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There are 6 ways to get from Prague to Žilina by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Praha hl.n. to Zilina Ex / ...

$16 - $25

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Bus  •  6 h

  1. Take the bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Žilina 915 / ...

$14 - $40

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Praha hl.n. to Kolin(CZ) Ex / ...
  2. Take the bus from Kolín to Zilina 811702

$15 - $20

Drive  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Prague to Žilina 265.3 miles

$50 - $80

Fly to Ostrava, train  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Ostrava (OSR) PRG - OSR
  2. Take the train from Ostrava-Svinov to Zilina

$88 - $423

Fly to Vienna, train  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Vienna (VIE) PRG - VIE
  2. Take the train from Bratislava hl.st. to Zilina

$112 - $306

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Prague to Žilina is to train and bus which costs 330 Kč - 460 Kč and takes 7 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Prague to Žilina is to drive which costs 1 200 Kč - 1 800 Kč and takes 4 h 28 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc and arriving at Žilina. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Praha hl.n. and arriving at Zilina. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 17 min.

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The distance between Prague and Žilina is 325 km. The road distance is 424.4 km.

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The best way to get from Prague to Žilina without a car is to train which takes 5 h 17 min and costs 370 Kč - 550 Kč.

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The train from Praha hl.n. to Zilina takes 5 h 17 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Prague to Žilina bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc station.

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Prague to Žilina train services, operated by Czech Railways (ČD), depart from Praha hl.n. station.

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The best way to get from Prague to Žilina is to train which takes 5 h 17 min and costs 370 Kč - 550 Kč. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 320 Kč - 900 Kč and takes 6 h.

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Map of how to get from Prague to Žilina.
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  • Distance: 203.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 17 min

What companies run services between Prague, Czech Republic and Žilina, Slovakia?

Czech Railways (ČD) operates a train from Prague to Žilina hourly. Tickets cost $16 - $25 and the journey takes 5 h 17 min. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Prague to Žilina twice daily. Tickets cost $23 - $40 and the journey takes 6 h. Four other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Prague to Vienna
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Prague to Ostrava
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Train operators
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha hl.n. to Zilina
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha hl.n. to Kolin(CZ)
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
cd.cz
Train from Ostrava-Svinov to Zilina
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
cd.cz
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Prague, Prague Main station to Žilina, Žilina
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Train from Prague, Prague Main station to Kolín
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Train from Ostrava, Ostrava-Svinov to Žilina, Žilina
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Praha hl. n. to Žilina
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $45
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$8 - $11
Business
$21 - $24
Premium
$30 - $45
Train from Praha hl. n. to Kolín
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$3 - $5
Business
$5 - $7
Premium
$9 - $12
Train from Ostrava-Svinov to Žilina
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $16
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $6
Business
$8 - $9
Premium
$12 - $16
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Prague, hl.n. to Žilina, žel. st.
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Ostrava, Svinov to Žilina, žel. st.
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
regiojet.com
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Žilina
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
SAD Presov, A.S
Phone
+421 900 211 153
Email
sadpo@sad-po.sk
Website
sad-po.sk
Bus from Praha ÚAN Florenc to Žilina
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
sad-po.sk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Žilina, AS
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Website
regiojet.com
SAD Humenne
Phone
+421 57 7863 103
Email
sekretariat@sadhe.sk
Website
sadhe.sk
Bus from Prague - Florenc to Zilina
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Schedules at
sadhe.sk
Arriva Vychodnicechy
Website
arriva.cz
Bus from Prague - Florenc to Zilina
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Schedules at
arriva.cz
Arriva Michalovce
Website
arrivami.sk
Bus from Kolín to Zilina
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
arrivami.sk

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The quickest flight from Prague Airport to Ostrava Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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

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Prague to Žilina train services, operated by Czech Railways (ČD), arrive at Zilina station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Prague to Žilina is 424 km. It takes approximately 4 h 28 min to drive from Prague to Žilina.

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CSA offers flights from Prague Airport to Ostrava Airport.

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There are 226+ hotels available in Žilina. Prices start at $31 USD per night.

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