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Trip Summary

4 trains operate daily from Prague to Žilina. The train trip from Prague to Žilina is usually about 5 hours and 9 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Leo Express train can get you there in as little as 4 hours and 54 minutes.

Distance201 mi (324 km)
Fastest train4h 54m
Lowest price£12.74
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceLeo Express
Train lines1

What is the price of a train ticket from Prague to Žilina?

Over the past month, a train ticket between Prague and Žilina cost £22.40, on average. This is about as cheap as train fares get on this route. Booking your trip at least 7 days in advance can help you secure tickets at the best price. For same-day bookings, you’ll likely have to pay around £6.37 more.

Monthly average prices

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Mark your calendar for January if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Prague to Žilina. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of £21. If you're planning a trip from Prague to Žilina during December, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about £35 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Which train should you take from Prague to Žilina?

Leo Express is the one and only train line which connects Prague to Žilina. However, there are 4 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Leo Express45h 10m£24.85
  • Leo Express is a prominent private train company based in Czechia, offering seamless connections between multiple cities across four countries. With a dedicated team of 320 professionals managing an extensive network of routes, Leo Express provides a multitude of daily trips. The company serves various destinations within the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, and Poland. Passengers can enjoy onboard amenities such as air conditioning, restrooms, complimentary Wi-Fi, power outlets, and complimentary refreshments for select ticket holders across different travel classes.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Prague and Žilina is approximately 201 miles, or 324 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 9 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 54 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

Saturday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Prague to Žilina. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Saturday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Friday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

The earliest train departs Prague at 13:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 20:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 4 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Prague to Žilina.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Žilina to Prague.

City Information

Prague

With storied churches and beautiful castles, Prague was once the hidden gem of Europe, and it has now revealed its beauty to the world. Prague’s prized landmark is the majestic Prague Castle, which is the largest castle complex in the world. The castle is an amalgamation of many different architectural styles, making it a very special destination to visit. You might even get to see the president of Czechia as well, since it is his office! If you simply want to stroll around and enjoy the vibe of the city, head for the Old Town Square, which has seen very few changes since its conception in the 12th century. If you are not afraid of a little hiking, head to Petrin Hill, which is one of the largest green areas in the city. The area also houses the Rose Garden and Seminary Garden, featuring more than 2,100 trees.

Prague’s food scene is not as well-known as other famous cities’, but the local dishes such as knedlíky or bramboráky will pleasantly surprise you. La Degustation Boheme Bourgeoise is a Michelin-starred restaurant that offers amazing Czech dishes. For local beers, don’t hesitate to check out U Medvídku.

Praha hlavní nádraží is the largest international train station in Prague and it’s located right in the heart of the city. Not too far from the train station is Prague’s central bus station. The principal airport in the city is the Václav Havel Airport Prague.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Prague?

Main departure station: Praha-Liben

There are two stations in Prague where you can board the train to Žilina.

All train stations in Prague:

  • Praha-Liben

  • Praha hl.n.

Where is the train station in Žilina?

Main arrival station: P. O. Hviezdoslava 697/9

Žilina has one train station.

Train stations in Žilina:

  • P. O. Hviezdoslava 697/9

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