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.

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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.

Statistics

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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Hello,
Please could you tell me how to get fastest from Braislava to Wolfsburg 18.08.2014.?

Thank you in advance!

Mirela Pintar

Published by Mirela Pintar | 36 days ago

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Hi Mirela Pintar,
you should take a train from Bratislava at 8.10 called EC 174 Jan Jesenius, arrive to Berlin hbf (tief) at 17:15, change to Berlin hbf (approx 8 minutes) and then from here there is another train at 17.46 which arrives to Wolfsburg Hbf at 18.54.

Regards

Published by Lucia (Bratislava Guide) | 35 days ago

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how much is the train fare from Bratislava to nove zamky. and how long will it take or would it be better by taxi how much will it cost and how long

Published by karen | 25 Jun '14

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Hi karen,
train fare is somewhere around 5-10 euro, time should be approximately 1 hour. And taxi is definitely a bad option (can go easily up 100 euros).
Regards

Published by Samuel (Bratislava Guide) | 25 Jun '14

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how far is the airport from the train station and how much is the fare on taxi and do the taxi drivers take euros
Thanks

Published by shah | 27 May '14

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Hi shah,
it's approximately 8km (5 miles) and depending on the traffic around 20-35 minutes. Taxi drives accept euros (and probably nothing else) and it should cost 10-15euros.

Google map here http://tinyurl.com/ojtprnv

Regards

Published by Samuel (Bratislava Guide) | 27 May '14

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Hi shah,
From airport to Main train station it is only 7,6 Km. Taxi will take you for 10 Euros (most!) Do not pay more and take receipt if the taxi driver will refuse to give you one do not pay and call police (phone number: 158 or 112) and all taxi driver are obligated to take Euros as it is our currency.
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Regards

Published by Jozef (Bratislava Guide) | 27 May '14

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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)
Regards

Published by Samuel (Bratislava Guide) | 13 Apr '14

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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

Regards

Published by Jakub (Author) | 10 Jan '13

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