Central train station
Central train/railway station is located few minutes away from the city center by public transport and it has a direct transit connection with the airport and the central bus station.
Central train station called "Hlavná stanica", is located within a few minutes from city center by public transport. The surrounding of the station image and visual is awful, however, it should be modernized within few years. Maybe you will not believe, this is a central station in a capital city, as well as it is a central public transport. You can get everywhere from here even during the night, as it is a place full of homeless people.
- Luggage lockers
- Free WiFi
- Ticket machines
Bus number 61 will take you directly to the airport in less than half an hour and you do not need to pay any special price for a ticket. This bus has also a nightline N61, so you will not get stuck on the train station even between 23 and 4 o'clock.
If you want to go to the city center, the best way is to take a bus number X13. Take off at the bus stop called: "Namestie SNP" and you are one step from the very center of Bratislava - Main square ("Hlavne namestie"). There used to be trams connecting city center and the main train station but nowadays, it is closed so bus X13 is the only connection.
There are several taxi companies operating in front of the train station, you can just hop on.
Hello:) My name is Fotini and me and my boyfriend will visit Budapest, Bratislava and Wien in 2 weeks time.I would appreciate it if you could tell me which is the cheaper way to transfer between those cities.By train or by bus.(?)If we buy return tickets how much time do we have to use it until returning?
Thanks in advance :)
Published by Fotini | 10 Mar '14
We have a short period of time between arriving from Kosice and departing to Vienna. Are the tracks close and easy to identify so the short time in between does not cause a problem? Thank you.
Published by Debbie | 03 Dec '13
yes, ticket machines are yellow easily-recognisable boxes on the station. Or you can buy directly at the desk.
Have a safe trip.
Published by Jakub (Author) | 23 Dec '13
Please inform me how to go to Tatra hotel, namestie 1 by public transportation.
Published by benjamas | 12 Oct '13
it depends from where you travel, however, this hotel is in very city center. The closest bus stop is called "Hodzovo namestie", however, also trams stop very close to it.
Please ask if you have other questions.
Published by Jakub (Author) | 28 Oct '13
I am arriving on saturday evening (6 p.m.) and leaving the next morning at 5.00 a.m. Is a locker accessible at these hours? In the bus station is just an office with unsuitable opening times.
Published by Alfred Veljacsek | 30 Sep '13
there is a locker in central train station, opened 5:30am - 11:30pm. This should be enough.
Published by Jakub (Author) | 02 Oct '13
thanks for your reply. Unfortunately it does not suit my travel times. I need to be at 5.30 a.m. at the bus station to get my bus back to Vienna. Are there any 24 hrs lockers in Bratislava?
Published by Alfred | 06 Oct '13
unfortunately I cannot find any other nonstop locker.
Published by Jakub (Author) | 07 Oct '13
what do officail taxis look like and how much will it cost for a taxi from the main railway station to hotels in the centre of town
Published by partington | 20 Aug '13
Taxis do not have uniform look - they only have a yellow sign "Taxi" on the roof. The cost to city center should not be more than 8-10 EUR.
Published by Jakub (Author) | 02 Sep '13
I am traveling from Budapest to Prague by train and want to make a short stop-over in Bratislava. Will I encounter boarder control at Central Station? If so, how long should I plan so I don't miss departing train?
Published by Suz | 14 Aug '13
there will be no boarder controls on the route between Budapest and Prague, neither in Bratislava.
Enjoy your trip
Published by Jakub (Author) | 15 Aug '13
yes, there is a free wifi access on Bratislava central train station.
Published by Jakub (Author) | 06 Jul '13
Yes, there is free wifi connection available on Central train station.
Published by Jozef (Bratislava Guide) | 07 Jul '13
hi! i am coming to žilina for U17 EURO championship. i am from zagreb, and i will like to ask you how can i go from zagreb to žilina by train? what is the prices and best route?
Published by Josip Brešić | 23 Apr '13
there should be direct connection from Zagreb to Vienna or Budapest. From these cities, you will get to Bratislava easily. And from Bratislava you will have to take a train to Žilina. Altogether it should take around 11 - 16 hours.
Have a nice trip.
Published by Jakub (Author) | 23 Apr '13
is there a train (line) to Erfrut Germany and what is the price of the ticket in one direction?
Published by Igor | 17 Apr '13
there is no direct connection. You will need to get to Dresden (direct or several connections possible). But I do not know the price, sorry.
Published by Jakub (Author) | 23 Apr '13
where can I leave my luggages in train station for the day? I am leaving the same day at night, not staying in hotel.
Published by ed lim | 03 Oct '12