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Cheap train tickets from Vienna to Bratislava

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ÖBB | REX
11:450h59
Vienna Hbf
12:44Bratislava-Petržalka
£181One-way
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ÖBB | REX
12:450h59
Vienna Hbf
13:44Bratislava-Petržalka
£181One-way
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ÖBB | REX
09:450h59
Vienna Hbf
10:44Bratislava-Petržalka
£181One-way
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ÖBB | REX
08:450h59
Vienna Hbf
09:44Bratislava-Petržalka
£181One-way
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ÖBB | REX
10:450h59
Vienna Hbf
11:44Bratislava-Petržalka
£181One-way
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Train timetableVienna to Bratislava

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ÖBB | REX
08:450h59
Vienna Hbf
09:44Bratislava-Petržalka
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ÖBB | REX
09:450h59
Vienna Hbf
10:44Bratislava-Petržalka
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ÖBB | REX
10:450h59
Vienna Hbf
11:44Bratislava-Petržalka
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ÖBB | REX
11:450h59
Vienna Hbf
12:44Bratislava-Petržalka
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ÖBB | REX
12:450h59
Vienna Hbf
13:44Bratislava-Petržalka
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Train times from Vienna to Bratislava

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Fastest Journey

59 m

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59 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

55 km

Of the 5 trains that leave Vienna for Bratislava every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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ÖBB | REX
11:450h59
Vienna Hbf
12:44Bratislava-Petržalka
£181One-way
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ÖBB | REX
12:450h59
Vienna Hbf
13:44Bratislava-Petržalka
£181One-way
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ÖBB | REX
09:450h59
Vienna Hbf
10:44Bratislava-Petržalka
£181One-way
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08:450h59
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09:44Bratislava-Petržalka
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10:450h59
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11:44Bratislava-Petržalka
£181One-way
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The train journey from Vienna to Bratislava was a good value ticket for me. The staff were extremely courteous and made for a pleasant stay on the train. The stable wifi connection allowed passengers to easily stay online during the journey. However, the comfort on the trains left a lot to be desired, which detracted a little from the travelling experience. In addition, the limited availability of reservation options was somewhat disappointing and led to uncertainty when planning the journey. There were also several transfer necessities which made the journey more difficult as I was constantly changing trains. But overall it was a great trip!
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My journey from Vienna to Bratislava was great. The price of the ticket was very good. The wifi connection was very efficient. I was able to make calls and work on my laptop. Hygiene was always taken care of, as the toilets were very clean and smelled nice. There was also no need to change trains, which made travelling easier. However, the staff were not very friendly and ignored my questions. Unfortunately the train did not arrive on time in Bratislava, the seats were not comfortable. But on the whole a pretty good journey.
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Booking the ticket is very user-friendly and easy to do. You can book your seat reservation directly when you buy the ticket. The capacity utilisation of the trains varies greatly depending on the day. The train staff were friendly. You can arrive very comfortably without changing trains and the train was in good condition
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The journey from Vienna to Bratislava was flawless. The train was modern and clean, the journey fast and pleasant. The train was operated by ÖBB. It was a direct train without changing trains. The ticket price was €18.40 (2nd class, adult) and was therefore very fair. Crossing the border into Slovakia was seamless and without any further checks. The train runs several times a day (often by the hour) and the final stop is Bratislava-Petrzalka. The journey takes about an hour.
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Last year I travelled with my climate ticket from Vienna to Marchegg and from there on to Bratislava. Buying the ticket was straightforward (simply in the ÖBB app) and cheap. A reservation was not necessary, but we had to stand for the whole train journey. The connection from Vienna is very good (direct train). Tickets were checked, the ticket inspector was friendly and we had no complaints. I can only recommend it to anyone who wants to take a short trip abroad. Fast, cheap and worth seeing.
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Travelling from Vienna to Bratislava on the Austrian ÖBB was not bad at all. Especially because the train was very comfortable and well soundproofed. You could even take a nap. The journey took just under 2 hours. I reach my destination on time. However, it's not without its faults, as the train was quite messy and dirty, especially in the toilets.
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Considering that I've only travelled abroad a few times so far, I was really pleasantly surprised at how smooth the journey was. It was very easy to book tickets online. I had seat 12 in carriage 4 and the journey took about 1 hour and 30 minutes as I travelled via Bruckneudorf, Parndorf, Gattendorf & Pama. As always, the seats were very comfortable and the sockets worked as usual. The train was a bit dirty, but it was still a very pleasant journey. The price-performance ratio was very good for a journey abroad!
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The only good thing about my journey from Vienna to Bratislava was that I was able to book my ticket very easily online and found a ticket that didn't require me to change trains. However, I didn't like the fact that my train was delayed and I therefore arrived at my destination later. I also didn't like the fact that the ticket was very expensive and the wifi didn't work. The toilets were very dirty.
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I really enjoyed the journey from Vienna to Bratislava because I was able to book my ticket very easily online and had no problems. What I liked best was that I didn't have to change trains on my journey. However, the ticket was quite expensive. I arrived at my destination very quickly, which I also liked. The wifi worked perfectly. The toilets were very clean.

Overview: Train from Vienna to Bratislava

distanceDistance33 miles
durationAverage train duration44 min
priceAverage train ticket price£14 (€16)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain companiesÖBB | REX, ÖBB | InterCity, ÖBB, ÖBB | S-Bahn, EuroNight, ÖBB | Euro City (EC) or ÖBB | Regionalzug

Trains from Vienna to Bratislava cover the 33 miles long journey taking on average 44 min with our travel partners like ÖBB | REX, ÖBB | InterCity, ÖBB, ÖBB | S-Bahn, EuroNight, ÖBB | Euro City (EC) or ÖBB | Regionalzug. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £9, but the average price of train tickets is £14. Travellers depart most frequently from Vienna Hbf and arrive in Bratislava hlavná stanica.

Train companies: ÖBB | REX, ÖBB | InterCity and ÖBB trains Vienna to Bratislava

Travel between Vienna and Bratislava from £9 with Omio’s train partners ÖBB | REX, ÖBB | InterCity and ÖBB! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular trip for you.

ÖBB Intercity is a domestic high-speed rail service operated by the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) in Austria. They are addition to the Eurocity and the Railjet for long-distance travels and also include first class cars, the trains are air-conditioned, hve power sockets a minibar service and are comfortable. ÖBB Intercity trains mostly run on the inner alpine lines to cities like Graz, Linz and Salzburg and Inssbruck.

Train information from Vienna to Bratislava with ÖBB | InterCity:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 19 min
  • Cheapest Price: £18
  • ÖBB | InterCity frequency: 1 a day

Train Vienna Bratislava

The trains from Vienna to Bratislava cover an average of thirty-three miles (fifty-five kilometres) in about an hour. Most trains are direct, but a few may make a stop. You can easily get the Vienna to Bratislava train schedule through OMIO to plan your day around the eighteen daily trains from Vienna to Bratislava. You will travel between Vienna, Austria and Bratislava, Slovakia, without restrictions.

Vienna to Bratislava Train Time: Daily Departures

You get an average of eighteen daily trains to Bratislava from Vienna. The trains are distributed around the peak hours of travel, where about thirty minutes separate one departure from the next. During some hours in the day and night, the frequency of the trains reduces, and several hours may pass without a train departure. Kindly get a Vienna to Bratislava train schedule via OMIO and plan your trip around the train availability. The train schedule shows the first train leaving around a quarter past seven (07:16) in the morning and the last train departing about quarter to eleven at night (22:45). You can get the schedule of the train to Bratislava from Viennathrough OMIO by searching using your destination and departure cities, and travel date. The process is much easier with an OMIO app allowing you to book your E-ticket on the go.

Boarding your train Vienna Bratislava

Boarding the Vienna to Bratislava trains is easy. You get into the station before the desired train departs. The departure boards in the station will guide you further on the trains. All you need to do is get onto the train and occupy an empty seat but make sure you have a ticket that you may not attract a fine. You can get your Vienna to Bratislava train ticket at the station, meaning you need to get there a few minutes before departure time, about twenty minutes. Using OMIO to buy your E-ticket allows you to walk into the station and board your train without a hustle. If you are in the city centre, remember the train station is a few kilometres away. Plan for travelling from the city centre to the station.

Vienna: View of the State Opera.

Vienna: View of the State Opera. Source: Shutterstock

Where does the train departure in Vienna and arrive in Bratislava

The trains to Bratislava from Vienna depart from Wien Südtiroler Platz, the Vienna city railway station. The station is severed by buses, trams, local railway and metro, and taxis as it is just over four miles (seven kilometres) from the city centre. Once you depart from Vienna Central Station (Wien Südtiroler Platz), your Vienna to Bratislava train will make its last stop at Bratislava Hlavná Stanica, or Bratislava-Petržalka.

When is the best time to book your train ticket Vienna Bratislava?

The train tickets from Vienna to Bratislava are mostly standard in price. Booking the trains is easy throughout the day or night, and your plan will determine when to make the journey best. We advise you to book your ticket during the off-peak hours to avoid any hustles along the way. When the demand for the Vienna to Bratislava train tickets is low, you will have an easy time choosing your seat. Best book your ticket before getting to the station, and certainly before you get on the train to avoid penalties.

What to see between Vienna and Bratislava

You will have a chance to explore some exciting tourist attractions on your journey by the Vienna to Bratislava train. Vienna has the famous Schönbrunn Park and Gardens, Hofburg, and Belvedere palace. You can view some animals in the Vienna Zoo, enjoy some musical notes in the Vienna State Opera, or get spiritual at St. Stephen's Cathedral. On the way, you will enjoy sites such as the Neusiedl am See and Devin Castle, among other sites in towns along the way.

Information on Bratislava Hlavná Stanica

The Bratislava Hlavná Stanica is the main railway station in Slovakia. It is abbreviated as Bratislava hl. St. and services over two hundred trains daily, ferrying over sixty thousand passengers. You get two lobbies in the station. In the lobbies, you get ticket sales, several buffets and a restaurant, and luggage storage. The station has six freight train platforms and single and double tracks. Trains from Vienna to Bratislava arriving at Bratislava Hlavná Stanica are cheaper than those arriving at Bratislava-Petržalka.

Information on Bratislava-Petržalka

The Bratislava-Petržalka trains from Vienna to Bratislava are a bit costlier. The station is considered the last station for the trains from Vienna. It is a few kilometres from the city centre, and you must catch a bus to the city centre, passing through the station's underpass to the bus stop. You will get a waiting room, toilets, ATMs, fast-food outlets, luggage storage, a newspaper stand and an information office. You will get taxis outside the station if you have luggage and must go to a different location.

Night trains Vienna Bratislava

Night trains from Vienna to Bratislava are available for your night travels. Please use our Vienna to Bratislava train schedule to confirm the departure time. Most of the trains at night will go directly from Vienna to Bratislava, making them quite fast. The frequency of the trains at night reduces, and you need a schedule to catch your train. Luckily, OMIO can help you get the Vienna to Bratislava train schedule on your phone via the OMIO app

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ÖBB Vienna to Bratislava

ÖBB is the national railway operator of Austria. The trains from Vienna to Bratislava provided by the company fall into the Railjet Express (RJX) or the Rail Express (REX). You get both ÖBB Rex and ÖBB (RJX is usually not indicated on the logo) trains to Bratislava from Vienna day and night. Most trains are direct, but you may get one with a stop. The trains cover the distance in about an hour, with the faster trains clocking in below the hour mark. The RJX are long-distance trains, meaning they do not have a stop between the two cities due to their high speed.

Trains Vienna to Bratislava: Sustainability travel

ÖBB trains from Vienna to Bratislava are environmentally friendly. The trains rely on electricity sourced from renewable energy sources. The trains are zero-emission, making them quite sustainable. Passengers on the railway are saving on the emissions that cars or combustion engine travel modes of transport would produce. In addition, the train carries many passengers and goods, making the energy used to transport people and goods quite efficient. No fossil fuel is used in the train Vienna - Bratislava; hence, no harmful gases are released into the environment. The trains from Vienna to Bratislava are eco-friendly for short- and long-distance travel. The sustainability is further enhanced by the frequency of trains plying between Vienna and Bratislava day and night daily.

Train Vienna to Bratislava: Services on Board

ÖBB trains from Vienna to Bratislava offer passengers various services on board. The provider aims to provide a luxurious and comfortable travelling experience. You will get numerous complementary services on the train, including air conditioning, WiFi, power sockets, and spacious and comfortable seats. Other services offered on the train include;

  • -Availability of first/second class; You will get first class and second class options on the ÖBB RJX trains, while on the ÖBB REX trains, you only get second class. Tickets have been classified as standard or Sparschiene (only available on the RJX).
  • -Luggage allowance (specifying pet and bike policies): You can bring luggage on the ÖBB trains from Vienna to Bratislava. The only restriction on luggage is that it has to fit the chosen space and not be an obstruction to the other passengers. Pets are allowed on the train but must be in carriages with the 70 x 50 x 30 centimetres cap. The trains may accommodate Larger dogs at an extra fee, but the dogs must be leashed and muzzled. Trained and documented assistance dogs are allowed onboard free of any charges. Bikes are allowed on the train at a small bike ticket fee, provided there is enough space. You must reserve a bike space for the long journey trips. Bikes of size 29 inches tires and over, or measuring 185 x 110 x 60 centimetres and over, should be placed in specialized carriages.
  • -Services for disabled people: ÖBB has a comprehensive mobility service package that requires the passenger to notify the company while booking or three hours in some stations. The trains from Vienna to Bratislava will reserve wheelchair bays for persons with mobility challenges and offer information on service staff and the availability of mobility vehicle bays.
  • - Seat reservation: You can make seat reservations on the RJX trains at a cost. The REX trains from Vienna to Bratislava do not offer seat reservation options. When booking your ticket, you can reserve your seat via OMIO.
  • -Food and drinks on board: You can get food and drinks with a first-class ticket. Second-class ticket holders are not offered drinks or food on the train but can bring some, provided they do not pollute the experience for the other passengers. Put an anti-spill lid on your drinks on the Vienna to Bratislava trains.

When to book your train tickets from Vienna to Bratislava?

Cheap train tickets from Vienna to Bratislava are available through OMIO. You can save on your fare if you are flexible on the day you want to travel. The fare is higher if you book your ticket near the day of travel. Book your ticket about seven days, or more, in advance to increase your chances of a cheaper ticket. Consider the Vienna to Bratislava train speed when booking your ticket. Save a few pennies by choosing the slower trains and those with a stop. Try getting discounts through OMIO for young children and senior citizens, and if you have a discount card/loyalty card, you may reduce your ticket price even more. Children under six years travel free of charge on the ÖBB trains from Vienna to Bratislava, while children between 15 and 6 years pay half the ticket price. If the child is over 15 years, they pay the full ticket price.

To Bratislava by train — travel tips

Bratislava offers a myriad of attractions to complement every visitor. The city has a youthful side which extends to the nightlife. The popularity of Bratislava beer makes pubs and other social centres great places to interact with locals and other visitors. Fans of history will be impressed by the Old Town, which has attractions such as markets, churches, and museums. The medieval castle in the Old Town is a must-see, alongside numerous modern architectural structures. You can relax in the many green spaces within the city or even get a boat ride down the Danube River. Much that the city has to offer may skip your mind due to the enormity of activities and attractions to visit, and a guide on enticing things to do in Bratislava is quite helpful. Some of the activities and sites you should visit include:

  • Visit Devin Castle for a taste of the medieval
  • Know some of the local heroes by visiting the Hans Christian Andersen and Schone Naci statues
  • Be Royal by visiting the Bratislava Castle
  • Create memories at St. George and the Dragon fountain
  • Visit the Slovak National Theatre for some Bratislava culture

Bratislava: Vie of the castle, Danube river and old town.

Bratislava: Vie of the castle, Danube river and old town. Source: Shutterstock

What are the other cities you can go to from Bratislava

The train from Vienna to Bratislava takes you to a destination from which you can access interior Europe cities with ease. You can board a train to Graz and enjoy the merger of different architectural styles, cultures, and ages influencing the cityscape, which have made it a UNESCO world heritage site. You will enjoy the architectural exploits of the Czech in Ostrava visiting sites such as the New City Hall that offers you a bird's eye view of the city. On the Danube, you can visit the Margaret, Csepet, Hajógyári, and Molnár islands in Budapest. You can also join other tourists in Zagreb visiting attractions such as the Christmas market, St. Mark's Church, or enjoy the unique Croatian cuisine from the top city restaurants.

FAQs: Vienna to Bratislava train

FAQs: Travel by train from Vienna to Bratislava easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Vienna to Bratislava.
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Cheap train tickets from Vienna to Bratislava can start from as little as £9 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Vienna to Bratislava is £14; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Vienna to Bratislava train time is 44 min   covering the 33 mile long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Vienna to Bratislava leaves at 06: 45. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Vienna to Bratislava leaves at 22: 51.
Yes, there is 1 direct train a day from Vienna to Bratislava with ÖBB | REX or ÖBB | InterCity. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct trains.
Take the Vienna to Bratislava train with ÖBB | REX, ÖBB | InterCity, ÖBB, ÖBB | S-Bahn, EuroNight, ÖBB | Euro City (EC) or ÖBB | Regionalzug. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the route to Bratislava from Vienna as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Yes, you can take a night train from Vienna to Bratislava with EuroNight. Find all the info regarding night trains in Europe.  

When departing from Vienna, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Vienna Hbf, Vienna Airport and Vienna Westbahnhof. When arriving in Bratislava, you can end your route in train stations like Bratislava hlavná stanica, Bratislava, Autobusová Stanica " Mlynské Nivy" and Bratislava-Petržalka.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Vienna Hbf, which is located around 2.9 miles (4.6 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Bratislava hlavná stanica, located 1.6 miles (2.5 km) away from the city centre.

A day trip to Bratislava from Vienna is worth doing with a journey time of 44 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Vienna to Bratislava is May.
You have options as you can travel from Vienna to Bratislava 2 different ways: train or coach.

Important Stations and Airports in Vienna and Bratislava

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Vienna Hbf is the most popular Vienna railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Vienna for your journey to Bratislava.
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S-Bahn lines: S1, S2, S3, S4, S60, S80
Tram lines: 18, D, O
Bus lines: 13A, 69A, N66, VAL
Train lines: R, RJ, RJX, REX, EC, NJ, EN, ICE, IC
Bratislava hlavná stanica is the most popular Bratislava train station for Omio travellers, but Bratislava has quite a few train hubs. Find all the information you need to know about the main railway stations in Bratislava for your journey from Vienna.
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