There are direct connections between these two capital cities. It is not that far away - only 65 kilometer road down by the river Danube. There is a big competition between all the transport companies, that is why the prices are relatively low for all the types of transport.
How to travel to Vienna?
Once choosing Vienna as your destination to visit from Bratislava there are several options how to travel, but which one is the best? Train? Bus? Or boat?
Do you want to enjoy your journey and have a nice experience?
Take a boat trip!
Do you want to travel from Bratislava to Vienna Airport Schwechat?
Take a bus!
The buses are very reliable and on time, comparing to the trains, which usually connect more cities than these two cities. So it is likely you might get stuck at Bratislava train station or straight in the train. Moreover, there are bus lines connecting directly Bratislava and Vienna Airport Schwechat while there is not a railway connecting Bratislava with the Vienna's airport.
Do you want to travel from Bratislava to Vienna city center?
Take a train!
Enjoy pleasant journey while using train from Bratislava train station to Vienna and in one hour you can get off in the center of Vienna. Regarding the tickets: no online reservation is possible, but you can buy the train ticket before your deparure in the Bratislava train station - "Bratislava Hlavna stanica". Be there at least 15 minutes before your train leaves, it happens there are too many people waiting in a line to purchase a ticket.
What is cheaper? Bus or train?
There is not a significant difference between the price of bus and train tickets. If you purchase the ticket in advance you have no problem with them being sold out. There is also a big advantage with the bus transport - you can buy tickets online and this is not possible for trains. Buy ticket online here.
Free luggage, oversize luggage, a lot of luggage?
Take a train!
There is neither size nor quantity limit of luggage you want to transport. So take all the luggage you want with a train! But keep in mind that you have to pay for carrying a bicycle.