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There are 3 ways to get from Žilina to Zakopane by train or car

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Recommended option

Train, drive  •  2 h 58 min

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

$16 - $25

Cheapest option

Train  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Zilina to Zwardon(PL) Os
  2. Take the train from Zwardon(PL) to Zywiec Ks / ...
  3. Take the train from Zywiec to Zakopane Ks

$14 - $21

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Žilina to Zakopane 84 miles

$17 - $25

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Žilina to Zakopane is to train which costs 12€ - 19€ and takes 7 h 20 min.

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

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No, there is no direct train from Žilina to Zakopane. However, there are services departing from Zilina and arriving at Zakopane via Zwardon(PL) and Zywiec. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 20 min.

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The distance between Žilina and Zakopane is 88 km. The road distance is 134.4 km.

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The best way to get from Žilina to Zakopane without a car is to train which takes 7 h 20 min and costs 12€ - 19€.

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

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

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Žilina to Zakopane train services, operated by Polish Railways (PKP), arrive at Zakopane station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Žilina to Zakopane is 134 km. It takes approximately 2 h 5 min to drive from Žilina to Zakopane.

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There are 2868+ hotels available in Zakopane. Prices start at $29 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Žilina to Zakopane.
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  • Distance: 55.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 58 min

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

You can take a train from Žilina to Zakopane via Zwardon(PL) and Zywiec in around 7 h 20 min.

Train operators
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Website
zssk.sk
Train from Zilina to Strba
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
slovakrail.sk
Train from Zilina to Zwardon(PL)
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
slovakrail.sk
Polish Railways (PKP)

The rail network in Poland is conveniently organised, with many connections between cities, making it an effective method of travelling around the country. Tickets for regional and express trains are affordable, with children, students, pensioners, people with disability, and large families being entitled to discounts. Polish Railways offer a pre-booking service for travellers living outside of Poland - tickets and reservations can be booked in advance for trips inside Poland (up to 30 days in advance for domestic trains), and to/from other countries in the region (up to 60 days in advance).

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Zwardon(PL) to Zywiec
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Intercity.pl
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Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$4 - $7
1st Class
$6 - $9
Train from Zywiec to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$6 - $9
1st Class
$8 - $13

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