Cheap Flights To Slovakia

Situated in a relatively quiet and picturesque corner of Europe, Slovakia can be found squeezed between the Czech Republic, Austria, the Ukraine, Hungary, and Poland. The nation was formerly part of Czechoslovakia in the days of the Iron Curtain. The geography of the country is known for it’s mountains, and is a popular destination for hikers and skiers. The history of human civilization in the region goes back more than 2000 years, as the various UNESCO heritage sites throughout the country indicates. There are several airports scattered throughout the country, but only three have scheduled flights on commercial airlines.

  • Košice International Airport (KSC) moves about 800,000 passengers a year, making it the second largest airport in Slovakia.
  • M. R. Štefánik Airport (BTS) is the country’s main international transportation hub and s more commonly known as Bratislava Airport.
  • Poprad–Tatry Airport (TAT) is the smallest of the three airports and serves a ski-resort town called Poprad, making it the airport with the highest elevation in Europe.

Airlines that fly to Slovakia

Route from Canada to Slovakia eave from Toronto’s Pearson International (YYZ), are often headed for KSC, with at least one stop an essential part of this 15 to 20 hour trip.

  • LOT, the national carrier of Poland, is the only airline that goes from YYZ to KSC with only one stop, naturally in its home city of Warsaw.
  • Air Transat flies this route in cooperation with a number of European airlines, including Vueling, an airline based in Spain.
  • Air Canada can get you to KSC with some help from Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa.
  • Westjet gets a piece of the action by cooperating with its low-cost European counterparts, like Whizz Air and Eurowings.

Keep in mind that all three of Slovakia’s airports are accessible via most European destinations, so if you’re already on the continent, you can save on flights wit regional low-cost airlines.

What to see and do in Slovakia

Even during the days of the Soviet Bloc, this region of Czechoslovakia was a popular destination for history buffs, foodies, outdoor enthusiasts, artists, and writers. Since the fall of Communism, and especially since the transportation and infrastructure improvements of the late 1990s, tourism is booming. There are several excellent reasons why.

  • National Parks. There are four national parks in Slovakia, and each one is home to snow-capped mountains, deep-blue glacial lakes, and thick pine forests. More unique features in these natural preserves include thermal pools, caves of striking white granite, and scenic places for camping.
  • Medieval Castles. The most famous of these dominates the skyline of Bratislava, but there are several throughout the country, most of which are open to visitors and have been restored to best reflect their time period.
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites. There a total of seven places here recognized by the UN as cultural treasures, an impressive number for a relatively small country. These include ancient monuments, whole historic cities, and rare forests that exist nowhere else on the planet.

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