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About the train journey from Bratislava to Düsseldorf

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The train from Bratislava to Düsseldorf usually takes 12 hours 53 minutes on average to travel 816 km, although the quickest services can take as little as 9 hours 59 minutes. You can expect to find 18 trains per day running on this popular route. As there aren't any direct services running between Bratislava and Düsseldorf, you'll need to make 1 change on your way to Düsseldorf. You can choose to travel with TGV, ICE or SNCF to get to Düsseldorf. As the main rail operators on this route, their trains offer modern comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.

To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Bratislava to Düsseldorf in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from $55.31.

Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Düsseldorf, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you're ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.

Bratislava to Düsseldorf by train

It takes an average of 12h 53m to travel from Bratislava to Düsseldorf by train, over a distance of around 507 miles (816 km). There are normally 18 trains per day traveling from Bratislava to Düsseldorf and tickets for this journey start from $55.31 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

9h 59m


816 miles (507 km)


18 trains per day


1 change


From $55.31

Train and bus operators

Regiojet, Slovak Lines Express a.s., Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB, Flixbus, Westbahn, Meridian, Union Ivkoni (Bus), SNCF

Bratislava to Düsseldorf train times

Check out the next trains departing from Bratislava to Düsseldorf for Tuesday Feb 7th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
08:15 19:47 11h 32m, 4 changes
09:06 23:33 14h 27m, 1 change
09:37 20:35 10h 58m, 5 changes
10:15 21:33 11h 18m, 3 changes
11:15 22:36 11h 21m, 5 changes
12:15 01:30 13h 15m, 4 changes
15:15 05:23 14h 8m, 4 changes
17:37 06:05 12h 28m, 2 changes
17:37 06:23 12h 46m, 1 change
18:15 10:32 16h 17m, 6 changes

Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB, WESTbahn and SNCF trains from Bratislava to Düsseldorf

You can travel from Bratislava to Düsseldorf on Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB, WESTbahn and SNCF 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.

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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.

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.

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WESTbahn is Austria's first private long-distance rail company with trains running from Vienna to Salzburg via St. Pölten, Amstetten, Linz, Wels and Attnang-Puchheim. This route is one of the most important in Austria, covering a distance of around 155 miles (250 km) and a duration of about 2h 30m. The company offers many discounted fares, allows travel with pets and bicycles and has no baggage restrictions.

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SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).

Cheap train tickets from Bratislava to Düsseldorf

The price of train tickets from Bratislava to Düsseldorf starts at $55.31 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.

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 Bratislava to Düsseldorf 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 Bratislava to Düsseldorf

Want to know more about your journey from Bratislava to Düsseldorf? 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 Bratislava to Düsseldorf take?

The average journey time by train between Bratislava and Düsseldorf is 12 hours and 53 minutes, with around 18 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 Bratislava and Düsseldorf by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Bratislava to Düsseldorf is 9 hours and 59 minutes.

How much does the train from Bratislava to Düsseldorf cost?

Train tickets from Bratislava to Düsseldorf can start from as little as $55.31 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 Bratislava to Düsseldorf?

No, there are no direct train services from Bratislava to Düsseldorf. Travelling from Bratislava to Düsseldorf by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

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

The first train from Bratislava to Düsseldorf leaves at 05:15. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Bratislava to Düsseldorf leaves at 23:15. 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 Bratislava and Düsseldorf by train?

Trains travelling from Bratislava to Düsseldorf cover a distance of around 507 miles (816 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Düsseldorf to Bratislava.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Bratislava to Düsseldorf for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/07/2023. 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 09/20/2022 for travel on 09/20/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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