Things To Do In Bratislava, Slovakia

by Kerwin McKenzie on July 12, 2019

Things To Do In Bratislava, Slovakia

 
In 2018, I was visiting the Czech Republic and took a side trip to Bratislava via bus and train.

Let’s take a look at why you should have this city in your travel plans.

 

Bratislava, Slovakia - Welcome To Slovakia Bratislava, Slovakia – Welcome To Slovakia

 

 

Bratislava, Slovakia - Martin's Gate Bratislava, Slovakia – Martin’s Gate

 

 

 

Where is Bratislava, Slovakia?

 

Bratisalva, the capital of Slovakia is located in the western part of Slovakia near the Austrian border. It’s about an hour by bus from Vienna, Austria

 

 

 

 

How To Get Here

 

There are many ways to to get to Bratislava, Slovakia, let’s take a look:

 

By Air

 

The closest airport is the Bratislavia International Airport (BTS). You may also use the Vienna International, Austria (VIE).

 

The following airlines serve the Bratislavia International Airport (BFS): Air Cairo (SM), AlMasria Universal Airlines (UJ), Cyprus Airways (CY), Czech Airlines (OK), FlyDubai (FZ), Nouvelair (BJ), Pobeda Airline(DP), Ryanair (FR), Smart Wings (QS), Wizz Air UK (W9) and Wizz Air (W6).

 

 

The following airlines serve the Vienna International Airport (VIE): AccessRail (9B), Adria Airways (JP), Aegean Airlines (A3), Aer Lingus (EI), Aeroflot (SU), Air Algerie (AH), Air Arabia Maroc (3O), Air Canada (AC), Air China (CA), Air France (AF), Air India (AI), Air Malta (KM), Air Moldova (9U), Air Serbia (JU), AirBaltic (BT), All Nippon Airlines (NH), Austrian Airlines (OS), Avion Express (XY), British Airways (BA), Brussels Airlines (SN), Bulgaria Air (FB), China Airlines (CI), China Southern Airlines (CZ), Croatia Airlines (OU), EVA Airways (BR), EasyJet Airlines (U2), Egyptair (MS), El Al Airlines (LY), Emirates (EK), Ethiopian Airlines (ET), Etihad Airways (EY), Eurowings (EW), Finnair (AY), Georgian Airlines (A9), Hainan Airlines (HU), Iberia Airlines (IB), Iran Air (IR), Jet2.com (LS), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), Korean Airlines (KE), Kuwait Airways (KU), Lauda Motion (OE), LOT Polish (LO), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Luxair (LG), Montenegro Airlines (YM), Norwegian Air Shuttle (DY), Nouvelair (BJ), Pegasus Airlines (PC), Peoples Vienna Line (PE), Qatar Airways (QR), Royal Air Morac (AT), Royal Jordanian (RJ), S7 Airlines  (S7), Saudi Arabian Airlines (SV), SunExpress (XQ), Swiss Airlines (LX), TAP Portugal (TP), Tarom (RO), Thai Airways (TG), Transavia (HV), Transavia France (TO), Tunisair (TU), Turkish Airlines (TK), UTair (UT), Ukraine International (PS), Vueling Austria (VK), Volotea (V7), Vueling (VY) and Wizz Air (W6).

 

 

 

By Car

 

Bratislava is easily accessible by car. Use a mapping software such as Google Maps for directions.

 

 

By Train

 

There is a train station in the city not too far from the center and accessible by buses and trams. From here you can go any place in Europe via various trains.

 

 

 

 

 

By Bus

 

Eurolines, FlixBus and RegioJet serve the city.

 

Things To Do

 

I love this city. It’s walkable and very easy to find everything. If you don’t want to walk you can take the trams or buses.

 

The main attraction is the Bratislava Castle, but it’s not the only attraction in the city.

 

 

 

Bratislava, Slovakia - Bratislava Castle at Night Bratislava, Slovakia – Bratislava Castle at Night

 

 

The city is a walking city although its quite a large city. Here are some sights as you walk the city.

 

Bratislava, Slovakia – Grassalkovich Palace

 

Bratislava, Slovakia - Grassalkovich Palace Bratislava, Slovakia – Grassalkovich Palace

 

Bratislava, Slovakia - Monument to The Coin Biatec Bratislava Bratislava, Slovakia – Monument to The Coin Biatec Bratislava

 

Bratislava, Slovakia - Slovenský rozhlas (Slovak Radio) Bratislava, Slovakia – Slovenský rozhlas (Slovak Radio)

 

 

Bratislava, Slovakia - Old Cathedral of Saint John of Matha and Saint Felix of Valois Bratislava, Slovakia – Old Cathedral of Saint John of Matha and Saint Felix of Valois

 

 

Bratislava, Slovakia - Roadway at Night Bratislava, Slovakia – Roadway at Night

 

Kerwin in Bratislava, Slovakia Kerwin in Bratislava, Slovakia with St. Martin’s Cathedral in the background. A little sweaty from the 30C day.

 

 

You can also take an Old Town Tour (Staré Mesto). This wheeled tram will take you around the old town.

 

Bratislava, Slovakia - Staré Mesto Old Town Tours Bratislava, Slovakia – Staré Mesto Old Town Tours

 

 

 

Where To Stay

 

The city is full of places to stay. You have a choice of local names as well as household popular brands.

 

Bratislava, Slovakia - Grassalkovich Palace and The Hotel Tatra Bratislava, Slovakia – Grassalkovich Palace and The Hotel Tatra

 

Bratislava, Slovakia - Crowne Plaza Hotel IHG Bratislava, Slovakia – Crowne Plaza Hotel IHG

 

Bratislava, Slovakia - Bratislava Ibis Hotel Accor Bratislava, Slovakia – Bratislava Ibis Hotel Accor

 

 

You may also check the search box below to determine.

 


 

Where To Eat

 

The city is full of places to eat and has an entertainment district area. It’s Europe so the cafes are trendy. Just walk around and get into a place you like. And be sure to have a local beer.

 

Bratislava, Slovakia - Entertainment District Bratislava, Slovakia – Entertainment District

 

Bratislava, Slovakia - Entertainment District - Coffee Shop Bratislava, Slovakia – Entertainment District – Coffee Shop

 

Bratislava, Slovakia - Train Station (hlavná stanica) - Corgon Beer Bratislava, Slovakia – Train Station (hlavná stanica) – Corgon Beer

 

 
Bratislava, Slovakia - Bratislava Brewery Bratislava, Slovakia – Bratislava Brewery

 

 

 

Have you been to Bratislava? Please leave a comment below if you have or if you have any comments.

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