Passengers are required to buy a ticket before getting on board. They can do so in a yellow ticket machine at a bus stop, at a red ticket machine on selected places, at a newspaper kiosk, or at a shop of Bratislava Public Transport Operator (Dopravný podnik Bratislava – DPB). Right after boarding the vehicle, passengers must stamp their ticket in the nearest orange or red stamping machine. A ticket that has not been stamped is not valid.
Day services: buses, trams and trolleybuses run from 5.00 a.m. till 11.00 p.m.
Night services: on selected bus routes from 11.30 p.m. till 3.30 a.m. Night lines are marked with the letter “N” followed by a line number.
- single-ride ticket valid for 15 minutes
- multiple-ride ticket valid for 30, 60 or 90 minutes
- tourist ticket valid for 24, 72 and 168 hours – unlimited travel
- children under 6 years old travel for free
A passenger who cannot provide a valid ticket to the inspector will have to pay a fine in accordance with the valid public transport code
Travelling by Bus
From the Mlynské Nivy Bus Station you can take a bus or coach to all Slovak regions as well as to selected cities in Europe. You can buy tickets at a ticket counter in the bus station building, or directly from the driver.
Bratislava Bus Station Address:
Autobusová stanica, Mlynské Nivy 31, 821 09 Bratislava
Information line: 18 211, +421 2 5542 2734
Ticket counter opening hours: daily 6.30 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.
The journey from the Mlynské Nivy Bus Station to the city centre takes about 4 minutes. Take trolleybus 202 or 205 and get off at the Rajská stop.
Travelling by Train
There are two key railway stations in the city. To and from the Hlavná stanica Central Railway Station arrive and depart trains from different parts of Slovakia and from abroad. The other one is the Petržalka Railway Station connected particularly with the Vienna Central Railway Station.
Central Railway Station
Address: Hlavná stanica, Námestie Franza Liszta, 811 04 Bratislava
Information line: 18 188, +421 2 4485 8188
Ticket counter opening hours: daily 3.40 a.m. – 0.10 a.m.
To get to the city centre from the Central Railway Station take bus 93 and get off at the Hodžovo námestie stop or take bus X13 and get off at the Námestie SNP stop. Alternatively, the tram 1 connects the railway station with the city centre – get off at the Poštová–Martinus stop. The journey takes from 5 to 10 minutes.
Petržalka Railway Station
Address: ŽST Petržalka, Kopčianska ulica, 851 01 Bratislava
Ticket counter opening hours: daily 4.00 a.m. – 11.15 p.m.
To get to the city centre from the Petržalka Railway Station take bus 80 and get off at the Zochova stop. The journey takes about 10 minutes.
Travelling by Boat
Regular boat connection between the two capitals, Bratislava and Vienna, represents a fast and comfortable way how to combine business with pleasure.
- Regular sightseeing cruises and trips to Devín and Čunovo
Slovak Shipping and Ports – Passenger Shipping Fajnorovo nábrežie 2, +421 2 5293 2226, www.lod.sk
- Speedboat Danube cruises
Tour4U, +421 903 302 817, www.tour4u.sk
- Speedboat Danube cruises, boat & scooter rental
Hot Chilli Boats, +421 910 569 933, www.prenajom-lodi.sk
Official taxis have to be equipped with taximeters and labelled with their company names. Fares must be charged according to the taximeters. When you book a taxi by telephone, the standard fare is at least €0.60 per km plus a basic fare which usually ranges from €3 to €5. Taxis standing at taxi ranks or hailed in the street are more expensive. Short distance trips cost a minimum of €4. A cheaper option is to book a taxi via a mobile app (www.hopintaxi.com). It is highly recommended to agree on the price before getting in the car
Car Rental and Assistance Services
Car rentals at Bratislava Airport: www.bts.aero
24-hour assistance services