Bratislava has a direct bus connection with Vienna with 20+ departures per day. The journey takes only around 1 hour. There is also a good connection between both airports

There are two main bus operators providing direct connection between Bratislava and Vienna:

  • Slovak Lines Express in cooperation with Austrian Postbus
  • Blaguss

Both operators have regular service between Bratislava Airport and Vienna Airport. Little differences are just in frequency, pricing and comfort. While Slovak Lines offers more flexibility in terms of regularity and flexibility, Blaguss is a bit cheaper and faster. Following table summarizes the offer from both providers. 

Basic comparison of services


Slovak Lines


Number of daily departs



Number of stops



Declared duration (airport to airport)

90 min

60 min

WiFi on board

Air condition

Buy tickets online

Buy tickets at driver

Ticket prices (airport to airport)


Slovak Lines*



One way


One way


Adult (27+)





Young (13-26)





Children (4-12)





Baby (0-3)




Hand baggage



Extra luggage



* If you are traveling to Vienna city (not the airport) with Slovak Lines, you can consider buying a so called KOMBI Ticket. It includes one-day public transport ticket in Vienna for discounted price (10-20% off). Learn more about price and conditions here.

** You do not have to buy a ticket for an exact return date, unless you want. This is called an OPEN Ticket, which can be used for any return journey taking place till 180 days since the purchase. 

Note: Prices may change over time. While we do our best to keep the data updated, we could have missed the latest updated. Please double-check the current prices for Slovak Lines and Blaguss in the official pricing page.


To see the exact departure times, use the journey planner or see official timetables of Slovak Lines and Blaguss. Following list of departure points can help you decide, which service to use.

  • From Bratislava airport - for early departures between 4am and 11am, Blaguss would be the best choice as buses leave approximately every 90 minutes. Since 11:30am, Slovak Lines starts to operate on this route as well every 60 minutes. So the afternoon departures are pretty frequent.

  • From Bratislava city center - if you are accommodated in the city center, you can hop on the Slovak Lines bus at Central Bus Station (Bratislava AS). If you prefer Blagus bus, it departs from under the Most SNP bridge. Both stops have a frequent coverage of departures approximately every 60 minutes (even 30 minutes during peak hours). First buses depart around 4am and last ones at 11pm.  

  • From Vienna airport - first buses depart at 6am on a frequent basis almost every 60 minutes (even more frequent during the day and peak hours). Last bus depart after midnight. In general there are 37 daily departures from Vienna airport to Bratislava

  • From Vienna city - Blaguss bus departs from Erdbergstrasse since 6am to 00:30am every 60-90 minutes. Slovak Lines bus departs from Vienna Hauptbahnhof (central train station) since 6:30am to 23:30pm every 30-60 minutes. If you are around Hauptbahnhof, you should also consider using the train.

Note: Timetables may change over time. While we do our best to keep the data updated, we could have missed the latest updated. Please double-check the current timetables at Slovak Lines and Blaguss official page. 

Bus stops coverage 


Slovak Lines


Bratislava Airport

Bratislava AS - Central Bus Station


Bratislava, Most SNP - wider city center


Bratislava, Einsteinova st.



Heinburg / Donau


Vienna Airport - Schwechat

Vienna, Erdberg st. - wider city center

Vienna Hbf - Central Train Station



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Questions & Answers

  1. Amanda

    im travelling to Bratislava..Vlcie Hrdlo on 25/03/15 from vienna airport..
    can u give me info on which bus/train i can take that will make it easier to get to Vlcie Hrdlo?
    thank you

    1. Jakub

      Hi Amanda ,
      you would need to take a bus from Vienna airport to Bratislava Mlynske Nivy (central bus station). From there, take a bus number 70, which goes directly to Vlcie hrdlo every 10-15 minutes. Do not forget to buy a ticket prior getting in the bus and mark it inside - read more about public city transport here:

  2. PW

    Your website says it takes about an hour to get from Bratislava airport to Vienna but when I check the Slovak Lines bus timetable it says the journey time is 1 hr 45 mins. Could you clarify?

    1. Jakub

      Hi PW,
      sorry for misunderstanding, you are right. Slovak Lines takes 1:45, but Blaguss operator is faster:

  3. QJ

    Hello, I want to travel from Vienna to Bratislava airport on the 3rd Jan 2015.
    1. How long will the bus take? And which bus company should I use?
    2.How long will the train take?
    3. Which one is more convenient?

    Thank you!

    1. Samuel

      Hi QJ,
      for both bus and train it's approximately 1 hour. Personally I would choose train, it's more comfy ;) When you get to Bratislava you have to use public transport to get to the airport. There's a direct connection - bus number 61 from the train station (don't forget to buy and mark a public transport ticket).

  4. Beaudiment

    Beaudiment Philippe.
    Bus: Bratislava to Wien, Flughafen
    Réservation code: 6508709
    I have not my ticket. Can you send it?
    Best regards

    1. Jozef

      Hi Beaudiment,

      have bought your ticket through our site?


  5. ona

    Hey there!

    I am currently in Bratislava and I want to go back to Vienna. The thing is I came by bike, but now i want to go back by bus or train, the cheapest way.
    Do you know if i can take the bike in the bus? Or if i have to pay to take it in the train? And by boat, could i take the bike with me?

    Thank you very much for your help in advance!


    1. Samuel

      Hi ona,
      the boat is a little bit problematic, since it departs rarely during the autumn.
      the bus is a possible option, you have to pay for the bike and there has to be empty space in the cargo area (ask about this when buying the ticket).
      the train is also an option, however not every single one. When booking a train ticket, look for bike symbols (can be found here and here )