Travel Information

In general, for better comfort we recommend to travel by:

  1. Train + cog railway (or taxi)
  2. Coach + cog railway (or taxi)
  3. Official WFS pick-up service from your city of arrival directly to venue The Hotel Patria.

There is a manifold network of transport (both trains and coaches) available to Slovakia and therefor your commute should be readily facilitated at all the times. The names of your terminal stations in Slovakia are Strba or Poprad -Tatry and the route should be as follows:

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We recommend using this website www.cp.sk for detailed connections w/ updated times and direct weblinks to the service providers for ticket bookings. Please follow the below instructions to start your desired search. This travel portal searches all cities/town across Europe and lists preferred means for travel (coaches, trains, etc.)

 

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Aeroplane

Connections are possible directly to Bratislava or Prague, but the best would be to Vienna. Vienna is within easy reach from European cities and other continents.

Airports

Poprad – 25 km
Bratislava – 310 km
Budapest – 297 km
Krakow -164 km
Vienna - 375 km
Praque – 564 km

 

Train

Options:

  1. From Vienna International Airport (VIE) to Strba or Poprad-Tatry
  2. From Prague International Airport (PRG) to Strba or Poprad-Tatry
  3. From Budapest International Airport (BUD) to Strba or Poprad-Tatry
  4. From Warszawa International Airport (WAW) to Strba or Poprad-Tatry

 

1. From Vienna International Airport (VIE) to Strba or Poprad-Tatry

Please navigate to the official VIE website on how to get from the airport to the Wien Hbf (Hauptbahnhof) https://www.viennaairport.com/en/passengers/arrival__parking or use below website to look for detailed commute https://www.rome2rio.com/map/Vienna-Airport-VIE/Wien-Hbf.

Once you are @ Wien Hbf, there is a direct train daily scheduled for departure D 14:42 to Poprad-Tatry A 19:35.
Other option is to travel from Vienna to Bratislava and then from Bratislava to Strba or Poprad – Tatry.

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Please visit Slovak National train Service https://www.zssk.sk/en/ for fares, tickets and possible time changes. Please check the Austria National Train Service website https://www.oebb.at/en/.

 

2. From Prague International Airport (PRG) to Strba or Poprad-Tatry

Please navigate to the official PRG website on how to get from the airport to the Prague Main Train Station (Praha Hlavni nadrazi – Hl.n.) https://www.prg.aero/en/train.

Once you are at Praha Hl. n., there is direct connecting train service operated by Leo Express https://www.leoexpress.com/en daily leaving Prague D 14:08 and arriving to Strba A 20:45. Please refer to the link for possible changes in times and fares.

There are another 2 train operators w/ direct services to Strba or Poprad Tatry. Here is the time-schedule valid as of writing this instruction:

Another train connection between Praha Hlavni nadrazi – Hl.n.and Strba or Poprad-Tatry. Possbile option is to travel via:

  1. Prague - Zilina (8.23, 12.23, 15.23) and taking the connecting train Zilina - Strba or Poprad Tatry (15.40, 19.35, 22.38) https://www.cd.cz/en/default.htm, https://www.zssk.sk/en/
  2. Prague - Puchov (5.23, 9.23, 11.23,13.23) and taking the connecting train Puchov - Strba or Poprad Tatry (12.38, 16.38, 22.38) https://www.zssk.sk/en/

Kindly refer to their websites for possible changes in times and fares booking.

 

3. From Budapest International Airport (BUD) to Strba or Poprad-Tatry

Please navigate to the official BUD website on how to get from the airport to the Keleti Main train station https://www.bud.hu/en/passengers/transport/public_transportation/trains or use below website to look for detailed connections https://www.rome2rio.com/map/Budapest-Airport-BUD/Keleti-Station.

There is no direct train connection between Budapest Keleti and Strba or Poprad-Tatry. Possbile option is to travel via:

  1. Budapest - Vienna (11:40 – 14:21) and taking the connecting train Vienna - Strba or Poprad Tatry (14:42 – 19:35 ) Check website for details https://www.mavcsoport.hu/en,
  2. Budapest - Kosice (6:30 – 9:59), (18:30- 21:59), see https://www.mavcsoport.hu/en for details and possible changes. Connecting train from Kosice - Strba or Poprad Tatry (10:07 – 11:21), (22:07- 23:21). Check website for details https://www.zssk.sk/en/.

 

4. From Warszawa International Airport (WAW) to Strba or Poprad-Tatry

There is no direct connection from Warszawa and the trip goes through Czech Republic where you need to change trains for Štrba or Poprad – Tatry.

You can use following indirect connections:

  1. Warszawa Centralna (13:30) - Bohumín CZE (17:48) and then taing the connecting train Bohumín CZE (17:59) - Poprad Tatry (21:05)

 

Train Services (Cog Railway)

From Strba or Poprad Tatry to Strbske Pleso.

From both these stations there are plenty of ways to arrive at the venue Hotel Patria in Strbske pleso.

There are train services (cog railway) operating from Strba or Poprad – Tatry to Strbske Pleso every hour. Kindly use this website to check the time, fares and book tickets. https://www.zssk.sk/en/.

 

Coach

From Krakow International Airport (KRK) to Strba or Poprad-Tatry.

In this case we recommend to use coach service from Krakow, Glowny (dw. aut) to Poprad, AS. Please use this site for detailed navigation from the airport to main bus station https://www.rome2rio.com/map/Krakow-Airport-KRK/Krak%C3%B3w-dw-aut.

Once you are at Krakow, Glowny, please use coach service Leo Express operating at times (6:30 – 9:00), 12:30 – 15:05). Please refer to the website for possible changes and fares booking https://www.leoexpress.com/en.

 

 

From Strbske Pleso to Hotel Patria

Lastly, from Strbske Pleso station it is approx. 10 min walk to get to the venue Hotel Patria. Kindly use navigation app to find the route.

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Venue: Hotel Patria
Strbske Pleso 33
Vysoke Tatry 059 85
Slovakia

GPS: 49° 7′ 28.5″ S, 20° 3′ 40.94″ V
Phone:+421 52 7848 999, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Web: https://www.hotelpatria.sk/en 

 

 

WFS official airport pick-up service to the venue - Hotel Patria

WFS offers an official WFS pick-up service via our partner Katransport from all the neighbouring international airports (Wien – Schwechat, Budapest – Ferenc Liszt, Prague – Ruzyne, Krakow – Balice, Warszawa – Chopin, Katowice – Pyrzowice, Bratislava, Kosice).

We offer 2 kinds of fare programmes:

  • service up to 3 people,
  • service up to 8 people.

 

From the airportTo the VenueUp to 8 peopleUp to 3 people
Wien - Schwechat (Austria) Hotel Patria
Strbske Pleso 33
Vysoke Tatry 059 85
Slovakia
GPS: 49° 7′ 28.5″ S, 20° 3′ 40.94″ V
322 € / 1 car 220 € / 1 car
Budapest- Ferenc Liszt (Hungary) 250 € / 1 car 170 € / 1 car
Prague - Ruzyne (Czech Republic) 448 € / 1 car 300 € / 1 car
Krakow - Balice (Poland) 150 / 1 car 95 € / 1 car
Warszawa - Chopin (Poland) 380 € / 1 car 240 € / 1 car
Katowice - Pyrzowice (Poland) 200 € / 1 car 140 € / 1 car
Bratislava (Slovakia) 260 € / 1 car 180 € / 1 car
Kosice (Slovakia) 130 € / 1 car 95 € / 1 car
Strba or Poprad railway station 30 € / 1 car 20 € / 1 car
*Different location or airport *TBD *TBD

 

For booking this service, please contact our partner directly at least 7 days prior to your date of arrival at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (phone +421 915 645 400) w/ mail subject WFS2020.

* In case of pick-up from another location (another airport, another station) please contact our partner, who will inform you about the quotes and in case of interest arrange transport to the hotel.

 


Slovak Visa Requirements for Holders of Ordinary Passports

Citizens of most countries are not required to be in possession of visa when entering Slovakia for less than 90 days.

Detailed information can be found on the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic website https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/consular_info/visa.

In case if you will need an “invitation letter”, please contact us by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with subject Invitation letter VISA.

 

 

 

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