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There are 7 ways to get from Berlin to Bratislava by plane, bus, train, night train or car

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Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt, bus  •  4h 43m

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

46€ - 222€

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Bus, train  •  10h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin central bus station to Prague Main station N958
  2. Take the train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica Ec / ...

28€ - 68€

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Fly from Berlin Tegel, bus  •  8h 38m

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

72€ - 301€

Train  •  8h 34m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica Ec

65€ - 95€

Bus  •  10h

  1. Take the bus from Berlin, ZOB am Funkturm to Prague, ÚAN Florenc RegioJet / ...
  2. Take the bus from Praha ÚAN Florenc to Bratislava

Night train  •  11h 7m

  1. Take the night train from Berlin Hbf to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica Nj

65€ - 90€

Drive  •  6h 21m

  1. Drive from Berlin to Bratislava 674.3 km

70€ - 110€

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Slovakia from Germany.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Bratislava is 917 222 682.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Bratislava is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Bratislava is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 917 222 682.

Yes, entry into Germany from Slovakia is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 9 May 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Bratislava is to bus and train which costs 27€ - 70€ and takes 10h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Bratislava is to fly and bus which costs 45€ - 230€ and takes 4h 43m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Berlin to Bratislava. However, there are services departing from Berlin, ZOB am Funkturm and arriving at Bratislava via Praha ÚAN Florenc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Bratislava Hlavna Stanica. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 34m.

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The distance between Berlin and Bratislava is 553 km. The road distance is 674.3 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Bratislava without a car is to train which takes 8h 34m and costs 65€ - 95€.

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It takes approximately 4h 43m to get from Berlin to Bratislava, including transfers.

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Berlin to Bratislava bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Berlin, ZOB am Funkturm 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 train which takes 8h 34m and costs 65€ - 95€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 10h.

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Map of how to get from Berlin to Bratislava.
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  • Distance: 552.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 43m

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

Deutsche Bahn Eurocity operates a train from Berlin Hbf to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica twice daily. Tickets cost 65€ - 95€ and the journey takes 8h 34m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Berlin ZOB to Bratislava via Praha ÚAN Florenc in around 10h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 450€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 450€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 450€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 290€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Vienna via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 320€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Vienna via Munich, Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 320€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 450€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
29€ - 140€
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Vienna via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
75€ - 300€
Train operators
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica
Ave. Duration
8h 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
65€ - 95€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
18€ - 30€
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
18€ - 22€
Business
25€ - 30€
1st Class
25€ - 30€
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
9€ - 35€
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
9€ - 14€
1st Class
23€ - 35€
LEO Express
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica
Ave. Duration
5h 49m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
11€ - 45€
Website
LEO Express
Economy
11€ - 17€
Economy Plus
17€ - 25€
Business
22€ - 30€
Premium
30€ - 45€
Nightjet
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
Bus from Berlin, ZOB am Funkturm to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
RegioJet
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€
Website
Slovak Lines
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin central bus station to Prague
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
18€ - 22€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Berlin central bus station to Prague Main station
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
18€ - 23€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Comati PSG
Phone
0040 723 450 475
Email
info@comati-psg.ro
Website
comati-psg.ro
Bus from Berlin Central Bus Station to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
80€ - 95€
Website
Comati PSG

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

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

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Berlin to Bratislava train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, arrive at Bratislava Hlavna Stanica station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin to Bratislava is 674 km. It takes approximately 6h 21m to drive from Berlin to Bratislava.

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

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There are 459+ hotels available in Bratislava. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs 2€ - 8€.

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