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Getting there & away




Local buses connect Poprad and Ždiar with Poland. Eurobus (www.eurobus.sk) and Eurolines (www.slovaklines.sk) handle international routes across Europe from Bratislava and heading east to the Ukraine from Košice.

Car & motorcycle

Private vehicle requirements for driving in Slovakia are registration papers, ‘green card’ (proof of third-party liability insurance), nationality sticker, first-aid kit and warning triangle.


See cp.atlas.sk for international and domestic train schedules. Direct trains connect Bratislava to Austria, the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary; from Košice, trains connect to the Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine and Russia.

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During spring and summer, Danube riverboats offer an alternative way to get between Bratislava and Vienna or Budapest.

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Bratislava’s intra-European airport is small. Unless you’re coming from the UK, which has a fair number of direct flights, your arrival will likely be by train. Vienna, Austria, has the nearest international air hub.

Airport Bratislava (BTS; www.airportbratislava.sk) Two dozen European destinations.

Košice International Airport (KSC; www.airportkosice.sk) Flights to Prague and Vienna.

Vienna International Airport (VIE; Schwechat; www.viennaairport.com) Austrian airport with regular bus connections to Bratislava, 60km west. Worldwide connections.

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