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There are 3 ways to get from Zakopane to Žilina by car or train

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Drive, train  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Zakopane to Strba
  2. Take the train from Strba to Zilina R / ...

$14 - $32

Cheapest option

Train  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Zakopane to Zywiec Ks / ...
  2. Take the train from Zwardon(PL) to Zilina Os

$13 - $22

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Zakopane to Žilina 83.8 miles

$17 - $25

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zakopane to Žilina is to train which costs 45 zł - 85 zł and takes 7 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zakopane to Žilina is to drive which costs 60 zł - 95 zł and takes 2 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zakopane to Žilina. However, there are services departing from Zakopane and arriving at Zilina via Zywiec and Zwardon(PL). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 9 min.

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The distance between Zakopane and Žilina is 88 km. The road distance is 134.1 km.

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The best way to get from Zakopane to Žilina without a car is to train which takes 7 h 9 min and costs 45 zł - 85 zł.

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It takes approximately 2 h 57 min to get from Zakopane to Žilina, including transfers.

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

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Zakopane to Žilina train services, operated by Polish Railways (PKP), arrive at Zilina station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zakopane to Žilina is 134 km. It takes approximately 2 h 5 min to drive from Zakopane to Žilina.

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There are 226+ hotels available in Žilina. Prices start at $31 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Zakopane to Žilina.
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  • Distance: 55.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 57 min

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

You can take a train from Zakopane to Žilina via Zywiec and Zwardon(PL) in around 7 h 9 min.

Train operators
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Štrba to Žilina
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $17
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $6
Business
$8 - $10
Premium
$13 - $17
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Štrba, žel. st. to Žilina, žel. st.
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
regiojet.com
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Štrba to Žilina, Žilina
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
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 Zakopane to Zywiec
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$6 - $9
1st Class
$8 - $13
Train from Zwardon(PL) to Zilina
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com

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