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Buses from Vienna to Bratislava

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Journey Information

There are 50 intercity buses per day from Vienna to Bratislava. Traveling by bus from Vienna to Bratislava usually takes around one hour and 20 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 56 minutes.

Distance34 mi (55 km)
Shortest duration0h 56m
Cheapest price$5.70
Trips per day50
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines2

Price trends for buses from Vienna to Bratislava

Monthly average prices

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What bus companies travel from Vienna to Bratislava?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Vienna to Bratislava that you can search and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus usually offers more choice, with 45 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus451h 20m$10.35
Slovak Lines61h 23m$11.32
  • FlixBus

    FlixBus

    Book FlixBus from Vienna to Bratislava from $6. There are 45 FlixBus schedules from Vienna to Bratislava and you can expect on average to pay for a FlixBus ticket to Bratislava. In Vienna, FlixBus departs to Bratislava from Erdberg and 1 other station. In Bratislava, FlixBus arrives at Most SNP and 3 other stations.

    An average trip on FlixBus from Vienna to Bratislava takes 1 hours and 20 minutes , while the fastest available FlixBus trip will get you to Bratislava in 0 hours and 56 minutes .

    On weekends, FlixBus offers 58 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Bratislava.

  • Slovak Lines

    Slovak Lines

    Book Slovak Lines from Vienna to Bratislava from $11. There are 6 Slovak Lines schedules from Vienna to Bratislava and you can expect on average to pay for a Slovak Lines ticket to Bratislava. In Vienna, Slovak Lines departs to Bratislava from Central Station and no other station. In Bratislava, Slovak Lines arrives at Mlýnské Nivy and 1 other station.

    An average trip on Slovak Lines from Vienna to Bratislava takes 1 hours and 23 minutes , while the fastest available Slovak Lines trip will get you to Bratislava in 0 hours and 56 minutes .

    On weekends, Slovak Lines offers 6 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Bratislava.

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Bratislava from Vienna by bus?

Traveling by bus, Bratislava is between 1 hour and 1 hour 30 minutes from Vienna. On average the cheapest bus ticket from Vienna to Bratislava is €5.45. If you book your ticket early, tickets are on average €4.52 cheaper versus waiting last minute.

Is it better to travel by bus or train from Vienna to Bratislava?

If you travel by bus from Vienna to Bratislava, the bus ride is about 1 hour and 30 minutes. On average the cheapest bus ticket is €5.45. If you travel by train, the average duration is 10 hours and 33 minutes. Train tickets for this route cost about €15.83. Because there are no direct train schedules for this route, you would need to transfer to a different train along the way. We recommend traveling by bus, as there are more bus carriers that operate this route, the tickets are cheaper and the travel time is shorter.

Is Bratislava worth visiting?

Bratislava, Slovakia is very much worth a visit. Bratislava sits along the Danube River by the border of Austria and Hungary. It is known for its lively bars and cafés, and the neighboring country is surrounded by beautiful vineyards. For those who enjoy the outdoors, there are plenty of hiking trails and biking trails. Tourists also flock to the reconstructed Bratislava Castle, which sits upon a hill and overlooks the old town and the Danube River.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Vienna to Bratislava during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus takes an average of one hour and 20 minutes to cover the 55 kilometers from Vienna to Bratislava. However, the fastest bus only takes 56 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

"Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Bratislava at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go."

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Vienna?

The first bus leaves at 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 8:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Vienna to Bratislava, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 50 scheduled buses that travel from Vienna to Bratislava every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Vienna to Bratislava without transferring.

Need more travel options? Ferry tickets from Vienna to Bratislava start at $59.13. Train tickets are also available, with prices as low as $22.58.

City Information

Vienna

Blessed with extravagant baroque structures and a romantic vibe, Vienna is the heart of Austria, and the country’s most famous destination. The pride of Vienna is the towering giant that is St. Stephen’s Cathedral, which has stood on the same spot for over eight centuries. The characteristically Gothic cathedral has withstood several wars that have befallen the city, and it is still able to keep its stunning beauty. After exploring the cathedral, don’t hesitate to take the chance to visit the catacombs, where victims of the Great Plague of Vienna were laid to rest. If you’re interested in art and history, check out the Museum of Fine Arts, which includes masterpieces by artists such as Titian, Velasquez, Van Dyke, and Reubens. For those who simply enjoy lounging around, the Schönbrunn Palace is a vast complex with plenty of green zones for picnics.

For those looking to try authentic Viennese goulash, Lugeck and Ofenloch are two famous establishments. For cheaper eats, try Motto in Weiden.

Vienna Hauptbahnhof is the main railway station in the city, offering access to other popular destinations such as Berlin and Munich. Vienna International Busterminal is the main bus station in the Austrian capital, serving carriers such as FlixBus. The city’s main airport is the Vienna International Airport, which is located just 11 miles southeast of the city.

Bratislava

The capital of Slovakia and a beautiful city straddling two sides of the Danube, Bratislava is a popular tourist destination in Europe that features plenty of attractions. Tourists often flock to the Old Town quarter, a historic area that dates back to several centuries. In this quarter, you can also find the magnificent Baroque Palaces, with their awe-inspiring architecture, as well as Mozart House, where Mozart performed for the Palffy clan when he was only six years old. Don't miss out on the chance to marvel at the Gothic Cathedral of St. Martin, the coronation church for the kings and queens of Hungary for three centuries.

As the capital of Slovakia, Bratislava naturally features many world-famous restaurants that serve the finest local specialties. Special mentions go to the Modrá Hviezda, a small restaurant in the Old Town quarter of the city. However, for the best local dishes, try the Bratislava Flagship.

The primary train station in Bratislava is the Bratislava-Petrzalka. Bus service also makes Bratislava accessible from many major cities in Eastern Europe. Flights go through the nearby M. R. Štefánik Airport, located just 5.1 miles away from the city.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Vienna?

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Departure stations

Buses to Bratislava leave from 3 stations in Vienna.

All bus stations in Vienna:

  • Erdberg

  • Wien Train Station (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)

  • Central Station

Where does the bus arrive in Bratislava?

Arrival stations

Buses arrive in Bratislava at 5 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in Bratislava:

  • Most SNP

  • Einsteinova/Viedenska cesta

  • Mlýnské Nivy

  • Ivanská cesta 4356/39

  • Most SNP

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