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
- Route map
- Domestic trains
- International trains
- Night trains
- Bicycles on 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
- 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
Reservations are required
Most trains in Slovakia offer bike transportation. You will need to buy a bike ticket at the station.
- Domestic routes
- International routes
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|
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
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Tips and tricks for Slovakia
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.
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Eurail pass holders in Slovakia get discounts on accommodation at a number of hotels and wellness centers.
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