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Bratislava to Vienna by boat

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Posted by Jakub Zilincan  February 05, 2016  Rating 86.00%  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
Tour Operator Professional guide (in partnership with GetYourGuide.com - world's leading guiding platform)

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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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Shahn on Jan 10, 2016

Is April 5th too early for boats from Vienna to Bratislava? If it depends on the weather, when can I find out if they will be running?

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Samuel on Jan 10, 2016

Hi Shahn,

the boat will be operating after 20. 4., I'm sorry about that.

Regards

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Nick on Dec 02, 2015

Do the boats operate in late April? Would it be too cold to take a one year old baby with us? Should we just take the train for a day trip from Vienna to Bratislava? Would definitely prefer boat!

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Samuel on Dec 02, 2015

Hi Nick,

that depends on the weather conditions - if it will be a warm April boats should be operating.

Regards

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Debbs on Nov 22, 2015

Hi, we are hoping to travel to Bratislava by boat tomorrow. Is the boat running Monday 23rd Nov or are we out of luck? If no boat is it better by train? Debbs.

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Samuel on Nov 23, 2015

Hi Debbs ,

the boats might not be a good idea - it's really cold out there. Trains are perfectly fine, they depart every hour (I assume you are travelling from Vienna)

Regards

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Jacko on Nov 06, 2015

Hi Samuel,

...Samuel, thank you for your prompt reply, I will shelve the ferry idea and use the train. I guess this an easy option??

Regards jacko

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Samuel on Nov 06, 2015

Hi Jacko,

either bus or train. If you want to buy tickets in advance, choose bus. Have a nice journey

Regards

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Jacko on Nov 06, 2015

Hi Samuel, Thank again for the advice. Really looking forward to it.

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Regards Jacko

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Jacko on Nov 06, 2015

Do these ferries run during February and early March?

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Samuel on Nov 06, 2015

Hi Jacko,

I'm afraid not,

Regards

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