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

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Fly from Berlin Tegel, bus  •  4h 29m

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Vienna (VIE) TXL - VIE
  2. Take the bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP

71€ - 121€

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Bus  •  9h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin, Berlin central bus station to Bratislava N260 / ...

30€ - 40€

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Fly from Berlin Schoenefeld, bus  •  4h 38m

  1. Fly from Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF) to Vienna (VIE) SXF - VIE
  2. Take the bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP

76€ - 204€

Train to Leipzig, fly, bus  •  5h 43m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
  2. Fly from Leipzig (LEJ) to Vienna (VIE) LEJ - VIE
  3. Take the bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP

117€ - 292€

Train  •  9h 7m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Prague, hl.n. to Bratislava, hl.st. RegioJet / ...

46€ - 105€

Drive  •  6h 22m

  1. Drive from Berlin to Bratislava 674.7 km

75€ - 120€

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The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Bratislava is to bus which costs 30€ - 40€ and takes 9h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Bratislava is to fly and bus which costs 70€ - 130€ and takes 4h 29m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Berlin, Berlin central bus station station and arriving at Bratislava. Services depart six times a week, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 9h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin to Bratislava. However, there are services departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Bratislava, hl.st. via Prague, hl.n.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 7m.

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The distance between Berlin and Bratislava is 553 km. The road distance is 674.7 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Bratislava without a car is to bus which takes 9h 5m and costs 30€ - 40€.

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It takes approximately 4h 29m to get from Berlin to Bratislava, including transfers.

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Berlin to Bratislava bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Berlin, Berlin central bus station.

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Berlin to Bratislava train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, depart from Berlin Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Bratislava is to bus which takes 9h 5m and costs 30€ - 40€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 45€ - 110€ and takes 9h 7m.

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Map of how to get from Berlin to Bratislava.
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  • Distance: 552.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 29m

What companies run services between Berlin, Germany and Bratislava, Slovakia?

FlixBus operates a bus from Berlin, Berlin central bus station to Bratislava twice daily. Tickets cost 30€ - 40€ and the journey takes 9h 5m. Racic Eurobus also services this route 5 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Berlin Hbf to Bratislava via Praha Hlavni Nadrazi and Prague, hl.n. in around 9h 7m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 330€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 340€
Flights from Leipzig to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
220€ - 250€
Flights from Leipzig to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
210€ - 330€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 330€
Flights from Leipzig to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
220€ - 250€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 250€
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 340€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Leipzig to Vienna via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
85€ - 240€
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Berlin Hbf to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
Railjet
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Prague, hl.n. to Bratislava, hl.st.
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 35€
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
9€ - 14€
1st Class
23€ - 35€
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
3€ - 5€
Website
RegioJet
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
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
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
6€ - 8€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Berlin, Berlin central bus station to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Slovak Lines
Phone
+421 2 55422734
Email
info@slovaklines.sk
Website
slovaklines.sk
Bus from Vienna Airport to Bratislava Most SNP
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Schedules at
slovaklines.sk
Racic Eurobus
Phone
+359-887-208-506
Email
racic_bg@yahoo.com
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Berlin Central Bus Station to Bratislava Central Bus Station Mlynské Stop
Ave. Duration
10h 29m
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
Racic Eurobus

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The quickest flight from Berlin Tegel Airport to Vienna Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Berlin to Bratislava bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bratislava station.

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Berlin to Bratislava train services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Bratislava, hl.st. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin to Bratislava is 675 km. It takes approximately 6h 22m to drive from Berlin to Bratislava.

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Lufthansa, easyJet and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Berlin Tegel Airport to Vienna Airport.

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Book your Berlin to Bratislava bus tickets online with Omio, FlixBus and Distribusion.

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There are 584+ hotels available in Bratislava. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Berlin Tegel Airport is to bus which takes 22 min and costs 2€ - 3€.

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