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Is Bratislava worth a stopover? How to get from Bratislava to Vienna?

We are visiting Budapest and Vienna with our 4 teenagers this summer. When we leave Budapest, we are taking the train and thought it might be fun to spend 5/6 hours in Bratislava to see another country. Is this stopover worthwhile? We are also trying to figure out how to get from Bratislava to Vienna in the evening, around 7pm. It seems the train schedules aren't working with our plans. I was hoping to hire a shuttle, but I can't seem to find a company that services those cities. Thank you for any advice or tips.

Posted by
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Hi. fyi this was posted in Slovenia section; Bratislava is in Slovakia. There is frequent bus service between these two cities; at least hourly, sometimes several per hour. See schedules and details at Rome2Rio website. Have a great trip!

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I'm not sure of your date, but there are numerous trains every day from Bratislava to Vienna. It only takes an hour. I see one that leaves at 7:16 pm.

When is the date? What site are you looking at?

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Oh goodness, I can't believe I posted in the wrong forum. It's my first time posting. Thank you for the responses. We are going to be in Bratislava on June 27. We are taking the train to the Bratislava - Hlavná stanica and planning to store our luggage there for the day. I believe we arrive as 12:30. So we thought leaving around 7pm would give us time and get us into Vienna at a decent hour. I can't seem to find a train that departs from Bratislava - Hlavná stanica and goes straight to Vienna. We are traveling with our 4 teenagers, so trying to keep things as simple as possible to avoid whining. We are staying at Boutique Hotel das Tigre in Vienna. I was hoping to find a shuttle service, but the prices I've been quoted are 350+ Euros for this trip from 2differnet companies. Thank you again for any advice.

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What Mary said. That's your problem. You will have to leave from a different station than the one arrive in from Budapest.