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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 28 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:30PMWien, Flughafen Schwechat0h50 07:20PMBratislava, Novy Most
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91One-way
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06:50PMVienna1h30 08:20PMBratislava, Autobusová stanica Mlynské Nivy
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08:30AMWien, Flughafen Schwechat0h50 09:20AMBratislava, Novy Most
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09:30AMWien, Flughafen Schwechat0h50 10:20AMBratislava, Novy Most
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06:30PMWien, Flughafen Schwechat0h55 07:25PMBratislava, AS Mlynské nivy
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Jan 28
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Jan 29
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Jan 30
11ÖBB | REX
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Jan 31
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Feb 1
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Feb 2
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Feb 3
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Feb 4
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Feb 5
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Feb 6
11ÖBB | REX
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Feb 7
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Feb 8
11ÖBB | REX
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Feb 9
11ÖBB | REX
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Feb 10
11ÖBB | REX
6STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
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Feb 11
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Feb 12
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Feb 13
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Feb 14
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Travel Information to Bratislava from Vienna

distanceDistance33 miles (54 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range€5 - €11
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • €5 • 1 h
fastestFastest modeCoach • €5 • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesSTUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or ÖBB | Regionalzug

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

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

Travel between Vienna, Austria and Bratislava, Slovakia is: Partially open.

Can travellers from Austria enter Slovakia?

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

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Bratislava from Vienna?

Conditions of entry into Slovakia:

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

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Bratislava, Slovakia?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Slovakia has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 1/24/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip to Bratislava from Vienna.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to Vienna, Austria from Bratislava, Slovakia?

Return travel to Vienna, Austria from Slovakia is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Austria from Slovakia?

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

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Austria from Slovakia?

Requirements for reentering Austria:

  • 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)

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Austria?

All travellers must abide by the following measures in Austria to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

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

The above information about your return travel to Vienna, Austria was last verified on 1/25/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Vienna from Bratislava.

What are my Vienna to Bratislava travel options?

You can travel to Bratislava from Vienna 2 different ways: coach or train.

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

The cheapest way from Vienna to Bratislava is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around €5 compared to other travel options to Bratislava:

A coach is about €6 less than a train, which costs on average €11 for this trip.

What is the fastest way from Vienna to Bratislava?

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

Other travel options between Vienna and Bratislava can usually take longer:

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

How far is it from Vienna to Bratislava?

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

How many services a day are there between Vienna and Bratislava?

The average frequency per day from Vienna to Bratislava is:

  • 12 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Vienna to Bratislava as scheduled services by coach 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 for travellers from Vienna to Bratislava:

  • Coaches from Vienna to Bratislava most often leave from Vienna, International Busterminal (VIB) and arrive in Bratislava, Most SNP.
  • Trains mostly leave from Wien Westbahnhof and tend to arrive in Bratislava predmestie.

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 STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Cheap tickets can be found for €5 with STUDENT AGENCY k. S. From Vienna to Bratislava.
  • You can travel by train from Vienna to Bratislava with ÖBB | Regionalzug, and you can find ÖBB | Regionalzug Vienna to Bratislava tickets for €11 on Omio.

Can I find a direct route from Vienna to Bratislava?

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

  • You can find around direct coaches per day and book this direct coach with Flixbus, Slovak Lines Express a. S. Or STUDENT AGENCY k. S.
  • You can find around 12 direct trains per day and book this direct train with ÖBB, ÖBB | REX or ÖBB | InterCity.

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 from Vienna to Bratislava.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Bratislava from Vienna?

Many of our customers travelling from Vienna to Bratislava don't make Bratislava their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Budapest, Prague or Kraków, either of which you could add to your Vienna and Bratislava trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Bratislava to any of these top destinations today!

How early should I buy tickets between Vienna and Bratislava online for the best deals?

Before travelling from Vienna to Bratislava, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket is €5 one way on average for this trip.
  • The price of a train ticket is €11 one way on average for this trip.

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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