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Prague to Bratislava by train

It takes an average of 5h 27m to travel from Prague to Bratislava by train, over a distance of around 180 miles (289 km). There are normally 22 trains per day travelling from Prague to Bratislava and tickets for this journey start from €9.10 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 52m
Price€9.10 - €60.70
Distance180 miles (289 km)
Frequency22 trains per day
Departure stationPrague
Arrival stationBratislava
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsLeo Express, Regiojet

Prague to Bratislava train times

Check out the next trains departing from Prague to Bratislava for Monday 6th Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
12:44 Praha hl.n.16:50 Bratislava hl.st.Railjet 79 Ceske Drahy Get tickets4h 06m, 1 change
13:20 Praha hl.n.18:22 Bratislava hl.st.RegioJet 1035 RegioJet Get tickets5h 02m, 1 change
15:20 Praha hl.n.19:12 Bratislava hl.st.RegioJet 1045 RegioJet Get tickets3h 52m, direct
15:44 Praha hl.n.19:50 Bratislava hl.st.Eurocity 281 Ceske Drahy Get tickets4h 06m, direct
17:20 Praha hl.n.21:12 Bratislava hl.st.RegioJet 1047 RegioJet Get tickets3h 52m, direct
17:44 Praha hl.n.21:50 Bratislava hl.st.Eurocity 283 Ceske Drahy Get tickets4h 06m, direct
19:44 Praha hl.n.23:44 Bratislava hl.st.Railjet 285 Ceske Drahy Get tickets4h 00m, direct
21:50 Praha hl.n.05:49 Bratislava hl.st.RegioJet 1021 RegioJet Get tickets7h 59m, 1 change
21:56 Praha hl.n.05:44 Bratislava hl.st.Intercity 575 Ceske Drahy Get tickets7h 48m, 2 changes
22:15 Praha hl.n.06:47 Bratislava hl.st.EuroNight 443 Ceske Drahy Get tickets8h 32m, 1 change

Cheap train tickets from Prague to Bratislava

Train tickets from Prague to Bratislava start at €9.10 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 €17.68.
lowest price found
from9.10
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price16.91
on the day
avg. single price17.68

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 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 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 27 minutes, with around 22 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 3 hours and 52 minutes.

How much does the train from Prague to Bratislava cost?

Train tickets from Prague to Bratislava can start from as little as €9.10 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 Prague to Bratislava?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Prague to Bratislava without having to change trains. There are 11 direct trains from Prague to Bratislava. 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 00:01. 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 22:15. 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 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.
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 Prague to Bratislava for a typical week day using timetable data for 06/07/2020. 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 29/06/2020 for travel on 23/03/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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