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from Vienna to Bratislava

You can get from Vienna to Bratislava by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Vienna to Bratislava on 18 Oct we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:30Wien, Flughafen Schwechat0h50 09:20Bratislava, Novy Most
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£71One-way
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18:50Vienna1h30 20:20Bratislava
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£51One-way
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18:30Wien, Flughafen Schwechat0h50 19:20Bratislava, Novy Most
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£71One-way
18:30Wien, Flughafen Schwechat0h55 19:25Bratislava, AS Mlynské nivy
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£71One-way
08:30Wien, Flughafen Schwechat0h55 09:25Bratislava, AS Mlynské nivy
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£71One-way

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Sun
17 Oct
£19ÖBB | REX
£5RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
Mon
18 Oct
£10ÖBB | REX
£5RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
Tue
19 Oct
£10ÖBB | REX
£5RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
Wed
20 Oct
£10ÖBB | REX
£5RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
Thu
21 Oct
£10ÖBB | REX
£5RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
Fri
22 Oct
£13ÖBB | REX
£5RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
Sat
23 Oct
£10ÖBB | REX
£5RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
Sun
24 Oct
£10ÖBB | REX
£5RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
Mon
25 Oct
£10ÖBB | REX
£5RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
Tue
26 Oct
£10ÖBB | REX
£5RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
Wed
27 Oct
£10ÖBB | REX
£5RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
Thu
28 Oct
£10ÖBB | REX
£5RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
Fri
29 Oct
£10ÖBB | REX
£5RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
Sat
30 Oct
£10ÖBB | REX
£5RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
Sun
31 Oct
£10ÖBB | REX
£5RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
Mon
1 Nov
£10ÖBB | REX
£5STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
Tue
2 Nov
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£5STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
Wed
3 Nov
£10ÖBB | REX
£6Flixbus
Thu
4 Nov
£10ÖBB | REX
£5STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
Fri
5 Nov
£10ÖBB | REX
£6Flixbus
Sat
6 Nov
£13ÖBB | REX
£5STUDENT AGENCY k.s.

Travel Information from Vienna to Bratislava

distanceDistance33 miles (54 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£5 - £10
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £5 • 55 min
fastestFastest modeCoach • £5 • 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesRegioJet a. S. (RJ_SK) or ÖBB | REX

Travel 33 miles (54 km) by coach or train between Vienna and Bratislava. If speed is a priority, then a coach is the best option with an average duration of 55 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £5. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are RegioJet a. S. (RJ_SK) or ÖBB | REX among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Vienna to Bratislava.

How to Travel from Vienna to Bratislava

A number of different transport services are available between the two cities: trains depart for Bratislava at regular intervals. Coaches operated by a number of bus companies are also available between the two cities, frequently arriving in Vienna at half past the hour. On occasion, there are two-hour intervals between bus arrivals. The journey between the two cities can be slightly shorter by bus; however, trains are faster on average. Local coaches that terminate in Bratislava can be found in the heart of Vienna. Usually, the trains and coaches which leave Vienna depart from the city’s main stations to arrive at Bratislava’s main terminals.

What is the best way to travel from Vienna to Bratislava?

Cheapest way to travel from Vienna to Bratislava

Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Vienna to Bratislava. Coaches traveling from Vienna to Bratislava depart from Vienna's Erdberg bus station and take approximately 50 minutes to arrive at either Bratislava's Novy Most or Einsteinova bus station. Coaches are approximately £4 cheaper than taking the train on average. Over a hundred coaches travel from Vienna to Bratislava every day.

Fastest way to travel from Vienna to Bratislava

Taking the bus is the fastest way to travel from Vienna to Bratislava. Coaches traveling from Vienna to Bratislava depart from Vienna's Erdberg bus station and takes as little as 50 minutes to arrive at either Bratislava's Novy Most or Einsteinova bus station. Over a hundred coaches travel from Vienna to Bratislava every day, with the first departing Vienna at 6:00 a.m. Bus companies that travel directly from Vienna to Bratislava include Flixbus, Eurolines, RegioJet, Slovak Lines Express, and Turancar.

Most popular way to travel from Vienna to Bratislava

Taking the bus is the most popular way to travel from Vienna to Bratislava. Taking a bus can be 10 minutes faster than taking the train; however, almost all trains take approximately 1 hour. Some coaches take up to 2 hours to travel from Vienna to Bratislava. Coaches are £4 cheaper on average compared to traveling from Vienna to Bratislava by train. Both coaches and trains are attractive options for people traveling from Vienna to Bratislava.

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FAQs
Is cross-border travel to Bratislava, Slovakia from Vienna, Austria currently allowed?

Travel between Vienna, Austria and Bratislava, Slovakia is: Partially open.

Can travellers from Austria enter Slovakia?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Bratislava from Vienna?

Conditions of entry into Slovakia:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 14 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 1 in quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Bratislava, Slovakia?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Slovakia has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information was last checked on 10/10/2021. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip to Bratislava from Vienna.

Am I required to self-quarantine when I return to Vienna, Austria from Bratislava, Slovakia?

The restriction level for your return to Vienna, Austria from Slovakia is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Vienna from Bratislava restricted?

Entry into Austria is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Slovakia.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Vienna from Bratislava?

Conditions of reentry into Austria:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Vienna, Austria?

You should observe these safety measures in Austria as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information about your return travel to Austria was last checked on 13/10/2021. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Vienna from Bratislava closer to your date of departure here.

What are my Vienna to Bratislava travel options?

There are 2 ways to travel to Bratislava from Vienna including taking a coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Vienna to Bratislava?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Vienna to Bratislava. Tickets for a coach cost on average £5.

This is compared to other travel options to Bratislava:

A coach is about £5 less than a train, which costs on average £10 for this trip.

What is the fastest way from Vienna to Bratislava?

The quickest way to travel from Vienna to Bratislava is by coach, which takes on average 55 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by train can take 1 h 7 min   on average.

How many miles are between Vienna and Bratislava

You should expect to travel around 33 miles (54 km) from Vienna to Bratislava.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Vienna to Bratislava?

The average frequency per day from Vienna to Bratislava is:

  • 12 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Vienna and Bratislava as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points in Vienna and in Bratislava?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Vienna to Bratislava:

  • Coaches from Vienna to Bratislava most often leave from Vienna, International Busterminal (VIB) and arrive in Bratislava, Most SNP.
  • Trains from Vienna to Bratislava most often leave from Wien Westbahnhof and arrive in Bratislava predmestie.
Which travel companies can get me from Vienna to Bratislava?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Vienna to Bratislava, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with RegioJet a. S. (RJ_SK) to go to Bratislava by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find RegioJet a. S. (RJ_SK) Vienna to Bratislava tickets on Omio for £5.
  • ÖBB | REX can get you to Bratislava by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with ÖBB | REX from Vienna to Bratislava for £10 on Omio.
What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Bratislava from Vienna?
Omio customers who travel from Vienna to Bratislava often also extend their holiday to go to Budapest, Prague or Kraków. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Bratislava and these popular destinations at a great price.
How far in advance should I book my Vienna to Bratislava ticket online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Vienna to Bratislava, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost on average £5 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £10 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Vienna to Bratislava online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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