Bratislava to Vienna by train

There is a direct connection between Bratislava and Vienna. It takes approximately 1 hour to get from Bratislava central station to Vienna train station. Bratislava's central station is called Bratislava - Hlavna stanica.

There is a direct connection between both cities. It takes approximately 1 hour to get from one central station to another. Bratislava's central station is called Bratislava - Hlavná stanica, often shortened to Bratislava- Hl. st., in some occasions. In Vienna you will get to the newly built Wien Hauptbahnhof central station.

Tickets and prices

TicketNormal tariffReduced tariff for children and dogs
Return ticket "Vienna Ticket" 13€ 6,50€
Return ticket valid for city transport within Vienna "Vienna Ticket + Z 100" 17,50€ 8,50€
Ticket valid 1 week 34€ 20€
Ticket valid 1 month 103€ 65€

You can buy tickets directly on the Internet using the official Austrian Rail website [ENG]. You just choose a specific date, and pay by credit card. As soon as you have bought the ticket, you have 3 days to make your journey. For example if today is October 28th and you buy you ticket for the November 10th, you can realize your journey either on November 10th, 11th or 12th. Then you have 16 more days to use your ticket for the return journey. If you buy a ticket valid also for the city transport within Vienna Zone 100, it is valid only till midnight of the day you marked it in the train. You do not have to mark it again inside of the Vienna public city transport. Visit official Slovak Rail webpage for more information (SK).

Tickets valid one week or one month give you the opportunity to travel there and back multiple times within this time period.

Timetable

From Vienna Hauptbahnhof the train departs every hour from 5:20 to 22:21. The very last train to Bratislava goes around 0:40 but does not arrive to the Bratislava central station, but Bratislava - Petržalka train station. From here you would have to take a bus number 80 to get to the Bratislava city center, or 93 to get to the Central train station.

From Bratislava to Vienna there is also departure every hour beginning at 4:24 with the last departure at 22:42.

For more specific times of departure visit the Slovak Rail Timetables (EN) and follow the truck number 100 "Bratislava - Marchegg - (Gänserndorf ) - Wien a späť".

Transport from the station

The public transport stop is called "Hlavná stanica" and is one of the most important stops in whole city. Visit the Official city transport web site with departures from Central train station for more information. The basic directions and routes from station:

  • to city center - you take any bus or trolleybus directing to Račianske mýto and then take a tram to the city center; you can just walk following the signs "Centrum"
  • to bus station - take the direct bus number 210 towards "Autobusová stanica" and take off at the last stop.
  • to the airport - take the direct bus number 21 toward "Letisko M.R. Štefánika" and take off at the last stop.

Vocabulary

As many documents are written in Slovak even English declared, here is the most important vocabulary, which will make everything easier for you to read:

  • vlak - train
  • zo stanice - from station
  • do stanice - to station
  • zastávka - bus/tram/train stop
  • Bratislava hl.st. - Bratislava central station
  • Wien Sudbf/Hauptbf.- Vienna central station
  • a späť - and back
  • Obyčajné cestovné spiatočné - Normal return ticket
  • Polovičné cestovné spiatočné - Reduced return ticket
Post a question

Discussion:

This summer we are staying in Bratslava with the boy scout (32 persons) and we would like to make daytrip to Vienna.
Does it costs around 13€ per person to travel to Vienne and back again to Bratislava on the same day?

Thanks in advance!

Published by Wim | 13 days ago

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Hi Wim,
you can even use a group ticket! This one is valid for groups of minimum 10 people, under 20 years old. In this case you get return ticket for 6.50€ per person.
Regards

Published by Jakub (Author) | 13 days ago

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Thats a good tip!
Where do you buy these tickets? Online or at the station of Bratislava or...

Published by Wim | 12 days ago

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Hi Wim,
these tickets will be available only at the station. No worries about the availability - will be fine :)
Regards

Published by Jakub (Author) | 12 days ago

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Hi Wim,

Yes the price is 13 eurs for both way ticket per person
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Regards

Published by Jozef (Bratislava Guide) | 13 days ago

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Best way to get from Bratislava to Dubnica? Bus, train? Price?

Published by paula | 22 Jan '14

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Hi paula,
if you mean Dubnica nad Vahom, then most comfortable way would be using bus - there is a direct connection which takes approx. 2 hours 10 minutes and costs 5,50€.
Regards

Published by Jakub (Author) | 26 Jan '14

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up until what age can you travel with cild-ticket?

Published by linnea | 20 Jan '14

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Hi linnea,
I could not find any specific information on the Slovak Railways website, but I suppose it is up until approximately 12 years.
Regards

Published by Jakub (Author) | 26 Jan '14

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Hello,
I just bought a ticket from Wien Hbf to Poprad-Tatry one way with a stop at Bratislava hl.st to change trains. It cost me 59.60 euros for this ticket.
I see by reading questions and comments that it could or should have been much lesser. Where did I go wrong? I bought this at the counter and this was the price they gave me.
I will return 8 days later and haven't bought a ticket yet. I figure to buy it in Poprad.
Is it best to buy a ticket from Poprad to Bratislava then buy another ticket from Bratislava to Vienna or should I get a ticket in Poprad right to Vienna? Hopefully it should be less expensive then the first one I bought.
Thanks for any help!
Barry

Published by barry | 05 Dec '13

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Hi Barry,
there is a special discount price only for a route Vienna - Bratislava. If you bought a ticket to Poprad, I guess you could not have the discounted price. For a return journey I would separate the tracks and you should get discounted Bratislava - Vienna price. But you would have to buy a ticket in Bratislava I guess.
Have a nice trip.

Published by Jakub (Author) | 23 Dec '13

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Jakub,
On my way back to Vienna on Dec. 18 I bought a ticket in Poprad train station for 18 Euros to Bratislava. In Bratislava train station I bought train ticket to Vienna for13 Euros.
Barry

Published by Barry | 25 Dec '13

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Thanks for explanation Barry and sorry for later response

Published by Jakub (Author) | 25 Dec '13

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hi all

i will arrival in vienna on 5th dec 1pm and then am going to bratislava
how should i go ? train ? how long will take ?
or bus ?

+971504227070
Bader

Published by Bader | 04 Dec '13

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hi all

from dubai

i will arrival in vienna on 5th dec 1pm and then am going to bratislava
how should i go ? train ? how long will take ?
or bus ?

+971504227070
Bader

Published by Bader | 04 Dec '13

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Hi Bader,
Best wayhow to get to bratislava is by bus which leaves from airport to bratislava directly. You can buy your ticket online in advance through website Bratislava to Vienna by bus for price around 8 Euros.
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Regards

Published by Jozef (Bratislava Guide) | 13 days ago

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Hi, I am flying from London to Bratislava on the 27th of Nov 2013. From Bratislava airport I need to get to Vienna, I got heaps of info from this site(Thanks :-) but just a bit of more info pls. How can I get from the Bratislava Airport to Bratislava central train station? How long will that take me from airport to station and how much will that roughly cost?
Thanx a lot in advance.

Published by Jagjeet | 24 Nov '13

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Does the train run between Bratislava and Wien on 25 Dec, Christmas Day? I need to travel to Wien in the morning, and return to Bratislava around 2200? If so, should I book before, or just turn up on time?

Published by ilay ferrier | 20 Nov '13

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Hi Ilay,
the trains shuttle in a normal time table. You do not need to book in advance.
Have a nice trip.

Published by Jakub (Author) | 02 Dec '13

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Hi , i'm visiting Bratislava Dec 29th to Jan 4th this year. Do you know if the railways will be running from Bratislava to Vienna and back on the 2nd and3rd of Jan (hoping they are back to work after the holidays)

Published by gary | 13 Nov '13

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Hello Gary,
the trains will be back to normal schedule for sure.
Enjoy your visit.

Published by Jakub (Author) | 13 Nov '13

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I want to travel to the Vienna city center from Bratislava Airport. What is the best option, take the bus from airport to airport and then subway to Vienna city center or take the bus from Bratislava airport to Bratislava city center and then the train to Vienna city center?

Published by Kai | 10 Nov '13

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Hello Kai,
there is actually a direct bus, which departs from Bratislava airport and arrives to Vienna city center. Please see Bratislava to Vienna by bus for more information.
Have a nice trip

Published by Jakub (Author) | 13 Nov '13

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Hello,
I want to go to Bratislava from Vienna by train. Should I reserve the ticket online or can I buy it on place? I Hope there is not diffirence between the prices.
Best regards,

Published by HU | 09 Nov '13

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Hello HU,
the price should be even lower when you buy personally. There is no need to book in advance.
Have a nice trip

Published by Jakub (Author) | 13 Nov '13

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Thank you very much. Moreover, do you know the train ticket from Bratislava to Pague should be bought in advance online? Thank you in advance for your advice.

Published by HU | 14 Nov '13

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Hello Hu,
in this case I would probably buy online, however I would suggest taking a bus to Prague, as it is 2-3x cheaper and the time of travel is very similar. Please use slovak bus lines: www.slovaklines.sk/...ex_en.html
Regards

Published by Jakub (Author) | 16 Nov '13

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Sorry for jump-in the conversation, I stumbled accross this good website and article as I've in the middle of arranging my trip to bratislava next year.
My question to Jakub answer in regards HU question about buying ticket in advance from vienna to bratislava.
I will be travelling with 3 adults and OBB ticket price is €63.2 all in for 17/03/2014. Is the price will be cheaper if I buy on the day at the station? Many thanks

Published by stev | 14 Nov '13

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Hello Stev,
if the prices do not change (and it should not), the price will be cheaper. Raileurope web site does not count with a special discount between Bratislava and VIenna. Special price of return ticket is around 18€ in this case.
Hope it helps.

Published by Jakub (Author) | 16 Nov '13

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Hi Jakub,

Thx for your reply. I forgot to mention that we will be travel one way from vienna to bratislava on that day. From bratislava we will going next to prague (either by trains or buses). Normally return ticket will be cheaper in most cases. And how about one-way ticket then? Is it still gonna be cheaper if we buy the tix on the day?

Published by stev | 17 Nov '13

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Hi,
the price of a one-way ticket will be sligthly lower, around 15€. however, if it is higher, you can still buy a discounted return ticket and use it only one-way. The price does not differ wether you buy in advance or on the date of departure.
Have a nice trip

Published by Jakub (Author) | 02 Dec '13

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