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Getting from Vienna Airport to Bratislava

Vienna airport is only 57km away from Bratislava, so it’s used as an alternative arrival point for the Slovakian capital, as it’s better connected than the Bratislava airport. Unfortunately, no trains operate from Vienna HBF to Bratislava, so your only travel options from Vienna airport to Bratislava, are either by taking a taxi or a bus. Taking a taxi from Vienna to Bratislava is the most convenient transfer option, however, it can be quite costly. The average price for a Vienna airport taxi to Bratislava is €88 with a travel time of 45 minutes. As an alternative, travellers on a smaller budget can choose to travel by bus. There are multiple private bus companies which operate between Vienna and Bratislava. Regular bus tickets only cost €5 and the journey takes around 1 hour.

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How to get from Vienna airport to Bratislava by taxi

The fastest and most convenient transportation method to get from Vienna to Bratislava city is to take a taxi. Vienna airport taxis do not charge on a flat fare fee when heading to Bratislava. They use a taximeter, which will calculate the fare based on the distance and time travelled. The journey from Vienna airport to Bratislava takes approximately 45 minutes, in normal traffic conditions.

Please be aware of taxi scammers that operate at the airport; it is highly recommended to never accept transfer services from random individuals. You should take a Vienna airport taxi from the official taxi ranks.

Taxi fare from Vienna airport to Bratislava

Since there is no flat rate fee for the trip from Vienna airport to Bratislava, your taxi ride will be charged using a taximeter, so depending on your exact location within the city. Additional costs may be applied, such as tolls and surcharges. However, the average price is around €88.

Keep in mind that some private taxi companies may offer a flat rate fare for the trip if you book your taxi in advance.



Trip Duration

45 Min.

*Rates may vary unless you book your taxi in advance.

Value for Money

Taxi are available 24/7 at Vienna International airport.

Where do I get it from?

After collecting your luggage at the airport, you will need to exit the main doors and you will find the official taxi rank in front of you.


When it comes to travelling from Vienna to Bratislava city, taxis provide the best services. Despite the fact that the trip can be costly, taxi transfers are quick, safe, and comfortable, providing a door-to-door service.

Editor’s Note

Taking a taxi is ideal when you wish to get to your accommodation and begin your holiday as soon as possible.

Useful Tips

It is recommended to have the exact address of your accommodation on hand, in case your taxi driver does not speak English.
Please note, that additional charges may apply to your taxi journey, you can always ask your driver if they apply to you.
It is not mandatory to tip your taxi driver in Vienna.

How to get from Vienna airport to Bratislava by bus

There are 3 private bus companies (FlixBus, Slovak Lines, RejioJet) that provide transfer services from Vienna to Bratislava’s central train station, which is officially called AS Mlynské Nivy. All private bus companies have the same prices, with a one-way ticket costing €5, and a travel time of approximately 1 hour.

How much is a bus ticket from Vienna airport to Bratislava?

A standard one-way ticket for all bus companies cost €5. You can purchase your bus tickets straight from the bus driver or online.



Trip Duration

1 H

Waiting time is around 1 hour for the bus.

Value for Money

All bus companies operate between 06:00 to 01:00.

Where do I get it from?

You can find the Vienna airport bus stop at platforms 2 to 6. In order to find these bus stops, you will need to turn right after leaving the arrivals hall and follow the bus signs.


Taking the bus from Vienna airport to Bratislava is a very cheap and easy option. However, buses only run once every hour until 01:00. Therefore, you may have to take a taxi if you arrive at the airport late at night.

Editor’s Note

Keep in mind that each passenger is only allowed 1 suitcase and 1 piece of hand luggage in the bus. Additional charges will be applied if you are travelling with more.

Useful Tips

Buses tend to get overcrowded during peak hours, however, you will always be guaranteed a seat.
The travel time from Vienna to Bratislava takes approximately 1 hour.
You may not use your bus tickets for other public means of transport.

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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 Vienna. 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.

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Frequently asked questions

How much is a taxi from Vienna airport to Bratislava?

The average cost of a taxi trip from Vienna to Bratislava city is €88. The trip takes approximately 45 minutes.

How much is a bus ticket from Vienna airport to Bratislava?

Standard bus tickets cost €5 and the journey takes around 1 hour.

How far is Vienna airport from Bratislava city?

Bratislava is located 62 km away from Vienna airport and you can get there either by taxi or by bus.

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