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Slovak Railways logoTrain is a very good solution to travel both comfortably and at low price. Slovakia has a convenient and modern rail network with some particularly scenic lines (Banská Bystrica-Diviaky line, Brezno-Margecany in the Low Tatras and any electric train in the High Tatras).

Several daily trains connect Bratislava with Vienna, Prague, Budapest; trains connect Eastern Slovakia to Poland and Ukraine. Travel in 1st class and by Inter-City express trains is recommended for visitors – 1st class is roomier, with more space since most Slovaks travel in 2nd class, and 1st class is not much more expensive. The European East Pass covers train travel within Slovakia and between Slovakia and Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland. Trains are departing from most of the cities and towns to all parts of Slovakia.

Traveling by train to/from Slovakia is more expensive in case of purchasing one-way ticket. It is very recommended, especially for rail travel from Slovakia to international destinations, to buy an open return ticket. You can save a lot! For further information check the website of the Slovak railways (Slovak rail).

The Train schedules are available in English as well, but you may need to change the language setting in the lower-right corner of the page.

For ticket reservation for Slovak trains (note that the expression “Slovakian trains” is incorrect), please, see the Slovak Rail Company website.


Bratislava Train Stations

Since middle Ages, Bratislava has been an important cross-road among the biggest cities in Middle Europe; such as Budapest, Wien, Prague and a few more situated on the north. At the end of the 19th century and begging of the 20th century there was a big expansion of railway service in the Middle Europe. Bratislava was influenced as well; many train stations and railway lines were built. More of them were destroyed later during a huge expansion of the city; despite of it Bratislava still disposes with few train stations that are offering connections to the rest of the country and more international destinations.

Bratislava Hlavná stanica (Bratislava Main Train Station) is situated close to city centre. It offers most of the international lines of the country; and of course also connection to the rest of Slovakia. International destinations: Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland.

Bratislava Main Railway Station

Stanica Petržalka (Petržalka Station) is located in a town district called Petržalka. Trains from this station depart to Wien and Hungary, and to several domestic destinations.

Stanica Vinohrady (Vinohrady Station) is located just a few minutes from Main Train Station. All the trains departing to the south, east and north Slovakia pass this station. Most of the international trains stop here too; except the intercity trains. To the international destinations belong the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland.

Stanica Predmestie (Suburb Station) is close to Vinohrady Station. It is used mostly for industrial purposes. Many trains pass through the station, but they depart only to the rest of the stations in Bratislava; they do not depart anywhere else.

Stanica Nové Mesto (New Town Station) is located in the Ružinov town district, close the lake Kuchajda. Most of the trains depart to other Slovak cities, but there are some departing to Poland as well.

Stanica Vajnory (Vajnory Station) is located in town district Vajnory, not far from the biggest recreation centre of the city – Zlaté piesky (Golden Sand). Most of the trains coming from the eastern Slovakia stop here. Trains depart also to Hungary.

Stanica Devínska Nová Ves (Devínska Nová Ves Station) is located in Devínska Nová Ves. Trains depart to Austria and to the rest of Slovakia.


Košice Train Station

Košice Train Station is at the moment waiting for its reconstruction. It was reconstructed many years ago during communist era, so it has not a very nice welcoming building. There are many trains departing from Košice to the rest of Slovakia, and also to some international destinations.

Košice Main Railway Station

13 Responses to Train

  1. g m lloyd March 2, 2010 at 10:36 am #

    train times and prices from bratislava to brno please.!

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Hi,

    10:08, 12:08, 14:08, 16:08, 18:08, 22:50. Price depands on the train (international trains are a bit more expensive).

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  2. Frank Kundrat May 25, 2010 at 6:15 am #

    I compliment you on your very attractive and informative website!

    My question is, when will Slovakia be on the Eurail pass system? I visited the Czech Republic last year and wanted to use my Eurail pass to travel to Slovakia, but was informed that the Eurail pass would not be accepted in your country. Not using the pass meant i would have to buy a very expensive train ticket, so I passed on visiting you and went somewhere else with the Eurail pass.

    Thank your for your consideration of my question. Dakujem!

    Frank Kundrat

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Well, this is what we don’t know. Many visitors would appreciate it.

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  3. Carolyn August 3, 2010 at 11:13 pm #

    May I use your photo of the Kosice train station on a blog post I am writing about arriving in Kosice? See http://www.carolynschott.com/blog to get a sample of my blog posts.

    I’m glad the station is being remodeled. It wasn’t a very welcoming place when I was there. Though I loved the town of Kosice itself!

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Dear Carolyn, you can use anything from our website, but only if you link to the source page.

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    Carolyn replies:

    Of course! Thank you!

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  4. Andrew March 18, 2011 at 2:26 pm #

    Hello! Could you provide me with the list of trains from Banska Bystrica to Bratislava? Are there any direct trains?

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  5. Shahbaz August 22, 2011 at 11:59 am #

    Hello , I want to travel from krakow to kosice. can you give me any phone nr to call og some web site I can take an order from? thank you for youre help :)

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Try here: http://cp.atlas.sk/vlak/spojenie/ The ticket can be bought at the station right before departure.

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  6. Simone Sievers September 25, 2011 at 11:45 pm #

    Good evening..

    I have a question concerning a price..
    I’m from Germany and I can’t find any prices of slovakia trains…
    I want to take the train from Bratislava hl stanica to Breclav on 4th october at 08:09 am…
    can you tell me how much this costs? This would be very nice!
    Thank you very much.
    Greetings Simone Sievers

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    From Bratislava to Prague (330 km) the return ticket is 34.60 euro, so to Břeclav (80 km) it will be about 8-9 euro.

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