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There are 8 ways to get from Warsaw to Žilina by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 3m

  1. Take the train from Warszawa Centralna to Bohumin Eic / ...
  2. Take the train from Bohumin to Zilina R / ...

$16 - $24

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Bus  •  11h

  1. Take the bus from Warsaw, Warsaw West to Ružomberok, Ružomberok bus station 1260
  2. Take the bus from Ružomberok, Ružomberok bus station to Žilina 915 / ...

$30 - $52

Night bus, train  •  8h 16m

  1. Take the night bus from Warszawa Centrum to Bohumín Leo Express
  2. Take the train from Bohumin to Zilina R / ...

$19 - $26

Drive  •  5h 28m

  1. Drive from Warsaw to Žilina 300.3 miles

$60 - $90

Fly to Krakow, bus, train  •  7h 51m

  1. Fly from Warsaw Chopin (WAW) to Krakow (KRK) WAW - KRK
  2. Take the bus from Kraków Airport to Bohumín
  3. Take the train from Bohumin to Zilina

$33 - $112

Fly to Katowice, train  •  8h 46m

  1. Fly from Warsaw Chopin (WAW) to Katowice (KTW) WAW - KTW
  2. Take the train from Katowice to Bohumin
  3. Take the train from Bohumin to Zilina

$36 - $149

Fly to Vienna, train  •  8h 4m

  1. Fly from Warsaw Chopin (WAW) to Vienna (VIE) WAW - VIE
  2. Take the train from Bratislava hl.st. to Zilina

$96 - $200

Fly to Kosice, train  •  8h 11m

  1. Fly from Warsaw Chopin (WAW) to Kosice (KSC) WAW - KSC
  2. Take the train from Kosice to Zilina

$85 - $251

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Warsaw to Žilina is to train which costs 60 zł - 95 zł and takes 6h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Warsaw to Žilina is to drive which costs 220 zł - 330 zł and takes 5h 28m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Warsaw to Žilina. However, there are services departing from Centrum 06 and arriving at Žilina via Warsaw, Warsaw West and Ružomberok, Ružomberok bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h.

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No, there is no direct train from Warsaw to Žilina. However, there are services departing from Warszawa Centralna and arriving at Zilina via Bohumin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 3m.

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The distance between Warsaw and Žilina is 371 km. The road distance is 480.5 km.

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The best way to get from Warsaw to Žilina without a car is to train which takes 6h 3m and costs 60 zł - 95 zł.

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It takes approximately 6h 3m to get from Warsaw to Žilina, including transfers.

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

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Warsaw to Žilina train services, operated by Polish Railways (PKP), depart from Warszawa Centralna station.

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The best way to get from Warsaw to Žilina is to train which takes 6h 3m and costs 60 zł - 95 zł. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 110 zł - 200 zł and takes 11h.

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Map of how to get from Warsaw to Žilina.
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  • Distance: 231.6 miles
  • Duration: 6h 3m

What companies run services between Warsaw, Poland and Žilina, Slovakia?

You can take a train from Warsaw to Žilina via Bohumin in around 6h 3m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Warsaw to Žilina via Dw. Zachodni 02, Warsaw, Warsaw West, and Ružomberok, Ružomberok bus station in around 11h.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Krakow
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $130
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Katowice
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $130
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Vienna via Krakow
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Kosice
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $240
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$19 - $130
Train operators
Polish Railways (PKP)

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 being entitled to discounts. Polish Railways offer a pre-booking service for travellers living outside of Poland - tickets and reservations can be booked in advance for trips inside Poland (up to 30 days in advance for domestic trains), and to/from other countries in the region (up to 60 days in advance).

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Warszawa Centralna to Bohumin
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
Intercity.pl
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Train from Katowice to Bohumin
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
Czech Railways (ČD)
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Bohumín to Žilina, Žilina
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
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LEO Express
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Bohumín to Žilina
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $15
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $6
Business
$7 - $9
Premium
$11 - $15
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Website
zssk.sk
Train from Bratislava hl.st. to Zilina
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
slovakrail.sk
Train from Kosice to Zilina
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
slovakrail.sk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Košice, žel. st. to Žilina, žel. st.
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
regiojet.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Warsaw, Warsaw West to Ružomberok, Ružomberok bus station
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Ružomberok, Ružomberok bus station to Žilina
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
SAD Presov, A.S
Phone
+421 900 211 153
Email
sadpo@sad-po.sk
Website
sad-po.sk
Bus from Ružomberok to Žilina
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
sad-po.sk
LEO Express
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Night bus from Warszawa Centrum to Bohumín
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$14 - $19
Bus from Kraków Airport to Bohumín
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$6 - $9

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The quickest flight from Warsaw Chopin Airport to Krakow Airport is the direct flight which takes 55m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Warsaw to Žilina is 481 km. It takes approximately 5h 28m to drive from Warsaw to Žilina.

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LOT offers flights from Warsaw Chopin Airport to Krakow Airport.

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There are 230+ hotels available in Žilina. Prices start at $29 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Warsaw to Warsaw Chopin Airport is to train which takes 20m and costs 3 zł - 21 zł.

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