Hi! I'll be taking my first trip to Austria in a couple of weeks and I'm trying to decide which bus company to take for a day trip from Vienna to Bratislava. I'm overwhelmed by the options and I'm hoping some of you savvy folks with prior experience can help me decide. Is there a certain bus company or specific route that will drop me closer to the old town (or the area with the most sights to see) in Bratislava? I've read a lot of these forums and have decided that the bus is the way to go instead of the train, but I'd like this to be as easy as possible (read: not a lot of multiple local bus or train transfers). Walking distance is not an issue as long as the area is safe for out-of-towners.
Flixbus has Vienna departures at either Erdberg VIB or the Vienna Central Train Station; arriving in Bratislava at Novy Most, Airport, AS, or Einsteinova.
RegioJet bus has Vienna departures at either U2 Stadion, Busterminal, Stadioncenter, Engerthstrasse (unclear if these are all stops along the way and I can grab the bus at any of them with my ticket); arriving in Bratislava at AS Mlynske Nivy.
Which one of those arrival stations in Bratislava will be the one I want for a quick day trip? Again, I'm interested in having a look around, checking out some local restaurants and shops, and heading back to Vienna in the early evening.