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Travel Information from Salzburg to Bratislava

distanceDistance188 miles (304 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$30 - $52
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $30 (€25) • 3 h 53 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $30 (€25) • 3 h 53 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or ÖBB | REX

Travel 188 miles (304 km) by bus or train between Salzburg and Bratislava. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 53 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $30 (€25). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or ÖBB | REX among others. Travelers can even take a direct train from Salzburg to Bratislava.

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How to get from Salzburg to Bratislava

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Salzburg to Bratislava, 77,78% 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 Salzburg 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 Salzburg to Bratislava

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 Salzburg to Bratislava.

Am I allowed to travel from Salzburg, Austria to Bratislava, Slovakia?

International travel from Salzburg, Austria to Bratislava, Slovakia is: Partially open.

Can I enter Slovakia if coming from Austria?

Entry into Slovakia is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Bratislava if traveling from Salzburg?

Conditions of entry:

  • 10-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required

What measures do I need to follow in Bratislava, Slovakia due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Slovakia must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 1/17/22; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip to Bratislava from Salzburg.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to Salzburg, Austria from Bratislava, Slovakia?

Return travel to Salzburg, Austria from Slovakia is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Austria from Slovakia?

Entry into Austria is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Slovakia.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Austria from Slovakia?

Requirements for reentering Austria:

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Travellers vaccinated with the booster shot (3rd dose) are exempt from providing a COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers who are vaccinated with a booster shot (3rd dose) are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Austria?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Austria to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Salzburg, Austria was last verified on 1/16/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Salzburg from Bratislava.

What are the ways to get from Salzburg to Bratislava?

There are 2 ways to travel to Bratislava from Salzburg including taking a bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Salzburg to Bratislava?

The cheapest way to get from Salzburg to Bratislava is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $30 (€25) compared to other travel options to Bratislava:

Taking a train is about $22 (€18) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $52 (€43) for this route.

What is the fastest way to travel between Salzburg and Bratislava?

The quickest way to travel from Salzburg to Bratislava is by train, which takes on average 3 h 53 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Bratislava by bus can take on average 11 h 55 min.

How many miles from Salzburg to Bratislava would I travel?

The distance from Salzburg to Bratislava is approximately 188 miles (304 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Salzburg to Bratislava?

The average frequency per day from Salzburg to Bratislava is:

  • 16 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Bratislava from Salzburg as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Salzburg to Bratislava?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Salzburg to Bratislava:

  • Most travelers take a bus from Salzburg, Lastenstrasse / Weiserhofstraße to Bratislava, Most SNP.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Salzburg Hbf and arrive in Bratislava predmestie.

Which travel operators can get me to Bratislava from Salzburg?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Salzburg 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 Salzburg to Bratislava tickets on Omio for $52 (€43).
  • ÖBB | REX can take you to Bratislava by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for ÖBB | REX from Salzburg to Bratislava for $30 (€25).

Can I find a direct route between Salzburg and Bratislava?

Yes, there are direct services available from Salzburg to Bratislava with the following travel companies:

  • You can take a direct train with ÖBB with 16 direct trains per day.

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

Where should I go next after I travel from Salzburg to Bratislava?

Many of our customers traveling from Salzburg to Bratislava don't make Bratislava their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Bratislava are Vienna, Budapest or Prague, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Bratislava to any of these top destinations today!

How early should I buy Salzburg to Bratislava tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • A bus ticket costs $52 (€43) one way on average for this trip.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $30 (€25) one way for this route.

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