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 routs. The online reservation of the tickets is possible.



TicketNormal tariffReduced tariffOne-way duration (hours)Operator
One way ticket 1 19€ - 33€2 Half of the normal tariff 3 app. 1:15 Twin City Liner
One way ticket 18€ -50% children 6-15 years old
free for children under 6
-10% Students, ISIC
-10% Seniors above 60, disabled
app. 1:40 Slovak boats and ports
Return ticket 28€ -50% children 6-15 years old
free for children under 6
-10% Students, ISIC
-10% Seniors above 60, disabled
app. 1:40 Slovak boats and ports
  • 1 The return ticket consists of two one-way tickets
  • 2 Prices vary depending on the date and a seat
  • 3 Children 2 - 12 years old. Children under 2 for free


The Twin City Liner shuttles every day, starting from 8:00, till 18:00. The specifics will be shown during the reservation process.

The Slovak boats and ports shuttle on specific days, depending on the season. See the timetable (EN) for more information.

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Questions & Answers

  1. Pierre-Louis


    From what date can you go to Vienna from Bratislava by boat ?

    Thanks !

    1. Jakub

      Hi Pierre-Louis,
      the boats start to operate in mid April.

  2. Gustavo


    Wich one of these two companies would you suggest, considering comfort and services onboard?


    1. Jakub

      Hi Gustavo,
      Twincityliner might be a bit more comfortable and faster, but is cheaper and somehow more appealing to me, so I would suggest this one :)


    hello from Mexico!
    I'm going to Bratislava from Poland.... then after staying there for three days I want to take the Boat to Vienna to enjoy Danube River... can you tell me the fares ?.. Im going in June, is it available ?
    thanks and see you soon!

    1. Jakub

      Hi ALBERTO,
      the fares differ slightly depending on the operator. Please refer to or to learn more about fares and timetables.
      Enjoy the trip :)

  4. Almir

    Please let me know is it available boat to Bratisava from Vienna in March ?

    1. Jakub

      Hi Almir,
      unfortunately not, they start to shuttle in half April.

  5. Terezie

    Zdravím a děkuji za článek. Marně se snažím najít loď, která by mě odvezla tuhle sobotu z Bratislavi do Vidne. Ale vypadá to, že žádná z daných společností momenrálně neoperuje.

    Máte prosím jiné informace?

    Děkuju předem za info.

    S pozdravem

    1. Jakub

      Ahoj Terezie,
      je to tak, lode premávajú až v lete. Ospravedlňujem sa za neskoršiu odpoveď a dúfam, že cesta bola v poriadku. Išla si nakoniec vlakom, alebo autobusom?