BUSES TO BRATISLAVA
Bratislava is very easily accessible by bus from many countries. Prague, Vienna and also Budapest are very well connected with this city. The trip from Prague takes about 5 hours, from Vienna you can get here in something over 1 hour and it takes a bit less than 3 hours from Budapest. The city’s main bus terminal – “Autobusová stanica at Mlynské Nivy” – is located only 2 km from the Old Town.
HOW TO GET TO THE CENTER FROM THE MAIN BUS STATION
If you don’t want to spend a lot, use public transport to move around the city. Trolleybus number 206 leaves from outside the station and runs from around 5.00 in the morning until 8pm. You can also take the trolleybus number 208 from the spate stop, this one runs a little longer – from 5am until 11pm. You can buy a ticket either in the newsagents inside the main hall or outside in the ticket machine right at the bus stop.
- buy a 15-minute non-through ticket (0,75 €)
- get on the trolleybus number 206 (towards „NUSCH“) or number 208 (towards „Šulekova“)
- take 4 stops (7 minutes ride) to the center
- get off on the stop called „Hodžovo námestie“ (look for the Presidential palace)
If you take a taxi, it will cost you around 4 – 5 € to get to the city center (“Hodžovo námestie”). When you get off at this spot, you will find yourself right in front of the presidential palace. From there, you can walk to the Old Town in a few minutes. Remember you need to dial the taxi service, do not take the car waiting in front of the station. They charge more. Some of the taxi services I use are Taxi Gold (+421 904 682 222), Taxi Happy (+421 902 222 333) or Taxi Taxi (+421 216 077).
The transit system is really easy to use. You can find more info about the public transportation and ticket prices here.