A few years ago, the now-defunct SkyEurope airline offered the incredibly useful connection between London and the High Tatras of Slovakia which are one of the country’s main tourist attractions. Now, thanks to Wizz Air, that flight is back.
Starting from October 28, in preparation no doubt for the winter sports season, flights will run from London Luton to the tiny but terribly useful Poprad Tatry airport on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 14:20 (and returning on the same days at 18:15) according to the schedule on the Wizz Air website. Planes will be 180-seater Airbus A320’s. And flight prices start at £29.99 (one way).
It’s a very important connection for Slovakia, whose main airline is currently Ryanair (those guys have the monopoly on international flights). And with Poprad/the Tatras (hub of Slovakia’s winter sports and many of its outdoor adventures) being four hours from Bratislava (where most international flights including the UK arrive at present) and over one hour from Košice (where the only other international flights arrive – check here for info on London to Košice flights) by train – the London-Poprad connection could save holiday-makers considerable time.
So everything seems set for your autumn or winter break to Slovakia (Englishmaninslovakia.com certainly hopes the flights prove popular and the connection stays for the 2015 season too)! And we have already prepared a huge amount of info to help plan your visit: with tons more on the way. So:
See our guide to Poprad for what to do in the city, see our post on the Tatras Electric Railway for how to get from Poprad to the High Tatras mountains, see our comprehensive guide to hiking across the mountains, experience other adventures in the Tatras from climbing to kayaking with the No.1 adventure company in the Tatras and see our recommended High Tatras accommodation options – from Poprad guesthouses to remote mountain houses.
And lastly but not leastly, bon voyage. Dobrý letu!