Transfer to/from Bratislava airport (BTS)

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Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in Bratislava airport (BTS)

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Bratislava airport (BTS)

Bus - Dopravný Podnik Bratislava (Tel +421 259 505 950) operates line 61 to and from the city's central station between 4:45 am and 11:30 pm, with a frequency of 10-20 minutes. Outside those hours, the route is covered by night service N61. Journey time is approximately 25 min. Other stops include Fafruny, Galvaniho, Clementisova, Trnavská, Zimný Stadión, Karpatská. Line 96 leaves every 20 min. to Petržalka and Prokofievova, through Galvaniho, Rádiová, Trnavská, Prievozská, Bosákova and Romanova. Tickets have a cost of €0.70-0.90 and buses leave from in front of the Departures area.
On the other hand, services to Vienna provided by Slovak Lines (Tel +421 255 422 734) and FlixBus (Tel +421 233 418 321) depart from outside the Arrivals Hall.

Train - The closest station to the airport is Hlavná Vlaková Stanica, in the city centre, which can be accessed via the bus services. From there you can make connections to Vienna, Prague, Budapest, Banská Bystrica, Žilina, Poprad and Košice.

Car Rental Services

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Taxi - Cabs from Airport Service (Tel +421 948 966 967) available outside the Arrivals area. The trip to downtown Bratislava takes around 20 minutes.

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Latest updates: May 10, 2019

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Transportation Tips to/from the airport?

 
While there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take into account when moving from or to the airport, and especially if you go on some public transport.
 
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to go out with a little more anticipation than you would commonly suggest. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always keep in mind peak transit times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may take more or less the trip to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what happens in the place where you find yourself.
If you have a shared transfer service, please have a contact Tel in case of any delay on the part of the company. In these cases, a scheduled collection schedule is already in tenter.
If you are using public transport (bus, train), have the schedules (weekends and holidays usually have fewer frequencies), if you have to transfer and also how to board (if you need a card or boarding pass or paying at the moment to the driver or rider). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could bring complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport check well, where you must leave the vehicles. In some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 
 2 -From the airport- here is a little less stressful as you don't have the pressure to miss the flight. In the worst case you will arrive later to the place where you are going to stay or to the meeting point where you try to arrive. Once you get out of the plane, pick up your suitcase and finish with the required arrival procedures. Then you have to look for the public transport signs or consult the airport staff. It is very useful to inform the timetables of the buses in case you arrive late at night. Not all of them work 24 hours a day. The same goes for taxis. If you have hired a private car service, keep ready the mobile app to contact the driver. Some transport services hired, have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign.
If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for more peace of mind it is recommended to reserve it earlier. Rental counters are usually available at arrivals hall.