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There are 6 ways to get from Vienna to Bratislava by train, bus, ferry, rideshare, car or shuttle

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Train  •  1h 6m

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

$10 - $16

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Hbf to Bratislava, Einsteinova RegioJet / ...

$3 - $20

4 alternative options

Ferry  •  1h 15m

  1. Take the ferry from Vienna Schwedenplatz to Bratislava

$23 - $40

Rideshare  •  1h 17m

  1. Take the rideshare from Vienna to Bratislava 50 miles

$4 - $6

Drive  •  53m

  1. Drive from Vienna to Bratislava 50 miles

$9 - $14

Shuttle  •  1h 20m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Wien to Bratislava Einsteinova

$11

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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 quickest way to get from Vienna to Bratislava is to drive which costs 8€ - 12€ and takes 53m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Vienna, Hbf and arriving at Bratislava, Einsteinova. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Vienna Schwedenplatz and arriving at Bratislava. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Bratislava hl.st.. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 6m.

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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 6m and costs 9€ - 14€.

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The train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava hl.st. takes 1h 6m 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: 34.3 miles
  • Duration: 1h 6m

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

Austrian Railways (ÖBB) operates a train from Vienna to Bratislava hourly. Tickets cost $10 - $16 and the journey takes 1h 6m. Alternatively, RegioJet operates a bus from Vienna to Bratislava hourly. Tickets cost $3 - $4 and the journey takes 1h 15m. Two other operators also service this route.

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 Wien Hbf to Bratislava hl.st.
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Vienna, Hbf to Bratislava, Einsteinova
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
regiojet.com
Eurobus SK
Slovak Lines
Phone
+421 2 55422734
Email
info@slovaklines.sk
Website
slovaklines.sk
Shuttle from Wien to Bratislava Einsteinova
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
slovaklines.sk
Ferry operators
Twin City Liner
Website
twincityliner.com
Ferry from Vienna Schwedenplatz to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
twincityliner.com
Weekdays
$35
Weekends, Public Holidays
$41
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
3 times a week
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
lod.sk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Vienna to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Book at
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 6m and costs 9€ - 14€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 2€ - 17€ and takes 1h 15m.

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

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

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

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There are 556+ hotels available in Bratislava. Prices start at $46 USD 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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