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from Vienna to Bratislava

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

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To get from Vienna to Bratislava on Jan 24 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:30AMWien, Flughafen Schwechat0h50 10:20AMBratislava, Novy Most
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$101One-way
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06:50PMVienna1h30 08:20PMBratislava, Autobusová stanica Mlynské Nivy
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$61One-way
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08:30AMWien, Flughafen Schwechat0h50 09:20AMBratislava, Novy Most
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$101One-way
06:30PMWien, Flughafen Schwechat0h50 07:20PMBratislava, Novy Most
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$101One-way
08:30AMWien, Flughafen Schwechat0h55 09:25AMBratislava, AS Mlynské nivy
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$101One-way

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Jan 24
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Jan 25
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Jan 26
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Jan 31
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Feb 3
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Feb 8
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Feb 9
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Feb 10
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Travel Information from Vienna to Bratislava

distanceDistance33 miles (54 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$6 - $13
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $6 (€5) • 1 h
fastestFastest modeBus • $6 (€5) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesSTUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or ÖBB | Regionalzug

Travel 33 miles (54 km) by bus or train from Vienna to Bratislava. If speed is a priority, then a bus is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $6 (€5). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or ÖBB | Regionalzug among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Vienna to Bratislava.

How to Travel from Vienna to Bratislava

A number of different transport services are available between the two cities: trains depart for Bratislava at regular intervals. Buses operated by a number of bus companies are also available between the two cities, frequently arriving in Vienna at half past the hour. On occasion, there are two-hour intervals between bus arrivals. The journey between the two cities can be slightly shorter by bus; however, trains are faster on average. Local buses that terminate in Bratislava can be found in the heart of Vienna. Usually, the trains and buses which leave Vienna depart from the city’s main stations to arrive at Bratislava’s main terminals.

Trains from Vienna to Bratislava | Buses from Vienna to Bratislava | Return trips from Bratislava to Vienna

Vienna to Bratislava Travel Comparison

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€4

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€10

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What is the best way to travel from Vienna to Bratislava?

Cheapest way to travel from Vienna to Bratislava


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Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Vienna to Bratislava. Buses traveling from Vienna to Bratislava depart from Vienna's Erdberg bus station and take approximately 50 minutes to arrive at either Bratislava's Novy Most or Einsteinova bus station. Buses are approximately €5 cheaper than taking the train on average. Over a hundred buses travel from Vienna to Bratislava every day.


Fastest way to travel from Vienna to Bratislava


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Taking the bus is the fastest way to travel from Vienna to Bratislava. Buses traveling from Vienna to Bratislava depart from Vienna's Erdberg bus station and takes as little as 50 minutes to arrive at either Bratislava's Novy Most or Einsteinova bus station. Over a hundred buses travel from Vienna to Bratislava every day, with the first departing Vienna at 6:00 a.m. Bus companies that travel directly from Vienna to Bratislava include Flixbus, Eurolines, RegioJet, Slovak Lines Express, and Turancar.


Most popular way to travel from Vienna to Bratislava


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Taking the bus is the most popular way to travel from Vienna to Bratislava. Taking a bus can be 10 minutes faster than taking the train; however, almost all trains take approximately 1 hour. Some buses take up to 2 hours to travel from Vienna to Bratislava. Buses are €5 cheaper on average compared to traveling from Vienna to Bratislava by train. Both buses and trains are attractive options for people traveling from Vienna to Bratislava.


How to get from Vienna to Bratislava

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Vienna to Bratislava there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 52,28% of our customers choose the bus as their preferred method of transportation. Nowadays, traveling by bus is a relaxing and entertaining experience. Most bus companies offer different on-board services; ranging from "welcome drinks" to free wi-fi or personal entertainment. For this reason, the bus is often chosen as the best way to get from Vienna to Bratislava. Bus companies normally offer comfortable journeys for reasonable prices, and if you choose to travel on a night bus you can even save the money of one night in a hotel. For that reason, the bus is most likely the cheapest way to get to your destination.

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FAQs

Is cross-border travel to Bratislava, Slovakia from Vienna, Austria currently allowed?

Travel from Vienna, Austria to Bratislava, Slovakia is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Bratislava from Vienna restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Bratislava, Slovakia from Vienna?

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

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Bratislava, Slovakia?

The government of Slovakia has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

The above information was last verified on 1/17/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Vienna to Bratislava closer to your planned date of departure here.

Are there restrictions on my return trip to Vienna, Austria from Bratislava, Slovakia due to COVID-19?

The current restriction level for returning to Vienna, Austria from Slovakia is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Vienna, Austria from Bratislava, Slovakia?

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

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

  • 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)

Which rules do I need to follow in Vienna, Austria regarding COVID-19?

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

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

The information above was last checked on 1/20/22. 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 Vienna from Bratislava here.

How do I get from Vienna to Bratislava?

There are 2 travel options from Vienna to Bratislava: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel from Vienna to Bratislava?

The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Bratislava is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $6 (€5) compared to other travel options to Bratislava:

Taking a bus is about $7 (€6) less than taking a train, which costs on average $13 (€11) for this trip.

What is the fastest way from Vienna to Bratislava?

The fastest way from Vienna to Bratislava is by bus with an average journey time of 1 h.

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

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 1 h 7 min.

What is the distance from Vienna to Bratislava?

Bratislava is approximately 33 miles (54 km) away from Vienna.

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

The average frequency per day from Vienna to Bratislava is:

  • Around 12 trains per day.

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

Where do I depart from Vienna? Where do I arrive in Bratislava?

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

  • Most travelers take a bus from Vienna, International Busterminal (VIB) to Bratislava, Most SNP.
  • Most travelers who book a train ticket from Vienna to Bratislava depart from Wien Westbahnhof to Bratislava predmestie.

Who can get me from Vienna to Bratislava?

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

  • Travel with STUDENT AGENCY k. S. For buses to Bratislava. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Vienna to Bratislava tickets on Omio for $6 (€5).
  • ÖBB | Regionalzug can get you to Bratislava by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with ÖBB | Regionalzug from Vienna to Bratislava for $13 (€11) on Omio.

Is it possible to travel directly to Bratislava from Vienna?

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

  • You can take a direct train with ÖBB, ÖBB | REX or ÖBB | InterCity with 12 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 from Vienna to Bratislava.

Where else should I travel to after my journey between Vienna and Bratislava ends?

Your trip from Vienna to Bratislava doesn't have to end in Bratislava. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Budapest, Prague or Kraków. If you’d like to add Budapest, Prague or Kraków to your Vienna to Bratislava tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Bratislava today!

How far in advance should I purchase my Vienna to Bratislava one way ticket online to get the best deals?

Before traveling from Vienna 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 for this route is costing $6 (€5) one way on average.
  • A train ticket for this journey costs on average $13 (€11) one way.

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