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There are 5 ways to get from Bucharest to Bratislava by plane, bus, train, night train or car

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Fly, bus  •  4h 47m

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

40€ - 247€

Cheapest option

Night train, train  •  21h 5m

  1. Take the night train from Bucuresti Nord to Wien Hbf Night Train
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica Re / ...

27€ - 85€

3 alternative options

Bus  •  15h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Bucureşti to Bratislava

55€ - 110€

Train  •  18h 55m

  1. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord to Budapest-Keleti Ir
  2. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica Ec

30€ - 68€

Drive  •  10h 57m

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Bratislava 1021.3 km

100€ - 160€

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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 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction 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 Bratislava is 917 222 682.

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

The social distance requirement in Bratislava is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 917 222 682.

No, returning to Romania from Slovakia is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 9 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Bucharest to Bratislava is to train which costs $35 - $85 and takes 18h 55m.

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The fastest way to get from Bucharest to Bratislava is to fly and bus. Taking this option will cost $45 - $300 and takes 4h 47m.

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

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No, there is no direct train from Bucharest to Bratislava. However, there are services departing from Bucuresti Nord and arriving at Bratislava Hlavna Stanica via Keleti pályaudvar, Blaha Lujza tér M and Budapest-Nyugati. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 55m.

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The distance between Bucharest and Bratislava is 805 km. The road distance is 1021.3 km.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Bratislava without a car is to bus which takes 15h 35m and costs $65 - $130.

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It takes approximately 4h 47m 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 Romanian Railways (CFR), depart from Bucuresti Nord station.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Bratislava is to bus which takes 15h 35m and costs $65 - $130. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $35 - $85 and takes 18h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Bucharest to Bratislava.
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  • Distance: 804.8 km
  • Duration: 4h 47m

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

Omega Group operates a bus from Bucureşti to Bratislava once daily. Tickets cost 75€ - 110€ and the journey takes 15h 35m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bucharest to Bratislava via Budapest-Keleti, Keleti pályaudvar, Blaha Lujza tér, Blaha Lujza tér M, Nyugati pályaudvar M, and Budapest-Nyugati in around 18h 55m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 260€
Blue Air
Website
flyblueair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 55€
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
50€ - 170€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
30€ - 220€
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Vienna
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 190€
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Bucuresti Nord to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
15h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
18€ - 55€
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
18€ - 23€
1st Class
45€ - 55€
Night train from Bucuresti Nord to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
19h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
24€ - 70€
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
24€ - 35€
1st Class
60€ - 70€
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 15€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
23€ - 45€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
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 Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP
Ave. Duration
45 min
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 Vienna Airport to Bratislava Most SNP
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
Slovak Lines
Omega Group
Phone
+359 878 155 116
Email
omega_group@abv.bg
Website
omega-group84.com
Bus from Bucureşti to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
15h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Schedules at
omegagroup84.autogari.ro
Maxibus Travel
Phone
+40 745 766 766
Email
dispecerat@maxibustravel.ro
Website
maxibustravel.ro
Bus from Bucharest to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
11h 37m
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
20h 18m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
55€ - 75€
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro

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The quickest flight from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Vienna Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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

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Bratislava is 1h behind Bucharest. It is currently 11:41 AM in Bucharest and 10:41 AM in Bratislava.

Bucharest to Bratislava train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), arrive at Bratislava Hlavna Stanica station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bucharest to Bratislava is 1021 km. It takes approximately 10h 57m to drive from Bucharest to Bratislava.

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Wizz Air, Ryanair, Tarom and two other airlines offer flights from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Vienna Airport.

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There are 459+ hotels available in Bratislava. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is to shuttle which takes 21 min and costs $12 - $15.

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