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There are 5 ways to get from Vienna to Nitra by bus, train or car

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Vienna Central Station to Nitra

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Bus via Bratislava

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Hbf to Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy
  2. Take the bus from Bratislava to Nitra

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Bus via Bratislava #2

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Hbf to Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy
  2. Take the bus from Bratislava Mlynske Nivy Bus Station to Nitra Central Bus Station

Train

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica
  2. Take the train from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Leopoldov
  3. Take the train from Leopoldov to Nitra

Drive

  1. Drive from Vienna to Nitra

Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Vienna to Nitra is to bus via Bratislava, which costs €6 - €13 and takes 3h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Nitra is to drive which costs €30 - €50 and takes 1h 42m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Vienna Central Station station and arriving at Nitra. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Vienna to Nitra. However, there are services departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Nitra via Bratislava Hlavna Stanica and Leopoldov. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 10m.

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The distance between Vienna and Nitra is 127 km. The road distance is 166.9 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Nitra without a car is to bus which takes 2h 30m and costs €11 - €14.

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The bus from Vienna Central Station to Nitra takes 2h 30m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Vienna to Nitra bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Vienna Central Station.

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

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The best way to get from Vienna to Nitra is to bus which takes 2h 30m and costs €11 - €14. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €15 - €35 and takes 4h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Nitra.
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  • Distance: 127.3 km
  • Duration: 2h 30m

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Vienna Central Station to Nitra once daily. Tickets cost €11 - €14 and the journey takes 2h 30m. Turancar also services this route 4 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Vienna to Nitra via Bratislava Hlavna Stanica and Leopoldov in around 4h 10m.

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 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €15
Website
Austrian Railways
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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
€27 - €50
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
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Phone
+421 24 48 58 188
Email
info@slovakrail.sk
Website
zssk.sk
Train from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Leopoldov
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Website
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Regional 2nd Class
€3 - €5
Train from Leopoldov to Nitra
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€1 - €3
Website
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Regional 2nd Class
€1 - €3
Bus operators
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Vienna Central Station to Nitra
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €14
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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Turancar
Website
turancar.sk
Bus from Wien to Nitra
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
turancar.sk
Bus from Bratislava to Nitra
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
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turancar.sk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Vienna, Hbf to Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3 - €6
Website
RegioJet
Bus from Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy to Nitra, AS
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€3 - €6
Website
RegioJet
SAD Lucenec
Phone
0650 958 958
Email
sadlc@sadlc.sk
Website
sadlc.sk
Bus from Bratislava to Nitra
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Schedules at
sadlc.sk
CK Daka
Phone
02 44 555 000
Email
info@ckdaka.sk
Website
bus.daka.sk
Bus from Bratislava Mlynske Nivy Bus Station to Nitra Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
CK Daka

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Vienna to Nitra bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Nitra station.

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Vienna to Nitra train services, operated by Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK), arrive at Nitra station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Nitra is 167 km. It takes approximately 1h 42m to drive from Vienna to Nitra.

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