I knew that to use train instead of bus is better when traveling from Bratislava to Vienna or back. Anyway, I wanted to use bus to Studtiroler platz, as I needed to explore this area (my bus to Warsaw was from this station).
Bus trip took around 1 hour and 20 minutes, the price was quite affordable - around 7-8 euros. The bus goes quite frequently, so no problem about transportation between these two towns, especially if you add also train lines.
You enter a bus to Vienna from main bus station in Bratislava. It is possible to reserve and buy tickets before, in Slovak lines website.
I have found quite nice company, coming from Warsaw to some of central Europe capitals for quite affordable price. This time I have chosen Bratislava as my destination and naturally Slovakia as my new country to visit.
I took a bus from Warsaw at around 8 AM and got to Bratislava at 7 PM. It was not a shortest ride :) If you book tickets a few months before you get quite good prices. Bus stops in main bus station in Bratislava.
You can buy your transport tickets for the public transport in Bratislava at the information desk beside the main door as you go outside. Bus 61 is outside and across the road from the main door, this bus will take you to the main train station "Hlavna Stanica", this will take about 25 - 30 minutes so you will need to buy a ticket that covers this time.
At the train station you can get Trams and Trolley Buses into the city centre. Tram 13 will take you to Jesenského tram stop (This will take about 10 minutes.), you are a very short walk from Old Town also Trolley Bus 210 will take you to the Bus Station. So you will need to buy a ticket that covers this time also if you have luggage with you you will also need to buy a reduced ticket for each case.
As there was six of us with 4 cases we had to buy 3 X 60 mins tickets 22Sk each, 3 X 60 mins tickets reduced (for the kids) 11Sk each and 4 X 60 mins tickets reduced (for the cases) 11Sk each.
This was well worth it.
If you come out of the airport, the busstand most to the right is for bus 61. There is a vending machine right there. € 0,70, € 0,90 for trasfer within 60 minutes and 1,60 for trasfer within 90 minutes.
Passengers are obliged to pay for the baggage the measurements of which are in excess of 30 x 40 x 60 cm, a reduced-fare ticket with respective time validity, tickets have to be stamped in the bus.
Cheapest oneway ticket (bus): Slovak Lines first bus leaving from Suedtirolerplatz (get there with S1, S9, U1, tram O and 18) at 8 arriving via Vienna airport at 9.45, last bus at 19.25 arriving at 21, €7.70 (student 6.90):
Blaguss Slovakia to Vienna Erdbergerstrasse (get there with U3) via Vienna Airport, Bratislava Nový Most and Petržalka Einsteinova, € 10, last bus from Airport 22.45, first bus from Erdberg 6.30 arriving 7.45 at the airport:
Cheapest returnticket (train, this price only from Bratislava): by citybus 61 to Bratislava Hl. then by train to Vienna Ostbahnhof (S1, S9, tram O, D and 18) last train leaving 22.41 arriving 23.37; total cost €12
Excellent service to reach VIE Airport from Bratislava (50 min drive). Bus has good wifi access. Trip costs around 8.30 Euros per person ( plus 1 Euro for each piece of baggage in hold), whilst a taxi trip costs around 70 Euros.
Bus leaves from the main bus terminal - Mlynske Nivy.
The official site of the austrian bus company: http://www.postbus.at/en/Regions/Vienna_-_Lower_Austria_-_Burgenland/Airport_Bus/Airport_Bratislava/index.jsp . Vienna airport is "Flughafen Wien", the main bus terminal in Bratislava is "Bratislava aut.st." (You may want to get off somewhere else depending on where in Bratislava are you heading.)
Vienna airport is between Austria and Slovakia, and is a natural intersection of the two countries. It takes only one hour to drive from Vienna airport to Bratislava. Scheduled bus leaves from the airport every hour.
It's cheaper to buy the ticket in Slovakia than Austria. Bratislava-Vienna was 10 Euro, but Vienna-Bratislava was 15 Euro.
We got the bus from bratislava from the main bus station called Mlynske nivy
it is near Tesco and Hotel kyjev the terminus is behind the Tesco at Kamenne namestie and is on the Bus 205 direction Rajska
cost return 400 SKK which is about 14 euros if u take 1 euro = 32 SKK
this was with eurolines the stop we got off in vienna was the Südtiroler Platz -Underground U1 -from this bus station u have to walk less than 2 minutes to the underground which is called the same name- to get the underground to the city centre - my spellings are not the best here but i will double check the spellings later -we booked return so we had a seat on the way back- this eurolines bus goes through vienna airport as well
The Bratislava airport is some distance from the center, but a bus runs regularly from the airport to the train station. From there you can take a cab anywhere. When I was there in 2005 , bus tickets were dispensed from an easy to understand machine at the bus stop in front of the airport .
Vienna is only an hour away from Bratislava. They are the 2 closest capitols of countries in the world.
The cheapest way to go is by bus and is just as fast as the train. We took a bus from a company Blaguss. The bus was pretty much brand new and really comfortable. We caught the bus at the station under the New Bridge. You could buy tickets the day you plan to leave.
If you are in Vienna then that is a must to visit Bratislava and if in Bratislava then you must visit Vienna..... IT'S ONLY 70 MINUTES AWAY....
From Bratislava to Vienna, just get to the bus station, get your ticket which is even cheaper when you purchase it from Bratislava and in no time you are in Vienna.
It's also fast, easy and convenient to get a bus from Vienna to Bratislava, just slightly more expensive when you purchase your ticket from Vienna but it must be the best mode of transport to travel between these two capital cities.
The bus company EUROLINES operates a frequent service between Vienna and Bratislava. Buses depart in Vienna from the Sudtiroler Platz (next to the South Station) and arrive at the bus station Mlynske Nivy in Bratislava. The trip takes about 1,5 hours and a return ticket is 16 Euro (2003).
The best connection between Vienna and Bratislava are the Eurolines busses. They operate between these two cities in regular intervals and the fare is very reasonable as well (9 Euro one-way and 18 Euro roundtrip, if you buy the ticket from Vienna).
The seat has to be booked in advance though.
Here's the timetable:
Most of the main sights in Bratislava are in easy walking distance from one another, but if you're coming in from the train station look for buses 32, 41, 61, 74, 81 and 93, which will take you pretty much anywhere you need to go from there. The 61 is the Airport Bus, and it will take about twenty five minutes to get to Bratislava Milan Rastislav Stefanik Airport from the city center.
A ticket can be purchased from some stores and from kiosks. They are sold in 10, 30 and 60 minute denominations are are very cheap (7 SKK for 10 minutes, 14 for 30 minutes and I never bought a 60, so I'm not sure!). Be sure to stamp the ticket on the bus.