There are 6 ways to get from Zakopane to Bratislava by train, bus, car, plane or shuttle

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

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Train  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Strba to Zilina Sc / ...
  2. Take the train from Zilina to Bratislava hl.st. Rex

$21 - $43

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Train Polish Railways (PKP)  •  9 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Zakopane to Rybnik(PL) Regional
  2. Take the train from Rybnik(PL) to Bratislava hl.st. Ec

$20 - $29

4 alternative options

Bus  •  9 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Zakopane ZDA to Kraków
  2. Take the bus from Kraków to Bratislava

$25 - $45

Drive  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Zakopane to Bratislava 206.9 miles

$40 - $65

Train, fly  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Strba to Kosice
  2. Fly from Kosice (KSC) to Bratislava (BTS) KSC - BTS

$71 - $276

Shuttle  •  6 h

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Zakopane to Bratislava Eurobusways

$55 - $100

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zakopane to Bratislava is to train which costs 70 zł - 110 zł and takes 9 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zakopane to Bratislava is to drive which costs 150 zł - 230 zł and takes 4 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zakopane to Bratislava. However, there are services departing from Zakopane ZDA and arriving at Bratislava via Kraków. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zakopane to Bratislava. However, there are services departing from Zakopane and arriving at Bratislava hl.st. via Rybnik(PL). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 54 min.

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The distance between Zakopane and Bratislava is 245 km. The road distance is 331.1 km.

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The best way to get from Zakopane to Bratislava without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 45 min and costs 90 zł - 170 zł.

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It takes approximately 5 h 40 min to get from Zakopane to Bratislava, including transfers.

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Zakopane to Bratislava bus services, operated by MajerBus, depart from Zakopane ZDA station.

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Map of how to get from Zakopane to Bratislava.
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  • Distance: 152.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 40 min

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

You can take a train from Zakopane to Bratislava via Strba and Zilina in around 5 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zakopane to Bratislava via Kraków in around 9 h 45 min.

Airlines
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Kosice to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Train operators
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Website
zssk.sk
Train from Strba to Zilina
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
slovakrail.sk
Train from Zilina to Bratislava hl.st.
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
slovakrail.sk
Train from Strba to Kosice
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
slovakrail.sk
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
Train from Štrba to Košice
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $20
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$5 - $7
Business
$9 - $11
Premium
$15 - $20
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Štrba to Žilina, Žilina
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
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 Rybnik(PL)
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$7 - $12
1st Class
$11 - $16
Train from Rybnik(PL) to Bratislava hl.st.
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
MajerBus
Phone
669 060 060
Email
biuro@majerbus.pl
Website
majerbus.pl
Bus from Zakopane ZDA to Kraków
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Schedules at
majerbus.pl
PKS Zielona Gora
Phone
+48 703 40 23 57
Email
pks@pks.zgora.pl
Website
pks.zgora.pl
Bus from Zakopane to Kraków MDA
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
pks.zgora.pl
Ecolines
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 20 9148100
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Zakopane to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Schedules at
eurobusways.com

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