Bratislava

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.

Facilities

  • Luggage lockers
  • Free WiFi
  • Toilets
  • Buffets
  • Ticket machines

Get there by public transport

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.

Trolleybus number 210 connects the train station with the central bus station within 15 minutes maximum. For the list of transports departing from train station see the schedule (EN).

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.

Get there by taxi

There are several taxi companies operating in front of the train station, you can just hop on.

Get there by car

There is a paid nonstop parking spot just a few steps from the central train station entrance. It costs something around 1-2€ per hour. Follow this website for the current situation (Hlavná stanica).


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Questions & Answers

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  1. Jen

    I am traveling from Vienna to Strbse Pleso by train. I am concerned about our connection in Bratislava. Is it difficult to figure out what platform our connecting train to Strba will be on and how to get to the correct platform? I only speak English. Thank you.

    1. Samuel

      Hi Jen,
      it should be easy, the train station isn't that huge. Just get from the platform to the main building and check the train table (with platform information) there.
      Regards

  2. Hussam

    Hi,
    What is the best way to get to Vienna City Center from Bratislava Airport.
    then next day from Vienna to Piestany.
    Third day back from Piestany to Bratislava Airport

    I would really appreciate if your could help.

    Regards

    Hussam

    1. Samuel

      Hi Hussam,
      BA-> Vienna directly bus from the airport or train (you have to get to the train station by public transport)
      Vienna->Piestany either by train or bus, but you will have to change in Bratislava
      Piestany->Bratislava again, either bus or train
      Regards

      1. Hussam

        Hi Samuel,
        Many thanks for the information, could you please give me Bus numbers and train numbers if possible, and how can I buy the tickets for buses and Trains on those routes

        Regards

        Hussam

        1. Samuel

          Hi Hussam,
          hi, there are no numbers on them. You can check schedules and buy tickets here for example
          https://bratislava-slovakia.eu/buy-bus-tickets
          Enjoy your stay!
          Regards

  3. Lori

    Hi Samuel,
    ...Thank you, that is a big help.
    Regards

  4. Lori

    Would I be able to walk from the passenger port dock on the Danube to the train station?

    1. Samuel

      Hi Lori,
      yes you would, it takes approximately 30 minutes.
      Regards

  5. Adrienn

    Hi, which is the quickest and shortest way to reach Győr from the Bratislava airport? Thanks for your help.

    1. Samuel

      Hi Adrienn,
      you can either take one-a-day bus to central bus station or train to bratislava and then public transport to airport.
      Regards

      1. Adrienn

        Hi Samuel,

        Thank you for your very qucik help. I can not find on the bus and not either on the railway website any direction to Győr. I know I can go from the airport to the central with bus number 61 but from there nothing I can find to go to Győr.
        ...
        Regards

        1. Samuel

          Hi Adrienn,
          I've checked and there really isn't a direct bus. One option is to take bus from Gyor to Rusovce (suburb city part of Bratislava), you can check schedule here volan.hu, then from Rusovce you can take Bratislava public transport. Hope this works
          Regards