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

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Bus Crnja Tours  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Bratislava

$29 - $40

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Bus FlixBus  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg 060 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Bratislava, Bratislava Most SNP 901 / ...

$24 - $43

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Train  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. to Wien Hbf Ec
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava hl.st. Rex / ...

$55 - $82

Train, bus  •  8 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Zagreb to Wien Hauptbahnhof
  2. Take the bus from Vienna, Hbf to Bratislava, Most SNP RegioJet

$31 - $44

Drive  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Zagreb to Bratislava 275 miles

$55 - $85

Fly from Zagreb, bus  •  3 h 32 min

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

$101 - $411

Shuttle to Graz, fly, bus  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Zagreb to Graz Airport
  2. Fly from Graz (GRZ) to Vienna (VIE) GRZ - VIE
  3. Take the bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP

$114 - $596

Shuttle to Klagenfurt, fly, bus  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Zagreb to Klagenfurt Flughafen
  2. Fly from Klagenfurt (KLU) to Vienna (VIE) KLU - VIE
  3. Take the bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP

$121 - $699

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The cheapest way to get from Zagreb to Bratislava is to bus which costs 180 kn - 260 kn and takes 6 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zagreb to Bratislava is to fly and bus which costs 650 kn - 2.700 kn and takes 3 h 32 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zagreb and arriving at Bratislava. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zagreb to Bratislava. However, there are services departing from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. and arriving at Bratislava hl.st. via Wien Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 11 min.

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The distance between Zagreb and Bratislava is 273 km. The road distance is 440 km.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Bratislava without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 45 min and costs 180 kn - 260 kn.

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The bus from Zagreb to Bratislava takes 6 h 45 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Zagreb to Bratislava bus services, operated by Crnja Tours, depart from Zagreb station.

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Zagreb to Bratislava train services, operated by Croatian Railways (HŽPP), depart from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. station.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Bratislava is to bus which takes 6 h 45 min and costs 180 kn - 260 kn. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 350 kn - 550 kn and takes 8 h 11 min.

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Map of how to get from Zagreb to Bratislava.
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  • Distance: 170.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 45 min

What companies run services between Zagreb, Croatia and Bratislava, Slovakia?

Crnja Tours operates a bus from Zagreb to Bratislava 3 times a day. Tickets cost $29 - $40 and the journey takes 6 h 45 min. Globtour also services this route twice a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zagreb to Bratislava via Wien Hbf in around 8 h 11 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zagreb to Vienna
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Graz to Vienna
Ave. Duration
41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Flights from Klagenfurt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Vienna
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Train operators
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
Website
hzpp.hr
Train from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
hzpp.hr
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eurail.com
Train from Zagreb to Wien Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$27 - $40
1st Class
$40 - $60
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
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Schedules at
crnja-tours.hr
Book at
crnja.getbybus.com
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Zagreb Zob to Bratislava Zob
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
globtour.com
Bus from Zagreb Zob to Wien Zob Vib
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
globtour.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 Zagreb to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Bratislava, Bratislava Most SNP
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Vienna Airport to Bratislava, Bratislava Most SNP
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Vienna - Erdberg
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
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
Bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
regiojet.com
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Zagreb to Graz Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $320
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$35 - $45
Private
$150 - $320
Shuttle from Zagreb to Klagenfurt Flughafen
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $400
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$40 - $110
Private
$200 - $400

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The quickest flight from Zagreb Airport to Vienna Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Zagreb to Bratislava bus services, operated by Crnja Tours, arrive at Bratislava station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Zagreb to Bratislava is 440 km. It takes approximately 4 h 18 min to drive from Zagreb to Bratislava.

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Croatia Airlines and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Zagreb Airport to Vienna Airport.

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There are 498+ hotels available in Bratislava. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Zagreb Airport is to shuttle which takes 27 min and costs 90 kn - 700 kn.

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