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There are 3 ways to get from Košice to Žilina by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Kosice to Zilina R / ...

$6 - $27

2 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Košice to Žilina 915

$14 - $25

Drive  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Košice to Žilina 158.9 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Košice to Žilina is to train which costs 5€ - 23€ and takes 3 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Košice to Žilina is to drive which costs 28€ - 45€ and takes 2 h 51 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Košice and arriving at Žilina. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Kosice and arriving at Zilina. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 15 min.

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The distance between Košice and Žilina is 192 km. The road distance is 254.3 km.

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The best way to get from Košice to Žilina without a car is to train which takes 3 h 15 min and costs 5€ - 23€.

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The train from Kosice to Zilina takes 3 h 15 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Košice to Žilina bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Košice station.

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Košice to Žilina train services, operated by Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK), depart from Kosice station.

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The best way to get from Košice to Žilina is to train which takes 3 h 15 min and costs 5€ - 23€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 12€ - 21€ and takes 3 h 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Košice to Žilina.
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  • Distance: 120.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 15 min

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

Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK) operates a train from Košice to Žilina hourly. Tickets cost $10 - $15 and the journey takes 3 h 15 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Košice to Žilina once daily. Tickets cost $14 - $25 and the journey takes 3 h 55 min.

Train operators
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Košice to Žilina
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $27
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$6 - $8
Business
$13 - $15
Premium
$21 - $27
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Košice, Košice station to Žilina, Žilina
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Bus operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Košice to Žilina
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Košice to Žilina bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Žilina station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Košice to Žilina is 254 km. It takes approximately 2 h 51 min to drive from Košice to Žilina.

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