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There are 4 ways to get from Bratislava to Zakopane by train, car or shuttle

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Train  •  5h 33m

  1. Take the train from Bratislava hl.st. to Strba R

$24 - $35

Cheapest option

Train via Zilina  •  10h 51m

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

$20 - $32

2 alternative options

Drive  •  4h 3m

  1. Drive from Bratislava to Zakopane 207.6 miles

$40 - $65

Shuttle  •  6h

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Bratislava to Zakopane Eurobusways

$55 - $100

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bratislava to Zakopane is to train which costs 17€ - 28€ and takes 10h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Bratislava to Zakopane is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 4h 3m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bratislava to Zakopane. However, there are services departing from Bratislava hl.st. and arriving at Zakopane via Zilina, Zwardon(PL) and Zywiec. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 51m.

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The distance between Bratislava and Zakopane is 245 km. The road distance is 332.1 km.

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The best way to get from Bratislava to Zakopane without a car is to train which takes 10h 51m and costs 17€ - 28€.

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It takes approximately 5h 33m to get from Bratislava to Zakopane, including transfers.

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Bratislava to Zakopane train services, operated by Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK), depart from Bratislava hl.st. station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bratislava to Zakopane is 332 km. It takes approximately 4h 3m to drive from Bratislava to Zakopane.

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There are 3042+ hotels available in Zakopane. Prices start at $32 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Bratislava to Zakopane.
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  • Distance: 152.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 33m

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

Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK) operates a train from Bratislava to Zakopane every 2 hours. Tickets cost $13 - $19 and the journey takes 4h 10m.

Train operators
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Website
zssk.sk
Train from Bratislava hl.st. to Strba
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
slovakrail.sk
Train from Bratislava hl.st. to Zilina
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
slovakrail.sk
Train from Zilina to Zwardon(PL)
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
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 Zywiec to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Intercity.pl
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2nd Class
$6 - $9
1st Class
$8 - $13
Bus operators
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 20 9148100
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Bratislava to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Schedules at
eurobusways.com

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