Travel to Bratislava

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Travelling to Bratislava

When travelling to Bratislava many people arrive at Bratislava Airport, which is around 9 km from the city centre. Alternatively, you can catch the train to Hlavna Stanica station, 5 minutes to the north of the Old Town. The bus station in Ruzinov is 15 minutes away by foot as well, so everything is pretty central.

Travelling around Bratislava

If you are staying in the city centre, walking is the best way to get around. Be sure to pick up a tourist map from your hotel. If you want to travel further afield, taxis are easy to book and very cheap, and the excellent bus and tram network runs from around 4:00 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. There's also a bike and scooter hire service, which could be even more convenient. The Old Town isn't known for its parking spaces, so Bratislava is probably not the best place to hire a car.

About Bratislava

The capital of Slovakia is a youthful, exciting place to be. The majestic river Danube snakes through the city centre, while the Old Town is filled with churches, markets and museums and the imposing bulk of the city's medieval castle. Although it's an ancient city, Bratislava also has plenty of modern architecture to enjoy, along with acres of green space and promenades along the river. Then there's the beer - some of the best you'll taste anywhere in Europe.

Quick Guide To Bratislava

  • Must Know: Getting around the city is simple. Taxi cabs are cheap and easy to hail, and the buses will take you anywhere you need to go.
  • Must See: One thing that no visitors should miss is a climb to the ramparts of the castle. Aside from the glorious views, the Museum of Clocks in the grounds is a treat.
  • Must Do: No trip to Bratislava is complete without a walking tour of the Old Town either. Ask at your hotel for guided tours, and check out the Mirbach Palace to see the Baroque art collection.
  • Did You Know: Bratislava is the only capital city in the world that borders two independent countries.

Public Transport in Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava, the largest city in Slovakia, is located in the southwestern part of Slovakia. Exploring this marvelous city is easy even on public transport. The Slovakian capital offer quality public transport services in regards to coverage and frequency. The public transport network is pretty straightforward and easy to understand. It is split into two zones, though most visitors prefer remaining in the first zone. The first zone lines service the entire downtown area and most of the city center. The city center's transport lines consist of impressive bus lines, tram lines, and trolley lines. The buses and trams operate all year round, however, if you intend to beat traffic, trams are the better option. Daytime public transportation commences operation from 5:00 a.m and runs until midnight. Night transportation services then take over until 5:00 am. You have to purchase tickets prior to boarding any public transport but these are easily available from ticket machines at the public transport stops, local newspaper vendors, and also among designated ticket agents. Once you purchase your ticket, it is validated as you board the vehicle. Ticket validity is restricted to both time and the zones you are visiting.

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