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There are 6 ways to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Bratislava by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly, bus  •  2h 20m

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

$64 - $239

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Bus Eurobus SK  •  15h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Bratislava

$40 - $96

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Train  •  8h 17m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Wien Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava hl.st. Rex / ...

$137 - $199

Train via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf  •  9h 12m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava hl.st. Rex / ...

$141 - $212

Bus Eurolines CZ  •  12h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Bratislava

$56 - $111

Drive  •  7h 15m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Bratislava 503.7 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Bratislava is to bus which costs 35€ - 85€ and takes 15h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Bratislava is to fly and bus which costs 55€ - 210€ and takes 2h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Bratislava. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and arriving at Bratislava hl.st. via Wien Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 17m.

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The distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Bratislava is 656 km. The road distance is 805.9 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Bratislava without a car is to train which takes 8h 17m and costs 110€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 2h 20m to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Bratislava, including transfers.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Bratislava train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Bratislava is to train which takes 8h 17m and costs 110€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 100€ and takes 12h 59m.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Vienna Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Bratislava.
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  • Distance: 410 miles
  • Duration: 2h 20m

What companies run services between Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany and Bratislava, Slovakia?

You can take a train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Bratislava via Wien Hbf in around 8h 17m. Alternatively, Eurolines CZ operates a bus from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Bratislava once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $95 and the journey takes 11h 45m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna via Salzburg
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna via Innsbruck
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 43m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $190
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
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
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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.

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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
50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from Frankfurt to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $95
Schedules at
elines.cz
Eurobus SK
Phone
+421 55 680 73 06
Email
onlinepredaj@eurobus.sk
Website
eurobus.sk
Bus from Frankfurt to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$29 - $80
Schedules at
eurobus.sk

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Bratislava is 806 km. It takes approximately 7h 15m to drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Bratislava.

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Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Vienna Airport.

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