There are 2 ways to get from Bratislava to Lake Balaton by train, car ferry or car

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Train, car ferry  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Hegyeshalom to Kelenföld Rj / ...
  2. Take the train from Kelenföld to Balatonfüred
  3. Take the car ferry from Tihanyrév to Szántódrév

$66 - $103

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Bratislava to Lake Balaton 149.5 miles

$30 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Bratislava to Lake Balaton is to drive which costs 26€ - 40€ and takes 2 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bratislava to Lake Balaton is to drive which costs 26€ - 40€ and takes 2 h 48 min.

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The distance between Bratislava and Lake Balaton is 154 km. The road distance is 239.2 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 48 min to get from Bratislava to Lake Balaton, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bratislava to Lake Balaton is 239 km. It takes approximately 2 h 48 min to drive from Bratislava to Lake Balaton.

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There are 1424+ hotels available in Lake Balaton. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Bratislava to Lake Balaton.
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  • Distance: 96.2 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 48 min

What companies run services between Bratislava, Slovakia and Lake Balaton, Hungary?

There is no direct connection from Bratislava to Lake Balaton. However, you can take the train to Parndorf, take the train to Hegyeshalom, take the train to Kelenföld, take the train to Balatonfüred, take the drive to Tihanyrév, take the car ferry to Szántódrév, then take the drive to Lake Balaton. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Lake Balaton.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hegyeshalom to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Ferry operators
Balatoni Hajózási Zrt.
Phone
+36 84 310 050
Email
ugyfelkozpont@bahart.hu
Website
balatonihajozas.hu
Car ferry from Tihanyrév to Szántódrév
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
en.balatonihajozas.hu

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