The train is
a common means of transportation in the Czech Republic.
All Czech cities, towns and many villages have their train
stations and are interconnected well enough to make train
travel a convenient way of getting from one place to another.
Trains in the Czech Republic are
operated by České dráhy (Czech Railways), RegioJet, and Leo Express. České dráhy had a monopoly until September 2011. RegioJet brought a breath of fresh air to Czech train travel by offering a high level of service and comfort at lower prices. Leo Express started operating in November 2012.