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Vienna - Bratislava Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 155 intercity buses per day from Vienna to Bratislava. Traveling by bus from Vienna to Bratislava usually takes around one hour and 26 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 56 minutes.

Distance34 mi (55 km)
Shortest duration0h 56m
Cheapest price$5.27
Trips per day152
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
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How much is a bus ticket from Vienna to Bratislava?

Bus tickets for a trip from Vienna to Bratislava cost $5.27 on average. This is an excellent value for the trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Vienna to Bratislava by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for this route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $9 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 16 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $7.36 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Vienna to Bratislava?

There are 3 bus lines from Vienna to Bratislava available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 105 daily trips, FlixBus usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus1051h 19m$10.15
RegioJet342h 5m$11.24
Slovak Lines281h 32m$12.23
  • First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 105 trips from Vienna to Bratislava, and usually makes the trip in about 1 hours and 19 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • Book RegioJet from Vienna to Bratislava from $5. There are 34 trips per day offered by RegioJet from Vienna to Bratislava and you can expect on average to pay for a RegioJet ticket to Bratislava. In Vienna, RegioJet departs to Bratislava from Central Station . In Bratislava, RegioJet arrives at Mlýnské Nivy and 3 other stations.

    An average trip on RegioJet from Vienna to Bratislava takes 2 hours and 5 minutes , while the fastest available RegioJet trip will get you to Bratislava in 0 hours and 56 minutes .

    On weekends, RegioJet offers 34 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Bratislava.

  • Slovak Lines is a bus company based in Bratislava that operates in Slovakia, Austria, and the Czech Republic, providing passenger transportation services. The company's buses are well-equipped with amenities such as air conditioning, onboard restrooms, WiFi, power outlets, and complimentary water. In addition, the seats have extra legroom compared to standard coaches.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.
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.
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.

The bus takes an average of one hour and 26 minutes to cover the 34 miles 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.

Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Vienna to Bratislava, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 155 scheduled buses that travel from Vienna to Bratislava every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 152 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Ferry tickets from Vienna to Bratislava start at $40.66. Train tickets are also available, with prices as low as $17.92.

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 Rubens. 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

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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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Main departure station: Erdberg

The Erdberg station is located in front of the Vienna International Busterminal (VIB). Some buses use a curbside stop on the street level, including the FlixBus routes that use the station. The indoor station is not always open, so be prepared to wait for the bus outside, without access to restrooms or other amenities, just in case. Across the street is the Erdberg Metro station, so you can easily connect to Vienna's U-Bahn and get anywhere else in the city.

All bus stations in Vienna:

  • Erdberg

  • Central Station

  • Wien Train Station (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)

Where does the bus arrive in Bratislava?

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Main arrival station: Mlýnské Nivy

Autobusová Stanica is a major bus station in Bratislava, offering intercity bus services on Slovak Lines. The station is large and spacious, with many dedicated waiting lounges. There are plenty of food stalls and even retail shops inside. The station is close to busy residential areas, with other amenities like cafes within walking distance. This station also recently experienced a major renovation, and the new, more modern station opened in 2021.

All bus stations in Bratislava:

  • Mlýnské Nivy

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  • Einsteinova/Viedenska cesta

  • Ivanská cesta 4356/39

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  • Bratislava hl.st.

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