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There are 9 ways to get from Bolzano to Bratislava by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  8h 28m

  1. Take the train from Bolzano Bozen to Wien Hbf Rjx
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica Re / ...

113€ - 159€

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Bus  •  11h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Bozen to Munich central bus station 485
  2. Take the bus from München to Bratislava 802855

31€ - 37€

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Train via Innsbruck  •  9h

  1. Take the train from Bolzano Bozen to Brennero Brenner Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Wien Hbf Rjx / ...
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica Re / ...

145€ - 290€

Train, bus  •  9h 51m

  1. Take the train from Bolzano Bozen to Rosenheim Ecb
  2. Take the bus from Rosenheim to Bratislava

Drive  •  6h 33m

  1. Drive from Bolzano to Bratislava 677.6 km

80€ - 130€

Train to Innsbruck, fly to Vienna, bus  •  5h 56m

  1. Take the train from Bolzano Bozen to Brennero Brenner
  2. Fly from Innsbruck (INN) to Vienna (VIE) INN - VIE
  3. Take the bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP

76€ - 519€

Train to Venice, fly to Vienna, bus  •  7h 20m

  1. Take the train from Bolzano Bozen to Venezia Mestre
  2. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Vienna (VIE) VCE - VIE
  3. Take the bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP

77€ - 265€

Train to Munich, fly to Vienna, bus  •  8h 19m

  1. Take the train from Bolzano Bozen to Muenchen Ost
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Vienna (VIE) MUC - VIE
  3. Take the bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP

99€ - 378€

Bus to Milan Bergamo, fly to Bratislava  •  6h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Bolzano to Orio al Serio Airport
  2. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Bratislava (BTS) BGY - BTS

71€ - 184€

Bolzano to Bratislava by trains

The train journey time between Bolzano and Bratislava is around 8h 13m and covers a distance of around 689 km. The fastest train normally takes 8h 13m. Operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and RegioJet, the Bolzano to Bratislava train service departs from Bolzano Bozen and arrives in Bratislava Hlavna Stanica. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
8h 13m
Fastest train time:
8h 13m
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
121€
Carbon emissions:
36 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:45
Last train departs at:
07:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bolzano to Bratislava train schedules

Italy → Slovakia
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The cheapest way to get from Bolzano to Bratislava is to bus which costs 30€ - 40€ and takes 11h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Bolzano to Bratislava is to train and fly and bus which costs 75€ - 550€ and takes 5h 56m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bolzano to Bratislava. However, there are services departing from Bozen and arriving at Bratislava via München. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bolzano to Bratislava. However, there are services departing from Bolzano Bozen and arriving at Bratislava Hlavna Stanica via Wien Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 28m.

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The distance between Bolzano and Bratislava is 472 km. The road distance is 677.6 km.

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The best way to get from Bolzano to Bratislava without a car is to train which takes 8h 28m and costs 110€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 8h 28m to get from Bolzano to Bratislava, including transfers.

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Bolzano to Bratislava bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Bozen station.

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

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The best way to get from Bolzano to Bratislava is to train which takes 8h 28m and costs 110€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 40€ and takes 11h 40m.

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  • Distance: 472 km
  • Duration: 8h 28m

What companies run services between Bolzano, Italy and Bratislava, Slovakia?

You can take a train from Bolzano to Bratislava via Wien Hbf in around 8h 28m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bolzano to Bratislava via München in around 11h 40m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Innsbruck to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 470€
Flights from Venice to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 260€
Flights from Munich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Venice to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 260€
Flights from Munich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
16€ - 110€
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Bolzano Bozen to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110€ - 150€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 15€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Bolzano Bozen to Brennero Brenner
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 21€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
23€ - 45€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
130€ - 240€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
3€ - 7€
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
3€ - 5€
1st Class
4€ - 7€
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bolzano Bozen to Brennero Brenner
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 13€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
11€ - 13€
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 Bolzano Bozen to Brennero Brenner
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bolzano Bozen to Rosenheim
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bolzano Bozen to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bolzano Bozen to Muenchen Ost
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
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 Bozen to Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Vienna International Airport to Bratislava,,Most SNP
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
6€ - 8€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurobus SK
Phone
+421 55 680 73 06
Email
onlinepredaj@eurobus.sk
Website
eurobus.sk
Bus from München to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Schedules at
eurobus.sk
Book at
eurobus.sk
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
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
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
Slovak Lines
Slovak Lines Express a.s.
Website
bustickets.distribusion.com
Bus from Vienna Airport to Bratislava Most SNP
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
10€
Schedules at
bustickets.distribusion.com

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Bolzano to Bratislava train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Bratislava Hlavna Stanica station.

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