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There are 7 ways to get from Bucharest to Podbanské by bus, shuttle, train, night train, car or plane

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest to Vienna
  2. Take the bus from Wien to Liptovský Mikuláš

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Night train, bus

  1. Take the night train from Bucuresti Nord to Ferencvaros
  2. Take the bus from Budapest Mexikói út to Ružomberok bus station

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Bus, shuttle

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest to Budapest
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Budapest to Liptovský Mikuláš

Train

  1. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord to Budapest-Keleti
  2. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Kosice
  3. Take the train from Košice, žel. st. to Štrba, žel. st.

Drive

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Podbanské

Fly to Krakow, bus

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Krakow (KRK)
  2. Take the bus from Kraków to Zakopane ZDA

Fly to Kosice, train

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Kosice (KSC)
  2. Take the train from Košice, žel. st. to Štrba, žel. st.
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International entry into Slovakia from Romania

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Romania
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Slovakia from Romania

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 14 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Romania
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 14 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United States and Vatican
  • COVID-19 test upon arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United States and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Slovakia

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Considerations leaving from Romania

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Slovakia from Romania.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Podbanské is 917 222 682.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Podbanské is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Podbanské is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 917 222 682.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Romania from Slovakia.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 17 Oct 2021
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The cost-effective way to get from Bucharest to Podbanské is to night train and bus, which costs $40 - $90 and takes 24h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Bucharest to Podbanské is to fly and bus which costs $55 - $190 and takes 10h 47m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bucharest to Podbanské. However, there are services departing from Bucharest and arriving at Podbanské via Wien and Liptovsky Mikulas. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 53m.

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The distance between Bucharest and Podbanské is 705 km. The road distance is 1094.8 km.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Podbanské without a car is to bus which takes 19h 53m and costs .

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It takes approximately 19h 53m to get from Bucharest to Podbanské, including transfers.

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Bucharest to Podbanské bus services, operated by Maxibus Travel, depart from Bucharest station.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Podbanské is to bus which takes 19h 53m and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs $40 - $100 and takes 24h 19m.

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There is no direct flight from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Krakow Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 45m and has one stopover.

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Bucharest to Podbanské bus services, operated by Turancar, arrive at Liptovský Mikuláš station.

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Map of how to get from Bucharest to Podbanské.
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  • Distance: 704.8 km
  • Duration: 19h 53m

What companies run services between Bucharest, Romania and Podbanské, Zilina, Slovakia?

You can take a bus from Bucharest to Podbanské via Wien, Liptovský Mikuláš, and Liptovsky Mikulas in around 19h 53m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bucharest to Podbanské via Budapest-Keleti, Kosice, Košice, žel. st., Štrba, žel. st., Strba, Strbske Pleso, and Strbske Pleso in around 24h 19m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Krakow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €420
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Krakow via Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €420
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Kosice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €250
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Krakow via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €350
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Kosice via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €390
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Krakow via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€27 - €190
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Kosice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€160 - €750
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Kosice via Prague
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€180 - €420
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Krakow via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€55 - €170
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Krakow via London Luton
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €170
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Kosice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €250
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Krakow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €310
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Krakow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €400
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Bucuresti Nord to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
15h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€17 - €55
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
€17 - €23
1st Class
€45 - €55
Night train from Bucuresti Nord to Ferencvaros
Ave. Duration
16h 48m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€18 - €55
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
€18 - €24
1st Class
€45 - €55
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Košice, žel. st. to Štrba, žel. st.
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€4 - €12
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
€4 - €7
1st Class
€7 - €12
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Kosice to Strba
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€5 - €10
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
€5 - €7
Business
€7 - €10
1st Class
€8 - €10
LEO Express
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Kosice to Strba
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€3 - €13
Website
LEO Express
Economy
€3 - €6
Economy Plus
€5 - €9
Business
€6 - €9
Premium
€9 - €13
Bus operators
Maxibus Travel
Phone
+40 745 766 766
Email
dispecerat@maxibustravel.ro
Website
maxibustravel.ro
Bus from Bucharest to Vienna
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
maxibustravel.ro
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus from Bucharest to Wien
Ave. Duration
21h 26m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€55 - €75
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro
Bus from Bucharest to Budapest
Ave. Duration
14h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 70 282 1827
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Budapest to Liptovský Mikuláš
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest Mexikói út to Ružomberok bus station
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Krakow to Zakopane, Dworzec Autobusowy
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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MajerBus
Phone
669 060 060
Email
biuro@majerbus.pl
Website
majerbus.pl
Bus from Kraków to Zakopane ZDA
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3 - €6
Schedules at
majerbus.pl
Neo Bus
Phone
+48 17 277 30 95
Email
kontakt@neobus.pl
Website
neobus.pl
Bus from Kraków to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€15 - €21
Schedules at
neobus.pl
PKS Polonus
Phone
708 208 888
Email
przewozy@pkspolonus.pl
Website
pkspolonus.pl
Bus from Krakow to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Schedules at
pkspolonus.pl

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Podbanské is 1h behind Bucharest. It is currently 9:44 PM in Bucharest and 8:44 PM in Podbanské.

Yes, the driving distance between Bucharest to Podbanské is 1095 km. It takes approximately 12h 56m to drive from Bucharest to Podbanské.

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Tarom, KLM, Air France and four other airlines offer flights from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Krakow Airport.

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There are 223+ hotels available in Podbanské. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is to shuttle which takes 21 min and costs $11 - $14.

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