There are 8 ways to get from Zürich to Bratislava by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly from Zurich, bus  •  4 h 25 min

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

$65 - $266

Cheapest option

Bus Vito Reisen & Transporte AG  •  12 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Vienna - Erdberg
  2. Take the bus from Vídeň, U2 Stadion, Busterminal Stadioncenter, Engerthstrasse to Bratislava, Most SNP Rj

$3 - $5

6 alternative options

Train to Basel, fly, bus  •  5 h 40 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 Vídeň, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP

$128 - $380

Train to Altenrhein, fly, bus  •  6 h 13 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 Vídeň, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP

$190 - $1,090

Train, bus  •  9 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Flughafen Wien Rj
  2. Take the bus from Vídeň, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP Rj / ...

$128 - $211

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 / ...

$135 - $219

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 3 - SFr 5 and takes 12 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Bratislava is to fly and bus which takes 4 h 25 min and costs SFr 60 - SFr 270.

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The distance between Zürich and Bratislava is 645 km. The road distance is 817 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 25 min to get from Zürich to Bratislava, including transfers.

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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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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, you can take a bus from Zürich to Bratislava via Vienna - Erdberg, Kardinal-Nagl-Platz U, Stadion U, and Vídeň, U2 Stadion, Busterminal Stadioncenter, Engerthstrasse in around 12 h 49 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 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
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 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
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Basel to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Basel to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
People's Viennaline
Website
peoples.ch
Flights from Altenrhein to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Sky Work Airlines
Website
flyskywork.com
Flights from Basel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
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
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
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
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 Flughafen Wien
Ave. Duration
8 h 17 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$120 - $210
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $210
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
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 - $17
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Vídeň, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Bus from Vídeň, U2 Stadion, Busterminal Stadioncenter, Engerthstrasse to Bratislava, Most SNP
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
regiojet.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.

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
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
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

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