Practical life on site Slovakia
230 volts current. Standard electrical outlets.
- Most of shops open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 14 p.m. The supermarkets.
- Banks and post offices are generally accessible from 8:30 a.m. to 16:30 p.m.
- Tourist offices small towns usually close from 12 noon to 13 p.m.
You will not be too frowned upon if you confuse Czech language and Slovak language, they differ significantly from each other in spelling and vocabulary. But learning a few common words and formulas will be very useful and will make the reception even better. Like their Czech and Hungarian neighbors, older Slovaks know German better than English, and young people ... only English, which is increasingly common.
Post offices are open Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 18 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 13 p.m. The Bratislava central post office is open all Saturday and Sunday mornings.
Count 0,90 € for the postage of a letter to Europe.
No smoking in restaurants, trains and workplaces except pre-smokers. Just like some wooden villages (Vlkolinec) or near wooden churches!
- From Slovakia to France: dial 00 then 33 and number 42-00-33 then, for example, 01 for Paris.
- From France to Slovakia: 00 + 421 then dial the city code (eg 2 for Bratislava, 55 for Košice). Communication price: € 0,44 / min at full rate and € 0,35 / min at reduced rate.
- Internal calls: within the same city, do not dial the city code. On the other hand, from one city to another, dial the code preceded by 0.
In cities, public cabins accept coins or phone cards. Cards can be purchased at post offices or newsstands.
- European emergency number (EU): 112.
Mobile phones in Slovakia
Slovaks are very well equipped with mobile telephony. The mobile operators in the area are Orange, Slovak Telekom, Telefonica, O2 Slovakia, and cover well the territory even on the side of the Tatra mountains. Only a few very remote areas remain without coverage.
For tips on using your mobile phone abroad, see practical life in the Czech Republic.
Slovakian mobiles have a number that starts with 06, 07 or 09. To call a mobile, do not dial 0 from abroad.
As elsewhere, almost no internet cafes. But computers are available in public libraries and major tourist offices. Wi-Fi is available in all hotels, bars and restaurants, as well as in certain streets and main squares in Bratislava and other large urban centers.