Trainline partners with Leo Express in Central and Eastern Europe
Trainline has announced a partnership with Czech transport operator Leo Express.
The announcement marks further expansion into the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region for Trainline, with the platform now offering its customers, travelling for leisure or business, tickets for Leo Express train and coach services covering 81 cities in the Czech Republic, as well as cross-border journeys to neighbouring countries Poland, Slovakia, Austria, Germany, Ukraine and Hungary.
Tickets will be available through Trainline’s websites and apps, which help customers across Europe make more than 125,000 smarter journeys every day.
Trainline customers can also book tickets for Locomore, the German crowdfunded rail start-up, which Leo Express has just acquired and now operates between Berlin and Stuttgart.
“Leo Express has had an impressive growth journey in and beyond its home market in the Czech Republic. Its clear customer-focus and solid growth across the CEE region complements Trainline’s position as a leading independent digital rail platform and a tech company with its customers at its heart. We are excited to help Leo grow its international presence further,” commented Daniel Beutler, General Manager of Trainline International on the partnership.
Leo Express was founded in 2010 and started its first rail services in the Czech Republic in 2012. The company (which offers train, coach and minibus services) is a key transport provider for CEE, with a growing network providing an innovative travel experience at competitive rates.
Peter Köhler, CEO of Leo Express, stated: “Trainline is a valued partner and a natural fit for progressing the continued expansion of our services in Central and Eastern Europe. Trainline’s innovative technology provides customers with access to a fantastic user experience and an intuitive way for our passengers to plan, book and manage their journeys seamlessly. Trainline’s global footprint will help us to unlock further growth potential.”