easily reachable by various means of transport:
airplanes, trains, coaches and cars. Two airports are situated at distances of
20 km (Bratislava airport) and 60 km (Swechat - Vienna airport). Regular buses
from both airports bring participants to the center of
the city. Rental car agencies can be found at each airport. There are
regular train connections and regular busses to Vienna, Prague, Warsaw and Budapest. Public transport and taxi services
are well developed in Bratislava, thus every point of
the city can be easily reached.
The most important lines with the marked stops
corresponding to the hotel locations are listed on the page with the list of hotels (on the bottom). Most of places and sights attractive in tourist terms
can be found directly in the city centre, in the pedestrian zone. In case
you would like to see some attraction at a longer distance from the centre,
we recommend you to use city transport. In Bratislava, there is a dense
network of public city transport lines running in regular intervals
according to schedule. The schedule (times of departure) of the respective
line can be found on any stop of city collective transport. City transport
connections in Bratislava are provided for by bus, tram and trolleybus lines
whose last departures from their terminal stops are at about 11:00 p.m.
First morning connections start running only at about 4:20 a.m. Most daytime
connections, however, start running only closely before 05:00 o‘ clock in
the morning. Between 11:00 p.m. and 05:00 o‘clock in the morning, the
so-called night lines are driving in Bratislava. There are altogether 18 of
them in Bratislava. Lines of night connections are indicated with numbers
501 - 518. Most of lines (i.e. 501 - 515 and 518) start at the main railway
station, while the line On the night lines, there apply bus passes (prepaid
transportation tickets), tourist tickets and 60-minute transportation ticket
(at the price of SKK 22), whose validity is extended to 90 minutes. You can
learn about connections and transport conditions on www.dpb.sk (sorry for inconvenience - this
page is in Slovak only so yo can check the list of routes with the name of
the stops under "trasy liniek" and time table of lines as "cestovné poriadky
" - here you have to open combo boxes with the number of lines. Here
"Električky" means the trams, "Trolejbusy" means the trolly buss and "Autobusy"
means the busses "Nočné spoje" means the night lines. You will get
a complete time table for any transport line.
A brief list of most important public transport lines you will find at
the end of page with hotel
The airport of M.R. Stefanik is the
biggest international airport in the Slovak Republic. It is spreading 9 km
north-east of the centre of the capital city Bratislava. It serves for
regular and irregular air transport on inland and foreign lines. Regular
lines fly to Bratislava from Amsterdam, Birmingham, London, Brussels, Paris,
Leipzig, Stuttgart, Munich, Frankfurt-on-Main, Berlin, Zürich, Milan,
Venice, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Rome, Prague, Kosice, Warszaw, Kiev,
Moscow, Zadar, Split, Dubrovnik, Sofia, Varna, Delhi, Larnaca, Tel Aviv,
Kuwait City, Armitsarm, Copenhagen (planned). Regular buss line of
city transport No. 61 runs to the airport of Bratislava on the route from
airport to the main railway station ZSR (Railways of the Slovak Republic).
Connection to the centre by this line lasts for about 20 minutes.
International airport of
Schwechat – Vienna is 45km far from Bratislava. You can get
from the airport to the city centre on the motor road E 58 in 40
minutes.Regular connection from the airport to the bus station of Mlynske
Nivy is provided for by the joint-stock company SAD, a.s., Division of
Eurolines. Regular line to the airport runs every hour, connecting the
International Airport of M.R. Stefanik through the city centre with the
International Airport of Schwechat. A stop of this bus line is in front of
the departure hall of the Schwechat airport. You can find more detailed
information on connections from Bratislava to the International Airport of
Schwechat on www.eurolines.sk
or http://english.viennaairport.com. Slovak Airlines.
Railway routes from the Czech Republic, Poland, Austria, Hungary and the
Ukraine are converging in Bratislava.
These are the routes from the Czech Republic - (Berlin – Dresden) – Decin
- Prague – Brno – Břeclav – Kuty – Bratislava (Warszaw – Katowice) – Ostrava
– Otrokovice – Břeclav – Kuty – Bratislava
- from Poland – the route: Krakow – Cadca – Zilina – Trencin – Trnava –
- from Austria - the routes: Vienna – Marcheg – Devinska Nova Ves –
Bratislava Vienna – Kittsee – Bratislava-Petrzalka
Hungary is connected to two international railway routes in direction
Budapest – Györ – Rajka – Bratislava or in direction Budapest – Szob –
Sturovo – Nove Zamky – Galanta – Bratislava.
There are leading railway connections to other towns and municipalities
of whole Slovakia from Bratislava. There have been built 2 main railway
routes – northern and southern. The northern one = Bratislava – Trnava –
Trencin – Zilina – Poprad-Tatry – Kysak – Kosice The southern one = Kosice –
Banska Bystrica – Zvolen – Galanta – Bratislava
Regular connection of Bratislava and Vienna leads
through the station Bratislava–Petrzalka
, from where regular connections depart almost every
hour. You can find more information on railway transport on the site http://www.zsr.sk/ . The following lines go from
the main railway station
to all parts of the city through the centre:
1, 2, 3, 8, 32, 41, 61, 74, 81, 93, 201, 210. All night lines depart from
the main railway station.
Regular international and inland bus transport is provided for by the
joint-stock company SAD, a.s. At present, the Division of Eurolines runs
regular lines within the framework of international bus transport from
Bratislava to the following destinations – Prague, Brussels, London, Venice,
Munich, Stuttgart, Frankfurt-on-Main, Vienna, Cologne, Dortmund, Paris,
Zurich, Hamburg, Györ, Nice, Makarska, Geneva, Utrecht, Nantes, Bordeaux,
Amsterdam, Salzburg, Milan. You may obtain more detailed information on
inland and international connections on the site www.eurolines.sk.
The bus station of Mlynske Nivy is located in about 5 minute walking
distance from the city centre, while connection to the bus station is run by
the following lines of city transport – 21, 25, 50, 70, 85, 89, 202, 206,
International boat port on the Danube provides for both-way connection of
Bratislava to international boat traffic, particularly interconnection from
the North Sea through the water channel of the Rhine – Main – Danube up to
the Black Sea. Passenger boat transport makes use of the port primarily for
round and excursion cruises to the castle of Devin, to Hainburg, Vienna and,
in the opposite direction, to the water project of Gabcikovo and to
Budapest. You will find more information on regular boat connections to
Vienna and Budapest as well as on excursion and recreation cruises on www.lod.sk.
Bratislava‘s ship port is interesting by its location directly in the
city centre close to the pedestrian zone, more significant historical sights
as well as a huge number of cosy restaurants and cafes.
Bratislava is interlinked to international transport routes and motorways
through the motorway E65 to the Czech Republic, the motorway D-2 to Hungary
and through international transport routes E75 and E58 to Austria. The
international transport route E 58 connects Bratislava with the
international airport of Schwechat at Vienna, while the route E75 goes on
farther across the territory of Slovakia to Poland and to the Ukraine. A
broad network of roads and traffic nodes is leading through the city.
Bratislava represents the most significant node of the Slovak Republic,
particularly not only in road transport. At present, a motorway bypass of
the city is under construction in order to unburden traffic situation in the
centre. Despite that, you almost do not experience large traffic jams in
Bratislava, which are known from many big European towns.
You may get more detailed information on Bratislava
parking options on the Bratislava