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

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Fly Brussels to Vienna, bus  •  4 h 54 min

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

$82 - $228

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Fly Charleroi to Bratislava  •  5 h 15 min

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

$45 - $231

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Fly Brussels to Bratislava  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Bratislava (BTS) BRU - BTS

$121 - $372

Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to Vienna, bus  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof
  2. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Vienna (VIE) CGN - VIE
  3. Take the bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP

$122 - $295

Train via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf  •  12 h 41 min

  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

$230 - $352

Train  •  13 h 8 min

  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

$219 - $336

Bus Eurolines CZ  •  19 h 10 min

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

$61 - $104

Bus FlixBus  •  19 h 25 min

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

$75 - $130

Drive  •  10 h 47 min

  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 5 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Bratislava is to fly and bus which costs 65€ - 200€ and takes 4 h 54 min.

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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 every day. The journey takes approximately 19 h 25 min.

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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 12 h 41 min.

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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 12 h 41 min and costs 190€ - 300€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 54 min to get from Brussels to Bratislava, including transfers.

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Brussels to Bratislava bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels, Brussels-North 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 8 h 2 min and costs 100€ - 320€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 190€ - 300€ and takes 12 h 41 min, you could also bus, which costs 50€ - 90€ and takes 19 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Bratislava.
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  • Distance: 604.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 54 min

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

CSA, Brussels Airlines and 10 other airlines fly from Brussels to Bratislava every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Brussels to Bratislava via Köln Hauptbahnhof, Köln Hbf, Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf, Frankfurt(Main)Hbf, and Wien Hbf in around 12 h 41 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Brussels to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Vienna via Klagenfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Bratislava via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Brussels to Bratislava via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from Brussels to Bratislava via Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Brussels to Bratislava via Kiev
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Charleroi to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Vienna via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Vienna via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Brussels to Bratislava via Prague
Ave. Duration
10 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $280
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $380
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Brussels to Bratislava via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
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 Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
8 h 52 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$160 - $250
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
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
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.

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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
50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Bratislava, Bratislava Most SNP
Ave. Duration
19 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $130
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
2 h 10 min
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
16 h
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 1 h 40 min.

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Brussels to Bratislava bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bratislava, Bratislava Most SNP 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 10 h 47 min to drive from Brussels to Bratislava.

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

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Book your Brussels to Bratislava bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 487+ hotels available in Bratislava. Prices start at $47 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs 16€ - 18€.

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