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There are 7 ways to get from Bucharest to Bratislava by plane, bus, train, night train or car

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Fly to Vienna, bus  •  5 h 25 min

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

$63 - $208

Cheapest option

EuroNight  •  20 h 3 min

  1. Take the EuroNight from Gara de Nord to Hegyeshalom Dacia / ...

$41 - $61

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Fly to Bratislava  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Bratislava (BTS) OTP - BTS

$52 - $703

Bus Omega Group  •  15 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucureşti to Bratislava

$60 - $120

Train  •  20 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Brasov Ir / ...
  2. Take the train from Brasov to Budapest-Keleti Ic
  3. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Bratislava hl.st. Ec / ...

$65 - $101

Bus Amring  •  23 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucureşti - Militari to Bratislava

$80 - $110

Drive  •  11 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Bratislava 645.2 miles

$130 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Bucharest to Bratislava is to EuroNight which costs $40 - $65 and takes 20 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bucharest to Bratislava is to fly and bus which costs $60 - $210 and takes 5 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bucureşti and arriving at Bratislava. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 15 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bucharest to Bratislava. However, there are services departing from Gara de Nord and arriving at Bratislava-Petrzalka via Hegyeshalom. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 3 min.

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The distance between Bucharest and Bratislava is 805 km. The road distance is 1032.4 km.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Bratislava without a car is to bus which takes 15 h 35 min and costs $60 - $120.

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It takes approximately 5 h 25 min to get from Bucharest to Bratislava, including transfers.

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Bucharest to Bratislava bus services, operated by Omega Group, depart from Bucureşti station.

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Bucharest to Bratislava train services, operated by Czech Railways (ČD), depart from Gara de Nord station.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Bratislava is to fly which takes 7 h 34 min and costs $50 - $750. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $60 - $120 and takes 15 h 35 min, you could also train, which costs $65 - $110 and takes 20 h 25 min.

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Map of how to get from Bucharest to Bratislava.
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  • Distance: 503 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 25 min

What companies run services between Bucharest, Romania and Bratislava, Slovakia?

CSA, Ryanair and three other airlines fly from Bucharest to Bratislava 5 times a day. Alternatively, Omega Group operates a bus from Bucharest to Bratislava once daily. Tickets cost $85 - $120 and the journey takes 15 h 35 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $280
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Bratislava via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Bratislava via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Bratislava via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Bratislava via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $330
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Bratislava via Prague
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Bratislava via Prague, Kosice
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $350
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Vienna via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $400
Air Bagan
Website
airbagan.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Bratislava via London Luton
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $440
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Bratislava via Sofia
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Brasov
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Brasov to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
13 h 23 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Night train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Hegyeshalom
Ave. Duration
18 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
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 Budapest-Nyugati to Bratislava hl.st.
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Gara de Nord to Hegyeshalom
Ave. Duration
18 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
cd.cz
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
45 min
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.

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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
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Omega Group
Phone
+359 878 155 116
Email
omega_group@abv.bg
Website
omega-group84.com
Bus from Bucureşti to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
15 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Schedules at
omega-group84.com
Maxibus Travel
Phone
004 0756 117 331
Email
contact@maxibustravel.ro
Website
maxibustravel.ro
Bus from Bucharest to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
11 h 37 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
maxibustravel.ro
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus from Bucharest to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
20 h 18 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro
Amring
Phone
+4-0269-238.788
Website
amring.autogari.ro
Bus from Bucureşti - Militari to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
22 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Schedules at
amring.autogari.ro

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More Questions & Answers

The quickest flight from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Vienna Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Bucharest to Bratislava bus services, operated by Omega Group, arrive at Bratislava station.

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Bratislava is 1 h behind Bucharest. It is currently 12:10 AM in Bucharest and 11:10 PM in Bratislava.

Bucharest to Bratislava train services, operated by Czech Railways (ČD), arrive at Hegyeshalom station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bucharest to Bratislava is 1032 km. It takes approximately 11 h 17 min to drive from Bucharest to Bratislava.

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Tarom, LOT and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Vienna Airport.

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There are 534+ hotels available in Bratislava. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is to shuttle which takes 44 min and costs $1 - $2.

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