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

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Train  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf Rj / ...
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava hl.st. Rex / ...

$52 - $81

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Train, bus  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Salzburg, Salzburg to Vienna, Vienna Meidling K485
  2. Take the bus from Vienna, Hbf to Bratislava, Most SNP RegioJet

$27 - $36

3 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Salzburg to Bratislava

$30 - $40

Drive  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Salzburg to Bratislava 239.6 miles

$45 - $75

Fly, bus  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Salzburg (SZG) to Vienna (VIE) SZG - VIE
  2. Take the bus from Vienna, 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 23€ - 35€ and takes 4 h 28 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 58 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Salzburg and arriving at Bratislava. Services depart four times a week, and operate Thursday and Sunday. 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 hl.st. via Wien Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 27 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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The best way to get from Salzburg to Bratislava without a car is to train which takes 4 h 27 min and costs 45€ - 75€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 27 min to get from Salzburg to Bratislava, including transfers.

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Salzburg to Bratislava bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Salzburg station.

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Salzburg to Bratislava train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Salzburg Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Bratislava is to train which takes 4 h 27 min and costs 45€ - 75€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 28€ - 35€ and takes 4 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: 4 h 27 min

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

You can take a train from Salzburg to Bratislava via Wien Hbf in around 4 h 27 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.

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Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
Train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava hl.st.
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Salzburg, Salzburg to Vienna, Vienna Meidling
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Vienna, Hbf to Bratislava, Most SNP
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
regiojet.com
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
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Salzburg to Bratislava bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Bratislava station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Salzburg to Bratislava is 383 km. It takes approximately 3 h 36 min to drive from Salzburg to Bratislava.

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Austrian Airlines offers flights from Salzburg Airport to Vienna Airport.

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There are 514+ hotels available in Bratislava. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Salzburg Airport is to line 2 shuttle which takes 7 min and costs .

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