By air, by train, by bus...

By air

You can choose between two international airports - the airport M.R.Štefánika, Bratislava - Ivanka or the Schwechat airport in Vienna in Austria.

The airport Bratislava is the international airport of the Slovak Republic, it lies lies 9 km from the city centre and has very good connection. 

The Schwechat airport is about 45 km from Bratislava and regular bus connections shuttle several times a day.

The bus from the excursion "RUAG Space GmbH" on April 29 will stop in the case of interest at both airports.

By train

International trains run to Bratislava from Vienna (1 hour), Budapest (3 hours), and Prague (4-5 hours) several times a day. Trains from Vienna often arrive at the Bratislava - Petrzalka station south of the city center across the Danube River. The Bratislava Central Railway Station ("ŽSR Bratislava - hlavná stanica") is a 10-minute walk from the centre.

By car

Bratislava is connected to the surrounding capitals by way of international traffic routes and motorways. The D1 motorway connects Bratislava with the east part of Slovakia, the D2 motorway connects Slovakia with Hungary and Czech Republic. The international E58 rout links to Austria and E65 to Hungary. The D1 and D2 motorways are linked up by the ring road on the Petržalka side of the River Danube. Traffic jams on the ring road are rare and it is the fastest way to get from one end of the city to the other, especially if you are not so acquainted with the city.

By taxi

It is cheaper to order taxi by phone than hail one in the street. The initial charge varies from 0,8 to 1,5 EUR and the price varies from 0,3 to 1,2 EUR/km. Taxi drivers are obliged to issue receipts on request.
AAtaxi Euro: 16 022
Caribic Taxi: 16 555
Fun Taxi: 16 777

Public transport in Bratislava 

Bratislava's public transport network is divided into two zones. The first zone lines are the usual choice for tourists, since they cover downtown and most of the city.

Bus lines cover most of the city, however it's better to take the tram downtown. Trams are generally faster during the day, since the buses are often stuck in traffic jams. Trolleybuses service some parts of the city, too, especially the area above the castle hill. Night lines cover all parts of the city, however they run only 3 times per night.


Tickets are available in the ticket machines at the public transport stops and in some of the newspaper stands. Ticket machines accept coins of value 5 cents to EUR 2 crowns only.

Immediately after entering the public transport vehicle you have to mark your ticket in marking machine - the machines lock automatically 30 seconds after departure from the stop.

Ticket inspectors from the Bratislava Transport Company spot-check tickets occasionally. They enter the bus or tram on a random stop and check all passengers' tickets. A passenger without a valid ticket or season pass can be charged a fine of the valid fare multiplied by 100 (i.e. usually EUR 50). There have been reports of ticket inspectors inappropriately fining tourists. If you have the correct ticket marked in the marking machine upon entry, refuse to pay any fines on the spot. You are entitled to give the inspector your personal information (show them your passport) and pay the fine later (needless to say this is an unlikely outcome in case of foreigners).

Basic fares


 Price (EUR)

 15 minutes, one-journey ticket


 60 minutes, transfer ticket

 90 minutes during weekends


 90 minutes, transfer ticket for night lines



Children up to 6 years of age ride for free.
Shoolchildren between 6 and 15 years of age ride with a 50% discount.

The ticket duration corresponds to scheduled trip duration (i.e., in case of traffic delays, the 15 minute ticket is sufficient for a scheduled 15 minute ride even if the ride takes longer).

Value fares


Price (EUR) 

 24 hours


 48 hours


 3 days


 7 days


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