There are 3 ways to get from Bratislava to Žilina by train, bus or car
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Train • 2 h 31 min
$9 - $13
2 alternative options
Bus • 3 h 35 min
$11 - $21
Drive • 2 h 2 min
$25 - $40
Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Bratislava to Žilina is to train which costs 8€ - 12€ and takes 2 h 31 min.
The quickest way to get from Bratislava to Žilina is to drive which costs 21€ - 35€ and takes 2 h 2 min.
Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bratislava and arriving at Žilina. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 35 min.
Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bratislava hl.st. and arriving at Zilina. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 31 min.
The distance between Bratislava and Žilina is 169 km. The road distance is 198.8 km.
The best way to get from Bratislava to Žilina without a car is to train which takes 2 h 31 min and costs 8€ - 12€.
The train from Bratislava hl.st. to Zilina takes 2 h 31 min including transfers and departs hourly.
Bratislava to Žilina bus services, operated by SAD Presov, A.S, depart from Bratislava station.
Bratislava to Žilina train services, operated by Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK), depart from Bratislava hl.st. station.
The best way to get from Bratislava to Žilina is to train which takes 2 h 31 min and costs 8€ - 12€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 10€ - 18€ and takes 3 h 35 min.
What companies run services between Bratislava, Slovakia and Žilina, Slovakia?
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK) operates a train from Bratislava to Žilina hourly. Tickets cost $9 - $13 and the journey takes 2 h 31 min. Alternatively, SAD Presov, A.S operates a bus from Bratislava to Žilina once daily. Tickets cost $11 - $14 and the journey takes 3 h 35 min. FlixBus also services this route twice daily.
Train from Bratislava hl.st. to Zilina
- Ave. Duration
- 2 h 31 min
- Estimated price
- $9 - $13
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Bus from Bratislava to Žilina
- Ave. Duration
- 3 h 10 min
- Twice daily
- Estimated price
- $12 - $21
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Bratislava to Žilina bus services, operated by SAD Presov, A.S, arrive at Žilina station.
Bratislava to Žilina train services, operated by Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK), arrive at Zilina station.
Yes, the driving distance between Bratislava to Žilina is 199 km. It takes approximately 2 h 2 min to drive from Bratislava to Žilina.
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