There are 9 ways to get from Zagreb to Žilina by bus, train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus, train  •  8 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Cieszyn
  2. Take the train from Cesky Tesin to Zilina R / ...

$3 - $6

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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 - $58

Bus Crnja Tours  •  10 h 54 min

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

$41 - $76

Train  •  11 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. to Wien Hbf Ec
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava hl.st. Rex / ...
  3. Take the train from Bratislava hl.st. to Zilina R / ...

$64 - $98

Drive  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Zagreb to Žilina 397.9 miles

$80 - $120

Fly Zagreb to Vienna, train  •  6 h 47 min

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

$120 - $431

Fly Graz to Vienna, train  •  9 h 13 min

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

$132 - $621

Fly Ljubljana to Vienna, train  •  8 h 45 min

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

$139 - $636

Fly Zagreb to Ostrava, train  •  10 h 51 min

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

$131 - $587

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zagreb to Žilina is to bus and train which costs 25 kn - 40 kn and takes 8 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zagreb to Žilina is to drive which costs 500 kn - 750 kn and takes 6 h 12 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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It takes approximately 8 h 9 min to get from Zagreb to Žilina, including transfers.

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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 Zilina via Wien Hbf and Bratislava hl.st.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 22 min.

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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 and Bratislava hl.st. in around 11 h 22 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 Graz to Vienna
Ave. Duration
38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Flights from Ljubljana to Vienna
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Vienna
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Zagreb to Ostrava via Prague
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Zagreb to Ostrava via Munich, Prague
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Ljubljana to Vienna
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Train operators
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Cesky Tesin to Zilina
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
cd.cz
Train from Ostrava-Svinov to Zilina
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
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 Český Těšín to Žilina
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $13
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $5
Business
$6 - $7
Premium
$10 - $13
Train from Ostrava-Svinov to Žilina
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $16
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $6
Business
$8 - $9
Premium
$13 - $16
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Český Těšín to Žilina, Žilina
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Train from Ostrava, Ostrava-Svinov to Žilina, Žilina
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava hl.st.
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Bus operators
GlobTourist
Phone
+48 94 354 54 19
Email
info@globtourist.com
Website
globtourist.com
Bus from Zagreb to Cieszyn
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
globtourist.com
FlixBus
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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
$30 - $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 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $65
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

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