Orava Forest Railway in Oravská Lesná - Tanečník station


Cash box of Orava Forest Railway is opened from 9:00 am.

Tourist trains on the Orava Forest Railway traverse a scenic route from the valley station of Tanečník. The station is located near the village of Oravská Lesná, to which it is linked by a paved forest path about 6km in length. At Tanečník station there are railroad facilities - a depot for locomotives and wagons, ticket sales and souvenirs, snacks and a small museum documenting the life of the forest railway. Waiting for the train, you can pass the time with a cup of coffee or a cold beer, and children can play in the on-site playground.

WINTER SEASON (1.11. - 30.4.)


TimetableMonday - Sunday

January - March -11:00 h13:00 h14:30 h15:45 h-
AprilClosed, except Easter 13th-18th April 2017
May - October9:30 h11:00 h13:00 h14:30 h15:45 h17:00 h *
DecemberClosed 1st-26th December, except st.Nicholas day-11:00 h13:00 h14:30 h15:45 h-

The timetable applies to motorized trolley, engine locomotive and steam locomotive. Steam locomotive rides only during certain events. 




Tanečník stationSedlo Beskyd station (change)Sedlo Beskyd stationMuseum of Kysuce village stationBreak in the museumMuseum of Kysuce village stationSedlo Beskyd stationSedlo Beskyd station (change)Tanečník station
1. ride11:00 h11:20 h11:25 h 12:00 h13:00 h13:35 h13:50 h14:10 h
2. ride*13:00 h13:20 h13:55 h14:30 h16:00 h16:35 h16:35 h16:55 h

1. ride - in operation everyday

2. ride* - in operation during the weekends

From 1st of July 2016 our visitors can enjoy the ride from Orava´s part of the railway to the Kysuce´s part, with change on the Sedlo Beskyd station. Motorized trolley with capacity of 10 people operates on this route. 5 seats are reserved for booking in advance and 5 seats for sell right in the museum. The ride takes approximately 3 hours. Visitors can visit Museum of Kysuce village during the trip.

For booking in advance please call number: +421 43 5524891.

  • Cash desk of Orava forest railway opens at 9:00 h.
  • After buying your tickets you can settle into the seats of the diesel trolley or panoramic railway wagons pulled by a diesel engine or steam locomotive. The track is 3km long to the top station, Sedlo Beskyd, at an altitude of 935m above sea level, where the train waits for about 15-20 minutes. Here you can take a break, during which you can climb the observation tower near the station and enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of Orava. A highlander's cottage presents the Goral culture of Orava. After the tour comes the return journey to the valley. The entire route, including the stop at Sedlo Beskyd station, takes about 1 hour and 10 minutes.

Additional information:

The trolley runs when there are fewer visitors. Its capacity is 11 seated passengers.
If there are more passengers, open and covered carriages are available, drawn by diesel locomotives.
During cold weather or rain, for your comfort please wear appropriate clothing.