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Bratislava to Vienna by train

The train from Bratislava to Vienna takes an average of 1h 06m to complete the 55km journey. You’ll travel from Bratislava Hlavna (often abbreviated to hl.st), the city’s main railway station, to Wien Hauptbahnhof – Vienna’s central station. Trains on this route are run by ÖBB, the national train company of Austria. The first service departs before 6am and the final service at 22:38, and with 19 trains per day you won’t be short of options on when to travel.

Another option to consider is taking a coach to Vienna. Coach services are run by Flixbus and take roughly the same time as the train, just over an hour. Coaches are usually cheaper than trains and run just as regularly. To see coach options, simply click on the ‘Coach’ tab in our journey search results and we’ll show you all the available coaches on your chosen day of travel.

Bratislava to Vienna by train

It takes an average of 1h 06m to travel from Bratislava to Vienna by train, over a distance of around 34 miles (55 km). There are normally 19 trains per day travelling from Bratislava to Vienna and tickets for this journey start from €11.20 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 06m
Price€11.20 - €18
Distance34 miles (55 km)
Frequency19 trains per day
Departure stationBratislava
Arrival stationVienna
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsRegiojet, Slovak Lines Express a.s., Other, ÖBB, Flixbus, Nomago (Bus), Črnja (Bus)

Bratislava to Vienna train times

Check out the next trains departing from Bratislava to Vienna for Tuesday 27th Oct 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
08:38 09:44 1h 06m, direct
09:38 10:44 1h 06m, direct
10:38 11:44 1h 06m, direct
11:38 12:44 1h 06m, direct
12:01 13:21 1h 20m, direct
12:38 13:44 1h 06m, direct
13:38 14:44 1h 06m, direct
14:38 15:44 1h 06m, direct
15:38 16:44 1h 06m, direct
16:38 17:44 1h 06m, direct

ÖBB trains from Bratislava to Vienna

You can travel from Bratislava to Vienna 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 Bratislava to Vienna

Train tickets from Bratislava to Vienna start at €11.20 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €11.70.
lowest price found
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avg. single price11.70

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 Vienna 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Bratislava and Vienna is 1 hour and 6 minutes, with around 19 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 Vienna by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Bratislava to Vienna is 1 hour and 6 minutes.

How much does the train from Bratislava to Vienna cost?

Train tickets from Bratislava to Vienna can start from as little as €11.20 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 Vienna?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Bratislava to Vienna without having to change trains. There are 19 direct trains from Bratislava to Vienna. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Bratislava to Vienna leaves at 05:38. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Bratislava to Vienna leaves at 22:38. 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 Vienna by train?

Trains travelling from Bratislava to Vienna cover a distance of around 34 miles (55 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Vienna to Bratislava. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Bratislava to Vienna.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Bratislava to Vienna for a typical week day using timetable data for 27/10/2020. 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 12/10/2020 for travel on 12/10/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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