Getting There and Getting Around
Bratislava Airport is one of the fastest growing airports in Europe. Until a few years ago it only handled seasonal charters and connecting flights to Prague. Today, however, Bratislava is a dynamic hub for national and international connections. Sky Europe links Bratislava with regular flights to numerous European destinations, and the airport is also served by Czech Airlines, Ryanair, Lufthansa and other carriers.
Just 40 minutes by car from downtown Bratislava and served by major international airlines, Vienna Airport at Schwechat is a favorite port of entry that serves the two closest national capitals in Europe.
Poprad airport, in northern Slovakia, lies within an hour’s drive of Slovakia’s main mountain and winter sports resorts and increasingly serves as the principal gateway to the High and Low Tatra regions.
Sliac Airport is located in the center of Slovakia, near the city of Banská Bystrica.
Served by regular flights from Bratislava, Prague and Vienna, Kosice is the easternmost international airport in Slovakia and affords convenient access to all corners of Eastern Slovakia.
By Rail and Road
Bratislava, the Slovak capital, is Slovakia’s main rail hub, with direct, frequent train service to and from Vienna (56 minutes), Budapest (2-1/2 hours) and Prague (4-1/4 hours). By car or coach, Slovakia is easily reached from neighboring countries by motorway and secondary roads.
By the Danube
In summer, hydrofoils to Bratislava run from Vienna and Budapest.
Slovakia has an extensive rail and road network. Several comfortable Intercity (IC) trains commute daily between Bratislava, Liptovsky Mikulas (in the Low Tatras), Poprad (in the High Tatras) and Kosice, and most towns and many villages are on local rail lines. The Slovak motorway system is constantly being expanded, and within a few years the east and west of the country will be well connected by modern four-lane highways. In addition, there are regular domestic flights between Bratislava and Kosice.