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There are 5 ways to get from Vienna to Bratislava by train, bus, ferry, rideshare or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica

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Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Vienna to Bratislava

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Hbf to Bratislava, Most SNP

Ferry

  1. Take the ferry from Vienna Schwedenplatz to Bratislava

Drive

  1. Drive from Vienna to Bratislava
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Yes, entry into Slovakia is currently allowed from Austria.

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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
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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.

No, returning to Austria from Slovakia is currently allowed.

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The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Bratislava is to rideshare which costs €3 - €5 and takes 1h 17m.

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The fastest way to get from Vienna to Bratislava is to drive. Taking this option will cost €8 - €13 and takes 53 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Vienna, Hbf and arriving at Bratislava, Most SNP. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Vienna Schwedenplatz and arriving at Bratislava. Services depart five times a week, and operate Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 1h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Bratislava Hlavna Stanica. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 7m.

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The distance between Vienna and Bratislava is 55 km. The road distance is 80 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Bratislava without a car is to train which takes 1h 7m and costs €11 - €27.

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The train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica takes 1h 7m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Vienna to Bratislava bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Vienna, Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Bratislava.
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  • Distance: 54.9 km
  • Duration: 1h 7m

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

Austrian Railways (ÖBB) operates a train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica hourly. Tickets cost €11 - €15 and the journey takes 1h 7m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, RegioJet operates a bus from Vienna, Hbf to Bratislava, Most SNP hourly. Tickets cost €3 - €6 and the journey takes 1h 20m. Four other operators also service this route.

Train operators
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 Hbf to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €15
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€25 - €45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3 - €6
Website
RegioJet
Slovak Lines
Phone
+421 2 55422734
Email
info@slovaklines.sk
Website
slovaklines.sk
Bus from Vienna Main train station to Bratislava Most SNP
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€4 - €8
Website
Slovak Lines
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Vienna Central Station to Bratislava,,Most SNP
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Eurobus SK
Phone
+421 55 680 73 06
Email
onlinepredaj@eurobus.sk
Website
eurobus.sk
Bus from Wien to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Schedules at
eurobus.sk
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eurobus.sk
Ferry operators
LOD Ferry
Phone
+421 2 529 32 226
Email
charter@lod.sk
Website
lod.sk
Ferry from Vienna Schwedenplatz to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€24
Website
LOD Ferry
Twin City Liner
Phone
+43 1 9048880
Website
twincityliner.com
Ferry from Vienna Schwedenplatz to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€30 - €35
Website
Twin City Liner
Weekdays
€30
Weekends, Public Holidays
€35
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Vienna to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€3 - €5
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blablacar.co.uk

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

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The best way to get from Vienna to Bratislava is to train which takes 1h 7m and costs €11 - €27. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €3 - €10 and takes 1h 20m.

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Vienna to Bratislava bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Bratislava, Most SNP station.

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Vienna to Bratislava train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Bratislava Hlavna Stanica station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Bratislava is 80 km. It takes approximately 53 min to drive from Vienna to Bratislava.

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Book your Vienna to Bratislava train tickets online with Omio.

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

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There are 103+ hotels available in Bratislava. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Vienna and Bratislava. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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