Due to the small size of the country, traveling by car is the best way to see the country. Renting a car in Slovakia enables you to enjoy the freedom of the open road to explore what Slovakia has to offer. The road network covers the entire country and roads are usually in good condition. Traffic drives on the right-hand side and you must be 18 years old to drive a car. There is a strict drunk driving law and any trace amount of alcohol can lead to imprisonment or heavy fines. Speed limits are strictly enforced as well and are posted at 37mph in town and 81mph on highways.
Traveling by Rail:
Slovakia's rail network is very extensive and covers most of the country and services multiple international destinations. Bratislava is the main hub city for rail transport and most trains either originate from or pass through Bratislava. Ticket prices are affordable compared to other countries and you can expect the trains to be clean and comfortable.
Traveling by Bus:
The bus network in Slovakia is very extensive and there are not too many places that you can't reach by bus. Prices are generally cheaper than rail travel and offer more destinations than rail. Bus travel is available throughout Slovakia as well as most neighboring countries and capital cities.
Traveling by Boat:
With prime location on the Danube River, water transportation does exist in Slovakia. Regular ferries run from Bratislava to Vienna, Hamburg, Budapest and other major ports along the Danube. A cruise along the Danube will be sure to be a memorable experience, offering great views of Slovakia.
Traveling by Taxi:
Taxi service is available in most major towns and cities and is usually a cheap mode of transportation. Fares tend to be higher at night and make sure the taxi has a meter or the fare is agreed upon before embarking. Tipping is customary at about 10% but can vary depending on the level of service received.
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