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Vienna-Bratislava Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

Vienna to Bratislava bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$4.64
Shortest Duration0h 56m
Trips per day37
Bus lines3

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 right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Vienna to Bratislava?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $5.29 was the low point for bus fares from Vienna to Bratislava. Buses from Bratislava to Vienna are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $5.29 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 25 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $0.57 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 1 hour 16 minutes to cover the 34 miles (55 kilometers) from Vienna, to Bratislava, BL. However, the fastest bus only takes 56 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short trip.

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

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, 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 3:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00pm. 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 37 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 to Bratislavský kraj without transferring.

Need more travel options? Ferry tickets from Vienna to Bratislava start at $42.97. Train tickets are also available, with prices as low as $18.26.

What bus companies travel from Vienna to Bratislava?

There are 3 bus lines from Vienna, to Bratislava, Bratislavský kraj. With 29 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
FlixBus291h 16m$5.54
RegioJet Bus201h 22m$5.87
Slovak Lines201h 23m$5.75

Where does the bus leave from in Vienna?

Buses to Bratislava leave from multiple locations in Vienna,, These are the 5 most popular bus stations:

  • Erdberg
  • Wien Train Station (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)
  • Central Station

Where does the bus arrive in Bratislava?

Buses arrive in Bratislava at 5 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Bratislava, Bratislavský kraj:

  • Most SNP
  • Einsteinova/Viedenska cesta
  • Mlynské nivy 4637/31
  • Mlynské nivy 635
  • Most SNP

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