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There are 5 ways to get from Bratislava to Vienna by train, bus, ferry, rideshare or car

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Train  •  1h 7m

  1. Take the train from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Wien Hbf 2503 / ...

3€ - 21€

4 alternative options

Bus  •  1h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Bratislava, Most SNP to Vienna, Hbf RegioJet / ...

3€ - 10€

Ferry  •  1h 45m

  1. Take the ferry from Bratislava to Vienna Schwedenplatz

24€ - 35€

Rideshare  •  1h 16m

  1. Take the rideshare from Bratislava to Vienna 79.8 km

4€

Drive  •  52 min

  1. Drive from Bratislava to Vienna 79.4 km

7€ - 11€

Slovakia → Austria
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International entry into Austria from Slovakia

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Slovakia
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Austria, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Vatican, Andorra, San Marino, Cyprus, Monaco, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Singapore

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Brazil, India and South Africa are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Austria from Slovakia

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
This applies to arrivals from Slovakia
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Vatican and Iceland
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Austria

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Considerations leaving from Slovakia

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Austria from Slovakia.

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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 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Nationwide control 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 Vienna is 800 555 621.

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

The social distance requirement in Vienna is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 555 621.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Slovakia from Austria.

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Last updated: 3 May 2021
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The most affordable way to get from Bratislava to Vienna is to rideshare, which costs 4€ and takes 1h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Bratislava to Vienna is to drive which costs 7€ - 11€ and takes 52 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bratislava, Most SNP and arriving at Vienna, Hbf. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Bratislava and arriving at Vienna Schwedenplatz. Services depart once daily, and operate Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 1h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica and arriving at Wien Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 7m.

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The distance between Bratislava and Vienna is 55 km. The road distance is 79.4 km.

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Book your Bratislava to Vienna ferry tickets online with Direct Ferries.

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The best way to get from Bratislava to Vienna without a car is to train which takes 1h 7m and costs 3€ - 21€.

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The train from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Wien Hbf takes 1h 7m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Bratislava to Vienna bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Bratislava, Most SNP station.

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Map of how to get from Bratislava to Vienna.
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  • Distance: 54.9 km
  • Duration: 1h 7m

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

Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK) operates a train from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Wien Hbf hourly. Tickets cost 3€ - 5€ and the journey takes 1h 7m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, RegioJet operates a bus from Bratislava, Most SNP to Vienna, Hbf every 30 minutes. Tickets cost 3€ - 5€ and the journey takes 1h 10m. Three other operators also service this route.

Train operators
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 Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 21€
Website
Railjet
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
3€ - 7€
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
3€ - 5€
1st Class
4€ - 7€
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Bratislava, Most SNP to Vienna, Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
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 Bratislava Most SNP to Vienna Main train station
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
Slovak Lines
Eurobus SK
Phone
+421 55 680 73 06
Email
onlinepredaj@eurobus.sk
Website
eurobus.sk
Bus from Bratislava to Wien
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
8€ - 10€
Schedules at
eurobus.sk
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eurobus.sk
Ferry operators
LOD Ferry
Phone
+421 2 529 32 226
Email
charter@lod.sk
Website
lod.sk
Ferry from Bratislava to Vienna Schwedenplatz
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
24€
Website
LOD Ferry
Twin City Liner
Phone
+43 1 9048880
Website
twincityliner.com
Ferry from Bratislava to Vienna Schwedenplatz
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 35€
Website
Twin City Liner
Weekdays
30€
Weekends, Public Holidays
35€
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Bratislava to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
4€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Bratislava to Vienna train services, operated by Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK), depart from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica station.

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The best way to get from Bratislava to Vienna is to train which takes 1h 7m and costs 3€ - 21€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 3€ - 10€ and takes 1h 10m.

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Bratislava to Vienna bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Vienna, Hbf station.

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Bratislava to Vienna train services, operated by Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK), arrive at Wien Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bratislava to Vienna is 79 km. It takes approximately 52 min to drive from Bratislava to Vienna.

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Book your Bratislava to Vienna train tickets online with Omio and Distribusion.

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Book your Bratislava to Vienna bus tickets online with Omio and Distribusion.

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There are 1705+ hotels available in Vienna. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Bratislava and Vienna. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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