How to travel from Vienna to Bratislava

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Travel Information between Vienna and Bratislava

distanceDistance54 km
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or coach
priceTicket price range€10 - €5
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • €5 • 45 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • €10 • 44 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSlovak Lines Express or ÖBB | REX

Take a train or coach to travel 54 km between Vienna and Bratislava. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Slovak Lines Express or ÖBB | REX among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, ferry, flight or train from Vienna to Bratislava.

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from Vienna to Bratislava

How to get from Vienna to Bratislava by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation
bus

The best way to travel from Vienna to Bratislava is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Slovak Lines Express a.s.
10:55AM0h50
Wien, Flughafen Schwechat
11:45AMBratislava, hl.st.
111One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
02:50PM1h30
Vienna
04:20PMBratislava, AS Mlynské nivy
81One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Slovak Lines Express a.s.
11:59PM0h45
Wien, Flughafen Schwechat
12:44AMBratislava, hl.st.
141One-way
0 transfers
Other options
ÖBB | REX
10:45AM0h59
Vienna Hbf
11:44AMBratislava-Petržalka
181One-way
0 transfers
ÖBB | REX
09:45AM0h59
Vienna Hbf
10:44AMBratislava-Petržalka
181One-way
0 transfers
ÖBB | REX
11:45AM0h59
Vienna Hbf
12:44PMBratislava-Petržalka
181One-way
0 transfers
Slovak Lines Express a.s.
10:55AM1h00
Wien, Flughafen Schwechat
11:55AMBratislava, AS Mlynské nivy
111One-way
0 transfers
Slovak Lines Express a.s.
10:30AM0h50
Wien, Flughafen Schwechat
11:20AMBratislava, Novy Most
121One-way
0 transfers
Slovak Lines Express a.s.
10:30AM0h55
Wien, Flughafen Schwechat
11:25AMBratislava, AS Mlynské nivy
121One-way
0 transfers

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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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All travel companies: Coach Companies from Vienna to Bratislava

Travel between Vienna and Bratislava on FlixBus and ÖBB travel with Omio. When comparing timetables and tickets, we will also show you other options with multiple connections or other travel modes if they’re available.

FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost travel providers in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travellers in both continents the option to take a long-distance travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

    FAQs: Travel from Vienna to Bratislava

    FAQs: Travel to Bratislava easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Vienna to Bratislava.
    FAQs

    There are 2 ways to get from Vienna to Bratislava: train or coach.

    The cheapest way to travel from Vienna to Bratislava is a coach with an average price of €5.

    This is compared to other travel options from Vienna to Bratislava:

    Taking a coach costs less than taking a ferry, which costs on average for the same trip.

    A coach is less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Vienna to Bratislava costing on average.

    A coach is €5 less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Vienna to Bratislava costing on average €10.

    The fastest way to get to Bratislava from Vienna is by train with an average travel time of 44 min.

    Other travel options to Bratislava take longer:

    Coach takes on average 45 min.

    The Vienna to Bratislava distance is approximately 54 km.

    The average frequency per day from Vienna to Bratislava is:

    • 40 coaches a day.
    • Around 1 train per day.

    However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Vienna to Bratislava as scheduled services by train or coach can vary by season or day of the week.

    These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Vienna to Bratislava:

    • Coaches most often depart from Vienna at Vienna, International Busterminal (VIB) and arrive in Bratislava at Bratislava, Ivanská cesta (Letisko MR Štefánik).
    • Flights from Vienna to Bratislava most often leave from Vienna International Airport and arrive in Bratislava M. R. Štefánik Airport.
    • Trains mostly depart from Vienna Hbf and arrive in Bratislava hlavná stanica.

    The following travel companies offer services from Vienna to Bratislava:

    • Travel with Slovak Lines Express, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. RegioJet a. S. (RJ_SK), FlixBus, GoOpti, Ourbus, Eurolines Deutschland, BlaBlaCar, BlaBlaCar Bus or Student Agency for coaches to Bratislava. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Vienna to Bratislava tickets on Omio for €5.
    • Travel with ÖBB | REX, ÖBB | InterCity, ÖBB, ÖBB | S-Bahn, EuroNight, ÖBB | Regionalzug or ÖBB | Euro City (EC) to go to Bratislava by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find ÖBB | REX Vienna to Bratislava tickets on Omio for €10.

    Yes, there are direct routes from Vienna to Bratislava with the following travel companies:

    • You can check for a direct coach to Bratislava with Slovak Lines Express, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. FlixBus or Student Agency with 27 direct coaches per day.
    • You'll find 1 direct train a day to Bratislava with ÖBB | REX or ÖBB | InterCity.

    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.

    Looking to extend your trip from Vienna to Bratislava? Many Omio customers who go from Vienna to Bratislava usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Budapest, Prague, Vienna International Airport or Schwechat. If you're looking to explore Budapest, Prague, Vienna International Airport or Schwechat from Bratislava, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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