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About M. R. Stefanik - Bratislava Airport

The airport was named after Milan Rastislav Stefanik, who was one of the most important soldiers and politicians in the history of Slovakia.  The airport has been operationg since 1951 in the capital Bratislava. In 1994, a new terminal building was added to M. R. Stefanik Airport, the country's largest airport. The construction of the new terminal building was completed in 2012. M. R. Stefanik Airport, which has now reached its current status, now welcomes 1 and a half million passengers a year with its three terminal buildings. 21 tons of cargo are transported annually from the airport, which is one of the important cargo centers of Europe.

Getting to the City Center from M. R. Stefanik - Bratislava Airport

Bratislava, which still carries the historical texture of the Middle Ages, is an old city located around the Danube River; it is also the capital of Slovakia. Passengers willing to go to Bratislava, which is the most affordable and culturally-advanced city in the country, use Bratislava Milan Rastislav Stefanik Airport (Bratislava Airport).

It is also possible to reach this city from Vienna International Airport. It is approximately 40 kilometers from this airport to the city center. There are two large squares in the historic area of ​​the city: Hlavne Namestie (main square) and Hviezdoslav Namestie (Hviezdoslav Square). Located in the north of the city center, the train station is called Hlavná Stanica and fifteen to twenty minutes' walk away from the center. Trains are only used for intercity or international trips. The central bus station is known as Autobusová Stanica.

There are six large stations, Trnavské mýto, Račianske mýto, Patrónka, Bratislava hlavná stanica and Zochovave Mlynské Nivy, which bring together many public transports throughout the city. Walking across the city is a frequently preferred alternative. Especially the city center is quite small; you can walk around the square in a few minutes.

Those who want to travel outside the city center may prefer buses, trams or trolleybuses. The city's public transport network is quite well; but the vehicles are a bit old. This is why especially the buses are very slow. Ticket prices are compatible with general European cities. Standard tickets are valid for fifteen minutes after first use.

If you wish, you can buy the tickets that are valid for one hour during weekdays, and 90 minutes on weekends and holidays. The price gap between these tickets and standard tickets is very small. If you plan to stay in the city for a long time, you can also choose special tickets for one, two, three or seven days. After you get into the vehicles, you need to validate your tickets on the relevant machines. Drivers do not sell tickets; do not forget to take your ticket before boarding. There are ticket vending machines at many stations. It is also possible to get tickets by SMS.

In Bratislava, there are three main stations where buses and trams take off or where you can change. These are Hodžovo Námestie, the connection point for buses in the north-west and east, Poštová, which is known as the main station of the trams, Most SNP, which is also the departure point for trams and buses to the south and west. The vast majority of public transport vehicles are traveling between 04:30 in the morning and 23:30 in the evening.

It is not possible to access any service at the terminal exit. If you want to travel to the city center by public transport, you can take the buses. Alternatively, you can take a taxi or rent a car for a more comfortable journey.

Bus

It is the only public transport option to travel from the airport to the city. Bus 61, departing from a point close to the terminal, offers direct access to the central railway station. If you arrive at the airport after midnight, you can take the bus N61, which follows the same route. If you wish, you can also get off these buses at the stations that come after the main train station: at Trnavské mýto, the main transfer point, or at the stations which offer the possibility to transfer to trams known as Racianské Mýto.

There is no direct connection between the airport and the central bus station. If you want to get here, you can take the bus number 96 on the direction of Slovinská, transfer to trolleybus number 205 after eleven minutes of ride and reach the main station in fourteen minutes. Other than that, buses have an important place in urban transportation.

There are seventy buses running through Bratislava during the day, and seventeen buses serving after midnight.

Tram

There is no tram line from the airport to the city. However, after taking the bus from the airport, you can get to the various parts of the city by transferring to the tram.

There are eight tram lines serving in the city. These lines provide access to border stations and central stations such as Ružinov - Astronomická, Zlaté piesky, Zlaté piesky, Dúbravka - Pri kríži, ŽST Nové Mesto and Karlova Ves.

Trolleybus

In order to reach your destination you can also transfer to the trolleybuses after getting off from the bus number 61 which is departing from the airport. Just like buses and trams, the trolleybuses have a large network in the city. Throughout the city, there are fourteen trolleybuses serving during the day and three trolleybuses serving after midnight.

Car Rental

You can rent your car from the car rental offices located at the airport or in the city and you can transport more conveniently to and from the airport. It is possible to reserve your car online before your flight.

Taxi

Taxis are much more cost-effective in Bratislava compared to Europe in general, if you call by phone. However, if you take a taxi from the streets, the prices can double up.

Unofficial black taxis, which you can come across after arriving at the airport or in the city center, can ask, especially from tourists, for prices much higher than their normal fare. We advise you not to use these vehicles.

Last Updated: 11 Jan 2017
Getting to M. R. Stefanik - Bratislava Airport from the City Center

Bratislava is a historic city along the Danube River which continues to preserve the architecture of the Middle Ages. Bratislava, Slovakia's capital city, is the most developed city in the country with regards to economy and culture.

If you want to visit this city, you can travel to Bratislava Milan Rastislav Stefanik Airport (Bratislava Airport). If you wish you can also reach the city from Vienna International Airport. There is a distance of about 40 kilometers from Vienna Airport to Bratislava. In the historic area of ​​the city there are two big squares named Hlavne Namestie (main square) and Hviezdoslav Namestie (Hviezdoslav Square). The central railway station, called Hlavná Stanica, is located a fifteen to twenty minute walk north of the city center.

In Bratislava, the trains are only used for intercity or international journeys. The central bus station of the city is called Autobusová Stanica. There are six large stations in the city, named Trnavské mýto, Račianske mýto, Patrónka, Bratislava hlavná stanica, Zochova and Mlynské Nivy, all of which are meant to be transfer points of public transport. Many people prefer to travel on foot in some parts of the city.

Especially, the central part of the city is very small. You can fold the entire square within a few minutes. Those who consider going out of the city center can alternatively take trams, buses or trolleybuses. There is a large public transport network in the city; however, buses can sometimes move very slowly, especially since the majority of vehicles are outdated.

Public transport prices are more affordable than in Europe. If you buy a standard ticket, it will be valid for fifteen minutes after your first use. Preferably, it is possible to buy tickets that are valid for one hour during weekdays and one and a half hour during weekends and holidays. The fees for these tickets are not much different from standard tickets.

If you plan to stay in the city for a long time, it will also be economical to buy from special tickets that are valid for one, two, three or seven days. We remind you that after you get on the vehicle, you have to validate your ticket at the machines. The drivers do not sell tickets. So you have to buy your tickets before you get on the ride. You can purchase your tickets from purchasing machines on many stations or by SMS.

Within the city, buses and trams depart from three main points: Hodžovo námestie, connection point for buses in the northwest and east direction, Poštová, the main station for trams and Most SNP the connection point for buses moving in the south and west direction.

Many of the public transport services are available between 04:30 in the morning and 23:30 in the evening. There is no special shuttle service to the airport. If you are thinking of traveling to the terminal by public transport, the only option is the bus. If you prefer to have a more comfortable ride, you can take a taxi or rent a car.

Bus

Traveling by bus to the airport is a very practical and affordable option. Bus number 61, which runs from the central railway station, gives you access to the terminal. If you are planning to go to the airport after midnight, you can take advantage of the night bus N61, which travels along the same route.

Depending on the area you are in, you can also take these buses from Trnavské mýto, the main transfer point or Racianské Mýto, station where you can transfer to the trams. There is no direct service from the central bus station to the airport. If you want to reach the airport from this point, you can go to the trolleybus number 205, from here you can transfer to the bus number 96 to Slovinská, to reach bus number 61.

Buses are also frequently used in urban transportation. There are seventy buses in the city operating during the day, and seventeen buses operating after midnight.

Tram

It is not possible to reach the airport directly by tram. However, you can use the tram to make a transfer to bus number 61. Within the city, there are eight tram lines. With these lines you can travel between border regions and central stations such as Ružinov - Astronomická, Zlaté piesky, Zlaté piesky, Dúbravka - Pri kríži, ŽST Nové Mesto and Karlova Ves.

Trolleybus

It is possible to use trolleybuses to go to the central train station where you can transfer to go to the airport. As is the case of trams and buses, the trolleybuses also have a large network within the city. There are fourteen lines of trolleybuses operating during the day and three lines operating at night.

Car Rental

Renting a car is a good option for a comfortable trip. There are many car rental offices located in the city. You can rent your car from these offices, or you can book online before your flight.

Taxi

Taking a taxi is also a comfortable alternative to get to the airport. If you call the taxi by phone, you can travel far more affordably than a taxi you will get from the street. If you come across an unofficial, black taxi in town, we recommend you not to take it. These charge fare over normal prices especially from tourists.

Airport Information

Bratislava Airport is located 9 kilometers north-east of the city center. This airport is also regarded as the main air terminal of Slovakia. There are various options for you to have a good time at the airport. In Eat & Fly and Bistro Airport restaurants you will find quality and delicious food.

You can also visit the Coffee Shop Company or Vollare Bar in the Shengen section of the departure terminal. You can take advantage of the Business Lounge and private meeting rooms at the airport.

You can buy many high-quality products at affordable prices from the Duty Free Shop on the departure terminal. In the terminal you will also find a number of newspaper dealers.

Last Updated: 11 Jan 2017

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