There are 7 ways to get from Zagreb to Žilina by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus FlixBus  •  10 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Banská Bystrica 976
  2. Take the bus from Banská Bystrica to Žilina AS 606506

$35 - $57

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Bus Crnja Tours  •  11 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Bratislava
  2. Take the bus from Bratislava to Žilina 701502

$40 - $54

Train, bus  •  11 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Zagreb to Wien Hauptbahnhof
  2. Take the bus from Wien to Žilina

$42 - $56

Train  •  13 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. to Wien Hbf Ec
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bohumin Ec / ...
  3. Take the train from Bohumín to Žilina, Žilina

$61 - $102

Drive  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Zagreb to Žilina 397.9 miles

$80 - $120

Fly to Vienna, train  •  9 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Vienna (VIE) ZAG - VIE
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bohumin
  3. Take the train from Bohumín to Žilina, Žilina

$122 - $451

Fly to Krakow, bus, train  •  10 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Krakow (KRK) ZAG - KRK
  2. Take the bus from Kraków Airport to Bohumín
  3. Take the train from Bohumín to Žilina, Žilina

$134 - $438

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Zagreb to Žilina. However, there are services departing from Zagreb and arriving at Žilina AS via Banská Bystrica. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 51 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zagreb to Žilina. However, there are services departing from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. and arriving at Žilina, Žilina via Wien Hbf and Bohumín. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 5 min.

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The distance between Zagreb and Žilina is 432 km. The road distance is 636.7 km.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Žilina without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 51 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 10 h 51 min to get from Zagreb to Žilina, including transfers.

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

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Zagreb to Žilina train services, operated by Croatian Railways (HŽPP), depart from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. station.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Žilina is to bus which takes 10 h 51 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 13 h 5 min.

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The quickest flight from Zagreb Airport to Vienna Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Zagreb to Žilina bus services, operated by SAD Lucenec, arrive at Žilina AS station.

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Map of how to get from Zagreb to Žilina.
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  • Distance: 270 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 51 min

What companies run services between Zagreb, Croatia and Žilina, Slovakia?

You can take a bus from Zagreb to Žilina via Banská Bystrica in around 10 h 51 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zagreb to Žilina via Wien Hbf, Bohumin, and Bohumín in around 13 h 5 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zagreb to Vienna
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Zagreb to Krakow via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zagreb to Krakow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Zagreb to Krakow via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Vienna
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Zagreb to Vienna
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Zagreb to Krakow via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Zagreb to Krakow via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zagreb to Krakow via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Train operators
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
Website
hzpp.hr
Train from Zagreb to Wien Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
hzpp.hr
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eurail.com
2nd Class
$27 - $40
1st Class
$40 - $60
Train from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
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.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Bohumin
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $21
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Bohumín to Žilina, Žilina
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
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 - $8
Premium
$11 - $15
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 Zagreb to Banská Bystrica
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
SAD Lucenec
Phone
047/5631385
Website
sadlc.sk
Bus from Banská Bystrica to Žilina AS
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
sadlc.sk
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Schedules at
crnja-tours.hr
Book at
crnja.getbybus.com
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Zagreb Zob to Bratislava Zob
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
globtour.com
SAD Presov, A.S
Phone
+421 900 211 153
Email
sadpo@sad-po.sk
Website
sad-po.sk
Bus from Bratislava to Žilina
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
sad-po.sk
Eurobus SK
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
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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Zagreb to Žilina train services, operated by Flixtrain, arrive at Žilina, Žilina station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zagreb to Žilina is 637 km. It takes approximately 6 h 12 min to drive from Zagreb to Žilina.

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Croatia Airlines and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Zagreb Airport to Vienna Airport.

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There are 216+ hotels available in Žilina. Prices start at $30 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Zagreb Airport is to shuttle which takes 27 min and costs .

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