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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Brussels to Vienna, bus  •  5h 1m

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

$67 - $227

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Fly Charleroi to Bratislava  •  5h 15m

  1. Fly from Charleroi (CRL) to Bratislava (BTS) CRL - BTS

$45 - $231

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Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Vienna, bus  •  7h 14m

  1. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Düsseldorf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Vienna (VIE) DUS - VIE
  3. Take the bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP

$127 - $293

Train via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf  •  12h 29m

  1. Take the train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf Ice
  4. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava hl.st. Rex / ...

$224 - $340

Train  •  13h 7m

  1. Take the train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Wien Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava hl.st. Rex / ...

$218 - $324

Bus Eurolines CZ  •  19h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Aachen Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Aachen to Bratislava

$61 - $103

Bus FlixBus  •  19h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Bratislava, Bratislava Most SNP N136 / ...

$70 - $120

Drive, train  •  12h 27m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Köln Hbf
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to München Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf M / ...
  4. Drive from Salzburg Hbf to Bratislava

$213 - $330

Drive  •  10h 47m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Bratislava 744.8 miles

$150 - $230

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Bratislava is to fly which costs 35€ - 200€ and takes 5h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Bratislava is to fly and bus which costs 55€ - 200€ and takes 5h 1m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels, Brussels-North station station and arriving at Bratislava, Bratislava Most SNP. Services depart three times a week, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 19h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Bratislava. However, there are services departing from Brusel Nord and arriving at Bratislava hl.st. via Köln Hbf, Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf, Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and Wien Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 29m.

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The distance between Brussels and Bratislava is 968 km. The road distance is 1191.7 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Bratislava without a car is to train which takes 12h 29m and costs 190€ - 300€.

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It takes approximately 5h 1m to get from Brussels to Bratislava, including transfers.

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Brussels to Bratislava bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Brussels City Center - Midi Train station.

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Brussels to Bratislava train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Brusel Nord station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Bratislava is to fly which takes 5h 15m and costs 35€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 190€ - 300€ and takes 12h 29m, you could also bus, which costs 50€ - 90€ and takes 19h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Bratislava.
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  • Distance: 604.8 miles
  • Duration: 5h 1m

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Bratislava, Slovakia?

Ryanair flies from Brussels to Bratislava 3 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Brussels to Bratislava via Köln Hbf, Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf, Frankfurt(Main)Hbf, and Wien Hbf in around 12h 29m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Dusseldorf to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Flights from Dusseldorf to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Dusseldorf to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Brussels to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Flights from Dusseldorf to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Flights from Dusseldorf to Vienna via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Dusseldorf to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Vienna via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $260
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $380
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Charleroi to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussels - Midi to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$70 - $100
1st Class
$100 - $140
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 Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 24m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
8h 52m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$160 - $240
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava hl.st.
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
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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
45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
regiojet.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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
50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Bratislava, Bratislava Most SNP
Ave. Duration
19h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Aachen
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from Aachen to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Schedules at
elines.cz
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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Vienna Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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Brussels to Bratislava bus services, operated by Eurolines CZ, arrive at Bratislava station.

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Brussels to Bratislava train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Bratislava hl.st. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Bratislava is 1192 km. It takes approximately 10h 47m to drive from Brussels to Bratislava.

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Ethiopian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Austrian Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Brussels Airport to Vienna Airport.

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Book your Brussels to Bratislava train tickets online with Loco2, Loco2 and two other operators.

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There are 568+ hotels available in Bratislava. Prices start at $44 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 21m and costs 4€ - 18€.

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