Bratislava Airport Guide
Bratislava airport is situated approximately 9klm outside the city centre. It is the main airport servicing Slovakia. The airport was originally opened in 1951 and today services all types of flights and it’s runway allows all types of aircraft to land.
The airport is within 1 hours drive from Vienna and is also in very easy reach of four countries: Austria, Hungary, Slovakia and Czech Republic.
Vienna is about 40 miles from Bratislava airport and usually takes about 40-45 minutes by car.
You can get a bus from the airport to the central railway station, the bus number is 61. The bus runs every 20 minute during the day and every 10 minutes at peak times. The journey to the centre takes approximately 25 minutes.
Bratislava Airport Codes:
IATA Code: BTS
ICAO Code: LZIB
Getting To And From Bratislava Airport
Bratislava Airport To Vienna – Vienna To Bratislava
The journey from Bratislava to Vienna will take approximately 75 minutes by coach. There are a couple of coach companies that operates from the airport and provide transfer to and from Vienna.
Car Hire From Bratislava Airport
The are many car hire companies that operate from Bratislava airport and you can generally find a great deal from them. We have provided a link to some of the companies that generally offer the best deals on car hire at Bratislava airport. Obviously you can shop around but we think you will be able to find a deal that suits your needs from the list.
Taxis At Bratislava Airport
Taxis can be found outside the arrivals area and the journey to the centre will take about 15 minutes. Taxi fares may vary and it is advisable to check with the driver how much the fare will be prior to getting in the taxi. To pre-book your taxi from Bratislava Airport, please visit the following page:
There are many types of transfers available from Bratislava airport to Vienna and Vienna to Bratislava airport.
Bratislava Airport Bus
The number 61 bus connects passenger from Bratislava airport to Bratislava
The number 61 bus leaves from outside the arrivals area in the airport and transports passengers to the main railway station in Bratislava.
The number 96 bus drops passengers off at Petrzalka.
You can catch both buses.
Ryanair Flights To and From Bratislava:
Ryanair is one of the largest low cost airline in Europe and has several flights to Bratislava, from a number of airports throughout the world. Ryanair now offer flight both to and from the following airports.
Belgium – Brussels Charleroi
Bulgaria – Burgas
Cyprus – Paphos
France – Paris Beauvais
Berlin – Schonefeld
Greece – Athens, Corfu, Thessaloniki
Ireland – Dublin
Isreal – Eilat, Tel Aviv
Italy – Alghero, Bologna, Cagliari (1 stop),Catania (1 stop), Milan Bergamo, Rome Ciampino, Trapani
Portugal – Porto (1 Stop)
Serbia – Nis
Spain – Barcelona Girona, Madrid, Malaga, Mallorca, Valencia (1 stop)
United Kingdom – Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds Bradford, London Stansted, Manchester
Situated within terminal B at the airport, there is an information desk that provides
leaflets and maps free of charge and you can also buy tickets for public transport at the desk
Facilities At Bratislava Airport
Duty Free Shops
Car Parking approximately 970 spaces
Cafes, Bistros and Restaurant
VIP Louge – Get the best deals on VIP lounges at Bratislava Airport
Flights To Bratislava
Bratislava has seen a large increase in tourism since the introduction of low budget airlines using Bratislava airport. Many people are taking advantage of the cheap flights that are available from the UK and various other countries and using Bratislava airport as a gateway to Vienna. Please click here to find the cheapest flights to Bratislava.
Bratislava Airport Arrivals Guide
It is always a good idea to keep up to date with Bratislava airport arrivals, especially if you are collecting passengers from a flight that is scheduled to land that day. Unfortunately, delays to occur and the last thing you want to do is turn up at the airport much too early for the flight if it has been delayed. The widget below at the bottom of this page will allow you to keep informed with any change in flight arrivals at the airport.
Bratislava Airport Arrivals Procedures
Once your flight has landed at Bratislava airport, it will then taxi to the parking bay that it has been allocated. The Ground staff at the airport will then attach the stairs or walkway for passengers to disembark the aircraft. After the stairs are in place, you will be allowed to disembark the aircraft and make your way to the main terminal building. Both the airline and airport Ground staff will be there to guide you across to the airport terminal safely. If you require assistance with getting from the aircraft to the main terminal building, it is recommended to contact the airline or airport before the date of your travel. This will ensure that there is a member of staff ready waiting at the airport to assist you with your onward journey and also ensure they can facilitate any special request you may have or require for your arrival at the airport.
Just like any other International airport, you will be required to clear passport control in the Bratislava airport arrivals terminal. Any documentation that is required for your entry into Bratislava, should be presented at Passport Control once you are in the terminal building. It is advisable to check before you travel to make sure that you have all the correct documents required and that your passport is valid and in date.
Inside Bratislava Airport Arrivals Terminal
Bratislava Airport ArrivalsOnce you have entered the terminal building and successfully cleared customs and Passport Control, you will need to make your way to the Baggage Reclaim area (unless you are travelling without any hold luggage). This is where you will collect any items of luggage that you checked-in for your flight.
At the Baggage Reclaim area, you will need to locate the carousel to which has been allocated for your flight and then wait for your luggage to appear. Each flight is allocated a carousel and above the carousel there are overhead monitors. These monitors display the flight number to which the carousel is processing. The Ground staff at Bratislava airport generally process the flights quickly and manage to get the luggage from the aircraft and onto the carousels quickly. As you can appreciate, sometimes the process can be a little slower when there are several flights arriving at the same time.
There are toilets located in the Baggage Reclaim should you need to use them or simply freshen up after your flight.
Once you have managed to reclaim your luggage successfully, you can then make your way to the main arrivals area through the exit doors.
Obviously, if you are only travelling with hand luggage, you can make your way straight to the exit doors.
In the main arrivals area, you will find the many forms of transport that is available to passengers to help transfer to and from Beauvais airport to their chosen destination.
The Main Arrivals area is where most people meet passengers from incoming flights. If you have already pre-booked your transfer to and from the airport (which is advisable), this is generally the meeting place that you are most likely to have been given by your transfer provider. If you have booked a package holiday that has airport transfer included, your representative will probably be waiting for you in this area. It is always advisable to confirm that this is the meeting place before you arrive at the airport.
In the arrivals area, you will also find many car hire companies and coach operators that provide services to the many destination close to Bratislava airport.
Car hire is relatively cheap from Bratislava and is a viable option of transfer, if there are several passengers traveling in your party. If you have pre-booked your car hire in advance, you will need to contact the appropriate car hire company desk to which you booked your car hire through. Don’t forget to take your driving licence, credit card and booking reference or voucher with you to the airport as you will need them to complete your booking.
Outside the main arrivals area, is where the many local buses, taxis and coaches depart from. If you are wanting to use one of these services, you can pre-book your tickets in advance or simply turn up on the day and purchase your tickets from the airport. However, if you have not pre-booked your place and the coaches are full, you will have to wait for the next available service. This is why as I said earlier, it is always worth pre-booking in advance.
If you arrive at the airport without having pre-booked any transfers and just wish to use the public transport but are not sure which option is best for you. Simply ask a member of staff at one of the Information desks inside the airport and they will gladly assist you with your enquiry and provide you with all the relevant information you need for your onward journey.