Bratislava is finally linked to Košice, through Hungary

The missing stretch of the M30 highway was put to use on Tuesday.

The new stretch of the Hungarian M30 highway ends at the Slovak borders.The new stretch of the Hungarian M30 highway ends at the Slovak borders. (Source: TASR)

Slovakia's two largest cities, Bratislava and Košice, are finally connected with a highway. However, the highway runs through Hungary.

After more than 3.5 years, Hungary completed the construction of the last section of the M30 highway between Miskolc and Tornyosnémeti (close to the Slovak borders), and the 57-kilometre stretch was put into use on October 26.

Skryť Remove ad
Article continues after video advertisement
Skryť Remove ad
Article continues after video advertisement

The completed stretch ends at the border crossing in Milhosť and connects to the express dual-carriageway R4 to Košice, the SITA newswire reported.

The M30 highway near Miskolc has a direct connection to the M3 highway leading to Budapest, where drivers can continue onto the M1 highway up to the Slovak borders and then to Bratislava.

“I’m glad that with the help of the Hungarian government this promise, made by several previous Slovak prime ministers, has finally been fulfilled,” said Košice Mayor Jozef Polaček, as quoted by SITA, adding that the new road will significantly shorten the journey between Košice and Bratislava, avoiding several sections in Slovakia known for tailbacks.

The ceremonial opening of the new stretch was attended by Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán.

It remains unclear when the Slovak cross-country D1 highway will be completed. There are several missing stretches, particularly in northern and eastern Slovakia.

Highway will soon connect Košice and Bratislava via Hungary Read more 

Top stories

Marián Turner became the General Director of the Slovak Philharmonic in January 2022.

Slovak Philharmonic is a first-class institution people outside Bratislava rarely see perform

Marián Turner, a former flautist, has become the new Slovak Philharmonic head. His priority is to fully reopen the institution to live audiences.


19. jan
Bronze sculptures of three late Slovak comedians - Milan Lasica (right), Július Satinský (left) and Jaro Filip (middle) on Lužná Street in Petržalka, Bratislava.

Weekend: Cross-country skiers hit the beach

A hike to Veľký Choč, dinosaur footprints, and a US hip hop legend. Read the latest culture and travel news from Slovakia.


21. jan
Zara Rutherford made a stop in Slovakia on January 15.

In a Slovak plane, teen pilot lands in the world record books

British-Belgian Zara Rutherford has broken two world records, but her global hunt for a tasty pizza was a failure.


21. jan
Ukrainian forces during military exercise.

There goes the neighbourhood

The parallels between Russia’s approach to Ukraine and Hitler’s to Czechoslovakia in 1938 are uncanny.


7 h
Skryť Close ad