There are 7 ways to get from Vienna to Bratislava by train, bus, ferry, rideshare or car

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Line 9011 train, bus  •  1h 3m

  1. Take the line 9011 train from Wien Mitte-Landstrasse to Flughafen Wien 9011 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Einsteinova RegioJet / ...

14€ - 19€

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1h 17m

  1. Take the rideshare from Vienna to Bratislava 80 km

3€ - 5€

5 alternative options

Bus via Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf.  •  1h 8m

  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€

Bus #2  •  1h 36m

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

9€ - 11€

Drive  •  53 min

  1. Drive from Vienna to Bratislava 80 km

8€ - 12€

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Questions & Answers

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 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 five times a week, and operate Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 1h 30m.

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

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Book your Vienna to Bratislava ferry tickets online with Direct Ferries.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Bratislava without a car is to line 9011 train and bus which takes 1h 3m and costs 14€ - 20€.

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It takes approximately 1h 3m to get from Vienna to Bratislava, including transfers.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Bratislava.
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  • Distance: 54.9 km
  • Duration: 1h 3m

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

You can take a bus from Vienna to Bratislava via Vienna Airport Train Station and Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. in around 1h 8m.

Train operators
City Airport Train - CAT
Phone
+43 1 25 25 0
Email
info@cityairporttrain.com
Website
cityairporttrain.com
Train from Wien Mitte-Landstrasse to Flughafen Wien
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€
Website
City Airport Train - CAT
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Einsteinova
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
RegioJet
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
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Vienna Airport to Bratislava, Bratislava Einsteinova
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
6€ - 8€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Vienna Airport to Bratislava, Bratislava,,Most SNP
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
6€ - 8€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Vienna, Vienna Central Station to Bratislava, Bratislava,,Most SNP
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 9€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Bratislava, Bratislava,,Most SNP
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 9€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Slovak Lines
Phone
+421 2 55422734
Email
info@slovaklines.sk
Website
slovaklines.sk
Bus from Vienna Airport to Bratislava Petrzalka Einsteinova
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Schedules at
slovaklines.sk
Bus from Vienna Airport to Bratislava Most SNP
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Schedules at
slovaklines.sk
Bus from Vienna Main train station to Bratislava Most SNP
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Schedules at
slovaklines.sk
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
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
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
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€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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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 bus tickets online with Omio, Distribusion and FlixBus.

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There are 813+ 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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