There are 6 ways to get from Salzburg to Bratislava by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf (Bahnsteige 1-2) Wb / ...
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava-Petrzalka Rex

$19 - $84

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf (Bahnsteige 1-2) Wb / ...
  2. Take the bus from Vídeň, Hbf to Bratislava, Most SNP Rj

$10 - $69

4 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Salzburg to Bratislava

$30 - $40

Train, bus via Wien Meidling  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Salzburg to Wien Meidling
  2. Take the bus from Vídeň, Hbf to Bratislava, Most SNP Rj

$48 - $77

Drive  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Salzburg to Bratislava 239.6 miles

$45 - $75

Fly, bus  •  2 h 55 min

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

$82 - $315

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Salzburg to Bratislava is to train and bus which costs 8€ - 65€ and takes 4 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Salzburg to Bratislava is to fly and bus which costs 70€ - 280€ and takes 2 h 55 min.

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The distance between Salzburg and Bratislava is 305 km. The road distance is 383.3 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 55 min to get from Salzburg to Bratislava, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Salzburg and arriving at Bratislava. Services depart four times a week. The journey takes approximately 4 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Salzburg to Bratislava. However, there are services departing from Salzburg Hbf and arriving at Bratislava-Petrzalka via Wien Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Salzburg to Bratislava.
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  • Distance: 190.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 55 min

What companies run services between Salzburg, Austria and Bratislava, Slovakia?

You can take a train from Salzburg to Bratislava via Wien Hbf (Bahnsteige 1-2) and Wien Hbf in around 3 h 55 min. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Salzburg to Bratislava 4 times a week. Tickets cost $30 - $40 and the journey takes 4 h 55 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Salzburg to Vienna
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Train operators
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 Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf (Bahnsteige 1-2)
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava-Petrzalka
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Salzburg to Wien Meidling
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Salzburg, Salzburg to Vienna, Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hauptbahnhof Bstg 1-2
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $35
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$7 - $9
Business
$16 - $18
Premium
$25 - $35
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Vídeň, Hbf to Bratislava, Most SNP
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Bus from Vídeň, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Salzburg to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Book at
eurolines.ch
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
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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