There are 3 ways to get from Bratislava to Žilina by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Bratislava to Žilina 701502

$11 - $14

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Train  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Bratislava to Břeclav
  2. Take the train from Breclav to Bohumin Ec / ...
  3. Take the train from Bohumín to Žilina, Žilina

$15 - $33

Drive  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Bratislava to Žilina 124.2 miles

$25 - $40

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bratislava and arriving at Žilina. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bratislava to Žilina. However, there are services departing from Bratislava and arriving at Žilina, Žilina via Breclav and Bohumín. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 16 min.

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The distance between Bratislava and Žilina is 169 km. The road distance is 198.8 km.

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The best way to get from Bratislava to Žilina without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 35 min and costs .

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The bus from Bratislava to Žilina takes 3 h 35 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Bratislava to Žilina bus services, operated by SAD Presov, A.S, depart from Bratislava station.

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Bratislava to Žilina train services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Bratislava station.

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The best way to get from Bratislava to Žilina is to bus which takes 3 h 35 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 6 h 16 min.

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Bratislava to Žilina bus services, operated by SAD Presov, A.S, arrive at Žilina station.

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Bratislava to Žilina train services, operated by Flixtrain, arrive at Žilina, Žilina station.

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Map of how to get from Bratislava to Žilina.
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  • Distance: 105.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 35 min

What companies run services between Bratislava, Slovakia and Žilina, Slovakia?

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. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bratislava to Žilina via Břeclav, Breclav, Bohumin, and Bohumín in around 6 h 16 min.

Train operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Bratislava to Břeclav
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
regiojet.com
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Breclav to Bohumin
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
cd.cz
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Bohumín to Žilina, Žilina
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Bohumín to Žilina
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $15
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $6
Business
$7 - $9
Premium
$11 - $15
Bus operators
SAD Presov, A.S
Phone
+421 900 211 153
Email
sadpo@sad-po.sk
Website
sad-po.sk
Bus from Bratislava to Žilina
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
sad-po.sk

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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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There are 216+ hotels available in Žilina. Prices start at $31 USD per night.

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