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 Jul 03 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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06:50PMVienna1h30 08:20PMBratislava, Autobusová stanica Mlynské Nivy
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09:30AMWien, Flughafen Schwechat0h50 10:20AMBratislava, Novy Most
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08:30AMWien, Flughafen Schwechat0h50 09:20AMBratislava, Novy Most
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06:30PMWien, Flughafen Schwechat0h55 07:25PMBratislava, Autobusová stanica Mlynské Nivy
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Travel Information between Vienna and Bratislava

distanceDistance33 miles (54 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeCoach • €8 • 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSlovak Lines Express a. S. Or ÖBB | REX

Travel 33 miles (54 km) by coach, flight, ferry or train from Vienna to Bratislava. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Slovak Lines Express a. S. 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 from Vienna, Austria to Bratislava, Slovakia is: Fully open.

Is international entry into Bratislava from Vienna restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria.

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

Entry Requirements:

  • There are no current restrictions

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 6/27/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Vienna to Bratislava closer to your planned date of departure here.

The current restriction level for returning to Vienna, Austria from Slovakia is: Fully open.

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

Reentering Austria is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Slovakia

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Vienna from Bratislava?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Vienna, Austria regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to Austria must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 6/27/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Vienna from Bratislava here.

There are 4 ways to travel from Vienna to Bratislava including taking a coach, flight, ferry or train.

Flight services offer the cheapest way to get from Vienna to Bratislava. Tickets for a flight cost on average €1.

This is compared to other travel options to Bratislava:

A flight is €8 less than a coach for this route with tickets for a coach from Vienna to Bratislava costing on average €8.

A flight is generally €24 less than a ferry for the same journey. A ferry costs on average €24 from Vienna to Bratislava.

A flight is about €18 less than a train, which costs on average €18 for this route.

The fastest way to get to Bratislava from Vienna is by coach with an average travel time of 50 min.

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

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

The average frequency per day from Vienna to Bratislava is:

  • Around 24 coaches per day.
  • Around 9 trains per day.

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

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 take a flight from Vienna International Airport to Bratislava M. R. Štefánik Airport.
  • Most travellers who buy a train ticket from Vienna to Bratislava depart from Wien Westbahnhof to 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:

  • Slovak Lines Express a. S. Can get you to Bratislava by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with Slovak Lines Express a. S. From Vienna to Bratislava for €8 on Omio.
  • 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 €18.

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

  • You can check for a direct coach to Bratislava with Flixbus, Slovak Lines Express a. S. Or STUDENT AGENCY k. S. With 20 direct coaches per day.
  • You can check for a direct train to Bratislava with ÖBB | REX with 9 direct trains per 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 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 or Kraków. If you're looking to explore Budapest, Prague or Kraków from Bratislava, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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

  • Coach tickets cost on average €8 one way.
  • Plane tickets cost €1 one way on average.
  • Ferry tickets cost €24 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average €18 one way.

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.

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