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Slovakia By Train

Train travel is the ideal way to explore the untainted terrains and rich folk culture of Slovakia. With your Eurail Pass, the hospitable young city of Bratislava is easily accessible. Enjoy the historic town of Kosice in east Slovakia and marvel at the mineral-rich Štiavnica mountain ranges. And while you're here, taste the Slovak wines from the Carpathian regions.

 

Train types in Slovakia

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Domestic Trains

Regional Expres (REX) and Osobný Vlak (Os)

  • Regional and commuter trains

 

Expres (Ex), Rýchlik (R) and Regionálny Rýchlik (RR)

  • Long distance interregional trains

 

Eurocity (EC) and InterCity (IC)

  • Intercity trains between larger cities

  • Reservations are required

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International Trains

RegioJet

  • Yellow international trains to the Czech Republic, connecting Košice and Bratislava with Prague. You need an Interrail Global Pass to travel on this train.
  • Trains with number 1046/1047 on the Prague – Bratislava route are not included
  • Night trains are available on the Košice-Tatry-Prague route.
  • Reservations are optional

Night trains

  • Reservations are required

Most trains in Slovakia offer bike transportation. You will need to buy a bike ticket at the station.

 

Popular connections

Let us show you the average travel times between Slovakia's biggest cities. Reservations are optional for all of these train journeys.

 

Route Travel time (by InterCity)
Bratislava to Kosice 4hr 35min
Bratislava to Presov 4hr 54min
Bratislava to Zilina 1hr 51min
Route Which train? Travel time Reservations
Bratislava to Berlin (Germany) EuroNight 10hr 10min Required
Bratislava to Budapest (Hungary) EuroCity 2hr 40min Optional
Bratislava to Prague (Czech Republic) EuroCity / RegioJet 4 hours Required (EuroCity) / Optional (RegioJet)
Bratislava to Vienna (Austria) Regional 1 hour Not required
Bratislava to Warsaw (Poland) EuroNight 8 hours Required

 

Reservations

Which trains in Slovakia require a reservation:

  • InterCity trains (IC): Reservation fees $ 3.60 - $ 14.40 (Eurail Reservation Service) and $ 3 - $ 13 (when purchased locally in Slovakia).

  • Eurocity (EC): Reservation fees $ 6 (Eurail Reservation Service) and $ 1 (when purchased locally in Slovakia). Reservations are optional.

  • Night trains: Fees depend on destination and type of seat/bed booked.

     

    All domestic trains require reservations if you're travelling in 1st class. The reservation is free if you get it locally in Slovakia, or $1 if you buy it through the App in the Slovakrail reservation system.

 

See reservation costs for domestic trains

 

See reservation costs for international trains

 

Get your Pass for Slovakia

Slovakia Pass

 

Use your whole vacation to discover Slovakia by rail.

 

Standard prices from $ 51

Global Pass

 

Be free to visit Slovakia and up to 32 other Eurail countries.


Standard prices from $ 185

 

Tips and tricks for Slovakia

Quick facts

  • Capital: Bratislava

  • Population: 5.4 million

  • Language: Slovak

  • Currency: Euro (EUR)

  • Dialing code: +421

Slovakia main train station

The railway hub of Slovakia is in Bratislava:

  • Bratislava Hlavna stanica (main station).

  • It has ticket machines and information service.

  • Located 1 km from Bratislava's Old Town.

  • Bus and tram stops are outside the station.

Hotels and resorts

Eurail pass holders in Slovakia get discounts on accommodation at a number of hotels and wellness centers.

See all pass benefits for Slovakia

 

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