There are 2 ways to get from Žilina to Zakopane by train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, drive  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Zilina to Strba R / ...
  2. Drive from Strba to Zakopane

$15 - $32

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Žilina to Zakopane 84 miles

$17 - $25

What companies run services between Žilina, Slovakia and Zakopane, Poland?

There is no direct connection from Žilina to Zakopane. However, you can take the train to Strba then take the drive to Zakopane. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Zakopane.

Train operators
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Leo Express s.r.o.
+420 220 311 700
Train from Žilina to Štrba
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $17
Schedules at
$4 - $6
$8 - $10
$13 - $17

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Žilina and Zakopane is 88 km. The road distance is 134 km.

The cheapest way to get from Žilina to Zakopane is to drive which costs 14€ - 22€ and takes 2 h 5 min.

The quickest way to get from Žilina to Zakopane is to drive which takes 2 h 5 min and costs 14€ - 22€.

It takes approximately 2 h 58 min to get from Žilina to Zakopane, including transfers.