1 BY PLANE – YOU CAN FLY TO SEVERAL AIRPORTS
Bratislava Airport – the capital city
BRATISLAVA International Airport is operated by several low cost airline companies. It means that you can fly to Bratislava for reasonable prices from several European cities, such as:
You can fly to Bratislava from all of these cities either with RYANAIR, WIZZ AIR, SMART WINGS, CZECH AIRLINES or POBEDA.
Once you are at the Bratislava Airport, all you need, is to take a taxi or a bus number 61, that will take you to the center or directly to the Main Railway Station.
You should pay for taxi about 10 €, maybe even less. If you decide for a bus, buy the 60 minutes ticket.
Bratislava is a good starting point, whether you need to go to the central or east Slovakia. With a train you can travel to the biggest towns or to the High Tatras. Trains leave approx. every 2 hours.
Schwechat Vienna Airport
Schwechat Vienna Airport (Wien Flughafen) is one of the most busiest airports in the world, which is situated about 60 km far away from Bratislava, the capital city of Slovakia.
If you decide to visit Slovakia, you can fly to Vienna from all over the world. So it´s a good starting point for a tour through Slovakia, if you are traveling to Slovakia from North and South America, Australia or Asia.
Getting from Vienna Airport to Bratislava is easy. I recommend you to travel with buses of the companies Slovak Lines or Regio Jet, because they stop at the Main Bus Station. The bus ride takes exactly 1 hour and the price per person is 5 €. The bus usually leaves every half past the hour.
The bus will take you to the Main Bus Station. If you need to get to the Main Railway Station, take the trolleybus number 210.
Budapest Ferenz List Airport
Budapest Ferenz List Airport is one of the most busiest airports in the Central Europe, which is situated about 200 km far away from Bratislava, the capital city of Slovakia.
If you decide to visit Slovakia, you can fly to Budapest from all over the world. So it´s a good starting point for a tour through Slovakia, if you are traveling to Slovakia from North and South America, Australia or Asia, as well as Europe.
The easiest way to get from Budapest to Bratislava is taking a train. The train ride takes about 3 hours. The international trains leave several times a day in direction Brno, Berlin or Warszawa and on the way they stop in Bratislava.
First you need to get from the Budapest Airport to the Keleti Railway station by bus, train or taxi.
Krakow Airport Jana Pawla II.
Krakow Airport Jana Pawla II. has a great location, if you would like to visit the Northern part of Slovakia, e.g. the High Tatras. Krakow Airport is about 2 hrs far away from Slovakia.
Krakow Airport is operated by many airlines and low cost airlines as well. It is possible to fly to Krakow from all over the Europe – United Kingdom, Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark etc.
Unfortunately, it is quite complicated to get from Krakow Airport to Slovakia by public transportation, but it´s possible to travel for example with Leo Express. The best option is to arrange a private transfer (for about 50-100 €/group) or hire a car from one of the car renting companies.
Poprad and Košice Airports – small Slovak airports
For travelers coming to the Tatra Mountains from London, the Poprad and Košice Airports are the best options.
The Poprad Airport is situated about 20 minutes far away from the High Tatras. From the airport, you can see the mountains. There are 2 possibilities how to get from the Airport to the High Tatras.
Either take a taxi to the railway station in the town Poprad and then take the tram to the High Tatras.
Or take a taxi directly to the High Tatras. The price, depening on the destination, should be about 15-20 €.
This airport is operated by the low cost airlines Wizz Air.
The Košice Airport is another great airport for travelers from London. You can get to the High Tatras by a train. It takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes. You need to get to the town Poprad and from there you can travel to the High Tatras with a tram or a bus.
This airport is operated by the low cost airlines Wizz Air and Ryanair.
SECRET TIP: Often, the flight tickets to Košice cost less than the flight tickets to Poprad.
2 Getting to Slovakia by train
Getting to Slovakia from Vienna
There is a direct connection between both cities. It takes approximately 1 hour to get from one central station to another. Bratislava’s central station is called Bratislava – Hlavná stanica, often shortened to Bratislava- Hl. st., in some occasions. In Vienna you will get to the newly built Wien Hauptbahnhof central station.
There are two railway stations! in Bratislava, where you can arrive:
1 Bratislava Hlavna Stanica (The Main Railway Station)
2 Bratislava Petržalka
I personally recommend you to choose the Hlavna Stanica (The Main Railway Station), as this one is closer to the city center and the Old Town.
First train from Vienna leaves at 5:38 and the last at 22:38 and trains leave every hour. The return ticket costs 14 € per person.
Getting to Slovakia from Budapest
There is a direct connection between these cities. A EuroCity train leaves approximately every 2 hours and it takes only 2 hours and 40 minutes. Bratislava’s central station is called Bratislava – hlavná stanica, often shortened to Bratislava- hl. st. in some occasions. In Budapest you will arrive to/depart from the Budapest Keleti station.
The one-way ticket costs about 15 € and return costs 17,50 €
Getting to Slovakia from Prague
There is a direct train connection between Prague and Bratislava. It takes approximately 4 hours 10 minutes to get from one central train station to another. Bratislava’s central train station is called Bratislava hlavná stanica, often shortened to Bratislava, hl. st. The central train station in Prague is called Praha hlavní nádraží, shortened to Praha, hl. n.
If you are not travelling to Bratislava, but for example to the High Tatras, you don´t have to travel to Bratislava. There is direct connection between the town Poprad and Prague. Poprad is situated close to the High Tatras. It takes about 6 hrs to get from Prague to Poprad-Tatry.
The one-way ticket costs about 15 € and return costs 30 €.
If you need any help with your transfers (advice, arrange of transfer) feel free to contact us.