Across the Land of Celje by heritage train

Rolling old school pays off! Here are some of the many discounts you're eligible for when travelling by heritage train: 50% off on pool admissions in the Olimia thermal spa, discounts on admissions to various museums, Celje Castle, the Adventure Park at the Celjska koča hotel, and more. 

Recognizing the rich cultural, art and historical heritage of this part of Slovenia, Slovenske železnice teamed up with Celeia Celje Institution of cultural events and tourism and several Slovenian municipalities in the region to start the so-called Land of Celje, or "Dežela celjska", a joint project that was launched in April 2015 featuring a weekly heritage train service which runs on Saturdays between the towns of Celje and  Imeno (Podčetrtek municipality). The project involves a total of 21 municipalities (Braslovče, Celje, Dobje, Dobrna, Kozje, Laško, Podčetrtek, Prebold, Polzela, Rogaška Slatina, Rogatec, Slovenske Konjice, Šentjur, Šmarje pri Jelšah, Štore, Tabor, Vitanje, Vojnik, Vransko, Zreče, and Žalec), and showcases the abundant heritage of this region that is simply must-see. 

Numerous sights just a train ride away 

The heritage train runs to many interesting sights and attractive tourist destinations in the Savinja region, giving you the opportunity to discover the region's diverse natural landscape and history landmarks first-hand. Moreover, you can also visit various events in the region with the heritage train. More information is available on www.dezela-celjska.si.

 Celje-Podčetrtek route

 Intermediate stations: Šentjur, Grobelno, Šmarje pri Jelšah

 Heritage train timetable:

Station Train Train
Note:  The times listed below are departures unless marked (arr), which stands for arrival. The service runs every Saturday from 22 April to 24 June and  from 9. to 23. September 2017.
Celje 9.35  16.45
Šentjur 9.48  16.58
Grobelno 9.54  17.04
Šmarje pri Jelšah 10.03  17.13
Podčetrtek Toplice 10.18  17.28
Podčetrtek hotel 10.22  17.32
Podčetrtek 10.26(p)  17.34(p)

 

Station Train Train
Note:  The times listed below are departures unless marked (arr), which stands for arrival. The service runs every Saturday from 22 April to 24 June and  from 9. to 23. September 2017.
Podčetrtek 11.05  18.45
Podčetrtek hotel 11.09  18.49
Podčetrtek Toplice 11.13  18.53
Šmarje pri jelšah 11.28  19.08
Grobelno 11.39  19.19
Šentjur 11.45  19.25
Celje 11.57(p)  19.37(p)

 Fares

 Single (one-way) ticket:

• Celje-Podčetrtek (Imeno): €10.44

• Šentjur-Podčetrtek (Imeno): €8.51

• Grobelno-Podčetrtek (Imeno): €8.51

• Šmarje pri Jelšah-Podčetrtek (Imeno): €6.87

 Applicable discounts

• Turist vikend promotion – 30% off on return journeys;

• Family Railcard – 40% discount for adults and free travel for children under 12 inclusive;

• Group travel – 30% off on groups of 7 or more passengers travelling together.

Admission deals

Discount you're eligible for when travelling by heritage train: 50% off on pool admissions in the Olimia thermal spa!

For more information on train times, fares and other offers of Slovenske železnice:

• Visit one of our InfoCentres at the train stations in Koper, Ljubljana, Celje, and Maribor;

• Visit a station ticket office;

• Call 1999 (a standard rate of €0.91 including VAT applies to calls made from Softnet network; calls from other networks are subject to the arrangements of relevant phone providers);

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