How to travel from Vienna to Bratislava

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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 Dec 01 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:00PMWien, Flughafen Schwechat0h45 06:45PMBratislava, Einsteinova
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07:40PMVienna1h30 09:10PMBratislava, Autobusová stanica Mlynské Nivy
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06:00PMWien, Flughafen Schwechat0h50 06:50PMBratislava, hl.st.
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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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Travel Information from Vienna to Bratislava

distanceDistance54 km
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range€11 - €30
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • €11 • 59 min
fastestFastest modeCoach • €15 • 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or ÖBB | REX

Take a coach, ferry, flight or train to travel 54 km to Bratislava from Vienna. If speed is a priority, then a coach is the best option with an average duration of 50 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as €11. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus or ÖBB | REX 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

Travel between Vienna, Austria and Bratislava, Slovakia is: Unrestricted.

Can travellers from Austria enter Slovakia?

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

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

Conditions of entry into Slovakia:

  • There are no current restrictions

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: Recommended

This information was last checked on 11/17/22. 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.

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

Is my journey back to Vienna from Bratislava restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into Austria:

  • There are no current restrictions

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: Recommended

This information about your return travel to Austria was last checked on 11/17/22. 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 4 ways to get from Vienna to Bratislava: coach, ferry, flight or train.

Train services offer the cheapest way to get from Vienna to Bratislava. Tickets for a train cost on average €11.

This is compared to other travel options to Bratislava:

A train journey is usually €4 less than a journey to Bratislava by coach, which costs on average €15 for the same trip.

A train is generally €19 less than a ferry for the same trip. A ferry costs on average €30 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:

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In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 59 min.

The distance from Vienna to Bratislava is approximately 54 km.

The average frequency per day from Vienna to Bratislava is:

  • 21 coaches per day.
  • 18 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Vienna to Bratislava as scheduled services by coach, ferry, flight or train 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 from Vienna to Bratislava most often leave from Vienna, International Busterminal (VIB) and arrive in Bratislava, Most SNP.
  • Trains from Vienna to Bratislava most often leave from Wien Westbahnhof and arrive in Bratislava predmestie.

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:

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Bratislava by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Vienna to Bratislava tickets on Omio for €15.
  • ÖBB | REX can take you to Bratislava by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for ÖBB | REX from Vienna to Bratislava for €11.

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

  • You'll find direct coach services to Bratislava with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar, Slovak Lines Express a. S. Or STUDENT AGENCY k. S. With around 18 direct coaches every day.
  • You'll find direct train services to Bratislava with ÖBB | REX with around 18 direct trains every day.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Bratislava tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this journey.

Your journey from Vienna to Bratislava doesn't have to end in Bratislava. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Budapest, Prague or Kraków. If you’d like to add Budapest, Prague or Kraków to your Vienna to Bratislava trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Bratislava today!

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

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average €15 one way for this route.
  • The price of a ferry ticket is €30 one way on average for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average €11 one way for this route.

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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