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

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Train  •  1h 7m

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

3€ - 15€

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Bus via Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf.  •  1h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Vienna City Center Station to Vienna Airport Train Station Wien Mitte - Airport
  2. Take the bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP RegioJet / ...

Bus  •  1h 20m

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

3€ - 10€

Ferry  •  1h 30m

  1. Take the ferry from Vienna Schwedenplatz to Bratislava

24€ - 35€

Rideshare  •  1h 17m

  1. Take the rideshare from Vienna to Bratislava 80 km

3€ - 5€

Drive  •  53 min

  1. Drive from Vienna to Bratislava 80 km

7€ - 11€

Vienna to Bratislava by train

The train journey time between Vienna and Bratislava is around 1h 7m and covers a distance of around 65 km. The fastest train normally takes 1h 7m. Operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and RegioJet, the Vienna to Bratislava train service departs from Wien Hbf and arrives in Bratislava Hlavna Stanica. Typically 126 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Vienna to Bratislava train schedules

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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.

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Last updated: 9 May 2021
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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 7€ - 11€ 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 every 30 minutes, 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 once daily, 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 3€ - 15€.

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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, you can take a bus from Vienna to Bratislava via Vienna Airport Train Station and Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. in around 1h 12m.

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 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
23€ - 45€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
3€ - 7€
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
3€ - 5€
1st Class
4€ - 7€
Bus operators
City Airport Train - CAT
Phone
+43 1 25 25 0
Email
info@cityairporttrain.com
Website
cityairporttrain.com
Bus from Vienna City Center Station to Vienna Airport Train Station
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
City Airport Train - CAT
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
RegioJet
Bus from Vienna, Hbf to Bratislava, Most SNP
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
3€ - 6€
Website
RegioJet
Slovak Lines
Phone
+421 2 55422734
Email
info@slovaklines.sk
Website
slovaklines.sk
Bus from Vienna Airport to Bratislava Most SNP
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
Slovak Lines
Bus from Vienna Main train station to Bratislava Most SNP
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
Slovak Lines
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
Once daily
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 15m
Frequency
3 times 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.

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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 3€ - 15€. Alternatively, you can bus via Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf., which costs and takes 1h 12m.

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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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There are 459+ hotels available in Bratislava. Prices start at 75€ 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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