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Vienna to Bratislava Ferry

The Vienna Bratislava ferry route connects Austria with Slovakia. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Twin City Liner. The crossing operates up to 21 times each week with sailing durations from around 1 hour 15 minutes.

Vienna - Bratislava Route summary
Departure CountryAustria
Destination CountrySlovakia
OperatorsTwin City Liner
Average Price£133*
Average Daily Sailings2
Average Weekly Sailings16
Average Sailing Duration1h 15m
Fastest Sailing Duration1h 15m
Distance44.0 nautical miles

*Prices subject to change, pricing taken from last 30 days, last updated 2023-03-01

Vienna Bratislava sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

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Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Vienna to Bratislava?

    The ferry crossing time from Vienna to Bratislava is approximately 1h 15m. Sailing durations may vary from season to season and by operator so we’d advise doing a live check.
  • How much is the ferry from Vienna to Bratislava?

    Vienna to Bratislava ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Vienna to Bratislava is £129. Price exclusive of booking fees.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Vienna to Bratislava?

    There is 1 ferry operator for Vienna to Bratislava and this is
    • Twin City Liner
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Vienna to Bratislava?

    Book ferries from Vienna to Bratislava through our deal finder and check our offers page to view the latest ferry offers.
  • Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Vienna to Bratislava?

    Yes, you can travel as a foot passenger from Vienna to Bratislava with
    • Twin City Liner
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Vienna to Bratislava?

    Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Vienna to Bratislava with
    • Twin City Liner
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Vienna to Bratislava?

    Yes, pets are permitted onboard the ferry. You may need a pet passport. Please read the ferry operators pet guidelines. Currently you can bring pets on ferries with
    • Twin City Liner
  • How far is Bratislava from Vienna?

    The distance between Vienna to Bratislava is approximately 43 nautical Miles.

Vienna Guide

Vienna is the capital and also one of the nine States of Austria. Founded around 500 BC Vienna was originally a Celtic settlement: "Uindobona" 'Fair Bottomland'. In 15 BC, Vienna became a Roman frontier city (Vindobona) guarding the Roman Empire against German tribes to the north. During the Middle Ages, Vienna was home of the Babenberg Dynasty and in 1440 became residence city of the Habsburg Dynasties from where Vienna eventually grew to become the secret capital of the Holy Roman Empire and a cultural center for arts and science, music and fine cuisine.
Today Vienna is very popular with tourists. Art and culture have a long tradition in Vienna, in the areas of theatre, opera, classical music and fine arts. There are buildings of all architectural styles, from the Romanesque Ruprechtskirche to the Baroque Karlskirche, and classicist buildings all the way through to modern architecture.

Which is better Vienna or Bratislava?

Determining whether Vienna or Bratislava is better is subjective and depends on personal preferences. Both cities offer unique experiences. Vienna, the capital of Austria, is known for its rich history, stunning architecture, and classical music. It is home to world-class museums like the Kunsthistorisches Museum and the Belvedere Palace, where you can admire masterpieces by renowned artists. The city's grandeur is reflected in its palaces, such as Schönbrunn Palace and Hofburg Palace. Vienna also hosts famous music venues like the Vienna State Opera and Musikverein, attracting classical music enthusiasts.

On the other hand, Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, offers a more relaxed and charming atmosphere. The city's compact size makes it easy to explore on foot. Bratislava Castle and St. Martin's Cathedral are among its iconic landmarks. The historic Old Town, with its cobblestone streets and colorful buildings, exudes a picturesque vibe. Bratislava also boasts a vibrant café culture and a lively nightlife scene, with numerous bars and clubs to enjoy. When it comes to affordability, Bratislava generally offers lower prices compared to Vienna. However, Vienna's larger size and international status provide a wider range of cultural events, dining options, and shopping opportunities.

Ultimately, the choice between Vienna and Bratislava depends on individual preferences. If you prefer a bustling metropolis with a rich cultural heritage, Vienna might be the better option. However

How many days in Bratislava is enough?

The number of days to spend in Bratislava depends on individual preferences and the desired depth of exploration. However, a typical visit of 2-3 days is sufficient to see the main attractions and get a feel for the city's atmosphere. During this time, travelers can explore the historic Old Town, visit landmarks like Bratislava Castle and St. Martin's Cathedral, and stroll along the Danube River. Additionally, they can enjoy local cuisine, visit museums such as the Slovak National Gallery, and experience the vibrant nightlife. If visitors have more time, they can also explore nearby attractions like Devin Castle or take day trips to places like Vienna, which is just an hour away by train. Overall, 2-3 days provides a good introduction to Bratislava, but travelers with specific interests or more time may choose to stay longer.


Vienna to Bratislava Ferry Timetables

Ferry Timetables between 08/04/2024 and 14/04/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Twin City Liner 08:30 09:45 1 hour 15 minutes Mon, Sat, Sun
Twin City Liner 09:00 10:15 1 hour 15 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Twin City Liner 12:30 13:45 1 hour 15 minutes Mon, Sat, Sun
Twin City Liner 16:30 17:45 1 hour 15 minutes Mon, Sat, Sun
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