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Trains in Slovakia

The train is by far the best way to discover beautiful Slovakia, with its impressive mountain ranges. The country's rail network is extensive and the trains are reliable and clean.

Map with main train connections in Slovakia

Train types in Slovakia

The railways in Slovakia are operated by Železničná spoločnosť Slovensko (ZSSK). You can find train times for Slovakia in the Interrail timetable.

 

Trains in Slovakia


Regional Expres (REX) and Osobný Vlak (Os)

  • Regional and commuter trains

 

Expres (Ex), Rýchlik (R) and Regionálny Rýchlik (RR)

  • Long distance interregional trains

 

Eurocity (EC) and InterCity (IC)

  • Intercity trains between larger cities

  • Reservations are required

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RegioJet

  • Yellow international trains to the Czech Republic, connecting Košice and Bratislava with Prague. You need an Interrail Global Pass to travel on this train.
  • Night trains are available on the Košice-Tatry-Prague route.
  • Reservations are optional

     

Night trains

  • Reservations are required

 

Most trains in Slovakia offer bike transportation. You will need to buy a bike ticket at the station.

Reservations for trains in Slovakia

Which trains in Slovakia require a reservation:

  • InterCity trains (IC): Reservation fees €3.60 - €14.40 (Interrail Reservation Service) and €3 - €13 (when purchased locally in Slovakia).

  • Eurocity (EC): Reservation fees  €6 (Interrail Reservation Service) and €1 (when purchased locally in Slovakia). Reservations are optional.

  • Night trains: Fees depend on destination and type of seat/bed booked.

     

    All domestic trains require reservations if you're travelling in 1st class. The reservation is free if you get it locally in Slovakia, or €1 if you buy it through the App in the Slovakrail reservation system.

 

See reservation costs for domestic trains

 

See reservation costs for international trains

Domestic connections in Slovakia

Let us show you the average travel times between Slovakia's biggest cities. Reservations are optional for all of these train journeys.

 

Route Travel time (by InterCity)
Bratislava to Kosice 4hr 35min
Bratislava to Presov 4hr 54min
Bratislava to Zilina 1hr 51min
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International train connections to and from Slovakia

Route Which train? Travel time Reservations
Bratislava to Berlin (Germany) EuroNight 10hr 10min Required
Bratislava to Budapest (Hungary) EuroCity 2hr 40min Optional
Bratislava to Prague (Czech Republic) EuroCity / RegioJet 4 hours Required (EuroCity) / Optional (RegioJet)
Bratislava to Vienna (Austria) Regional 1 hour Not required
Bratislava to Warsaw (Poland) EuroNight 8 hours Required

Slovakia rail passes

Scenic view of mountains ans trains in Slovakia

Interrail Pass options for Slovakia

 

Interrail Slovakia Pass

  • See the beauty of Slovakia by rail.

  • Youth discounts, as well as family and senior discounts.

  • Additional benefits include a 30% discount on the Mercure hotel in Bratislava.

  • Prices from € 51

 

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Interrail Global Pass

  • Travel by train as much as you like in up to 33 European countries including Slovakia.

  • Discounts available for youth, seniors and families.

  • Prices from € 185

 

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Train stations in Slovakia

Bratislava main station

Slovakia main train station

The railway hub of Slovakia is in Bratislava:

  • Bratislava Hlavna stanica (main station).

  • It has ticket machines and information service.

  • Located 1 km from Bratislava's Old Town.

  • Bus and tram stops are outside the station.