Vienna to Bratislava

There are direct connections between these two capital cities. It is not so far away - only 65 kilometers track down by the river Danube.

There are direct connections between these two capital cities. It is not that far away - only 65 kilometer road down by the river Danube. There is a big competition between all the transport companies, that is why the prices are relatively low for all the types of transport.

How to travel to Vienna?

Once choosing Vienna as your destination to visit from Bratislava there are several options how to travel, but which one is the best? Train? Bus? Or boat?

Do you want to enjoy your journey and have a nice experience?

Take a boat trip!

In the summer we definitely suggest you a boat trip! It is a beautiful trip including a time to spend one day in Austria’s capital. Boat transport starts to operate in April till October.

Read more about boat transportation from Bratislava to Vienna here: Bratislava to Vienna by boat

Do you want to travel from Bratislava to Vienna airport Schwechat?

Take a bus!

The buses are very reliable and on time, comparing to the trains, which usually connect more cities than these two cities. So it is likely you might get stuck at Bratislava Train Station or straight in the train. Moreover, there are bus lines connecting directly Bratislava and Vienna airport Schwechat while there is not a railway connecting Bratislava with the Vienna's airport.

Read more about buses from Bratislava to Vienna here: Bratislava to Vienna by bus

Do you want to travel from Bratislava to Vienna city center?

Take a train!

Enjoy pleasant journey while using train from Bratislava Train Station to Vienna and in one hour you can get off in the center of Vienna. Regarding the tickets: no online reservation is possible, but you can buy the train ticket before your deparure in the Bratislava Train Station - "Bratislava Hlavna stanica". Be there at least 15 minutes before your train leaves, it happens there are too many people waiting in a line to purchase a ticket.

Read more about trains from Bratislava to Vienna here: Bratislava to Vienna by train

What is cheaper? Bus or train?

There is not a significant difference between the price of bus and train tickets. If you purchase the ticket in advance you have no problem with them being sold out. There is also a big advantage with the bus transport - you can buy tickets online and this is not possible for trains. Buy ticket online here.

Free luggage, oversize luggage, a lot of luggage?

Take a train!

There is neither size nor quantity limit of luggage you want to transport. So take all the luggage you want with a train! But keep in mind that you have to pay for carrying a bicycle.

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Discussion:

Thank you for the valuable info. U gave me previously. I have another question. Can we migrate from Austrian to slovakian university in slovakia if we are studying in Austria on d visa. In short can
We take our studies in slovakiaSlovakia if we have a visa d in austria

Published by mohit | 15 Jan '14

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Hi mohit,
with austrian visa D you will not be probably able to stay in Slovakia longer than 90 days. But please make yourself 100% clear at Ministry of Foreign Affairs: http://www.mzv.sk/en/home
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Published by Jakub (Author) | 26 Jan '14

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Hi i have a visa d type in austria so can i visit slovakia in bartislava during weekend on the same visa.

Published by mohit | 15 Jan '14

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Hi mohit,
yes you can. These visa are valid for whole Schengen area, including Bratislava.
Regards

Published by Jakub (Author) | 15 Jan '14

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Dear Sir,
I would like to take the train from Vienna Airport to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 my flight arrives at 08:40 What are my options? Also for my return trip on Thursday, December 12, 2013 I need to be at the Airport in Vienna to make a 0:936 flight what are my options ? Can these tickets be purchased online? Please advise. Thank you.

Published by Lawrence F Jindra, MD | 06 Dec '13

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Where do you get the bus from Vienna to Bratislava.

Published by Martha | 12 Oct '13

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Hello Martha,
the bus stops either on Vienna Airport or on "Sudtiroler platz" in close city center.
Regards

Published by Jakub (Author) | 28 Oct '13

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I would like to know when is the last train from Vienna to Bratislava on Sunday 29th of September.

Kind regards,

Silvia

Published by Silvia Astudillo | 23 Sep '13

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Hi Silvia,
it should be around 22:20. Please see Bratislava to Vienna by train for more information about train travel.
Regards

Published by Jakub (Author) | 23 Sep '13

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Hello,

I would like to travel from Vienna central train station to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica on the 10th of September. How often do the trains go and what time is the last one? Also, do I have to buy my ticket online in advance, or can I just purchase it at Vienna train station at the time of the departure? Thanks!

Published by Anita | 03 Sep '13

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Hello,
please see Bratislava to Vienna by train for all information.
Regards

Published by Jakub (Author) | 22 Sep '13

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Hello! Do you have a timetables from Vienna to Bratislava?
Thank you very much!
Carlos

Published by Carlos | 16 Aug '13

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Hi Carlos,
you can find train timetables here: Bratislava to Vienna by train .
Buses depart approximately every hour.
Regards

Published by Jakub (Author) | 02 Sep '13

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Price +time what tpye boat take 1 person from Vienna to Bratislava

Published by Dave | 29 Jul '13

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Hi Dave,
please see Bratislava to Vienna by boat for more information about price and time of boat traveling.
Regards

Published by Jakub (Author) | 29 Jul '13

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I want to travel from the Vienna airport to Bratislava on Saturday, August 3. We arrive at the airport around 8:30 AM. We will be staying at the hotel Druzba in Bratislava. What bus or train should be use? May we get on the bus/train from the airport? We do not know the slovak language. Thank you!

Published by Barbara | 29 Jul '13

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Hi Barbara,
at 9:35 a bus departs from Vienna airport and arrives to Bratislava "Nový Most" station. That is in the city center. From here you take the tram number 4 towards "Botanická záhrada" stop. Your hotel will be few meters walking on the left side.
Have a nice stay!

Published by Jakub (Author) | 29 Jul '13

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We want to pick up the bus to bratislava from vienna airport on 5 July because we need to catch a tour that starts at 11.00 am from Hviezdoslav Square by the Statue of Hviezdoslav.

Pls provide me with the exact address of the bus station so I may prepare google map to walk from bus station to meeig point.

To be in Bratislava in time, that is to meet the tour that starts at 11.00 in Bratislava, is it ok if I catch the bus around 9.30 am? Pls provide departure time of the bus around 9 to 9.30 so I will make sure I catch the right one.

Moreover, I need to be back at the aiport at about 6.pm- what time shedule is available from Bratislava around 4pm backt to Vienna?

Published by margaret | 24 Jun '13

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Hello Margaret,
you do not need to go to Bratislava bus station. Bus from Vienna stops at "Nový most" stop, which is 5 minutes walk from Hviezdoslav square: http://goo.gl/maps/fxE4l
You should pick the one departing at 9:15 from Vienna Erdbergstrasse 202 (main bus station) and arriving at 10:20.
Hope you will enjoy Bratislava

Published by Jakub (Author) | 01 Jul '13

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