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About the train journey from Zagreb to Bratislava

Want to travel from Zagreb to Bratislava by train? Start your journey with us.

The train from Zagreb to Bratislava usually takes 10 hours 4 minutes on average to travel 274 km, although the quickest services can take as little as 7 hours 59 minutes. You can expect to find 4 trains per day running on this popular route. As there aren't any direct services running between Zagreb and Bratislava, you'll need to make 1 change on your way to Bratislava. You can choose to travel with ÖBB or Regiojet to get to Bratislava – both train companies offer modern comfortable services that will whisk you there in no time.

To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Zagreb to Bratislava in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from $32.51.

Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Bratislava, 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.

Zagreb to Bratislava by train

It takes an average of 10h 4m to travel from Zagreb to Bratislava by train, over a distance of around 170 miles (274 km). There are normally 4 trains per day traveling from Zagreb to Bratislava and tickets for this journey start from $32.51 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 7h 59m
PriceFrom $32.51
Distance170 miles (274 km)
Frequency4 trains per day
First train07:27
Last train21:27
Departure stationZagreb
Arrival stationBratislava
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsRegiojet, ÖBB

Zagreb to Bratislava train times

Check out the next trains departing from Zagreb to Bratislava for Tuesday Dec 6th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:27 14:26 7h 59m, 1 change
11:47 21:44 9h 57m, 2 changes
15:35 00:59 9h 24m, 5 changes
20:27 09:23 12h 56m, 2 changes

ÖBB trains from Zagreb to Bratislava

You can travel from Zagreb to Bratislava on 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.

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 Zagreb to Bratislava

The price of train tickets from Zagreb to Bratislava starts at $32.51 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 Zagreb 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 Zagreb to Bratislava

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

The average journey time by train between Zagreb and Bratislava is 10 hours and 4 minutes, with around 4 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 Zagreb and Bratislava by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Zagreb to Bratislava is 7 hours and 59 minutes.

How much does the train from Zagreb to Bratislava cost?

Train tickets from Zagreb to Bratislava can start from as little as $32.51 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 Zagreb to Bratislava?

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

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

The first train from Zagreb to Bratislava leaves at 07:27. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Zagreb to Bratislava leaves at 21:27. 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 Zagreb and Bratislava by train?

Trains travelling from Zagreb to Bratislava cover a distance of around 170 miles (274 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Bratislava to Zagreb.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Zagreb to Bratislava for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/06/2022. 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 09/22/2022 for travel on 09/22/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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