Trains from Košice to Žilina

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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Košice to Žilina. Traveling by train from Košice to Žilina usually takes around 3 hours and 40 minutes, but the fastest Leo Express train can make the trip in 3 hours and 37 minutes.

Distance119 mi (192 km)
Fastest train3h 37m
Lowest price£4.22
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceLeo Express
Train lines2

Which train should you take from Košice to Žilina?

2 train services operate from Košice to Žilina. Leo Express usually has more trains scheduled, with 2 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixTrain13h 39m£17.64
Leo Express23h 41m£12.83
  • FlixTrain


    Part of the FlixBus family, FlixTrain launched in 2018 to offer affordable and sustainable train travel in Germany. Its trains provide Wi-Fi, power outlets, air conditioning, onboard restrooms, and access to an entertainment portal full of movies, games, and music. In addition, each passenger gets a guaranteed seat, so you don't have to worry about standing in any aisles. FlixTrain operates 1 daily trips to Žilina from Košice. The train usually departs from Staničné námestie in Košice and arrives at P. O. Hviezdoslava 697/9 in Žilina after about 3 hours and 39 minutes.

  • Leo Express

    Leo Express

    Leo Express train tickets from Košice to Žilina start from £4, and on average cost . Daily there are 2 Leo Express schedules to Žilina. Leo Express in Košice leaves from Staničné námestie 9 . And in Žilina trains arrive at P. O. Hviezdoslava 697/9 .

    From Košice to Žilina train travel on Leo Express takes 3 hours and 41 minutes. If you are looking to get to Žilina faster, Leo Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 37 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Leo Express offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Žilina.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Košice to Žilina during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Košice to Žilina?

The distance between Košice and Žilina is approximately 119 miles, or 192 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 40 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 37 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Košice to Žilina on Saturday. Tickets for Saturday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Tuesday. Tuesday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Košice at 04:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 22:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Košice to Žilina?

Trains leave the station in Košice twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Žilina with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

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

Station Information

Where is the train station in Košice?

Main departure station: Staničné námestie 9

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

All train stations in Košice:

  • Staničné námestie 9

  • Staničné námestie

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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