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There are 9 ways to get from Zürich to Bratislava by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Zurich, bus  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Vienna (VIE) ZRH - VIE
  2. Take the bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP

$73 - $265

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Bus Vito Reisen & Transporte AG  •  13 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Vienna - Erdberg
  2. Take the bus from Vienna, Hbf to Bratislava, Most SNP RegioJet

$9 - $11

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Train to Basel, fly, bus  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Vienna (VIE) BSL - VIE
  3. Take the bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP

$128 - $380

Train to Innsbruck, fly, bus  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Innsbruck Hbf
  2. Fly from Innsbruck (INN) to Vienna (VIE) INN - VIE
  3. Take the bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP

$171 - $461

Train to Altenrhein, fly, bus  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to St. Gallen
  2. Fly from Altenrhein (ACH) to Vienna (VIE) ACH - VIE
  3. Take the bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP

$189 - $1,088

Train to Stuttgart, fly, bus  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Böblingen
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Vienna (VIE) STR - VIE
  3. Take the bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP

$107 - $285

Train  •  9 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Wien Hbf Rj
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava hl.st. Rex / ...

$133 - $216

Bus Eurolines CH  •  12 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Zürich to Bratislava

$60 - $75

Drive  •  7 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Bratislava 510.4 miles

$100 - $160

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Bratislava is to bus which costs SFr 8 - SFr 11 and takes 13 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Bratislava is to fly and bus which costs SFr 70 - SFr 270 and takes 4 h 34 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zürich and arriving at Bratislava. Services depart four times a week, and operate Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 12 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Bratislava. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Bratislava hl.st. via Wien Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 24 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Bratislava is 645 km. The road distance is 816.7 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Bratislava without a car is to train which takes 9 h 24 min and costs SFr 130 - SFr 220.

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It takes approximately 4 h 34 min to get from Zürich to Bratislava, including transfers.

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Zürich to Bratislava bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Zürich station.

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Zürich to Bratislava train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zürich HB station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Bratislava is to train which takes 9 h 24 min and costs SFr 130 - SFr 220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 60 - SFr 75 and takes 12 h 56 min.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Bratislava.
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  • Distance: 403.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 34 min

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Bratislava, Slovakia?

You can take a train from Zürich to Bratislava via Wien Hbf in around 9 h 24 min. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Zürich to Bratislava 4 times a week. Tickets cost $60 - $75 and the journey takes 12 h 56 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Basel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Innsbruck to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Basel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Basel to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Basel to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
People's Viennaline
Website
peoples.ch
Flights from Altenrhein to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Basel to Vienna via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Basel to Vienna via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna via Hannover
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Basel to Vienna via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Train operators
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Böblingen
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
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.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava hl.st.
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
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, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Vienna, Hbf to Bratislava, Most SNP
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
regiojet.com
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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Contact Details
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zürich to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
12 h 56 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Book at
eurolines.ch
Vito Reisen & Transporte AG
Phone
+41 52 624 40 00
Website
vito-reisen.ch
Bus from Zurich to Vienna - Erdberg
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
vito-reisen.ch

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Vienna Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Zürich to Bratislava bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Bratislava station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Bratislava is 817 km. It takes approximately 7 h 54 min to drive from Zürich to Bratislava.

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Swiss, Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Zurich Airport to Vienna Airport.

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There are 524+ hotels available in Bratislava. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to line 16 train which takes 13 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 20.

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