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    Twin City Liner - by highspeed to Bratislava

    by globetrott Updated Jul 31, 2012

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    Twin City Liner
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    Twin City Liner is the name of a high-speed Catamaran connecting the city of Vienna with the city of Bratislava. When you watch this ship in one of these "twin cities" it will go with ordinary speed of other ships, BUT as soon as it is on the open Danube, it will get a high speed and it would be hard to follow it by a motorscooter. I saw it rushing by in Devin (outside of Bratislava)
    In summer this ship makes 3 transfers each day,
    in winter just 2 times :
    from june 1st to October 29th, 2006 :
    leaving Vienna at 08.30 and arriving in Bratislave at 09.45a.m. is 23,- Euros one way
    12.30 - 01.45p.m. 19,- Euros one way
    04.30 - 05.45p.m. 15,- Euros one way
    add 2,- euros when going Sat+Sun !
    Leaving Bratislava at 10.15 - 11.45a.m. for 15,- Euros
    02.15 - 03.45 one way for 19,- Euros
    06.15 - 07.45 one way for 23,- Euros
    children (02-12 years ) pay half
    add 2,- euros when going Sat+Sun !
    Seats in the front row are 2 euros extra !!
    Come to the ship 30 prior of departure, The passport-controll is done before you enter the ship ! Reservations are highly recommended, bikes are transported for 6 Euros, reservation is compulsory for them !!
    So it is rather cheap to use this ship for a day-excusion from Bratislava to Vienna for a total of 30,- Euros, BUT for a full-day-excursion Vienna-Bratislava and back you pay 46,- Euros !

    Click here in order to see, where the Twin City Liner starts !

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  • All Aboard for Bratislava!

    by Mariajoy Updated Aug 18, 2005

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    'S' Train to Bratislava

    On Saturday evening Petra and I found our way to Suedbahnhof and took the 18.50 'S' train (Suburban railway) to Bratislava. It takes about 1 hour to travel 60km to the former 'Pressburg' capital of Slovakia. Tickets cost 14E return and the last train to Vienna from Bratislava is 10.23pm.

    Remember you will need your passport as the police board the train checking passports there and back. You will also need to exchange your money into Slovakian Korun as the Euro is not accepted currency! (And it's best to try to think about these things before you begin your journey ;))

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    Vienna to Prague by bus for 18,70 euros one way

    by globetrott Updated Jul 20, 2012

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    Prague is a great day-excursion from Vienna
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    There are several buses from Vienna to Prague !
    This one is leaving 2 times daily, all of the year from outside of station U3-Erdberg - Erdbergerstrasse 202 in A-1030 Wien :
    dep. in Vienna 08.00a.m. - arrival in Prague 12.45 noon
    dep. in Vienna 05.00p.m. - arrival in Prague 09.45p.m.
    place of arrival in Prague : Bus-station FLORENC place#4
    for the way back :
    07.00a.m. dep. in Prag and arr. in Wien at 11.45a.m.
    and 05.00p.m. dep., arriving in Vienna at 09.45p.m.
    reservations are highly recommended, but of course you may as well just try to get a seat without reservation.
    Prices vary a bit :
    one way : 18,70 ( 22,00 ) euros
    students >26 and seniors 60+ pay 16,80 (18,70) euros
    return ticket : 33,00 ( 39,60 ) euros
    students 26 and seniors 60+ pay 30,30 ( 35,70) euros
    the prices in the brackets are taken, when you reserve not longer than 2 days in advance. The cheaper prices are when you reserve more than 2 days in advance !!
    Tickets & reservation in Vienna:
    Reisebuero CEDOK
    A-1010 Wien - Parkring 10 / entry in Liebenberggasse
    (Opposite of Gartenbau-Kino, just a little hint for the local people)
    tel: +43 1 512 4372 Fax: +43 1 512 437288
    mailto: travel@cedok.at

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    Vienna-Bratislava for 9 euros return

    by globetrott Updated Jul 31, 2012

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    Bratislava - just 1,5 hour by bus from Vienna
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    Just 9 euros is the cheapest ticket everybody may get for a bus from Vienna to Bratislava and back, and even more important : This bus will take you also to the AIRPORTS of Vienna and Bratislava (from where many cheap airlines will fly)
    The bus is quite bumpy, going over the highway and also some side-streets.
    Reservations are advisable and 9 euros is the returnticket from the city of Vienna to the city of Bratislava.
    upon departure you also have to book the time for your return !

    The bus will go 8 times a day :
    at 06.30+08.30+11.30am
    +01.30+04.30+06.30+08.30+00.30pm
    from Vienna, Metro-station U3Erdberg
    The first stop is Vienna Airport, 15 minutes later
    then Bratislava Novy Most (the modern bridge with the UFO on top)
    arrival there : 80 minutes later
    and finally Bratislava Airport after 10 more minutes.
    And then back to Vienna vice versa...
    Departure at the airport of Bratislava :
    07.45+09.30+11.30a.m.+01.30+04.45+06.30+10.45p.m.
    The bus will first go to the city of Bratislava
    in Bratislava Novy Most there 2 more early departures:
    04.30+06.00am plus all times above + 15 minutes time
    Arrival in Schwechat Airport after 65 minutes past dep at Novy Most
    In Vienna - Erdberg 80 minutes past Novy Most.
    click here for the timetable

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    daytrip to Bratislava for just 14 / 9 euros

    by globetrott Updated Jul 31, 2012

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    Bratislava - just 1 hour by train from Vienna
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    For people, who prefer to take the train, there is an ordinary returnticket for the direct train Wien - Suedbahnhof to Bratislava for just 14 Euros and it even includes all means of the local transport in Bratislava (including the bus #29 that takes you to DEVIN-castle)
    For holders of a VORTEILSCARD it is even just 9 euros !!!
    The cheapest Vorteilscard is just 19,90 euros for 12 months for young people under 26, there are others for 99 euros a year, that makes in fact sense only for Austrians !!
    trains are leaving once each hour,between 05.28a.m. and 11.50p.m.
    trains are always at minute 28 leaving from Vienna and every hour at minute 50 from Bratislava
    the ride takes about 60 minutes and includes a passport-control INside the train, during the journey. Slovakia is part of the SCHENGEN-area now as well and they even got the EURO since 2009 !!!
    This ticket is available the whole year, the ticket can be bought at the machines or at any counter, and will have the date indicated for the ride TO Bratislava. the return must be within 4 days !!

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    From Vienna to Gyor for 19 Euros return

    by globetrott Updated Jul 31, 2012

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    the Danube long time before Gyor ;-)

    Gyor is a well-known pilgrim-town in Hungary and there is a special ticket from Vienna to Gyor and back to Vienna within 4 days, it is a so-called EUREGIO-Ticket, taking you for a fixed price to different places over the border. There will be a Passport-control during the train-ride, finally you are leaving or returning to the Schengen-Area.
    These tickets are valid to and from ALL stations in Vienna, so the net of S-Bahn (BUT NOT the metro, tram or bus!) is included and you don`t need an extra-ticket.
    children pay half of that price !
    This ticket is available for everyone without restrictions or limitations, ask for this ticket at the counter or print it out yourself at the machines. This is a price you can count on, not like the many "Sparschiene"-tickets for other destinations, that only a few people may catch for each train !

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    The cheapest bus from Vienna to Prague is 16 euros

    by globetrott Updated Jul 31, 2012

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    This sounds like an offer for student-only, BUT in fact it is ment for everybody !!!Daily throughout the year you may choose between 4 different times to start this bus-tour from Prag to Vienna and back :
    Buses start at the airport of Vienna
    at 08.05 + 11.05a.m. and at 06.05 + 08.30p.m.
    next stop, OR the place Where to start: Wien - Praterstern
    From U1 take the exit NORDBAHNSTRASSE, the bus-station is
    just in front of the BILLA-supermarket !!
    Buses are leaving at Wien-Prterstern :
    at 08.35 + 11.35a.m. and at 06.35 + 08.55p.m.
    arrival in BRNO is 2 hours and 15 minutes later, and there you have 10 minutes to change your bus:
    Departure of the other bus from Brno to Prague is:
    11.00a.m. + 02.00 + 09.00 + 11.15p.m.
    arrival in Prague FLORENC Busst.03:
    at 01.30 + 04.30 + 11.55p.m. + 01.35a.m.
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    Vienna Airport to Vienna Praterstern is 8euros
    Vienna-Praterstern to Brno / Bruenn is 8 euros
    Brno / Bruenn to Prague is 8 euros
    so the totel distance Vienna-Prague is only 16 euros
    (+ 8 euros IF you start at Vienna airport !)
    reservations could be done and might make sense, because you never know how many people will be already on the bus, when you get there in Brno !!!
    +420 542 42 42 42
    The Web-page also has an english translation now !

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    Vienna-Znaim-Vienna for just 9 euros

    by globetrott Updated Jul 31, 2012

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    Znoimo - a great day-excursion from Vienna
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    Why not taking an easy hop over the border to Czech Republik, while you are on vacation in Vienna ? Znojmo is famous for lovely architecture and culinary delights : "Znaimer Gurkerl" (small pickled cucumbers), Znaimer Goulasch (yes, also that dish includes the famous cucumbers) etc.
    You can get easily and fast from Vienna to Znojmo / Znaim in the Czech Republik by using an Euregio-ticket:
    You will pay only 9 euros for the return-ticket Vienna - Znojmo - Vienna and you may stay up to 4 days in Znojmo / Znaim.
    You may start at any OEBB-station in Vienna, so that ticket includes also the transport INside of Vienna, BUT ONLY by S-Bahn-trains !!!
    Children of 06-14 years and dogs pay just 4,50 euros !
    Znojmo / Znaim is a perfect day-excursion from Vienna and taking the train saves you a lot of stress at the Schengen-border in both directions. These controls are done easily during the train-ride !
    Buy that ticket at the counter or at the ticket-machines , click at "EUREGIO-Tickets" !

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    By boat to Bratislava

    by TheWanderingCamel Updated Apr 22, 2011

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    Schwedenplatz dock
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    May 2006 saw a new fast boat service operating between Vienna and Bratislava. Wisely we booked early, weeks before we left home. The boat only takes 100 passengers and is proving very popular - there were people turned away as we waited to board. If you want to spend the whole day in Bratislava, you'll need to catch the first boat in the morning - it goes at 8.30am and there's not another until 12.30pm.

    It's a really stable boat, you have no idea of how it's hiking along until you step outside onto the back deck. The scenery may not be as pretty along this stretch of the river as it is through the Wachau (the other direction from Vienna) but there's plenty to see - fishing huts along the bank, villages, a ruined castle, barges and other river traffic. Finally you arrive in Bratislava, passing under the Bridge of Slovak National Uprising and disembark, ready for your day in the city.

    Passports are checked as you board the boat and again as you leave but the formalities are brief. You'll need to check your own visa requirements depending on your nationality - as Australians we didn't need anything.

    Check the website here for timetables and fares. Booking online proved impossible, it just kept freezing us out so our travel agent handled the booking for us. The boat leaves from Schwedenplatz on the Donau Canal.

    We made the return journey by train. Trains run every hour until about 11 at night, and the fare is cheaper Bratislava to Vienna than the other way around.

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    Vienna-Prague Train

    by Jmill42 Updated Mar 19, 2004

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    There are several train stations in Vienna, so you have to be careful that you are at the correct one for your certain city. Prague is a great example of this, as trains depart from two different stations depending on the departure time.

    Wien S?dbahnhof to Praha-Holesovice:
    dep 10:34, 14:34

    Wien S?dbahnhof to Praha hl.n.
    dep 16:34, 18:34, 21:57, 22:16

    Wien Westbahnhof to Praha hl.n.
    dep 7:34, 23:25, 23:40

    Wien Franz-Josefs-Bahnhof to Praha hl.n.
    dep 07:05, 13:05

    Please check the website or a travel agent to confirm these times!

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    Vienna to Munich Train

    by Jmill42 Updated Mar 19, 2004

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    Trains to and from Munich arrive and depart only from Wien Westbahnhof.

    There are many per day, making you wait no more than 1 hour for the next available train.

    Please check the website or a travel agent to confirm these times!

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    From Vienna to Brno for just 5 Euros

    by globetrott Updated Jul 31, 2012

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    This sounds like an offer for students-only, BUT it is ment for everybody !!!
    Daily throughout the year you may choose between 4 different times to start this bus-tour :
    All buses start at the airport of Vienna
    at 08.05 + 11.05a.m. and at 06.05 + 08.30p.m.
    next stop, OR the place Where to start: Wien - Praterstern
    From U1 Praterstern take the exit NORDBAHNSTRASSE, the bus-station is
    just in front of the BILLA-supermarket !!
    at 08.35 + 11.35a.m. and at 06.35 + 08.55p.m.
    arrival in BRNO:
    at 10.50a.m. + 01.50 + 08.50 + 11.10p.m.
    arrival in Prague FLORENC Busst.03:
    at 01.30 + 04.30 + 11.55p.m. + 01.35a.m.
    Vienna Airport to Wien Praterstern to Brno / Bruenn is 300 Czk/10 euros
    Vienna-Praterstern to Brno / Bruenn is 150 Czk/5 euros
    from Brno / Bruenn to Vienna the buses start at
    AN u.hotelu Grand, Benesova tr. st7
    at 03.05 + 06.00a.m. + 01.15 + 03.15p.m.
    riding-time to Vienna Praterstern is about 2 hours, 10 minutes
    to Vienna-Airport 2 hours 40 minutes
    Have your passport handy !!
    Brno to Vienna-Praterstern is 150 czk / 5 euros
    Brno to Vienna Airport is 300 czk / 10 euros
    reservations could be done and might make sense :
    +420 542 42 42 42
    Web-page & maybe also the operator of the telephone will be in czech language only...
    ;-(
    BUT : Compare it with my transportation-tip by OEBB :
    Vienna-Brno-Vienna for 29 euros, return within 4 days
    its much more comfortable & several more trains to choose from !

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    With comfort to Brno for 29 € return

    by globetrott Updated Jul 31, 2012

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    A trainride from Vienna to Brno / Bruenn might be more comfortable that the cheap busride for just 5 euros one way (see my other tip about that busride!)
    BUT that special return-ticket for the train is 29 euros and might make a perfect ticket for a day-excursion!
    You can choose between 5 direct trains daily, leaving Vienna SUED-Bahnhof
    at 06.08 + 09.08 + 11.08a.m. + 03.33 + 06.33p.m.
    the direct train will take 100 minutes to arrive in Brno
    the train-station is close to the old centre of town !
    From Wien Floridsdorf there will be a lot of other trains as well, but they take 3 hours and you have to change trains !
    For holders of VORTEILSCARD this ticket is just 19 euros !!
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    Buy your ticket at the counter or at the ticket-machines. Search there for the tickets of EUREGIO-Zone !!
    NO reservations needed, there will be a lot of spaces in the trains, this ticket is NOT such an offer like Sparschiene, where only a small number of ticket are sold for 29 euros !!!

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    Taste the beer in Budweis for 19 euros return

    by globetrott Updated Jul 31, 2012

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    a great day-excursion to Budweis
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    Ceske Budejovice / Budweis is the place in Czech Republik, where that famous beer comes from, AND you may get there easily by train from Vienna using an EUREGIO-ticket for just 19 euros for a return-ticket and it is valid for 4 days !
    One-way takes about 3-4 hours, a few trains will go direct, mostly you have to change, BUT that should be no problem for the concerned beer-lovers ;-)
    Children 06-14 years and dogs pay just 9,50 euros.
    You may get these tickets at the counters and at the ticket-machines, just click at "EUREGIO-Tickets"
    You can check the timetable form the trains at the web-link below !

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    Head down the Danube to Bratislava

    by morgenhund Written Apr 12, 2005

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    In summer, the hydrofoil runs between Vienna and Bratislava (and onto Budapest). The hydrofoil leaves from the Reichsbrücke (U1 Vorgartenstr.) and takes 90 minutes to get to Bratislava - including 15 mins going there or 30 mins coming back through a lock. The hydrofoil offers fine views through the Lobau passing by some fine small towns and taking you to the centre of Bratislava - it is about 500m from the harbour to Namestie Trg.

    It costs EUR 22 one way or EUR 34 return and gives you enough time to take in most of Bratislava. The same company also has other excursions on the river that are worth considering. I have done the trip 6 times and tend to go annually and get the train back.

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