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

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Zwickau central train station to Prague
  2. Take the bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy

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Train

  1. Take the train from Zwickau, Pölbitzer Bahnhof to Dresden Hauptbahnhof
  2. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Cheb
  2. Take the train from Cheb to Plzen-Jizni Predmesti
  3. Take the bus from Plzeň to Bratislava

Drive

  1. Drive from Zwickau to Bratislava

Train to Leipzig, fly, bus

  1. Take the train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig/Halle Flughafen
  2. Fly from Leipzig (LEJ) to Vienna (VIE)
  3. Take the bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP

Train, train to Prague, fly, bus

  1. Take the train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Dresden Hbf
  2. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi
  3. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Vienna (VIE)
  4. Take the bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP

Train, train to Berlin Brandenburg Apt, fly, bus

  1. Take the train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig Hbf
  2. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz
  3. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Vienna (VIE)
  4. Take the bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP

Train, train to Nuremberg, fly, bus

  1. Take the train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Hof Hbf
  2. Take the train from Hof Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
  3. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Vienna (VIE)
  4. Take the bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP

Zwickau to Bratislava by bus

The bus journey time between Zwickau and Bratislava is around 8h 30m and covers a distance of around 608 km. This includes an average layover time of around 20 min. The fastest bus normally takes 8h 30m. Operated by FlixBus, FlixBus-de, RegioJet and others, the Zwickau to Bratislava bus service departs from Zwickau central train station and arrives in Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy. Typically five buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average bus journey times

Time on bus:
8h 10m
Layover time:
20 min
Total time:
8h 30m

Bus route information

Fastest bus time:
8h 30m
Bus distance:
608 km
Buses per week:
5
Cheapest price:
€25
Carbon emissions:
75 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
18:45
Last bus departs at:
18:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Zwickau to Bratislava bus schedules

Germany → Slovakia
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International entry into Slovakia from Germany

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Slovakia, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Macau, Moldova, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Ukraine

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland) and Cyprus with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Slovakia from Germany

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 14 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 1 in quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from Germany
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 14 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 1 in quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and Vatican
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 8 in quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Canada, Cuba, Georgia, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Moldova, Montenegro, Puerto Rico, Serbia, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine and United States
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
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Rules to follow in Slovakia

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Considerations leaving from Germany

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Slovakia from Germany.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Bratislava is 917 222 682.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Bratislava is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Bratislava is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 917 222 682.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Germany from Slovakia.

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Last updated: 14 Sep 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Zwickau to Bratislava is to bus which costs €25 - €55 and takes 9h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Zwickau to Bratislava is to drive which costs €55 - €85 and takes 5h 23m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zwickau station to Bratislava. However, there are services departing from Zwickau central train station and arriving at Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy via Prague, ÚAN Florenc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zwickau to Bratislava. However, there are services departing from Zwickau, Pölbitzer Bahnhof and arriving at Bratislava Hlavna Stanica via Dresden Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 49m.

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It is 440 km from Zwickau to Bratislava. It is approximately 523 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Zwickau to Bratislava without a car is to bus which takes 9h 10m and costs €25 - €55.

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It takes approximately 9h 10m to get from Zwickau to Bratislava, including transfers.

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Zwickau to Bratislava bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Zwickau central train station.

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Zwickau to Bratislava train services, operated by Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn, depart from Zwickau, Pölbitzer Bahnhof station.

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The best way to get from Zwickau to Bratislava is to bus which takes 9h 10m and costs €25 - €55. Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 9h 49m.

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  • Distance: 440 km
  • Duration: 9h 10m

What companies run services between Zwickau, Germany and Bratislava, Slovakia?

You can take a bus from Zwickau to Bratislava via Prague and Prague, ÚAN Florenc in around 9h 10m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zwickau to Bratislava via Dresden Hbf in around 9h 49m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Leipzig to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€230 - €600
Flights from Leipzig to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€230 - €600
Flights from Prague to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€190 - €490
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €450
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €550
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €450
Flights from Nuremberg to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€200 - €550
Flights from Nuremberg to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€250 - €700
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Leipzig to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€230 - €600
Flights from Prague to Vienna
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €380
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €450
Flights from Nuremberg to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€200 - €550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €230
Train operators
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
Phone
0341 231898288
Email
info@mitteldeutsche-regiobahn.de
Website
mitteldeutsche-regiobahn.de
Train from Zwickau, Pölbitzer Bahnhof to Dresden Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
Train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Dresden Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
Train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Zwickau-Poelbitz to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
Train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Transdev
Train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dresden Hbf to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dresden Hbf to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Die Länderbahn
Phone
0 89 54 888 97 - 25
Email
info@laenderbahn.com
Website
laenderbahn.com
Train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Cheb
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Die Länderbahn
Train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Die Länderbahn
vogtlandbahn - Die Länderbahn GmbH DLB
Website
delfi.de
Train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Cheb
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Cheb to Plzen-Jizni Predmesti
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €9
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
€5 - €7
Business
€7 - €9
1st Class
€7 - €9
DB Regio AG Südost
Phone
01806 996633
Email
regio.suedost@deutschebahn.com
Website
bahn.de
Train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig/Halle Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
DB Regio AG Südost
Train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
DB Regio AG Südost
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Leipzig/Halle Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€17 - €24
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hof Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to S Südkreuz Bhf
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Flixtrain
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zwickau central train station to Prague
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€15 - €18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Prague to Bratislava central bus station
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€18 - €22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Vienna International Airport to Bratislava,,Most SNP
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €8
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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FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Prague
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Bus from Prague to Bratislava central bus station
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
RegioJet
Bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Website
RegioJet
SAD Lucenec
Phone
0650 958 958
Email
sadlc@sadlc.sk
Website
sadlc.sk
Bus from Praha ÚAN Florenc to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Schedules at
sadlc.sk
Bus from Plzeň to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€21 - €30
Schedules at
sadlc.sk
Simeonidis Tours
Phone
+30-2310540970
Email
info@simeonidistours.gr
Website
simeonidistours.gr
Bus from Praha ÚAN Florenc to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Schedules at
simeonidistours.gr
Slovak Lines
Phone
+421 2 55422734
Email
info@slovaklines.sk
Website
slovaklines.sk
Bus from Vienna Airport to Bratislava Most SNP
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3 - €8
Website
Slovak Lines

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The quickest flight from Leipzig Airport to Vienna Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Zwickau to Bratislava bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy station.

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Zwickau to Bratislava train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, arrive at Bratislava Hlavna Stanica station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zwickau to Bratislava is 523 km. It takes approximately 5h 23m to drive from Zwickau to Bratislava.

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