Why visit Slovakia?
A country on the river Danube will surprise you with views from its peaks, magical nooks and crannies and wild beech forests. Slovakia´s history is guarded by 180 castles and its underground is captivating with huge caves. Slovakia´s UNESCO sites, rich culture, folk craftsmanship and top-quality wines will become the highlight of your itinerary.
The largest airport in Slovakia is the Airport of M.R. Štefánik in Bratislava. The main train station and the new Nivy bus station are located thirty minutes from the airport and are both well connected by public transport. Other international airports are in Košice and Poprad near the High Tatras. The main gateway to Slovakia from long-haul destinations is Schwechat airport in Vienna with direct flights to many world capitals. A regular bus line from Schwechat Airport to Bratislava runs regularly even at night.
Slovakia is an international crossroads and is therefore well connected to the European railway network with Vienna, Budapest, Prague and Warsaw. The journey from Vienna to Bratislava takes an hour, from Prague approximately 4.5 hours. National lines of various categories, from long-distance InterCity trains to regional lines, connect the metropolis with larger and smaller Slovak cities. Enjoy a beautiful natural and architectural scenery from the train window.
The network of highways and expressways enables a comfortable entry into Slovakia. Highways are tolled, drive on the right and with zero blood alcohol tolerance. In the winter season, you have to expect snow and ice, and on the way from south to north you have to overcome mountain ridges. Graphical signs navigate from the main roads to castles, monuments and other important points.
Touring Slovakia by bicycle is made possible by 16,000 km of marked bicycle routes that lead along mountain ridges and picturesque valleys, through medieval towns, around castles, or to UNESCO world monuments. EuroVelo 6, EuroVelo 11 and Euro Velo 13 cycle corridors run through Slovakia.