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Slovakia

Getting there & away

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Land

Bus

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.

Train

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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Boat

River

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

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Air

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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