There are 6 ways to get from Linz to Bratislava by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Flughafen Wien Rj / ...
  2. Take the bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP RegioJet / ...

$31 - $51

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Bus  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Linz, Linz Industriezeile to Bratislava, Bratislava Most SNP N468

$14 - $25

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Train, bus via Vienna, Hbf  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Wien Hbf Rj / ...
  2. Take the bus from Vienna, Hbf to Bratislava, Most SNP RegioJet

$30 - $47

Train  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Wien Hbf Rj / ...
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava-Petrzalka Rex

$39 - $62

Drive  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Linz to Bratislava 169.2 miles

$30 - $50

Train, fly, bus  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
  2. Fly from Salzburg (SZG) to Vienna (VIE) SZG - VIE
  3. Take the bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP

$87 - $346

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Linz, Linz Industriezeile and arriving at Bratislava, Bratislava Most SNP. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 3 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Linz to Bratislava. However, there are services departing from Linz Hbf and arriving at Bratislava-Petrzalka via Wien Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 34 min.

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The distance between Linz and Bratislava is 210 km. The road distance is 270.7 km.

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The best way to get from Linz to Bratislava without a car is to train and bus which takes 2 h 58 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 58 min to get from Linz to Bratislava, including transfers.

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Linz to Bratislava bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Linz, Linz Industriezeile station.

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Linz to Bratislava train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Linz Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Linz to Bratislava is to train which takes 3 h 34 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 35 min.

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The quickest flight from Salzburg Airport to Vienna Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Linz to Bratislava bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bratislava, Bratislava Most SNP station.

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Map of how to get from Linz to Bratislava.
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  • Distance: 131 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 58 min

What companies run services between Linz, Austria and Bratislava, Slovakia?

You can take a train from Linz to Bratislava via Wien Hbf in around 3 h 34 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Linz to Bratislava 5 times a week. Tickets cost $14 - $25 and the journey takes 3 h 35 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Salzburg to Vienna
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Linz Hbf to Flughafen Wien
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Linz Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava-Petrzalka
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Linz Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Linz, Linz central station, Train to Salzburg, Salzburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Vienna, Hbf to Bratislava, Most SNP
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
regiojet.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Vienna Airport to Bratislava, Bratislava Most SNP
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Linz, Linz Industriezeile to Bratislava, Bratislava Most SNP
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Linz to Bratislava train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Bratislava-Petrzalka station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Linz to Bratislava is 271 km. It takes approximately 2 h 36 min to drive from Linz to Bratislava.

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Austrian Airlines offers flights from Salzburg Airport to Vienna Airport.

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Book your Linz to Bratislava bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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