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.

It is not possible to buy train tickets online. Consider going by bus. It is cheaper, more flexible and takes the same time. Buy bus tickets here!

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 from Vienna to Bratislava directly on the Internet using the official Austrian Rail website [ENG]. It is not, however, possible to buy Bratislava to Vienna ticket. Moreover, you will not get the special discount price for return ticket as if you would get when buying at the desk.

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:

Hi,
I will be in Vienna in September and would like to go to Hallstatt after that. What is the best way - Train or Bus? and the prices for the same?

Thanks

Sandhya

Published by Sandhya | 24 hours ago

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Hi Sandhya,
we are not sure, since this is a website about traveling to Slovakia. However, google advise using IC train
http://goo.gl/2l0trF

(in general : buses are cheaper, but less comfy)

Regards

Published by Samuel (Bratislava Guide) | 12 hours ago

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Hello. I couldn't find the price of the one-way ticket from Vienna to Bratislava.

Best regards!

Published by volnei | 27 days ago

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Hi volnei,
there is a special agreement between Vienna and Bratislava, thanks to which they offer discounted price for return ticket. One-way tickets are of course sold too, but sometimes are even more expensive than the return. Unfortunately I do not know the price for one way, but you can suppose it will be approximately the same price as return, if not more expensive.
Regards

Published by Jakub (Author) | 22 days ago

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Hey there! If I buy return-way ticket, is that valiuble only for that day, or I can use it 10 days after? Thanks!

Published by Mare | 22 Jul '14

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Hi Mare,
no it's not only for one day, you can use it later. However, don't forget to reserve a seat if you want one :)
Regards

Published by Samuel (Bratislava Guide) | 22 Jul '14

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Also, as for that ticket for city transport, I can use it only in Bratislava/Vienna, or in both cities?

Published by Mare | 23 Jul '14

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Hi Mare,
public transport is included only in Vienna in Bratislava you have to buy separate ticket for public transport.
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Regards
Jozef

Published by Jozef (Bratislava Guide) | 23 Jul '14

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Hi!

Please could you tell me the best way to get from Vienna to Dunajská Streda? I am travelling there for a wedding in August.

Many thanks

Published by Ak | 17 Jul '14

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Hi Ak,
the best option is to take a bus from Vienna Airport and get off at Bus station in Bratislava. There are several direct buses from Bratislava to Dunajska streda and it take approx. 1 hour.
Regards

Published by Lucia (Bratislava Guide) | 17 Jul '14

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Hi!

Is it possible to transport bicycles on these trams? And what If there are 8 of us? :/

Published by Klara | 10 Jun '14

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Hi Klara,
Transporting bikes in trams is possible, and it is for free. You should always ask the driver to give u persmission to take the bike inside (it might happen, that the place selected for transporting bikes, strollers, wheelchairs is already occupied, so you have to wait for the next line).
It is possible to transport only 2 bikes in the FIRST tram carrige. But do not worry, the trams usually drive every 10-12 minutes, so you can split into some groups and wait for each other at the final destination :)

Regards
Lucia.

Published by Lucia (Bratislava Guide) | 10 Jun '14

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Hi Klara,
just to be sure, are you asking about trams (public transport in Bratislava) or trains (intercity transport)?

Regards

Published by Samuel (Bratislava Guide) | 10 Jun '14

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Thank you Samuel, I wanted to ask about trains from Bratislava to Vienna

Published by Klara | 10 Jun '14

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Hi Klara,
while Slovak rails aren't clear about the bicycles, OBB (Austria) states, that you take your bicycle for free. However be sure to check (in the timetable), that your train has a bicycle symbol. You can find more info right here
www.oebb.at/.../index.jsp
Regards

Published by Samuel (Bratislava Guide) | 10 Jun '14

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Can bikes be carried along as well?

Published by Will | 10 Jun '14

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Hi Will,
Are you asking about trains or trams but nevertheless you can bring bike on both and mostly it is free of any charge. Ask driver if you can and have your bike clean before entering.
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Regards

Published by Jozef (Bratislava Guide) | 10 Jun '14

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Thank! I was thinking about the train ride to Vienna.

Published by Will | 10 Jun '14

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Hi there.

I am planning on attending the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest which I assume will be in Vienna (due to lack of venue or hotels in Austria's other cities). Does the weekly train ticket include fare both ways? Even with the cost of a train ticket, I feel that staying in Bratislava and travelling to and from Vienna every day would be far cheaper.

Or am I just being an idiot? ;)

Published by Liam | 06 Jun '14

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Hi Liam,
yes, it includes both ways. Accommodation in Bratislava is surely cheaper will be more available.
Regards

Published by Samuel (Bratislava Guide) | 06 Jun '14

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Hi,

I am attending the festival in Nicklesdorf, Nova Rock. I am flying into Bratislava on Thursday the 12th of June and want to travel to Vienna to get a connecting train. I would rather get the train but I was wondering how I would get from the airport to Bratislava train station?

Thanks :)

Published by Theresa | 15 May '14

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Hi Theresa,
you can get a direct bus from Bratislava Airport to Vienna. Price is lower and the time is more or less the same. Find the bus connections here: Bratislava to Vienna by bus
If you would still like to go by train, there is a bus number 61 connecting Bratislava airport and train station departing every 20 minutes.
Regards

Published by Jakub (Author) | 15 May '14

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Hello, I'm looking to go to Bratislava for a three day weekend from London and do a day/possibly overnight trip Vienna. It's from the 23/05/14 to the 26/05/14. It appears all of the trains are booked out to Vienna, or have I gone wrong somewhere?
I was thinking about going to Vienna on the sunday night and on the way back from Vienna just going straight to the Bratislava airport. Is this easily doable if I can get train tickets?
Thanks Hannah

Published by Hannah | 05 May '14

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Hi Hannah,
no way all trains are booked :) The trains are running every hour and you do not need to buy a ticket online. You can buy a ticket directly on a station. However, if you consider going back directly to airport, consider buying a bus ticket Bratislava to Vienna by bus - this will take you from city center to the airport. If you go by train, you would need to take a public transport bus from Bratislava train station to the airport. This is actually also easily doable, as buses run every ~15 minutes and the journey takes the same time. It is up to you :)
Have a nice trip

Published by Jakub (Author) | 05 May '14

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Hello,

I will be travelling from Prague to Bratislava with my US passport. I plan to stay in Bratislava for 3 days and then go to Budapest. Do I need a visa to enter Bratislava or is my US passport sufficient?

Published by susan | 28 Apr '14

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Hi susan,
Once entering Schengen Area (Including Czech republic, Slovakia and Hungary) you do not need other visa for travelling within this zone.

You can read more here: www.slovakia.org/...sainfo.htm

Regards

Lucia

Published by Lucia (Bratislava Guide) | 28 Apr '14

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