Flights to Bratislava make it easy to visit the Slovakian capital whenever travellers desire. With a journey time as short as two hours 15 minutes, it's not a long trip to make, and low fares are always available thanks to budget carriers, making a break in Bratislava even more appealing.
Bratislava's primary aviation hub is M.R. Stefanik Airport, which can be found just six miles away from the heart of the city. Because of this proximity, transfers to accommodation should be easy. The 61 bus runs to downtown Bratislava and the main train station, taking 30 minutes, while taxis can get there in 20 to 30 minutes. Travellers seeking onward travel to Vienna can also take direct FlixBus services, which take 75 to 80 minutes.
As far as UK fliers are concerned, Ryanair is the major operator of flights to Bratislava, flying from Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds/Bradford, Manchester and London Stansted. Wizz Air flies from London Luton, offering another low-cost alternative.
There are plenty of great reasons to fly to Bratislava. Most importantly, flights will always be the fastest option – and by some distance. While flights take two hours 15 minutes to reach the city, travellers can expect buses to take over 23 hours, while multiple train connections would be required. Flights also depart from a wide range of UK airports, so finding a convenient place to leave from will be easy. Additionally, flying offers excellent value for money. With operators like Wizz Air and Ryanair dominating the route, low fares are always possible.
Buses, trams and trolley buses all ply the streets of Bratislava, so visitors don't need to worry about getting around. And if travellers want a more active way to see the city, the Slovnaft Bajk (cycle hire) scheme has excellent coverage and offers affordable rates. For a medium-sized city, there's also a lot to see. For the very best views head up the hill to the Kazmik Radio Tower, or take the elevator to the top of the more centrally located UFO Tower. The Blue Church offers Art Nouveau architectural delights, while the castle and its Museum of History tell the exciting story of the Slovak capital. But don't miss the Museum of City History as well (in the Old Town). Its torture instrument collection is fascinating and chilling in equal measure.