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Travel from Prague to Bratislava by train in 4 hours 42 minutes

If you want to know more about the journey from Prague to Bratislava by train, look no further!

The average journey time from Prague to Bratislava by train is 5 hours 19 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 4 hours 42 minutes. Around 16 trains per day travel the 180 miles (289 km) between these two destinations. Direct trains are usually available every day on the route to Bratislava. During your journey, you'll either be travelling with ÖBB or Regiojet, as they are the main operators of services on this route.

Book train tickets from Prague to Bratislava in advance instead of buying them on the day and they can start from €10.00. We'll always highlight the cheapest prices when you search in our Journey Planner.

Ready to book? Start your search for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information, including our timetable where you can view first and last train times, as well as tips on how to find cheap train tickets.

Prague to Bratislava by train

It takes an average of 5h 19m to travel from Prague to Bratislava by train, over a distance of around 180 miles (289 km). There are normally 16 trains per day travelling from Prague to Bratislava and tickets for this journey start from €10 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 42m
PriceFrom €10
Distance180 miles (289 km)
Frequency16 trains per day
First train05:12
Last train22:34
Departure stationPrague
Arrival stationBratislava
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsRegiojet, Union Ivkoni (Bus), ÖBB, Flixbus

Prague to Bratislava train times

Check out the next trains departing from Prague to Bratislava for Dienstag 16. August 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
07:56 12:54 4h 58m, direct
09:38 14:22 4h 44m, direct
09:56 14:54 4h 58m, direct
10:56 16:02 5h 6m, 1 change
11:56 16:54 4h 58m, direct
13:38 18:28 4h 50m, direct
13:56 18:54 4h 58m, direct
14:38 20:26 5h 48m, 1 change
15:38 20:28 4h 50m, direct
15:56 20:54 4h 58m, direct

ÖBB trains from Prague to Bratislava

You can travel from Prague 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 Prague to Bratislava

The price of train tickets from Prague to Bratislava starts at €10 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 Prague 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.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Prague and Bratislava is 5 hours and 19 minutes, with around 16 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 Prague and Bratislava by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Prague to Bratislava is 4 hours and 42 minutes.

How much does the train from Prague to Bratislava cost?

Train ticket prices from Prague to Bratislava can start from as little as €10 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.

Is there a direct train from Prague to Bratislava?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Prague to Bratislava without having to change trains. There are 13 direct trains from Prague 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 Prague to Bratislava leave?

The first train from Prague to Bratislava leaves at 05:12. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Prague to Bratislava leaves at 22:34. 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 Prague and Bratislava by train?

Trains travelling from Prague to Bratislava cover a distance of around 180 miles (289 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Bratislava to Prague. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Prague to Bratislava.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Prague to Bratislava for a typical week day using timetable data for 08/16/2022. 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 07/19/2022 for travel on 07/19/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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