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There are 14 ways to get from London to Martin by plane, bus, train, shuttle, car, car train or car ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly London Heathrow to Vienna, bus, train  •  11h 3m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Vienna (VIE) LHR - VIE
  2. Take the bus from Vienna Airport to Bratislava
  3. Take the train from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Vrutky

€68 - €198

Cheapest option

Fly London Stansted to Ostrava, train  •  9h 49m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Ostrava (OSR) STN - OSR
  2. Take the train from Ostrava, hl.n. to Vrútky, žel. st.

€43 - €159

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Train to London Luton, fly to Krakow, bus  •  11h 55m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Krakow (KRK) LTN - KRK
  3. Take the bus from Krakow to Ružomberok bus station

€51 - €147

Fly London Stansted to Krakow, bus  •  11h 54m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Krakow (KRK) STN - KRK
  2. Take the bus from Krakow to Ružomberok bus station

€56 - €95

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Krakow, bus  •  11h 44m

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Krakow (KRK) LGW - KRK
  3. Take the bus from Krakow to Ružomberok bus station

€49 - €125

Train to London Luton, fly to Katowice, train  •  12h 7m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Katowice (KTW) LTN - KTW
  3. Take the train from Katowice to Bohumin
  4. Take the train from Bohumin to Martin

€61 - €199

Fly London Stansted to Budapest, shuttle, train  •  13h 3m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Budapest (BUD) STN - BUD
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Budapest Airport to Košice
  3. Take the train from Kosice to Vrutky

€74 - €172

Train to London Luton, fly to Budapest, shuttle, train  •  13h 14m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Budapest (BUD) LTN - BUD
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Budapest Airport to Košice
  4. Take the train from Kosice to Vrutky

€86 - €244

Train  •  22h 23m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Zuerich Hb Tgv
  3. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica Rjx
  4. Take the train from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Vrutky 601 / ...

€454 - €905

Bus via Prague  •  27h 57m

  1. Take the bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Prague, ÚAN Florenc RegioJet
  2. Take the bus from Prague - Florenc to Martin

€51 - €70

Bus  •  30h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Victoria, Green Line Coach Station to Bielsko-Biala
  2. Take the bus from Bielsko-Biała, Dworzec Autobusowy to Žilina bus station N1311

€65 - €87

Bus #2  •  46h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Upminster to Žilina 807822

€46 - €60

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  16h 6m

  1. Drive from London to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Martin

€335 - €420

Drive, car ferry  •  17h 38m

  1. Drive from London to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
  3. Drive from Dunkirk to Martin

€249 - €420

London to Martin by train

The train journey time between London and Martin is around 34h 9m and covers a distance of around 2163 km. The fastest train normally takes 31h 54m. Operated by Eurostar, Transilien, TGV inOui and others, the London to Martin train service departs from London St Pancras Eurostar and arrives in Martin. Typically five trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
34h 9m
Fastest train time:
31h 54m
Trains per week:
5
Cheapest price:
€454
Carbon emissions:
114 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
16:31
Last train departs at:
20:01

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London to Martin train schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
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  • Face masks are mandatory
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Martin is 917 222 682.

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

The social distance requirement in Martin 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 United Kingdom from Slovakia.

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The cheapest way to get from London to Martin is to bus which costs £35 - £55 and takes 46h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Martin is to fly and train which costs £35 - £140 and takes 9h 49m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London station to Martin. However, there are services departing from London, Victoria Green Line Station and arriving at Martin via Prague - Florenc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27h 57m.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Martin. However, there are services departing from London St Pancras Eurostar and arriving at Martin via Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, Zuerich Hb, Bratislava Hlavna Stanica and Vrutky. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 23m.

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The distance between London and Martin is 1376 km.

The best way to get from London to Martin without a car is to train which takes 22h 23m and costs £390 - £800.

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It takes approximately 11h 3m to get from London to Martin, including transfers.

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London to Martin bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from London, Victoria Green Line Station.

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London to Martin train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St Pancras Eurostar station.

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The best way to get from London to Martin is to train which takes 22h 23m and costs £390 - £800. Alternatively, you can bus via Prague, which costs £40 - £60 and takes 27h 57m.

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Map of how to get from London to Martin.
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  • Distance: 1376.3 km
  • Duration: 11h 3m

What companies run services between London, England and Martin, Slovakia?

You can take a train from London King's Cross to Martin via Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, Zuerich Hb, Bratislava Hlavna Stanica, and Vrutky in around 22h 23m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Victoria to Martin via Prague - Florenc in around 27h 57m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Luton to Krakow
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€18 - €95
Flights from London Luton to Krakow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€23 - €110
Flights from London Stansted to Krakow
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €85
Flights from London Stansted to Ostrava
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€19 - €110
Flights from London Stansted to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€13 - €80
Flights from London Luton to Budapest via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€23 - €110
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from London Luton to Krakow
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€25 - €130
Flights from London Gatwick to Krakow
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€26 - €160
Flights from London Luton to Katowice
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€26 - €140
Flights from London Luton to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€26 - €140
Flights from London Luton to Budapest via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€35 - €160
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Vienna
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €390
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €340
Flights from London Heathrow to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €340
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Luton to Krakow
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €190
Flights from London Gatwick to Krakow
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €200
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Vienna
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €150
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Vienna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Vienna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €290
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €340
Train operators
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Phone
+421 24 48 58 188
Email
info@slovakrail.sk
Website
zssk.sk
Train from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Vrutky
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €15
Website
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Regional 2nd Class
€9 - €15
Train from Kosice to Vrutky
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €15
Website
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Regional 2nd Class
€9 - €15
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
€16 - €20
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €28
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
€8 - €23
Off-Peak Single
€14 - €20
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
€19 - €28
PKP Intercity

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 entitled to discounts. Trains have standard 1st and 2nd class reserved seating, and many overnight trains also offer sleepers and couchettes.

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Katowice to Bohumin
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €14
Website
PKP Intercity
Book at
Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
€8 - €11
1st Class
€11 - €14
Koleje Śląskie
Phone
+48 32 428 88 88
Email
bok@kolejeslaskie.com
Website
kolejeslaskie.com
Train from Katowice to Bohumin
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
Kolśląsk
LEO Express
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Katowice to Bohumin
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€2 - €10
Website
LEO Express
Economy
€2 - €4
Economy Plus
€4 - €7
Business
€4 - €7
Premium
€6 - €10
Train from Ostrava Hlavni Nadrazi to Vrutky
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€3 - €14
Website
LEO Express
Economy
€3 - €6
Economy Plus
€6 - €9
Business
€7 - €10
Premium
€10 - €14
Train from Kosice to Vrutky
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€6 - €25
Website
LEO Express
Economy
€6 - €10
Economy Plus
€10 - €15
Business
€12 - €17
Premium
€17 - €25
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Bohumin to Martin
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
€6 - €8
Business
€8 - €10
1st Class
€8 - €10
Train from Ostrava Hlavni Nadrazi to Vrutky
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
€6 - €8
Business
€8 - €10
1st Class
€8 - €10
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Ostrava, hl.n. to Vrútky, žel. st.
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€4 - €13
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
€4 - €7
1st Class
€8 - €13
Train from Košice, žel. st. to Vrútky, žel. st.
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €20
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
€6 - €9
1st Class
€13 - €20
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€95 - €130
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€95 - €110
1st Class
€100 - €130
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zuerich Hb to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica
Ave. Duration
9h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€230 - €410
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€153
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Slovak Lines
Phone
+421 2 55422734
Email
info@slovaklines.sk
Website
slovaklines.sk
Bus from Vienna Airport to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Website
Slovak Lines
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Krakow to Ružomberok bus station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bielsko-Biała, Dworzec Autobusowy to Žilina bus station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 70 282 1827
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Budapest Airport to Košice
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€35 - €75
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
19h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
RegioJet
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Victoria, Green Line Coach Station to Bielsko-Biala
Ave. Duration
26h 1m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
Eurobus SK
Phone
+421 55 680 73 06
Email
onlinepredaj@eurobus.sk
Website
eurobus.sk
Bus from Upminster to Žilina
Ave. Duration
42h 52m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Schedules at
eurobus.sk
Book at
eurobus.sk
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€75 - €150
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
€75 - €150
Standard Car - Flexi
€130 - €170

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Vienna Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 15m.

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London to Martin bus services, operated by Arriva CZ, arrive at Martin station.

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Martin is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 2:43 AM in London and 3:43 AM in Martin.

London to Martin train services, operated by Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK), arrive at Vrutky station.

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British Airways, Austrian Airlines, Air France and three other airlines offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Vienna Airport.

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There are 23+ hotels available in Martin. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 15 min and costs £4 - £35.

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