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

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Fly to Vienna, bus  •  5h 52m

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

35€ - 154€

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Fly to Bratislava  •  6h 8m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Bratislava (BTS) DUB - BTS

42€ - 59€

Bus and ferry, bus  •  38h 5m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria 871
  2. Take the bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
  3. Take the bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy

60€ - 103€

Car ferry, train, bus  •  38h 29m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to Shrewsbury
  3. Take the bus from Shrewsbury to London Victoria Coach Station
  4. Take the bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Prague, Wilsonova
  5. Take the train from Prague, hl.n. to Bratislava, hl.st.

156€ - 236€

Bus and ferry, bus, night train  •  42h 30m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham 871
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to London Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the bus from Victoria, Green Line Coach Station to Legnica
  4. Take the night train from Legnica to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica Nj

109€ - 150€

Bus and ferry, bus, train  •  42h 44m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham 871
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to London Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the bus and ferry from London to Wien
  4. Take the train from Wien Simmering to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica Re

82€ - 118€

Car ferry, drive  •  35h 12m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Cherbourg
  2. Drive from Cherbourg to Bratislava

231€ - 345€

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Bratislava is 917 222 682.

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The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Bratislava is to fly and bus which costs 30€ - 160€ and takes 5h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Bratislava is to fly and bus which costs 30€ - 160€ and takes 5h 52m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dublin to Bratislava. However, there are services departing from Dublin and arriving at Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy via London, Victoria Green Line Station and Prague, ÚAN Florenc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 38h 5m.

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It is approximately 1732 km to get from Dublin to Bratislava.

The best way to get from Dublin to Bratislava without a car is to bus and ferry and bus which takes 38h 5m and costs 55€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 5h 52m to get from Dublin to Bratislava, including transfers.

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Dublin to Bratislava bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Dublin station.

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The quickest flight from Dublin Airport to Vienna Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 45m.

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Dublin to Bratislava bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy station.

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Bratislava is 1h ahead of Dublin. It is currently 1:54 AM in Dublin and 2:54 AM in Bratislava.

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  • Distance: 1732.3 km
  • Duration: 5h 52m

What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Bratislava, Slovakia?

Ryanair flies from Dublin to Bratislava 4 times a week.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to Vienna
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 320€
Flights from Dublin to Vienna via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 300€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Vienna
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
25€ - 140€
Flights from Dublin to Vienna via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
25€ - 140€
Flights from Dublin to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 150€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dublin to Vienna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 360€
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Vienna
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 320€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Dublin to Vienna via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
110€ - 270€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dublin to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 350€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dublin to Vienna via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 150€
Train operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Prague, hl.n. to Bratislava, hl.st.
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 35€
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
9€ - 14€
1st Class
23€ - 35€
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Legnica to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica
Ave. Duration
7h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
Nightjet
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 Simmering to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
Austrian Railways
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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
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
RegioJet
Bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
19h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
RegioJet
Bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
RegioJet
Bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Prague, Wilsonova
Ave. Duration
19h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
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€
Schedules at
slovaklines.sk
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 19€
Website
National Express
Bus from Shrewsbury to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Website
National Express
Bus and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
National Express
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
National Express
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
18€ - 22€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
SAD Lucenec
Phone
0650 958 958
Email
sadlc@sadlc.sk
Website
sadlc.sk
Bus from Praha ÚAN Florenc to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Schedules at
sadlc.sk
Lasta
Website
lasta.rs
Bus from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station to Bratislava AS Mlynske Nivy
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
12€ - 16€
Schedules at
lasta.rs
Simeonidis Tours
Phone
+30-2310540970
Email
info@simeonidistours.gr
Website
simeonidistours.gr
Bus from Praha ÚAN Florenc to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Schedules at
simeonidistours.gr
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Victoria, Green Line Coach Station to Legnica
Ave. Duration
20h 6m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Wien
Ave. Duration
27h 7m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Phone
+44 844 770 7070
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 140€
Website
Stena Line
Passenger
41€
Small Car
139€
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
120€ - 140€
On Foot
33€ - 37€
car
100€
Passenger
40€
Car ferry from Dublin to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
20h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 80€
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
120€ - 140€
On Foot
65€ - 80€
car
100€
Passenger
51€

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Aer Lingus, Luxair, Swiss and four other airlines offer flights from Dublin Airport to Vienna Airport.

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There are 536+ hotels available in Bratislava. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Dublin Airport is to bus which takes 11 min and costs 6€ - 10€.

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