There are 6 ways to get from Bratislava to Košice by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Bratislava hl.st. to Kosice Rex

$18 - $26

Cheapest option

Bus Slovak Lines  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Bratislava to Košice 702502 / ...

$16 - $45

4 alternative options

Bus SAD Lucenec  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Bratislava to Lučenec AS 606501 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lučenec to Košice 809504

$17 - $32

Drive  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Bratislava to Košice 280.9 miles

$55 - $85

Bus to Vienna, fly  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Bratislava, Most SNP to Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf.
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Kosice (KSC) VIE - KSC

$93 - $406

Fly from Bratislava  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Bratislava (BTS) to Kosice (KSC) BTS - KSC

$56 - $241

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bratislava to Košice is to train which costs 15€ - 22€ and takes 4 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bratislava to Košice is to fly which costs 45€ - 210€ and takes 2 h 52 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bratislava and arriving at Košice. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bratislava hl.st. and arriving at Kosice. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 4 h 35 min.

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The distance between Bratislava and Košice is 313 km. The road distance is 449.5 km.

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The best way to get from Bratislava to Košice without a car is to train which takes 4 h 35 min and costs 15€ - 22€.

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The train from Bratislava hl.st. to Kosice takes 4 h 35 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Bratislava to Košice bus services, operated by Slovak Lines, depart from Bratislava station.

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

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The best way to get from Bratislava to Košice is to train which takes 4 h 35 min and costs 15€ - 22€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 13€ - 40€ and takes 7 h 25 min, you could also fly, which costs 45€ - 210€ and takes 2 h 52 min.

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  • Distance: 195.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 35 min

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

Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK) operates a train from Bratislava to Košice once daily. Tickets cost $18 - $26 and the journey takes 4 h 35 min. Alternatively, Slovak Lines operates a bus from Bratislava to Košice twice daily. Tickets cost $24 and the journey takes 7 h 25 min. Four other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Kosice
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $550
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Bratislava to Kosice
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Train operators
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Bus operators
Slovak Lines
Phone
+421 2 55422734
Email
info@slovaklines.sk
Website
slovaklines.sk
Bus from Bratislava to Košice
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
slovaklines.sk
SAD Humenne
Phone
+421 57 7863 103
Email
sekretariat@sadhe.sk
Website
sadhe.sk
Bus from Bratislava to Košice
Ave. Duration
8 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Schedules at
sadhe.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 Bratislava to Košice
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bratislava, Bratislava Most SNP to Vienna Airport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arriva Michalovce
Website
arrivami.sk
Bus from Bratislava to Košice
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$16 - $26
Schedules at
arrivami.sk
Bus from Bratislava to Lučenec
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Schedules at
arrivami.sk
Bus from Lučenec to Košice
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
arrivami.sk
SAD Lucenec
Phone
047/5631385
Website
sadlc.sk
Bus from Bratislava to Lučenec AS
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
sadlc.sk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Bratislava, Most SNP to Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf.
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
regiojet.sk

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