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Posted by Jakub Zilincan  January 23, 2016  Rating 82.00%  Leave a comment

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  1. Facilities
  2. Get there by public transport
  3. Get there by taxi
  4. Get there by car

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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Bapi Dutta on Jan 16, 2016

I am from India. I will arrive Vienna airport at 6:00 am on 24 th January, 2016 and want to go Liptovsky Jan. Please suggest me route to reach there at low expense.

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Samuel on Jan 17, 2016

Hi Bapi Dutta,

first get train to Bratislava, then take train to Liptovsky Mikulas. From there departs a bus to Liptovsky Jan.


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Leila on Dec 28, 2015


So I am arriving to the airport in Bratislava and i want to get a train to Vienna from there. I was just wondering where the train station is located and if it can take me straight to Vienna central station? And also what are the approximate costs for 3 adults and 2 children under 12 years of age. And also is the airport situated far from the Bratislava city centre?

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Samuel on Dec 30, 2015

Hi Leila,

the airport is approximately 30minutes from the train station (depends on the traffic), the route is here The taxis right at the airport are quite expansive, I recommend public transport (there is a direct bus n 61, don't forget to buy and mark your tickets).

The train tickets should cost you under 40-50 euros, maybe even less (I believe it is 16e for a return adult ticket).


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Veronika on Dec 08, 2015

Hi. I'm arriving to Bratislava by train and will have 10 minutes to get to another train which goes to Prague. How can I find out quickly which platform the other train will go so I won't miss the second train? Thanks.

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Samuel on Dec 08, 2015

Hi Veronika,

10 min is fine if your train won't be late. Just get inside the main building, the time schedule is right there. You can get there and back again in 2 min.


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THANASIS BID on Dec 02, 2015


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Samuel on Dec 03, 2015

Hi THANASIS BID, might be nice.


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Paulina on Oct 31, 2015


I need some help. I have just left the train from Brno to Bratislava EC 171 Hungaria at 3:50 and I left my beats by dre red headphones with the black case and my UK SIM card. I was trying to contact the lost luggage office but nobody is picking up the phone. Please, do you have any alternative phone number or email address, so I can contact anybody there. I am on my way to the airport as I am in the hurry for my place.

Thank you for any help

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Samuel on Oct 31, 2015

Hi Paulina,

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but I'm afraid, they are gone forever :(


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