Getting around by car

Travelling by car around Slovakia is the best option if you want to be free to go where you please. There is almost 700 kilometres of highways and express roads in Slovakia where you have to pay the toll. A journey from Bratislava to Košice takes about 5 hours (400 – 450 km), to Banská Bystrica (210 km) or to Žilina (200 km) 2 hours. You can get to High Tatras within 4 hours (340 km). 

Slovakia is too small to hurry though. If you divert from main routes, your compensation for slow drive will be a view of forests and fields, visit of authentic smaller towns and villages, and a sense of adventure. The most impressive routes are in mountainous parts of central and northern Slovakia.