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A Bratislava Day Trip from Vienna

A Bratislava Day Trip from Vienna, Bratislava, Slovakia (B)

When visiting Vienna, there’s so much to see and do that I can’t imagine you running out of things to do. However if you do, or want to see something a little different, then you also have the opportunity of a Bratislava day trip. Bratislava, the capital of neighbouring Slovakia, is close to the Austrian border and only 67km from Vienna. Plus, as both countries are part of the Schengen Zone, there are no pesky border crossings to worry about. Here’s the rundown on all you need to know to have an enjoyable day off on a Bratislava day trip. 

Let’s start with getting there. There are four options for travelling from Vienna to Bratislava: car, train, bus and boat.

By train, travelling to Bratislava is very straightforward as you just head to Vienna Hauptbahnhof (HBF) and an hour later you’re at Bratislava’s main station. There are two departures twice hourly on regional trains, that strangely have different pricing. Trains departing Vienna at ’15 past the hour will cost 16.4€ oneway, while trains at ’38 only cost 10.1€, and I can’t figure out why. Timetables at www.oebb.at/en/. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: A Bratislava Day Trip from Vienna
Guide Location: Slovakia » Bratislava
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: David Johnston
Read it on Author's Website: http://www.travelsewhere.net/bratislava-day-trip
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • SNP Square
  • Presidential Palace
  • Franz Xaver Messerschmidt
  • Old Market
  • Bratislava Castle
  • Trinity Church
  • Michael’s Gate
  • streets of Michalska
  • Segnerova Kuria
  • Old Town Hall
  • Primatial Palace
  • fountain of St George
  • Slavin War Memorial
  • Castle Devin
  • UFO Bridge
  • Eurovea Shopping Mall