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.
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.
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.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Bratislava and Vienna is 1 hour and 3 minutes, with around 37 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Bratislava to Vienna is 46 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Bratislava to Vienna can start from as little as €10.60 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Bratislava to Vienna without having to change trains. There are 36 direct trains from Bratislava to Vienna each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Bratislava to Vienna leaves at 04:15. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Bratislava to Vienna 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.
Trains travelling from Bratislava to Vienna cover a distance of around 34 miles (55 km) during the journey.