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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. Coaches 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 coaches that terminate in Bratislava can be found in the heart of Vienna. Usually, the trains and coaches which leave Vienna depart from the city’s main stations to arrive at Bratislava’s main terminals.

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

Cheapest way to travel from Vienna to Bratislava

Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Vienna to Bratislava. Coaches 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. Coaches are approximately £4 cheaper than taking the train on average. Over a hundred coaches travel from Vienna to Bratislava every day.

Fastest way to travel from Vienna to Bratislava

Taking the bus is the fastest way to travel from Vienna to Bratislava. Coaches 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 coaches 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

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 coaches take up to 2 hours to travel from Vienna to Bratislava. Coaches are £4 cheaper on average compared to traveling from Vienna to Bratislava by train. Both coaches and trains are attractive options for people traveling from Vienna to Bratislava.

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FAQs
Is international travel between Vienna, Austria and Bratislava, Slovakia 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?

Entry Requirements:

  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 1

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 6/20/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Bratislava from Vienna closer to your planned date of departure here.

Are there restrictions on reentering Austria from Bratislava, Slovakia due to the coronavirus pandemic?

The restriction level for your return to Vienna, Austria from Slovakia is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Vienna from Bratislava restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into Austria:

  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Vienna, Austria?

You should observe these safety measures in Austria as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Austria was last checked on 6/20/21. 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.

What are my Vienna to Bratislava travel options?

There are 2 ways to travel to Bratislava from Vienna including taking a coach or train.

How far is it from Vienna to Bratislava?

The distance from Vienna to Bratislava is approximately 33 miles (54 km).

What are the departure and arrival points when travelling from Vienna to Bratislava?

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

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Vienna, International Busterminal (VIB) and arrive in Bratislava, Novy Most.
Who can get me from Vienna to Bratislava?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Vienna to Bratislava:

  • You can take a coach from Vienna to Bratislava with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for €4 with Flixbus from Vienna to Bratislava.
  • You can travel between Vienna and Bratislava by train with ÖBB | REX. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for €11 with ÖBB | REX from Vienna to Bratislava.
Can I find a direct route between Vienna and Bratislava?

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

  • You can book a direct coach with Slovak Lines Express a. S.
  • You can travel directly by train with ÖBB or ÖBB | REX.

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

Where should I go next after I travel to Bratislava from Vienna?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Vienna to Bratislava often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Budapest, Prague or Kraków. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Vienna and Bratislava itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Bratislava and any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I buy tickets to Bratislava from Vienna online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Vienna to Bratislava, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing on average €4 one way.
  • Train tickets cost €11 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets between Vienna and Bratislava online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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

The cheapest way from Vienna to Bratislava is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around €4 compared to other travel options to Bratislava:

A coach is €7 less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Vienna to Bratislava costing on average €11.

What is the fastest way to get from Vienna to Bratislava?

The quickest way to travel between Vienna and Bratislava is by coach, which takes on average 50 min  compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

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

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