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Bratislava to Vienna by boat

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Posted by Jakub  September 19, 2017  Rating 84.00%  Leave a comment

There is a direct connection between Vienna and Bratislava by the river Danube. Basically, there are two main companies, which operate on these routes; both using high-speed boats, but the time varies because of the different routes. Boats generally do not operate between October - March.

Sightseeing package (Vienna - Bratislava - Vienna)

If you are looking for a one day sightseeing tour starting from Vienna, this is an ideal solution. Cruise up the River Danube from Vienna and explore the Slovak capital of Bratislava. Enjoy a scenic sail by hydrofoil or catamaran, linking the 2 cities along the mighty Blue Danube. Then take a scenic sightseeing tour of Bratislava’s main sights.

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Itinerary
  • Cruise up the Danube by catamaran or hydrofoil
  • Discover St. Martin's Cathedral, where 11 Hungarian kings and queens were crowned
  • Go to the UFO-like tower on Nový Most (New Bridge) for panoramic city views
  • Explore Bratislava's musical history on Venturska Street
  • Ride the Presporacik old-timer train into the courtyard of Bratislava Castle
  • Admire the decorative palaces of the Empress Maria Theresa
  • Marvel at the waterside sights of Vienna and Bratislava from on board your ship
Duration 6:00 hours
Price 130 € per person. Including Return boat ticket, sightseeing tour by vehicle, lunch. Check availability and current price here.
Difficulty Low
Meeting point Vienna Port
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Commercial Operators (Bratislava - Vienna - Bratislava)

If you would like to plan your own trip, want to stay longer in Bratislava, or would like to start your journey in Bratislava, there is an option to use services of commercial operators. Prices and timetable vary by season.

Price list

TicketNormal tariffReduced tariffOne-way duration (hours)Operator
One way ticket 20€ - 35€1 Half of the normal tariff 2 app. 1:15 Twin City Liner
Return ticket 40€ - 70€1 Half of the normal tariff 2 app. 1:15 Twin City Liner
One way ticket 25€ -50% children 6-15 years old
free for children under 6
-10% Students, ISIC, seniors above 60, handicapped
app. 1:40 Slovak boats and ports
Return ticket 38€ -50% children 6-15 years old
free for children under 6
-10% Students, ISIC, seniors above 60, handicapped
app. 1:40 Slovak boats and ports
  • 1 Prices vary depending on the date and a seat
  • 2 Children 2 - 12 years old. Children under 2 for free

Timetable

The boats generally do not operate between October and March. During off-peak season (March to April, September to October), boats operate on limited schedule, i.e. only few days a week. During peak season, boats operate regularly with several departures per day.

For a specific timetable please check websites of official operators - The Twin City Liner and Slovak boats and ports.

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  • Panorama on Bratislava Castle, Danube and UFO outlook tower
  • Devin Castle close to borders with Czech Republic and Austria
  • Bratislava SNP bridge - view from boat
  • Bratislava passenger port by night
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Marina on Dec 19, 2012

I am flying to Bratislava on 22nd Feb 2013, arriving at around 5pm. Is there a boat I can take to Vienna after this time? Flying out from Bratislava on 24th Feb at 6pm. I would purchase a return ticket if possible. Thank you

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Jakub on Dec 20, 2012

Hello,

boat is more a tourist attraction than a real transport option. You should consider going by train - it is cheaper and more comfortable.

Moreover, the boats does not sail in this time of the year.

Regards

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Della Fiore on Dec 27, 2012

Hello! Do they sell any kind of alcohol on these boats?

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Jakub on Dec 27, 2012

Hi Della,

that is a nice question :) A suppose there is a bar inside a boat where you can buy some kind of alcohol. However, it will be quite expensive.

Regards

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myriam on Mar 12, 2013

hello!

Can we carry baggage from Viena to Bratislava?

we three have a suitcase of 20 kg. and two smaller (8 kg.)

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Jakub on Mar 13, 2013

Hello,

there should be no problem with baggage, however, train would be probably more comfortable.

Regards

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