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You can get from Vienna to Bratislava by train, bus or flight.
To get from Vienna to Bratislava on Jan 24 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 or train|
|Ticket price range||$6 - $13|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $6 (€5) • 1 h|
|Fastest mode||Bus • $6 (€5) • 1 h|
|Popular travel companies||STUDENT 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.
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.
Travel from Vienna, Austria to Bratislava, Slovakia is: Partially open.
International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria.
The government of Slovakia has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
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.
The current restriction level for returning to Vienna, Austria from Slovakia is: Partially open.
Reentering Austria is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Slovakia
All travelers returning to Austria must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:
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.
There are 2 travel options from Vienna to Bratislava: bus or train.
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.
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.
Bratislava is approximately 33 miles (54 km) away from Vienna.
The average frequency per day from Vienna to Bratislava is:
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.
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 services available from Vienna to Bratislava with the following travel companies:
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.
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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