There are 5 ways to get from Bratislava to Zakopane by train, bus, car or shuttle

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Train  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Bratislava hl.st. to Zilina Rex
  2. Take the train from Zilina to Strba Le / ...

$21 - $40

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Train via Rybnik(PL)  •  10 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Bratislava hl.st. to Rybnik(PL) Ec
  2. Take the train from Rybnik(PL) to Zakopane Regional

$19 - $30

3 alternative options

Bus  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Bratislava to Kraków
  2. Take the bus from Kraków to Zakopane ZDA

$26 - $41

Drive  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Bratislava to Zakopane 207.6 miles

$40 - $65

Shuttle  •  6 h

  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 16€ - 26€ and takes 10 h 33 min.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Bratislava to Zakopane. However, there are services departing from Bratislava and arriving at Zakopane ZDA via Kraków. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 15 min.

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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 Rybnik(PL). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 33 min.

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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 bus which takes 9 h 15 min and costs 21€ - 35€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 35 min to get from Bratislava to Zakopane, including transfers.

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Bratislava to Zakopane bus services, operated by Ecolines, depart from Bratislava station.

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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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The best way to get from Bratislava to Zakopane is to train which takes 5 h 35 min and costs 17€ - 35€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 21€ - 35€ and takes 9 h 15 min.

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Bratislava to Zakopane bus services, operated by MajerBus, arrive at Zakopane ZDA station.

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

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Map of how to get from Bratislava to Zakopane.
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  • Distance: 152.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 35 min

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

You can take a train from Bratislava to Zakopane via Zilina and Strba in around 5 h 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bratislava to Zakopane via Kraków in around 9 h 15 min.

Train operators
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Website
zssk.sk
Train from Bratislava hl.st. to Zilina
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
slovakrail.sk
Train from Zilina to Strba
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
slovakrail.sk
Train from Bratislava hl.st. to Rybnik(PL)
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
slovakrail.sk
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Žilina to Štrba
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $11
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$1 - $2
Business
$5 - $6
Premium
$8 - $11
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Žilina, Žilina to Štrba
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
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 Rybnik(PL) to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$7 - $12
1st Class
$11 - $16
Bus operators
Ecolines
MajerBus
Phone
669 060 060
Email
biuro@majerbus.pl
Website
majerbus.pl
Bus from Kraków to Zakopane ZDA
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Schedules at
majerbus.pl
PKS Zielona Gora
Phone
+48 703 40 23 57
Email
pks@pks.zgora.pl
Website
pks.zgora.pl
Bus from Kraków MDA to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
pks.zgora.pl
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 20 9148100
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Bratislava to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Schedules at
eurobusways.com

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