How to travel from Prague to Bratislava

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from Prague to Bratislava

You can get from Prague to Bratislava by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Prague to Bratislava on Dec 03 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:00AMPraha, ÚAN Florenc4h22 03:22PMBratislava
1 transfer
03:38PMPrague6h42 10:20PMBratislava, Autobusová stanica Mlynské Nivy
1 transfer
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09:30AMPraha, ÚAN Florenc4h15 01:45PMBratislava, Autobusová stanica Mlynské Nivy
0 transfers
03:00PMPraha, ÚAN Florenc4h28 07:28PMBratislava
1 transfer
10:38AMPrague4h44 03:22PMBratislava
0 transfers

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Travel Information from Prague to Bratislava

distanceDistance180 miles (291 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$1 - $47
fastestFastest modeBus • $47 (€43) • 4 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or RegioJet a. S.

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 180 miles (291 km) between Prague and Bratislava. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or RegioJet a. S. Among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Prague to Bratislava.

How to get from Prague to Bratislava

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Prague to Bratislava, 70,28% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Prague to Bratislava and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Travel Tips: Travel from Prague to Bratislava

Travel Tips: Travel to Bratislava easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Prague to Bratislava.

Travel between Prague, Czechia and Bratislava, Slovakia is: Unrestricted.

Can travelers from Czechia enter Slovakia?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Czech Republic.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Bratislava from Prague?

Conditions of entry into Slovakia:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Bratislava, Slovakia?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Slovakia has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

This information was last checked on 11/17/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey to Bratislava from Prague.

The current restriction level for returning to Prague, Czechia from Slovakia is: Unrestricted.

Am I allowed to reenter Prague, Czechia from Bratislava, Slovakia?

Reentering Czechia is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Slovakia

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Prague from Bratislava?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Prague, Czechia regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Czechia must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 11/6/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Prague from Bratislava here.

There are 4 ways to get from Prague to Bratislava: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel from Prague to Bratislava is by taking a flight with an average price of $1 (€1).

This is compared to other travel options to Bratislava:

Taking a flight is usually $46 (€42) less than taking a bus to Bratislava, which costs on average $47 (€43) for the same trip.

Taking a flight is about $16 (€15) less than taking a train, which costs on average $17 (€16) for this journey.

The fastest way from Prague to Bratislava is by bus with an average journey time of 4 h 10 min.

There are alternative travel options to Bratislava that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a flight requires on average 0 h 0 min   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 4 h 44 min   of travel time.

You should expect to travel around 180 miles (291 km) between Prague and Bratislava.

The average frequency per day from Prague to Bratislava is:

  • 12 buses a day.
  • 11 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Prague and Bratislava as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Prague to Bratislava:

  • Buses mostly leave from Praha, Hlavní Nádraží and tend to arrive in Bratislava, Most SNP.
  • Flights most often depart from Prague at Prague Vaclav Havel Airport and arrive in Bratislava at Bratislava M. R. Štefánik Airport.
  • Trains mostly depart from Prague and arrive in Bratislava predmestie.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Prague to Bratislava, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Bratislava by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Prague to Bratislava tickets on Omio for $47 (€43).
  • Travel with RegioJet a. S. To go to Bratislava by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find RegioJet a. S. Prague to Bratislava tickets on Omio for $17 (€16).

Yes, there are direct routes from Prague to Bratislava with the following travel companies:

  • You can check for a direct bus to Bratislava with Ams_andanastrans, Flixbus, Infobus, Turancar, DMD Group, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or Ams_symcera with 12 direct buses per day.
  • You'll find 10 direct trains a day to Bratislava with RegioJet a. S.

Direct services to Bratislava tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.

Looking to extend your trip from Prague to Bratislava? Many Omio customers who go from Prague to Bratislava usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Vienna, Budapest or Kraków. If you're looking to explore Vienna, Budapest or Kraków from Bratislava, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

Before traveling from Prague to Bratislava, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this route costs on average $47 (€43) one way.
  • A plane ticket for this route costs on average $1 (€1) one way.
  • A train ticket costs $17 (€16) one way on average for this route.

But we recommend booking Prague to Bratislava tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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