8th International Symposium

June 12-16, 2022, High Tatras, Horný Smokovec


Root Structure and Function
Root Structure and Function
Root Structure and Function

Travelling to Nový Smokovec from Vienna and Bratislava

How to reach Bratislava railway station from Vienna and Bratislava airport

From Vienna airport you can reach Bratislava using shuttle buses operated by RegioJet (10 daily connections) or Slovak lines/FlixBus (runs every hour). You arrive to Bratislava central bus station (60 minutes) and continue using public urban transport, line 40 to Bratislava central railway station.

Note that shuttle bus companies may have different platforms, please verify at the airport the exact location of the bus stop. Shuttle bus service is from 3:55 till 23:59.

Bratislava airport is connected with the central railway station by the bus line 61 (25 minutes duration at intervals of 8-20 minutes, service starts at 4:40 and ends at 23:30).

By train

From Bratislava central station (Bratislava hlavná stanica) it is recommended to take a IC (InterCity train) to Poprad Tatry going 4 times a day taking 3.5 hours; or the R (Rapid) train which is slower but runs 7 times a day taking 4.5 hours. IC trains are compulsory seat reservation trains. Standard tickets are not valid in IC trains.

Departures from Bratislava

  • R trains: 06:13, 08:13, 10:13, 12:13, 14:13, 16:13, 18:13
  • IC trains: 05:55, 11:51, 16:06, 17:52

From Vienna central station (Wien Hauptbahnhof) you can use also direct IC train to railway station Poprad-Tatry, it runs only once a day at 2:42 PM (travel time 5 hrs), return to Vienna at 8:18 AM from Poprad-Tatry station. Connections between Vienna Airport and railway station you can find here.

From Poprad Tatry to Starý Smokovec (up to 23 daily, every 30-60 minutes from 4:52 to 22:17). After reaching Poprad Tatry railway station you have to go upstairs (inside the station building above platforms for conventional trains) to a separate platform for local electric trains to Starý Smokovec (in direction Štrbské Pleso). Check navigation tables TEŽ (Tatra electric railways).

For the timetables, train tickets and reservations visit the ZSSK web page.