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There are 6 ways to get from Vienna to Žilina by train, bus, night train or car

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Train  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Zilina Ic

$27 - $45

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Bus Eurobus SK  •  4 h

  1. Take the bus from Wien to Žilina

$14 - $17

4 alternative options

Train Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava hl.st. Rex / ...
  2. Take the train from Bratislava hl.st. to Zilina R / ...

$19 - $29

Bus Eurolines CH  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Wien to Žilina

$29 - $35

Night train  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Zilina En

$20 - $35

Drive  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Vienna to Žilina 172.9 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Žilina is to bus which costs 12€ - 15€ and takes 4 h.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Žilina is to drive which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 2 h 47 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Wien and arriving at Žilina. Services depart twice a week, and operate Monday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 4 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Zilina. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 22 min.

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The distance between Vienna and Žilina is 207 km. The road distance is 276.7 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Žilina without a car is to train which takes 3 h 22 min and costs 24€ - 40€.

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The train from Wien Hbf to Zilina takes 3 h 22 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Vienna to Žilina bus services, operated by Eurobus SK, depart from Wien station.

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Vienna to Žilina train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Wien Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Žilina is to train which takes 3 h 22 min and costs 24€ - 40€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 12€ - 15€ and takes 4 h.

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Žilina.
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  • Distance: 129.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 22 min

What companies run services between Vienna, Austria and Žilina, Slovakia?

Austrian Railways (ÖBB) operates a train from Vienna to Žilina once daily. Tickets cost $27 - $45 and the journey takes 3 h 22 min. Alternatively, Eurobus SK operates a bus from Vienna to Žilina twice a week. Tickets cost $14 - $17 and the journey takes 4 h.

Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

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Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Zilina
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava hl.st.
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Bus operators
Eurobus SK
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Wien to Žilina
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$26 - $32
Book at
eurolines.ch

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Vienna to Žilina bus services, operated by Eurobus SK, arrive at Žilina station.

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Vienna to Žilina train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Zilina station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Žilina is 277 km. It takes approximately 2 h 47 min to drive from Vienna to Žilina.

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There are 227+ hotels available in Žilina. Prices start at $30 USD per night.

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