In Europe, intermodal transport is an indispensable element of transport policy, mainly because of the reduction of the negative effects of road transport on the environment, fuel and energy consumption, highway and road maintenance costs, land take and road safety. The geographic location of the Slovak Republic predetermines and accentuates the importance of transit transport in the west-east and north-south directions. Intermodal transport in the Slovak Republic has very good conditions in the road-rail system, because the Slovak Republic has a well-developed rail and road network within its transport infrastructure. The aim of the article will be the comparison of different types of intermodal transport units transported by rail freight transport together with the selected type of goods.Keywords: Intermodal transport, railway, intermodal transport unit
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