Transport in the region

There is a developed local transport of slow trains and buses in the region. To get to mountain resorts, one can use the Tatra Electric Railway or a bus from Poprad or a rag railway from Tatranská Štrba, which has a station for fast trains. The Tatry Card – a regional discount card enables you to travel eco-friendly in the High Tatras – with trains of the Railway Company of the Slovak Republic. The card included in hotel packages can be used as a travel ticket.

Railway and bus timetables

Tatra electric railways (Tatranské elektrické železnice – TEŽ) 

These railways are providing the transportation on the routes Poprad-Tatry – Starý Smokovec – Štrbské Pleso and Starý Smokovec – Tatranská Lomnica. The 15 trams operating in this area are ecological, quiet and able to transport many people.

Cog railway (Ozubnicová železnica – OZ )

This railway is connecting very well-known tourist center and starting point Štrbské Pleso with the station of Štrba. The cog electronic railways is  only one of a kind in Slovakia.


Railways of the Slovak Republic – will carry out a comprehensive reconstruction of the cogwheel line between the Štrba and Štrbské Pleso railway stations from 6 July 2020 until further notice.

Map of Tatra electric railways

Validating the tickets in the High Tatras

The railways are using the tariff system, with comlete self-service on the routes of the electric railways and cog railway, functioning without the train conductors. It is to a duty of a passenger to validate the ticket in the train right directly after the boarding. In case of an inspection, the passenger without a valid ticket must pay a fine.


Travel with regional card TATRY CARD:

  • Free-of-charge travel on the Tatra Electric Railways and Cog Railway
  • You obtain further discounts and benefits on the sport activities, sightseeing (museums), wellness and catering


Poprad-Tatry – Starý Smokovec – Štrbské Pleso a späť

Starý Smokovec – Tatranská Lomnica a späť

Poprad-Tatry – Tatranská Lomnica a späť

Štrba – Štrbské Pleso a späť

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If you decide to use individual transport but don´t have your own car, use a taxi service or car rental. Enjoy the comfort of all offered services and become the master of your time.