Quick facts and Slovakia travel tips

  • Capital City? Bratislava
  • Currency? Euro
  • Languages? Slovak
  • Where is this place? Central Europe
  • Best time to visit Slovakia and seasons? All-year-round. However, Spring (April to May) and Autumn (September to October) are the low seasons with fewer crowds, cheaper accommodation and tours, and generally warm weather
  • Transportation in Slovakia? To get around the country you can take the bus, train, and by renting a car
  • International Airport(s)? Bratislava Airport (BTS), KošiceAirport (KSC)
  • Which side of the road do they drive? The right-hand side of the road
  • What is the electricity plug type? Type E. 230V. Check out our post about travel plug converters
  • Neighboring countries? Poland, Ukraine, Hungary, Austria, and the Czech Republic

Do you need a visa for Slovakia?

In order to enter Slovakia, you need to have a valid Schengen visa. If you’re a citizen of the EU group of countries, you can enter Slovakia without a visa. However, if you’re a citizen of Canada, the USA, New Zealand, and Australia – you can stay in Schengen areas for 90 days.

Check out our detailed guide on how to apply for a Schengen visa – read it here.

Where to book your flights to Slovakia?

Check our handy-dandy guide on how to find the cheapest flights around the world – read it here.

Do you need travel insurance for Slovakia?

Remember this: anything can happen! Read our take on why you need travel insurance and how it can save you money when things go unplanned – read it here.

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