Cheap Flights to Slovakia
Nearly 4 million travelers throng to Slovakia every year, drawn to its cosmopolitan cities as well as its picturesque countryside. Slovakia's capital Bratislava has also become a popular venue for bachelor parties. Most flights to Slovakia land at either M. R. Štefánik Airport (BTS) or Košice International Airport (KSC).
Flights to Slovakia
M. R. Štefánik Airport is served by the low-cost carrier Ryanair. Charter airlines such as SmartWings and Travel Service Slovakia also provide cheap flights to Slovakia through this air passenger facility. A single terminal serves both domestic and international arrivals and departures. The terminal contains many bars, restaurants and cafes as well as souvenir shops and a duty-free store. There's also free Wi-Fi. You can find car rental facilities near baggage claim. Buses offer ground transportation to the train station in Bratislava as well as to Vienna, which is only 55 miles away. The fare to Bratislava is about $0.80. Taxis and hotel shuttles are also available.
Budget carrier Wizz Air Hungary offers low-cost flights to Košice International Airport. Facilities at the airport's single terminal include restaurants, gift shops, a business lounge and a nursery. Taxis are the only ground transportation option available for journeying into Košice, which is 4 miles to the north.
Attractions in Slovakia
Medieval towers mix with 20th-century buildings in Bratislava's skyline. Bratislava's Old Town contains many historic structures that date back to the 14th century. The Old Town Hall houses an extensive exhibit of torture devices as well a display on municipal history. The Primate's Palace is the 18th century neoclassical mansion where Napoleon signed the historic Peace of Pressburg. Make time to visit the modern Slovak National Theater in Hviezdoslav Square, too, so that you can take in a play, opera or ballet performance.
Just outside the city sits Bratislava Castle, which houses Slovakia's History Museum and National Museum. The museum contains portraits of historic luminaries such as Marie Antoinette as well as rooms filled with armor, weaponry and displays of colorful Slovakian glassware.
The High Tatras, which sit on the border between Poland and Slovakia, are a popular venue for winter sports. These mountains are a place for summertime hiking and mountaineering. Flights to Slovakia landing at the regional Letisko Poprad-Tatry Airport (TAT) provide the most convenient transportation options if you want to explore this beautiful region.
Travel Tips for Slovakia
Use the money you'll save taking cheap flights to Slovakia to splurge on a good restaurant and sample some tasty Slovakian cuisine. Slovakia is particularly famous for potato dishes like Bryndzové halušky, which are potato dumplings with roasted bacon and sheep cheese, and Granadír, a kind of potato pasta. You can get a great meal at a restaurant in Bratislava for between $10 and $15.
If you're traveling to Slovakia in April or May, make time to attend the Festival of Ghosts and Monsters. Bojnice Castle, which is approximately 110 miles northeast of Bratislava, has been hosting this unique gathering for more than 20 years.
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