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There are 8 ways to get from Belgrade to Žilina by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus Lukic Tours  •  13 h

  1. Take the bus from Belgrade to Vienna
  2. Take the bus from Wien to Žilina

$49 - $61

Cheapest option

Bus Mita Prevoz  •  16 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Belgrade to Hegyeshalom
  2. Take the bus from Rajka állomás to Žilina

$44 - $47

6 alternative options

Train, bus  •  16 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Beograd to Kelenföld D
  2. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Banská Bystrica 976
  3. Take the train from Banska Bystrica to Zilina R

$71 - $105

Train  •  16 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Beograd to Wien Hbf D
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava hl.st. Rex / ...
  3. Take the train from Bratislava hl.st. to Zilina R / ...

$111 - $160

Drive  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Belgrade to Žilina 439.7 miles

$85 - $130

Fly to Vienna, train  •  8 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Belgrade (BEG) to Vienna (VIE) BEG - VIE
  2. Take the train from Bratislava hl.st. to Zilina

$93 - $299

Fly to Krakow, bus, train  •  11 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Belgrade (BEG) to Krakow (KRK) BEG - KRK
  2. Take the bus from Kraków Airport to Bohumín
  3. Take the train from Bohumin to Zilina

$103 - $231

Fly to Katowice, train  •  12 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Belgrade (BEG) to Katowice (KTW) BEG - KTW
  2. Take the train from Katowice to Bohumin
  3. Take the train from Bohumin to Zilina

$105 - $398

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Belgrade to Žilina is to bus which costs RSD 4400 - RSD 4800 and takes 16 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Belgrade to Žilina is to drive which costs RSD 9000 - RSD 14000 and takes 7 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Belgrade to Žilina. However, there are services departing from Belgrade and arriving at Žilina via Wien. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Belgrade to Žilina. However, there are services departing from Beograd and arriving at Zilina via Wien Hbf and Bratislava hl.st.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 27 min.

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The distance between Belgrade and Žilina is 508 km. The road distance is 703.5 km.

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The best way to get from Belgrade to Žilina without a car is to bus which takes 13 h and costs RSD 5000 - RSD 6500.

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It takes approximately 13 h to get from Belgrade to Žilina, including transfers.

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Belgrade to Žilina bus services, operated by Lukic Tours, depart from Belgrade station.

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Belgrade to Žilina train services, operated by Serbian Railways (ŽS), depart from Beograd station.

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The best way to get from Belgrade to Žilina is to bus which takes 13 h and costs RSD 5000 - RSD 6500. Alternatively, you can train, which costs RSD 11000 - RSD 17000 and takes 16 h 27 min.

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Map of how to get from Belgrade to Žilina.
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  • Distance: 317.8 miles
  • Duration: 13 h

What companies run services between Belgrade, Serbia and Žilina, Slovakia?

You can take a bus from Belgrade to Žilina via Vienna and Wien in around 13 h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Belgrade to Žilina via Wien Hbf and Bratislava hl.st. in around 16 h 27 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Belgrade to Krakow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $430
Flights from Belgrade to Krakow via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from Belgrade to Katowice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Belgrade to Katowice via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Belgrade to Krakow via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $250
Flights from Belgrade to Krakow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$140 - $320
Flights from Belgrade to Katowice via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Belgrade to Katowice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Belgrade to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Belgrade to Krakow via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Belgrade to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Belgrade to Katowice via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $490
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Belgrade to Katowice via Dortmund
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $250
Train operators
Serbian Railways (ŽS)
Phone
+381 11 360-28-99
Email
infozeleznicesrb@gmail.com
Website
serbianrailways.com
Train from Beograd to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
9 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
bahn.de
Train from Beograd to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
11 h 56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Schedules at
bahn.de
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Website
zssk.sk
Train from Banska Bystrica to Zilina
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
slovakrail.sk
Train from Bratislava hl.st. to Zilina
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
slovakrail.sk
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava hl.st.
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Bohumin to Zilina
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
cd.cz
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 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $15
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $6
Business
$7 - $9
Premium
$11 - $15
Train from Katowice to Bohumín
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$4 - $13
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $5
Business
$6 - $8
Premium
$10 - $13
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
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 Katowice to Bohumin
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
Lukic Tours
Phone
+381 (0)14 /414-494
Email
lukictours@hotmail.rs
Website
lukictours.com
Bus from Belgrade to Vienna
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
lukictours.com
Eurobus SK
Mita Prevoz
Website
mitaprevoz.com
Bus from Belgrade to Hegyeshalom
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
mitaprevoz.com
SAD Trenčín
Phone
(032) - 743 43 75
Website
sadtn.sk
Bus from Rajka állomás to Žilina
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$11 - $13
Schedules at
sadtn.sk
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Banská Bystrica
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Bus from Kraków Airport to Bohumín
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$6 - $9

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The quickest flight from Belgrade Airport to Vienna Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Belgrade to Žilina bus services, operated by Eurobus SK, arrive at Žilina station.

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Belgrade to Žilina train services, operated by Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK), arrive at Zilina station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Belgrade to Žilina is 704 km. It takes approximately 7 h 18 min to drive from Belgrade to Žilina.

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Air Serbia and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Belgrade Airport to Vienna Airport.

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There are 223+ hotels available in Žilina. Prices start at $31 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Belgrade to Belgrade Airport is to Mini Bus which takes 30 min and costs RSD 300 - RSD 490.

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