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

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Train  •  5 h 59 min

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

$18 - $26

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Bus  •  10 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Warsaw, Warsaw Centrum to Kraków, Kraków MDA P6
  2. Take the bus from Kraków, Kraków MDA to Ružomberok, Ružomberok bus station 976 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Ružomberok, Ružomberok bus station to Žilina 915

$29 - $51

Night bus, train  •  8 h 32 min

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

$20 - $27

Drive  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Warsaw to Žilina 300.3 miles

$60 - $90

Fly to Krakow, bus, train  •  7 h 27 min

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

$34 - $113

Fly to Katowice, train  •  8 h 12 min

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

$37 - $150

Fly to Kosice, train  •  8 h 4 min

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

$82 - $263

Fly to Vienna, train  •  8 h 3 min

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

$96 - $201

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The cheapest way to get from Warsaw to Žilina is to train which costs 60 zł - 95 zł and takes 5 h 59 min.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Warsaw to Žilina. However, there are services departing from Warsaw, Warsaw Centrum and arriving at Žilina via Kraków, Kraków MDA and Ružomberok, Ružomberok bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 55 min.

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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 5 h 59 min.

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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 5 h 59 min and costs 60 zł - 95 zł.

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It takes approximately 5 h 59 min to get from Warsaw to Žilina, including transfers.

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Warsaw to Žilina bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Warsaw, Warsaw Centrum 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 5 h 59 min and costs 60 zł - 95 zł. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 100 zł - 190 zł and takes 10 h 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Warsaw to Žilina.
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  • Distance: 231.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 59 min

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

You can take a train from Warsaw to Žilina via Bohumin in around 5 h 59 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Warsaw to Žilina via Kraków, Kraków MDA and Ružomberok, Ružomberok bus station in around 10 h 55 min.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Warsaw to Krakow
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $130
Flights from Warsaw to Katowice
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $130
Flights from Warsaw to Kosice
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $240
Flights from Warsaw to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Warsaw to Vienna via Krakow
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Warsaw to Kosice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Flights from Warsaw to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Warsaw to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $450
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
3 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
Intercity.pl
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Raileurope.com
Train from Katowice to Bohumin
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Bohumin to Zilina
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
cd.cz
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Bohumín to Žilina
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $15
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $6
Business
$7 - $9
Premium
$12 - $15
Train from Katowice to Bohumín
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$4 - $14
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $6
Business
$7 - $8
Premium
$11 - $14
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 Bohumín to Žilina, Žilina
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Train from Košice, Košice station to Žilina, Žilina
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Website
zssk.sk
Train from Kosice to Zilina
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
slovakrail.sk
Train from Bratislava hl.st. to Zilina
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
slovakrail.sk
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 Centrum to Kraków, Kraków MDA
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Kraków, Kraków MDA to Ružomberok, Ružomberok bus station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Ružomberok, Ružomberok bus station to Žilina
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice 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
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
sad-po.sk
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Night bus from Warszawa Centrum to Bohumín
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$15 - $19
Bus from Kraków Airport to Bohumín
Ave. Duration
2 h
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 Airport to Krakow Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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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 5 h 28 min to drive from Warsaw to Žilina.

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LOT offers flights from Warsaw Airport to Krakow Airport.

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Book your Warsaw to Žilina bus tickets online with FlixBus, FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 214+ hotels available in Žilina. Prices start at $32 USD per night.

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

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