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Getting from Vienna Airport to Bratislava

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How to get from Vienna airport to Bratislava

When travelling from Vienna airport, you can get to Bratislava either by Taxi or Bus. Taking a taxi to Bratislava makes your transfer convenient, but expensive as well. The average of price of a Vienna airport taxi ride to Bratislava is 88€ and the travel time is approximately 45 minutes. As an alternative, passengers who prefer a cheaper option can use the bus for their transfer. There are multiple private bus companies which serve the route between Vienna airport and Bratislava. Regular bus tickets cost only 5€ and the journey takes about an hour. Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Vienna at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.


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  • Prepaid flat price - no hidden fees.
  • Meet & Greet at the gate.
  • Free cancellation.

Mario Lavreti

I used Welcome Pickups twice. On time and english speaking drivers.

Bratislava city centre

Comparison of the options

Taxi €88 45min 24/7
Welcome Pickups €80 45min 24/7
A trusted, professional driver will pick you up at the gate right on time. Excellent reviews, flat price, no hidden fees, free cancellation.
Bus €10 60min 06:00–01:00


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How to get from Vienna airport to Bratislava by taxi

The fastest and most convenient transportation method from Vienna airport to Bratislava is provided by taxis. Vienna airport taxis do not have an official fixed price for the journey to Bratislava. Thus, a taximeter will calculate the fee of the trip. Without traffic, the ride from Vienna airport to Bratislava takes approximately 45 minutes.

Please be aware of taxi scammers and never accept transfer services from random individuals. Always pick a Vienna airport taxi from the official taxi ranks.

Taxi fare from Vienna airport to Bratislava

Since there is no flat fee for the trip from Vienna airport to Bratislava, your ride will be charged on the meter, depending on the exact location of your destination. Additional costs may be applied, such as tolls and surcharges. However, the average price of the journey is 88€.

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


When it comes to travelling from Vienna airport to Bratislava, taxis provide the best services. Despite the fact that taxis can be costly, taxi transfers are quick, safe, and comfortable.

Editor’s Note

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

Useful Tips

It might be useful to have the details of your destination written for the driver.
Ask the driver if additional charges apply to your trip.
It is not mandatory to tip the driver.

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 airport to Bratislava's central train station, which is officially called AS Mlynské Nivy. All private bus companies have the same pricing. Regular tickets cost 5€ and the journey takes approximately an hour.

How much is the bus from Vienna airport to Bratislava?

Standard one-way tickets for every bus company cost just 5€ .

You can purchase your bus tickets either straight from the bus driver or online.



Trip Duration

60 Min.

Waiting time is around an hour.

Value for Money

All bus companies provide services roughly from 06:00 a.m to 01:00 a.m.

Where do I get it from?

The buses at Vienna airport leave from platforms 2 to 6. In order to find the bus platforms just turn right after you leave the arrivals hall and follow the bus signs.


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

Editor’s Note

Keep in mind that each person is allowed to bring in the bus one suitcase and one piece of hand luggage. Additional charges will be applied if you have more.

Useful Tips

Buses tend to get overcrowded, but you will have a seat no matter what.
The journey from Vienna airport to Bratislava takes approximately an hour.
Bus tickets are not appropriate for public means of transport.

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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 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.

Best drivers

Hand-picked english-speaking drivers

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Drivers are always on time

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24/7 email & phone support

Free cancellation

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Same price as a regular taxi from the line


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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 airport to Bratislava is 88€. When there is no traffic, the ride takes approximately 45 minutes.

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

Standard bus tickets cost 5€ and the journey takes approximately one hour.

How far is it from Vienna airport to Bratislava?

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

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