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.


  • 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

  1. Maria

    I have another query. Taking the 210 trolley bus from the main bus station to train station. does the 210 bus stop infront of the train station (hlavna stanica) or is there some walking involved? Not sure where 210 stops. I was informed that the distance is around 15minutes. Is that correct? Thanks

    1. Samuel

      Hi Maria,
      yes, you have to walk a bit (it is 5 minutes tops), there is only way to go from the train station, you can't miss it.

  2. Maria

    Im travelling from vienna to bratislava by bus. from bus station need to take train to my final destination
    From my understanding i take bus 210 to main train station about 15 mins. From where do i pick up bus 210?

    1. Samuel

      Hi Maria,
      It's right in front of the bus station where you arrive.

  3. 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.

  4. Hussam

    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.



    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

      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



        1. Samuel

          Hi Hussam,
          hi, there are no numbers on them. You can check schedules and buy tickets here for example

          Enjoy your stay!

  5. Lori

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