Slovakia to Croatia Train

Train from Slovakia to Croatia is one way of travelling between these two countries. However, this might not be the fastest and most popular way of travelling, it is an option. There are some popular train routes connecting Slovakian and Croatian cities, especially during the summer season. These routes are not direct but require one or more train changes along the way. The route is operated by Railways of the Slovak Republic (Železničná spoločnosť Slovensko – ZSSK) and Croatian Railways (HZPP) and several routes might be operated by RegioJet.

However, the most popular route from Slovakia to Croatia is Bratislava – Zagreb. Once in Zagreb, it is possible to travel to further Croatian cities, so you can check the detailed guide for this route below.

Bratislava – Zagreb

Train from Bratislava to Zagreb might not be the only train route between Slovakia and Croatia, but it is definitely the most popular one. There are no direct trains on this route, all require one or more train changes.

There are up to 6 daily departures, but usually one of them is the fastest train route that requires only one train change in Vienna. Other departures require up to 4 train changes. The waiting time for a train change in Vienna is usually only several minutes which makes the overall journey last for about 8 hours.

In case of other departures, the waiting time between the trains lasts from several minutes to several hours, so make sure to check this for your exact departure. Accordingly, the journey can last up to around 14 hours.

The route is mostly served by these several types of trains, depending on the departure:

  • EuroCity (EC) trains
  • InterCity (IC) trains
  • Regional-Express trains

The price of a regular one-way ticket varies from departure to departure.

However, much cheaper and a slightly faster option is taking a bus from Bratislava to Zagreb as an alternative type of ground transportation. There are up to 2 daily departures, including a night bus. Tickets start from €19 and the journey takes approximately 7 hours.

Map of Slovakia Railway