The railway from Poland to Slovakia is back. Tourists face border controls

The railway from Poland to Slovakia is back.  Tourists face border controls

From December 30, for the next two months, passengers can take advantage of a unique train trip to the Slovak Tatra Mountains. Tourists must take the necessary documents with them.

We start the new year with fantastic news for travel lovers. Fans of distant destinations will be pleased with the new Ryanair connection, and lovers of short trips will be interested in the possibility of a weekend trip to Slovakia. The railway connection between Muszyna and Slovak Poprad has been resumed for the winter season. Courses are offered on all Saturdays and Sundays until February 25, 2024. Travelers should be prepared for border control inspections upon returning to the country.

A picturesque route through the Slovak mountains

“From December 30, we will run from Muszyna to the charming Poprad located on the southern side of the Tatra Mountains,” we read in the announcement of Koleje Małopolskie. The advantage of the resumed connection between the Polish health resort and Poprad, located at the foot of the Tatra Mountains, is undoubtedly the natural and tourist values ​​that await us there , as well as during the train journey itself. The route runs through small Slovak villages and towns: Pławiec, Stará Ľubová, Podolínec, Spišská Belá, Kežmarok and Studený Potok.

Trains to the largest town in the Slovak region Spis will run until February 25, 2024 on Saturdays and Sundays. The Małopolskie Railways train will depart from Muszyna at 10:01 to reach Poprad at 11:40. Passengers can also choose from an evening connection at 18:01 (on site at 19:40). Trains to Poland will run at 7:29 and 15:29 to reach the station in Muszyna after less than two hours.

Border controls are back

On the way back, we should be prepared for possible checks on the Slovak-Polish border. “In connection with the launch of the railway connection from Poprad to Muszyna, we would like to inform you that due to the Temporary Restoration of Border Control, persons traveling towards entry into Poland, in accordance with applicable regulations, will be subject to border control,” says the Carpathian Border Guard Department. Polish tourists only need a passport or ID card to cross the border.

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