You can get from Vienna to Bratislava by train, bus or flight.
To get from Vienna to Bratislava on Dec 04 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||33 miles (54 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus, ferry, flight or train|
|Ticket price range||$12 - $33|
|Cheapest mode||Train • $12 (€11) • 59 min|
|Fastest mode||Bus • $17 (€15) • 50 min|
|Popular travel companies||Flixbus or ÖBB | REX|
Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 33 miles (54 km) between Vienna and Bratislava. If speed is a priority, then a bus is the best option with an average duration of 50 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $12 (€11). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or ÖBB | REX among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train 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.
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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.
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.
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.
International travel from Vienna, Austria to Bratislava, Slovakia is: Unrestricted.
Entry into Slovakia is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Austria.
Conditions of entry:
All travelers in Slovakia must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:
The information above was last checked on 11/17/22; 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 from Vienna to Bratislava.
The restriction level for your return to Vienna, Austria from Slovakia is: Unrestricted.
Entry into Austria is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Slovakia.
Conditions of reentry into Austria:
You should observe these safety measures in Austria as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
This information about your return travel to Austria was last checked on 11/17/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Vienna from Bratislava closer to your date of departure here.
You can travel from Vienna to Bratislava 4 different ways: bus, ferry, flight or train.
The cheapest way to travel to Bratislava from Vienna is by taking a train with an average price of $12 (€11).
This is compared to other travel options to Bratislava:
Taking a train is about $5 (€4) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $17 (€15) for this trip.
Taking a train is about $22 (€19) less than taking a ferry, which costs on average $33 (€30) for this journey.
The fastest way to get to Bratislava from Vienna is by bus with an average travel time of 50 min.
Other travel options to Bratislava can usually take longer:
In comparison, getting to Bratislava by ferry can take on average 0 h 0 min.
In comparison, taking a train requires on average 59 min of travel time.
The distance from Vienna to Bratislava is approximately 33 miles (54 km).
The average frequency per day from Vienna to Bratislava is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Bratislava from Vienna 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 when traveling 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:
Yes, there are direct routes from Vienna to Bratislava with the following travel companies:
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.
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:
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.
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