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Berlin to Bratislava by train

It takes an average of 11h 55m to travel from Berlin to Bratislava by train, over a distance of around 343 miles (552 km). There are normally 17 trains per day travelling from Berlin to Bratislava and tickets for this journey start from $37.52 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 8h 32m
Price$37.52 - $313.44
Distance343 miles (552 km)
Frequency17 trains per day
Departure stationBerlin
Arrival stationBratislava
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsDeutsche Bahn, ÖBB, Flixbus, Union Ivkoni (Bus)

Berlin to Bratislava train times

Check out the next trains departing from Berlin to Bratislava for Tuesday Apr 20th 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
05:16 03:42 10h 26m, 3 changes
05:37 04:30 10h 53m, 4 changes
05:37 05:27 11h 50m, 3 changes
09:10 05:42 8h 32m, direct
10:37 08:29 9h 52m, 2 changes
11:47 08:54 9h 7m, 1 change
00:37 10:35 9h 58m, 2 changes
01:10 05:23 16h 13m, 7 changes
01:10 05:24 16h 14m, 6 changes
04:37 05:32 12h 55m, 1 change

Deutsche Bahn, EC (Eurocity) and ÖBB trains from Berlin to Bratislava

You can travel from Berlin to Bratislava on Deutsche Bahn, EC (Eurocity) and ÖBB trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

PhotoQualle, under licence CC3.0

EuroCity (EC) trains offer convenient European cross-border connections between major cities in Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria – it's often a good alternative to air travel.

ÖBB is the major railway company for Austria, subdivided into several subsidiaries, responsible for certain areas of transport, such as long distance and local transport, the operation of postal buses and the transport of goods. Railjet is ÖBB's high-speed train, which travels at speeds of up to 143 mph (230 km/h) and connects the main Austrian cities with Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Italy.

Cheap train tickets from Berlin to Bratislava

The price of train tickets from Berlin to Bratislava starts at $37.52 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.
lowest price found
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price$112.82
on the day
avg. single price$185.98

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Berlin to Bratislava by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Berlin to Bratislava

Want to know more about your journey from Berlin to Bratislava We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Berlin to Bratislava take?

The average journey time by train between Berlin and Bratislava is 11 hours and 55 minutes, with around 17 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Berlin and Bratislava by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Berlin to Bratislava is 8 hours and 32 minutes.

How much does the train from Berlin to Bratislava cost?

Train tickets from Berlin to Bratislava can start from as little as $37.52 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Berlin to Bratislava

Yes, it is possible to travel from Berlin to Bratislava without having to change trains. There is 1 direct train from Berlin to Bratislava each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Berlin to Bratislava leave?

The first train from Berlin to Bratislava leaves at 04:45. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Berlin to Bratislava leave?

The last train from Berlin to Bratislava leaves at 09:37. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Berlin and Bratislava by train?

Trains travelling from Berlin to Bratislava cover a distance of around 343 miles (552 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Bratislava to Berlin.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Berlin to Bratislava for a typical week day using timetable data for 04/20/2021. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 04/05/2021 for travel on 01/08/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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