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Fly from Liverpool to Kosice, Slovakia

Book your flights to Kosice with Ryanair

With a travel time of just under three hours, it is easy to book Liverpool to Košice flights for a weekend getaway or a longer holiday. The second largest city in Slovakia, there is so much to explore in Košice, whether it’s visiting historical sites, trying traditional Slovakian food or relaxing in a coffee shop. Ryanair offers cheap flights to Košice, making it an attractive, affordable destination.

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Why you should go to Košice

One of Europe’s most underrated cities, Košice is the perfect place for a short and sweet city break and, much like Liverpool, is a former European Capital of Culture. With its Old Town, Gothic towers, and Baroque architecture, this hidden gem is the pride of Eastern Slovakia.

Košice is home to Slovakia’s longest historical promenade, making it easy to have a wander and take in the view of some of its major attractions such as St Elisabeth Cathedral, Lower Gate, State Theatre and the historical Town Hall. Off the beaten track, in narrow lanes and alleyways, you’ll find a range of artsy, independent coffee shops, which offer the perfect respite from sightseeing.

The city also hosts the oldest marathon in Europe, known as the Košice Peace Marathon, which occurs the first Sunday in October every year. The evening before the marathon is the start of the Nuit Blanche festival, which takes place across the city. With multiple musical and luminary installations, a night stroll through Košice becomes an unforgettable experience.

A city with rich art, culture and history, Košice is an exciting place to visit.

When you should go to Košice

The best time to visit Košice depends on what type of holiday you’re looking for. There are dozens of ski areas within driving distance of Košice Airport and if you are planning to hit the slopes, then Slovakia’s ski season starts in December and runs until the end of April.

Peak tourist season in Slovakia is from May to September, when temperatures are at their hottest. However, March to May is also a wonderful time of year to head to Košice if you are heading there for a city break, with temperatures pleasant enough that you should be able to enjoy your break without being uncomfortably hot.

Where to stay in Košice

The most popular area to stay in Košice is Staré Mesto (Old Town), where all the main attractions are located, including the Immaculata Statue, St Elisabeth Cathedral, Puskinova Street Synagogue and Lower Gate. Staying in the Old Town puts you in walking distance from these landmarks. You will also be close to a range of cafes, restaurants, bars and shops down both the main street and the narrower side streets. The Old Town is perfect if you want to experience the hum and buzz of this beautiful city.

Further north in the Old Town is the trendy part of Košice, around the art and cultural centre Tabacka Kulturfabrik with plenty of concerts, art shows and good food. Here, you can enjoy aesthetic bars, bakeries and restaurants with affordable prices. You are also close to the East Slovak Museum and Park Komenskeho.

For somewhere affordable and convenient to public transport links, the area around Košice train station and bus station has a range of accommodation. This could be a great choice if you plan on travelling by train or coach, and the area is still within walking distance from the Old Town — St Elisabeth Cathedral is just a 10 minute walk away. You will also be near Mestský park, a lovely, calm green space that boasts a historic lake and a preserved bandstand. It’s the perfect way to find some shade and cool off in the summer heat.

No matter where you stay in Košice, you are bound to find the perfect accommodation for your visit on

What to see and do in Košice

  • St Elisabeth Cathedral
    An absolute must-see in Košice is the beautiful St Elisabeth Cathedral, a mediaeval monument built in the High Gothic style. Constructed from the 14th to 16th centuries, it is the biggest cathedral in Slovakia and the easternmost Gothic Church in Europe. Its Bell Tower is also one of the city’s best vantage points, so don’t miss out if you want to view Košice from above.
  • Singing Fountain
    Next to Košice State Theatre on Hlavná Street, you’ll find a park with benches and a fountain that dances to the tune of a nearby 22-bell sculpture every hour. The fountain plays over 100 songs, including international hits and Slovak songs. In summer, make sure to visit after sundown when multi-coloured lights set the jets of water aglow.
  • Mikluš Prison
    To discover more about the city’s history, visit Mikluš Prison and surrounding Gothic buildings to learn about the former prison and authentic torture chamber. The prison is part of the Eastern Slovak Museum complex. It serves as a museum of mediaeval criminal law and justice, with exhibits on the city, crafts and trade.

How long does it take to fly to Košice?

Košice to Liverpool flights last around two hours and 50 minutes. With Ryanair, you can fly directly from Liverpool John Lennon Airport to Košice International Airport (KSC). The time zone in Košice is GMT + 1.

We have a helpful Transport page with information on how to get to us and live travel updates to help you with journey planning. You can also prebook secure on-site parking.

What currency do they use in Košice?

The currency used in Košice, Slovakia is the Euro (EUR).

Time Zone Currency Flight Time Carriers Airport Code
GMT +1

Euro (€, EUR)

2hr 50 mins Ryanair KSC