How to get to Žilina

Žilinská univerzita v Žiline
Univerzitná 8215/1
010 26 Žilina

tel.   +421-41/513 5001
GPS: 49°12'8.26"N

GPS gpx (*.zip)

By air transport

The city of Žilina has excellent train and bus connections with many cities. When flying, you may arrive at the following airports with convenient connections to Žilina:
  1. Vienna International Airport (Austria – ), which is situated about 60 kilometres from Bratislava, capital of the Slovak Republic. The airport has a regular bus connection with Bratislava's bus station (about a 50-minute bus ride). Then take a direct train to Žilina (200 kilometres, about a 2-hour and 40-minute train ride).
  2. Prague Airport (Czech Republic – ). Take a direct train to Žilina (450 kilometres, about a 7-hour train ride).
  3. Bratislava Airport ( ) and then direct train to Žilina.
By railway transport

Railway station is situated just in the centre of Žilina. The best way how to get to University or hostel is to go by bus, trolley bus or taxi.

The railway connections can be checked at: (The web site is available in English and German)

Tickets should be bought before boarding the train. It is still possible to buy a ticket in the train, but the ticket itself is then more expensive. It is not recommended to travel without a ticket, as there is a fine for travelling without a ticket.

Train ticket from Bratislava to Žilina cost around 8,90 EUR.

By SAD/Slovak Lines transport

Central bus station is next to the railway station in the centre of Žilina.

The bus connection can be found at

The tickets are usually bought while the boarding the bus.