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Posted by Jakub Zilincan  August 09, 2016  Rating 88.00%  Leave a comment

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  1. Facts about Bratislava

Bratislava is the capital city of a small country called the Slovak republic or 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.

Facts about Bratislava

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 Vienna 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.

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  • Weather and climate

    Posted by Jakub Zilincan  June 18, 2016  89.00% Rating

    Bratislava has a moderately continental climate with four distinct seasons; therefore, there is a significant difference between summer and winter. During summer, the temperature can rise up to 30°C, occasionally even higher. During winter, the temper...

    Weather and climate
  • Money, currency and ATMs

    Posted by Jakub Zilincan  November 17, 2015  100.00% Rating

    Since 2009 the official currency in Slovakia is Euro - €. Before there was Slovak crown (Sk), but it is not possible to pay with crowns anymore. Exchange offices Exchange offices are widely spread; you can find one in any bigger shopping center, ba...

    Money, currency and ATMs
  • Public transport in Bratislava

    Posted by Lucia Durackova  August 06, 2016  92.00% Rating

    Bratislava has built an understandable public transport line system of buses, trams, and trolleys, which convey at regular intervals according to timetables. Apps with timetables are available both for Android and iOS. Most of the line stops of the public...

    Public transport in Bratislava

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Patricia McAulay on Jan 10, 2013

Is there an express train from bratislava to budapest?

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Jakub on Jan 10, 2013

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 http://bratislava-slovakia.eu/travel-to-bratislava/budapest-bratislava/budapest-bratislava-by-train

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Elli on Feb 06, 2014

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

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Samuel on Apr 13, 2014

Hi Elli,

please visit this http://bratislava-slovakia.eu/tours

(there are several possible options)

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shah on May 27, 2014

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

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Samuel on May 27, 2014

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

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Jozef on May 27, 2014

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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