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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 Oct 21 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:30AMWien, Flughafen Schwechat0h50 09:20AMBratislava, Novy Most
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06:50PMVienna1h30 08:20PMBratislava
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06:30PMWien, Flughafen Schwechat0h50 07:20PMBratislava, Novy Most
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06:30PMWien, Flughafen Schwechat0h55 07:25PMBratislava, AS Mlynské nivy
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08:30AMWien, Flughafen Schwechat0h55 09:25AMBratislava, AS Mlynské nivy
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Wed
Oct 20
11ÖBB | REX
7RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
Thu
Oct 21
11ÖBB | REX
6RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
Fri
Oct 22
15ÖBB | REX
7RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
Sat
Oct 23
11ÖBB | REX
6RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
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Oct 24
11ÖBB | REX
6RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
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Oct 25
11ÖBB | REX
6RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
Tue
Oct 26
11ÖBB | REX
6RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
Wed
Oct 27
11ÖBB | REX
6RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
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Oct 28
11ÖBB | REX
6RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
Fri
Oct 29
11ÖBB | REX
6RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
Sat
Oct 30
11ÖBB | REX
6RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
Sun
Oct 31
11ÖBB | REX
6RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
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Nov 1
11ÖBB | REX
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Nov 2
11ÖBB | REX
6STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
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Nov 3
11ÖBB | REX
6STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
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Nov 4
11ÖBB | REX
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Nov 5
11ÖBB | REX
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Nov 6
11ÖBB | REX
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Nov 7
20ÖBB | REX
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Nov 8
11ÖBB | REX
6STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
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Nov 9
11ÖBB | REX
7Flixbus

Travel Information between Vienna and Bratislava

distanceDistance33 miles (54 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range€6 - €11
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • €6 • 55 min
fastestFastest modeCoach • €6 • 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesRegioJet a. S. (RJ_SK) or ÖBB | REX

Travel 33 miles (54 km) by coach or train from Vienna to Bratislava. If speed is a priority, then a coach is the best option with an average duration of 55 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as €6. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are RegioJet a. S. (RJ_SK) or ÖBB | REX among others. Travellers can even take a direct 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 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:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 14 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

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 10/17/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Vienna and Bratislava closer to your planned date of departure here.

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

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
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test

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 10/20/21. 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.

How do you get from Vienna to Bratislava?

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

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

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Vienna to Bratislava. Tickets for a coach cost on average €6.

This is compared to other travel options to Bratislava:

A coach journey is usually €5 less than a journey to Bratislava by train, which costs on average €11 for the same trip.

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

The fastest way to get to Bratislava from Vienna is by coach with an average travel time of 55 min.

There are alternative travel options to Bratislava that can usually take longer:

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

How far is Bratislava from Vienna?

The distance between Vienna and Bratislava is around 33 miles (54 km).

How many services a day are there to Bratislava from Vienna?

The average frequency per day from Vienna to Bratislava is:

  • 12 trains a day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Vienna and in Bratislava?

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

  • Most travellers board their coach from Vienna, International Busterminal (VIB) and arrive in Bratislava, Most SNP.
  • Most travellers board their train from Wien Westbahnhof and arrive in Bratislava predmestie.
Which travel companies can get me 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:

  • RegioJet a. S. (RJ_SK) can take you to Bratislava by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for RegioJet a. S. (RJ_SK) from Vienna to Bratislava for €6.
  • Travel with ÖBB | REX for trains to Bratislava. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for ÖBB | REX Vienna to Bratislava tickets on Omio for €11.
What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Vienna to Bratislava?
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 my Vienna to Bratislava ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • Coach tickets are costing on average €6 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average €11 one way.

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

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