Transfer to/from - Bratislava airport (BTS)

 

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

Transportation

 
COVID-19 - Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, services and schedules of the different transportation options may be subject to change as well as the limit of available capacity could be reduced. In turn, due to the changing situation, some services may even be temporarily canceled.
 
Bratislava airport (BTS)

Bus

- Line 61 Dopravný Podnik Bratislava (Tel +421 259 505 950) operates line 61 to and from the city's central station (HLAVNÁ STANICA) between 4:40 am and 11:35 pm, with a frequency of 10-20 minutes. Journey time is approximately 25 min. Other stops include Ivanská Cesta, Slowackého, Clementisova, Trnavská, Zimný Stadión, Karpatská.

- Line N61 Covers the route of line 61 but at night. Travel time is approximately 25 min.

- Line 96: Leaves every 20 min. towards Prokofievova, passing through Ivanská Cesta, Haburská, Gagarinova, Prievozská, Bosákova and Romanova, among other stations. Tickets cost €0.90 and buses leave from in front of the Departures area.

- Long-distance: Outside the Arrivals Hall, services from FlixBus (Tel +421 233 418 321) depart for Vienna.

Train

- The closest station to the airport is Hlavná Vlaková Stanica, in the city centre, which can be accessed by bus services on line 61. From there, connections can be made to Vienna, Prague, Budapest, Banská Bystrica, Žilina, Poprad and Košice via Slovak Railways (Tel +421 244 858 188).

 

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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. You can pay in cash or with Diners Club International, MasterCard, VISA or American Express cards.

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Latest updates: January 26, 2022

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.

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