There are 3 ways to get from Žilina to Bratislava by train, bus or car
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Train • 2 h 32 min
$9 - $13
2 alternative options
Bus • 3 h 35 min
$11 - $21
Drive • 2 h 1 min
$25 - $40
Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Žilina to Bratislava is to train which costs 8€ - 12€ and takes 2 h 32 min.
The quickest way to get from Žilina to Bratislava is to drive which costs 21€ - 35€ and takes 2 h 1 min.
Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Žilina and arriving at Bratislava. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 35 min.
Yes, there is a direct train departing from Zilina and arriving at Bratislava hl.st.. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 32 min.
The distance between Žilina and Bratislava is 169 km. The road distance is 198 km.
The best way to get from Žilina to Bratislava without a car is to train which takes 2 h 32 min and costs 8€ - 12€.
The train from Zilina to Bratislava hl.st. takes 2 h 32 min including transfers and departs hourly.
Žilina to Bratislava bus services, operated by SAD Presov, A.S, depart from Žilina station.
Žilina to Bratislava train services, operated by Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK), depart from Zilina station.
The best way to get from Žilina to Bratislava is to train which takes 2 h 32 min and costs 8€ - 12€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 10€ - 18€ and takes 3 h 35 min.
What companies run services between Žilina, Slovakia and Bratislava, Slovakia?
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK) operates a train from Žilina to Bratislava hourly. Tickets cost $9 - $13 and the journey takes 2 h 32 min. Alternatively, SAD Presov, A.S operates a bus from Žilina to Bratislava once daily. Tickets cost $11 - $14 and the journey takes 3 h 35 min. FlixBus also services this route twice daily.
Train from Zilina to Bratislava hl.st.
- Ave. Duration
- 2 h 32 min
- Estimated price
- $9 - $13
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Bus from Žilina to Bratislava
- Ave. Duration
- 3 h 10 min
- Twice daily
- Estimated price
- $12 - $21
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Žilina to Bratislava bus services, operated by SAD Presov, A.S, arrive at Bratislava station.
Žilina to Bratislava train services, operated by Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK), arrive at Bratislava hl.st. station.
Yes, the driving distance between Žilina to Bratislava is 198 km. It takes approximately 2 h 1 min to drive from Žilina to Bratislava.
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