You can get from Vienna to Bratislava by train, bus or flight.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Travel from Vienna, Austria to Bratislava, Slovakia is: Partially open.
International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria.
The government of Slovakia has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
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.
The restriction level for your return to Vienna, Austria from Slovakia is: Partially open.
Entry into Austria is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Slovakia.
Conditions of reentry into Austria:
You should observe these safety measures in Austria as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
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.
There are 2 ways to travel to Bratislava from Vienna including taking a coach or train.
The distance from Vienna to Bratislava is approximately 33 miles (54 km).
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Vienna to Bratislava:
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Yes, there are direct services available to Bratislava from Vienna with the following travel operators:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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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