There are 8 ways to get from Vienna to Bratislava by train, bus, ferry, rideshare, car or shuttle

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Train  •  59 min

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava-Petrzalka Rex

$12 - $20

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Bus RegioJet  •  1 h 15 min

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

$3 - $20

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Ferry  •  1 h 15 min

  1. Take the ferry from Vienna Schwedenplatz to Bratislava

$23 - $45

Train, bus  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Wien Mitte-Landstraße (City Airport Train) to Flughafen Wien Cat / ...
  2. Take the bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP RegioJet / ...

$15 - $19

Bus FlixBus  •  1 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Bratislava, Bratislava Most SNP 901 / ...

$7 - $11

Rideshare  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Vienna to Bratislava 50 miles

$4 - $6

Drive  •  53 min

  1. Drive from Vienna to Bratislava 50 miles

$9 - $14

Shuttle  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Wien to Bratislava Einsteinova

$11

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Vienna, Hbf and arriving at Bratislava, Einsteinova. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Vienna Schwedenplatz and arriving at Bratislava. Services depart three times a day, and operate Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Bratislava-Petrzalka. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 59 min.

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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 59 min and costs .

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The train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava-Petrzalka takes 59 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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

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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 59 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 1 h 15 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Bratislava.
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  • Distance: 34.3 miles
  • Duration: 59 min

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

Austrian Railways (ÖBB) operates a train from Vienna to Bratislava every 3 hours. Tickets cost $12 - $20 and the journey takes 59 min. Alternatively, RegioJet operates a bus from Vienna to Bratislava every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $3 - $4 and the journey takes 1 h 15 min. 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-Petrzalka
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Austrian Railways CAT
Phone
+43 1 25 25 0
Email
info@cityairporttrain.com
Website
cityairporttrain.com
Train from Wien Mitte-Landstraße (City Airport Train) to Flughafen Wien
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
regiojet.com
Eurobus SK
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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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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Bratislava, Bratislava Most SNP
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Slovak Lines
Phone
+421 2 55422734
Email
info@slovaklines.sk
Website
slovaklines.sk
Shuttle from Wien to Bratislava Einsteinova
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
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
1 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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
1 h 30 min
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Vienna to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
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), arrive at Bratislava-Petrzalka 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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There are 490+ 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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