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About Bratislava

Bratislava is the capital of Slovakia, which is one of Europe’s smallest countries. It is among the country’s and Europe’s most remarkable cities. Located very close to the Austrian and Hungarian borders, the city has a multicultural structure due to its geographical location, which is reflected very well in many areas, in particular the city’s architecture, art, and culture. Winters are very cold in the city, so the best time to visit is during the spring and summer. When visiting during any other season be prepared for rain and don’t forget to pack a raincoat or umbrella.  It would be wise to pack a light jacket for summer nights, just in case.  

Bratislava is a city of culture and art; you can explore many sites and historic structures and participate in various cultural and artistic events throughout the city. The first place visitors must see is the Bratislava Castle. You can overlook the city from this historic castle, which offers beautiful vistas perfect for taking photographs. Among other sights nearby are the St. Martin Cathedral and Michael’s Gate.

Bratislava has a rich culinary culture and among the delicacies you must try are the treska (a type of salad), and goulash soup. One of the most unique features of Bratislava is the fact that there is an intriguing statue on almost every corner of the city.  If you visit the city, don’t forget to take a photograph with one of these statues. 

Transportation to Bratislava City Center from Airport

 

M. R. Stefanik - Bratislava Airport

Bratislava, which still carries the historical texture of the Middle Ages, is an old city located around the Danube River; it is also the capital of Slovakia. Passengers willing to go to Bratislava, which is the most affordable and culturally-advanced city in the country, use Bratislava Milan Rastislav Stefanik Airport (Bratislava Airport).

It is also possible to reach this city from Vienna International Airport. It is approximately 40 kilometers from this airport to the city center. There are two large squares in the historic area of ​​the city: Hlavne Namestie (main square) and Hviezdoslav Namestie (Hviezdoslav Square). Located in the north of the city center, the train station is called Hlavná Stanica and fifteen to twenty minutes' walk away from the center. Trains are only used for intercity or international trips. The central bus station is known as Autobusová Stanica.

There are six large stations, Trnavské mýto, Račianske mýto, Patrónka, Bratislava hlavná stanica and Zochovave Mlynské Nivy, which bring together many public transports throughout the city. Walking across the city is a frequently preferred alternative. Especially the city center is quite small; you can walk around the square in a few minutes.

Those who want to travel outside the city center may prefer buses, trams or trolleybuses. The city's public transport network is quite well; but the vehicles are a bit old. This is why especially the buses are very slow. Ticket prices are compatible with general European cities. Standard tickets are valid for fifteen minutes after first use.

If you wish, you can buy the tickets that are valid for one hour during weekdays, and 90 minutes on weekends and holidays. The price gap between these tickets and standard tickets is very small. If you plan to stay in the city for a long time, you can also choose special tickets for one, two, three or seven days. After you get into the vehicles, you need to validate your tickets on the relevant machines. Drivers do not sell tickets; do not forget to take your ticket before boarding. There are ticket vending machines at many stations. It is also possible to get tickets by SMS.

In Bratislava, there are three main stations where buses and trams take off or where you can change. These are Hodžovo Námestie, the connection point for buses in the north-west and east, Poštová, which is known as the main station of the trams, Most SNP, which is also the departure point for trams and buses to the south and west. The vast majority of public transport vehicles are traveling between 04:30 in the morning and 23:30 in the evening.

It is not possible to access any service at the terminal exit. If you want to travel to the city center by public transport, you can take the buses. Alternatively, you can take a taxi or rent a car for a more comfortable journey.

Bus

It is the only public transport option to travel from the airport to the city. Bus 61, departing from a point close to the terminal, offers direct access to the central railway station. If you arrive at the airport after midnight, you can take the bus N61, which follows the same route. If you wish, you can also get off these buses at the stations that come after the main train station: at Trnavské mýto, the main transfer point, or at the stations which offer the possibility to transfer to trams known as Racianské Mýto.

There is no direct connection between the airport and the central bus station. If you want to get here, you can take the bus number 96 on the direction of Slovinská, transfer to trolleybus number 205 after eleven minutes of ride and reach the main station in fourteen minutes. Other than that, buses have an important place in urban transportation.

There are seventy buses running through Bratislava during the day, and seventeen buses serving after midnight.

Tram

There is no tram line from the airport to the city. However, after taking the bus from the airport, you can get to the various parts of the city by transferring to the tram.

There are eight tram lines serving in the city. These lines provide access to border stations and central stations such as Ružinov - Astronomická, Zlaté piesky, Zlaté piesky, Dúbravka - Pri kríži, ŽST Nové Mesto and Karlova Ves.

Trolleybus

In order to reach your destination you can also transfer to the trolleybuses after getting off from the bus number 61 which is departing from the airport. Just like buses and trams, the trolleybuses have a large network in the city. Throughout the city, there are fourteen trolleybuses serving during the day and three trolleybuses serving after midnight.

Car Rental

You can rent your car from the car rental offices located at the airport or in the city and you can transport more conveniently to and from the airport. It is possible to reserve your car online before your flight.

Taxi

Taxis are much more cost-effective in Bratislava compared to Europe in general, if you call by phone. However, if you take a taxi from the streets, the prices can double up.

Unofficial black taxis, which you can come across after arriving at the airport or in the city center, can ask, especially from tourists, for prices much higher than their normal fare. We advise you not to use these vehicles.

Weather in Bratislava

DayMin - Max
SundayMin 20ºC - Max 31ºC
MondayMin 21ºC - Max 31ºC
TuesdayMin 20ºC - Max 29ºC
WednesdayMin 19ºC - Max 27ºC
ThursdayMin 16ºC - Max 27ºC

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