Salzburg to Bratislava by train

How to take the rail journey from Salzburg to the Slovakian capital

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From Salzburg Hbf to Bratislava hl.st.

Journey Summary

Travel Time
3hr 43min
Frequency
Daily
Travel Information

Final Destination: Bratislava

The train also calls at: Wien Hbf

The train is usually scheduled to depart from Salzburg Hbf at 18:08 and arrive in Bratislava hl.st station at 21:51

1 x train per day

Tickets

Book early and save: Yes

Online bookings open: 6 months ahead of the travel date - usually

This train to Bratislava is usually scheduled to depart from Salzburg Hbf at 18:08, so target that departure time when looking up this journey

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost
OBB from €29

OBB Guide

OBB is the national rail operator and its booking service offers journeys by express trains within Austria, as well as international journeys which don't involve making a connection outside of Austria.

It pays off to book online, as the discounted 'Sparscheine' tickets are only ever made available on the website, and when making international journeys to and from Austria, these Sparscheine tickets tend to be cheaper.
OBB can offer particularly good value for money when travelling with children on international rail journeys, but something to watch out for when travelling between Austria and Germany on daytime trains, is that reservations are an optional extra; but if you book 1st class tickets with the Germany railways website DB, the reservations are complimentary.

OBB often takes a unique approach to its booking path, but a key thing to keep in mind is that the first price you will see for any journey is that of a Second Class seat.
The costs of upgrading to first class, a reservation, or a sleeping cabin etc, is then added to this price.

Trainline from €29

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Good to Know

If the timings of this direct train doesn't suit there are also hourly journey options available which require a straightforward connection to be made at Wien Hbf.

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