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Transfer Options from Bratislava Airport to the City Centre

Bratislava M. R. Štefánik Airport, located just 9 kilometres northeast of Bratislava city, is the main airport of Slovakia serving both domestic and international flights. There are two options to get from the airport to the city centre of Bratislava, either by taxi or by the No. 61 bus. A Bratislava Airport Taxi ride to the city centre takes around 20 minutes with a price range between €15 to €20 depending on the driver's rate. Moreover, a bus ride will take you approximately 30 to 45 minutes with a one-way ticket costing just €1.20. Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Bratislava at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €20 20min 24/7
Welcome Pickups €21 20min 24/7 Book
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Bus €1.40 30min 04:45–23:30

How to get from Bratislava Airport to the City Centre by taxi

The taxi industry in Slovakia is heavily privatised and despite the unregulated colour patterns for taxi companies, most taxi operators in Bratislava utilise black and yellow vehicles with the typical "TAXI" roof sign. A normal ride from the airport to the centre of Bratislava or the train station takes around 20 minutes and average rates range from €15 to €20, depending on the company.

Taxi fare from Bratislava Airport to Bratislava city centre.

Due to the privatised taxi industry in Slovakia, most taxi operators use taximeters to calculate fares. In general, prices from the airport taxi rank tend to be higher than pre-booked transfers. All in all, the average cost ranges from €15 to €20 depending on the company's rates.

Taxi prices
Day time
(05:00–24:00)
Night time
(00:00–05:00)
Duration
FROM BTS TO CITY CENTRE
€20
€20
20 min
FROM BTS TO HOTELS IN CITY CENTRE
€20
€20
20 min
FROM BTS TO VIENNA
€85
€85
70 min

Convenience

Taking a Bratislava Airport Taxi is generally considered to be the fastest and most comfortable mode of transportation to the city centre. However, many drivers are known for overcharging tourists with outrageous prices, up to ten times the normal cost.

Editor’s Note

You are strongly advised to pre-book your taxi transfer in advance to avoid being overcharged by local drivers at the airport taxi rank.

Useful Tips

It is hard for most tourists to identify illegal taxi drivers as these drivers usually approach tourists offering them attractive deals. However, during the ride, they will double or triple the initial rate, making up various excuses for the heightened price.
The airport taxi counter can help travellers to hire trusted taxi operators. Make sure to ask for a fixed price transfer.

How to get from Bratislava Airport to the City Centre by bus

The main public transportation option from Bratislava airport to the city centre is the No. 61 bus. This bus operates everyday from 04:40 to 23:30. During the night, the N61 night bus is available. Bus trips from the airport take around 30 to 45 minutes depending on the traffic conditions. An adult one-way bus ticket costs €1.20.

How much is the No. 61 bus from Bratislava airport to the city centre?

A one-way bus ticket costs €1.20 for adults and €0.60 for the elderly and for children. They are valid for 60 minutes and include an additional transfer to any other line. Tourists can also buy a Bratislava card for €18, which allows unlimited rides for one day on all means of transportation, as well as entry to museums and free tours.

Cost

€1.20

Trip Duration

30 Min

Waiting time for the No. 61 bus is 10 to 20 minutes depending on the time of the day.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The No. 61 airport bus is available from 04:40 to 23:30.

Where do I get it from?

Bratislava airport bus station is located outside the main terminal building, next to the taxi rank in front of the arrivals hall.

Convenience

The No. 61 bus is an ideal choice for anyone travelling on a budget. However, the No. 61 bus is usually crowded during peak hours, as it is the only bus that connects the airport to the city centre.

Editor’s Note

Tickets for the No. 61 bus can be purchased from ticket machines inside the airport and have to be validated when entering the bus. Please note that you cannot buy tickets directly from the bus driver.

Useful Tips

No. 61 offers modern buses with special luggage compartments. However, travellers should always keep an eye on their belongings during the trip.
Is it important to note that the bus ticket duration is extended to 90 minutes during the weekend.

Welcome Pickups transfer

Welcome Pickups

Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Bratislava. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

Best drivers

Hand-picked english-speaking drivers

Flight monitoring

Drivers are always on time

Quality support

24/7 email & phone support

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Prices

DAYTIME
€21
NIGHTTIME
€21
Same price as a regular taxi from the line

PRICES FOR

Sedan Car

4 pax, 4 pieces of luggage

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Frequently asked questions

How do I get from Bratislava Airport to the train station?

No. 61 bus takes 30 minutes (17 stops) and you will need a 60-minute ticket that costs €1.20. You can also use a taxi costing around €10-20, depending on the company.

What is the main train station in Bratislava?

Bratislava Hlavná Stanica (central station) is the main railway station in Bratislava. It is located near Šancová street, around 1 km or a 15 min walk north of the Old Town.

How far is Bratislava airport to the city centre?

The total distance from Bratislava Airport to the city centre is 9 km. The trip takes around 20 minutes by car.

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