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Train  •  3h 52m

  1. Take the train from Prague, hl.n. to Bratislava, hl.st. RegioJet / ...

€9 - €55

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Bus  •  4h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy RegioJet / ...

€10 - €35

Drive  •  3h 7m

  1. Drive from Prague to Bratislava 331.1 km

€30 - €50

Fly, bus  •  3h 12m

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

€54 - €199

Prague to Bratislava by train

The train journey time between Prague and Bratislava is around 4h 44m and covers a distance of around 394 km. The fastest train normally takes 4h 23m. Operated by RegioJet, Czech Railways (ČD), Deutsche Bahn Eurocity and others, the Prague to Bratislava train service departs from Prague, hl.n. and arrives in Bratislava, hl.st.. Typically 68 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
4h 44m
Fastest train time:
4h 23m
Trains per week:
68
Cheapest price:
€11
Carbon emissions:
20 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:22
Last train departs at:
19:22

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Prague to Bratislava train schedules

Czech Republic → Slovakia
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International entry into Slovakia from Czech Republic

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Conditions of entry into Slovakia from Czech Republic

  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 1
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 14 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 8
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  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 1
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Slovakia

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The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Slovakia from Czech Republic.

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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.

Yes, entry into Czech Republic from Slovakia is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 20 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Prague to Bratislava is to bus which costs 270 Kč - 900 Kč and takes 4h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Prague to Bratislava is to drive which costs 850 Kč - 1 300 Kč and takes 3h 7m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Prague, ÚAN Florenc and arriving at Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Prague, hl.n. and arriving at Bratislava, hl.st.. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 52m.

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The distance between Prague and Bratislava is 291 km. The road distance is 331.1 km.

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The best way to get from Prague to Bratislava without a car is to train which takes 3h 52m and costs 250 Kč - 1 400 Kč.

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The train from Prague, hl.n. to Bratislava, hl.st. takes 3h 52m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Prague to Bratislava bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Prague, ÚAN Florenc station.

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Prague to Bratislava train services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Prague, hl.n. station.

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The best way to get from Prague to Bratislava is to train which takes 3h 52m and costs 250 Kč - 1 400 Kč. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 270 Kč - 900 Kč and takes 4h 15m.

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  • Distance: 291.1 km
  • Duration: 3h 52m

What companies run services between Prague, Czech Republic and Bratislava, Slovakia?

RegioJet operates a train from Prague, hl.n. to Bratislava, hl.st. every 2 hours. Tickets cost €9 - €35 and the journey takes 3h 52m. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, RegioJet operates a bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy every 4 hours. Tickets cost €10 - €15 and the journey takes 4h 15m. Four other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Prague to Vienna
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €320
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
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€18 - €30
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
€18 - €22
Business
€25 - €30
1st Class
€25 - €30
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Praha-Holesovice to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
LEO Express
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica
Ave. Duration
5h 49m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€11 - €45
Website
LEO Express
Economy
€11 - €17
Economy Plus
€17 - €25
Business
€22 - €30
Premium
€30 - €45
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
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 Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Website
RegioJet
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 to Bratislava central bus station
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€18 - €22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Vienna International Airport to Bratislava,,Most SNP
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€6 - €8
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
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
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
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Website
Slovak Lines
Slovak Lines Express a.s.
Website
bustickets.distribusion.com
Bus from Vienna Airport to Bratislava Most SNP
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10
Schedules at
bustickets.distribusion.com

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The quickest flight from Prague Airport to Vienna Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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

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Prague to Bratislava train services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Bratislava, hl.st. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Prague to Bratislava is 331 km. It takes approximately 3h 7m to drive from Prague to Bratislava.

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Austrian Airlines offers flights from Prague Airport to Vienna Airport.

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Book your Prague to Bratislava bus tickets online with Omio, Distribusion and FlixBus.

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