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Transfer Options from Bratislava Airport to City Centre

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How to get from Bratislava Airport to Bratislava City Centre or Train Station

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 major means of transportation from the airport to the city centre of Bratislava, a taxi and the bus line No 61. A Bratislava Airport Taxi ride to the centre of the city last 20 minutes on average and tariffs range from €15 to €20 depending on the driver's rate. On the other hand, bus rides last approximately 30 to 45 minutes and a one-way ticket cost €0.70.

Comparison of the options

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

How to get from Bratislava Airport to City Centre by bus

The main public transportation network from Bratislava airport to the city centre of Bratislava is offered by the Bus Line No 61. The bus operates from 04:45 am until 23:30 pm on a day to day basis. Bus trips from the airport last around 30 to 45 minutes depending on traffic conditions. One-way bus tickets cost €0.70 for adults.

How much is the bus from Bratislava Airport to city centre?

One-way tickets for the Bus Line No 61 cost €0.70, which include a 60-minute ride and an additional line transfer from any station. Tourists can also buy a Bratislava card which allows unlimited rides for one day at all means on transportation for €15.

Cost

€0.70

Trip Duration

30 Min.

Waiting time for the Line 61 is 10 to 20 minutes depending on the time of the day.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The Line 61 Airport bus is available from 04:45 am until 11:30 pm.

Where do I get it from?

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

Convenience

The bus No 61 option is the ideal choice for anyone traveling on a budget. However, No 61 bus is usually crowded during peak hours, because it is the only bus that departs from the airport to the centre of the city.

Editor’s Note

Tickets for Line 61 can be purchased form ticket machines around the airport station and are validated at the machines inside the bus.

Useful Tips

Line 61 offers modern buses with special compartments for additional luggage. However, travelers should always keep an eye on their belongings during the trip.
Is it important to note that bus ticket's duration get an additional 30-minute extension during weekends.

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How to get from Bratislava Airport to City Centre by taxi

The taxi industry in Slovakia is heavily privatized and despite the unregulated colour patterns for taxi companies, most taxi operators in Bratislava utilize black and yellow vehicles with the typical taxi roof sign. Normal rides, from the airport to the centre of Bratislava or the train station, last 20 minutes and average rates range from €15 to €20 depending on the operator.

Taxi fare from Bratislava Airport to Bratislava city centre.

Due to the privatized taxi industry in Slovakia, most taxi operators utilize taximeters to generate 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 rates of the operator.

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

Talking a Bratislava Airport Taxi is generally considered to be as the fastest and most comfortable mean 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

It is heavily advised to pre-book you taxi transfer in advance to avoid getting scammed by local drivers at the airport rank.

Useful Tips

In general, most tourists will not be able to identify illegal taxi drivers from the beginning. These drivers usually approach tourists offering attractive deals; during the ride they will double/triple the tariff for various reasons.
The airport taxi counter can help travelers to hire trusted taxi operators as well. Make sure to ask for a fixed price transfer.

Frequently asked questions

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

No 61 bus takes 30 minutes (17 bus stops) and you will need a 30-minutes ticket for 0,70 €. You can also use a taxi for about 10-20€, depending on the operator.

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 from the Old Town.

How far is it from Bratislava Airport to the city center of Bratislava?

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

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