45 p.m., green buses will also be able to travel 3 times in the morning at 11:45 a.m. in the direction of Slovenia, Austria and Germany on the Podravka highway. Exact departure dates as well as all available destinations can be checked at website or free mobile application, and ticket sales are open.