Where is Bratislava

Bratislava - the capital city of Slovakia - lays in the very west of this country. Together with Vienna (Wien), Budapest and Prague form an important central-european metropolitan region.

Bratislava is the capital city of a small country called Slovakia (not Slovenia). This country is situated in the hearth of Central Europe, although many people still find it as a part of Eastern Europe. The direct neighbors of Slovak Republic are Czech Republic, Poland, Austria, Ukraine and Hungary.


Bratislava, relatively to Slovakia, lays in the western part of the country, very near to the borders with Austria and Hungary. It is the only one European capital city, which borders with two other countries.

Thanks to its position, it is not unusual to live in a small Austrian village and commute for work to Bratislava and vice versa. Bratislava is also very close to Vienna - the capital city of Austria. Thanks to the short 60km distance, these two cities are the closest two capitals in Europe. That is why there are strong connections between these two old cities and also traveling from Bratislava to Wien is very easy - there are trains, buses, or even boat links on a regular basis.

Together with Hungarian capital - Budapest, and Czech capital - Prague, this "fantastic four" forms an important Central-European metropolitan region.

Bratislava is very often called like a "A Beauty on Danube", because it spreads along both sides of this river. Even though it is placed mostly on the flat surface, the mountains Little Carpathians, begin right behind the city. These mountains are popular place for the weekend relax or short walks in the nature.


IndicatorBratislava (abs.)Slovakia (abs.)Bratislava (% of Slovakia)Source
# of inhabitants 415 589 5 410 836 7.7% 2012, Statistics.sk
population density (inhabitants / km2 1 130  110   + 1 030% 2012, Statistics.sk
% of women 53.3 51.3 + 2% 2012, Statistics.sk
area (km2) 367.6 49 035.6 0.7% 2012, Statistics.sk
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Hey! I would like to organize a trip with my students in Bratislava... Where does the tour start? And where does it finish? Is it possible to skip a few spots, as we are short in time? And finally, what is the phone number of the guide or the organisation as I would like to call them to know exactly whenthe tour will start! Sprry for all those questions, thanks!

Elli Perstel

Published by Elli | 06 Feb '14

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Hi Elli,
please visit this Bratislava tour
(there are several possible options)

Published by Samuel (Bratislava Guide) | 20 days ago

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Is there an express train from bratislava to budapest?

Published by Patricia McAulay | 10 Jan '13

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Hi Patricia,

depends on what you find an express train :) However, there is a direct connection with a few stops. It takes only around 2 hours 40 and costs around 15€. For more information see Budapest to Bratislava by train


Published by Jakub (Author) | 10 Jan '13

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