Slovakia by train

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Overview

Slovakia has seen its share of tourists over the years and not all of them have been so welcome. An army of castles and fortresses pay testament to a history of conquest and domination. In fact, Slovakia didn't gain its independence until 1993. But being overrun from time to time is not always a bad thing as is proved by the foreign influences that can still be seen in the 18th century rococo architecture, Gothic churches and 15th century town squares. To visit Slovakia is to visit a place less glitzy and more down to earth than many of its more famous neighbours.

 

Train Travel in Slovakia

The national railway company of Slovakia is known as Railways of the Slovak Republic or Železnice Slovenskej republiky (ŽSR). Major cities in Slovakia are connected by trains with daily connections. Trains are the best choice for travelling as they are more comfortable and less expensive, especially for long trips. Bratislava, the capital city of Slovakia, is the transportation hub. Intercity trains serve cities and regions like Bratislava, Žilina, The High Tatras and Košice. There is an international train connection to Slovakia from Vienna, the capital city of Austria. International trains also link Slovakia to Hungary and Poland.