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There are 7 ways to get from Žilina to Novi Sad by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  10h 3m

  1. Take the train from Zilina to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Wien Simmering
  3. Take the bus from Wien Erdberg to Novi Sad

RSD 7515 - RSD 8173

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Train  •  14h 33m

  1. Take the train from Zilina to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Budapest-Keleti Ec
  3. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Kelebia Re / ...
  4. Take the train from Subotica to Novi Sad 343

RSD 3531 - RSD 5329

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Bus via Vienna  •  10h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Žilina bus station to Vienna Erdberg 917
  2. Take the bus from Wien Erdberg to Novi Sad

RSD 7718 - RSD 8073

Bus  •  10h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Žilina bus station to Budapest Népliget bus station N1311
  2. Take the bus from Budapest - Népliget to Novi Sad 1910

RSD 3584 - RSD 4429

Bus #2  •  13h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Žilina bus station to Budapest Népliget bus station
  2. Take the bus from Budapest Nepliget to Szeged Viztoroni ter
  3. Take the bus from Szeged to Novi Sad 607

RSD 6714 - RSD 20439

Drive  •  6h 18m

  1. Drive from Žilina to Novi Sad 682.8 km

RSD 8000 - RSD 13000

Train, fly, bus  •  10h 34m

  1. Take the train from Zilina to Wien Hbf
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Belgrade (BEG) VIE - BEG
  3. Take the bus from Belgrade to Novi Sad

RSD 9989 - RSD 28641

Žilina to Novi Sad by bus

The bus journey time between Žilina and Novi Sad is around 12h 50m and covers a distance of around 557 km. The fastest bus normally takes 12h 50m. Operated by FlixBus and Fudeks, the Žilina to Novi Sad bus service departs from Žilina bus station and arrives in Novi Sad. Typically only one bus runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
12h 50m
Fastest bus time:
12h 50m
Buses per week:
1
Cheapest price:
RSD 3384
Carbon emissions:
69 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
08:25
Last bus departs at:
08:25

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Žilina to Novi Sad bus schedules

Slovakia → Serbia
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Novi Sad is 00381(64) 8945235.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Novi Sad is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Novi Sad is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 00381(64) 8945235.

Yes, entry into Slovakia from Serbia is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 14 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Žilina to Novi Sad is to bus which costs €30 - €40 and takes 10h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Žilina to Novi Sad is to drive which costs €70 - €110 and takes 6h 18m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Žilina station to Novi Sad. However, there are services departing from Žilina bus station and arriving at Novi Sad via Wien Erdberg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 22m.

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No, there is no direct train from Žilina to Novi Sad. However, there are services departing from Zilina and arriving at Novi Sad via Bratislava Hlavna Stanica, Budapest-Keleti, Kelebia and Subotica. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 33m.

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It is 449 km from Žilina to Novi Sad. It is approximately 682.8 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Žilina to Novi Sad without a car is to train and bus which takes 10h 3m and costs €60 - €70.

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It takes approximately 10h 3m to get from Žilina to Novi Sad, including transfers.

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Žilina to Novi Sad bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Žilina bus station.

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Žilina to Novi Sad train services, operated by Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK), depart from Zilina station.

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The best way to get from Žilina to Novi Sad is to bus via Vienna which takes 10h 22m and costs €65 - €69. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €30 - €50 and takes 14h 33m.

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Map of how to get from Žilina to Novi Sad.
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  • Distance: 449.3 km
  • Duration: 10h 3m

What companies run services between Žilina, Slovakia and Novi Sad, Serbia?

You can take a bus from Žilina to Novi Sad via Vienna Erdberg and Wien Erdberg in around 10h 22m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Žilina to Novi Sad via Bratislava Hlavna Stanica, Budapest-Keleti, Kelebia, and Subotica in around 14h 33m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RSD 9000 - RSD 33000
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Vienna to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RSD 7500 - RSD 30000
Train operators
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Phone
+421 24 48 58 188
Email
info@slovakrail.sk
Website
zssk.sk
Train from Zilina to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RSD 1000 - RSD 1600
Website
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Regional 2nd Class
RSD 1000 - RSD 1600
Train from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Wien Simmering
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RSD 290 - RSD 470
Website
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Regional 2nd Class
RSD 290 - RSD 470
Train from Zilina to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RSD 1500 - RSD 2300
Website
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Regional 2nd Class
RSD 1500 - RSD 2300
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RSD 2900 - RSD 4000
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RSD 1200 - RSD 2000
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
RSD 1200 - RSD 1500
Business
RSD 1600 - RSD 2000
1st Class
RSD 1600 - RSD 2000
Bus operators
Naisturs Inc
Website
naisturs.com
Bus from Wien Erdberg to Novi Sad
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
RSD 5881
Schedules at
naisturs.com
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FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Žilina bus station to Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
RSD 1800 - RSD 2200
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Žilina bus station to Budapest Népliget bus station
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
RSD 1700 - RSD 2200
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Budapest Népliget bus station to Novi Sad MAS
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
RSD 1800 - RSD 2300
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Christian Transfers
Phone
+44 7440 708355
Website
christiantransfers.eu
Bus from Budapest Nepliget to Szeged Viztoroni ter
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
RSD 4000 - RSD 17000
Website
Christian Transfers
Shuttle
RSD 4000 - RSD 5500
Private Shuttle
RSD 12000 - RSD 17000
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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Belgrade Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Žilina to Novi Sad bus services, operated by Fudeks, arrive at Novi Sad station.

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Žilina to Novi Sad train services, operated by Serbian Railways (ŽS), arrive at Novi Sad station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Žilina to Novi Sad is 683 km. It takes approximately 6h 18m to drive from Žilina to Novi Sad.

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Air Serbia and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Vienna Airport to Belgrade Airport.

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There are 26+ hotels available in Novi Sad. Prices start at RSD 8750 per night.

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