You can get from Vienna to Bratislava by train, bus or flight.
To get from Vienna to Bratislava on 18 Oct we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||33 miles (54 km)|
|Available travel modes||Coach or train|
|Ticket price range||£5 - £10|
|Cheapest mode||Coach • £5 • 55 min|
|Fastest mode||Coach • £5 • 55 min|
|Popular travel companies||RegioJet 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Travel between Vienna, Austria and Bratislava, Slovakia is: Partially open.
International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria.
Conditions of entry into Slovakia:
To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Slovakia has imposed the following measures:
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.
The restriction level for your return to Vienna, Austria from Slovakia is: Partially open.
Entry into Austria is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Slovakia.
Conditions of reentry into Austria:
You should observe these safety measures in Austria as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
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.
There are 2 ways to travel to Bratislava from Vienna including taking a coach or train.
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.
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.
You should expect to travel around 33 miles (54 km) from Vienna to Bratislava.
The average frequency per day from Vienna to Bratislava is:
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.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Vienna to Bratislava:
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