Round trip to Vienna from Bratislava: check out a 24-hour itinerary in Vienna, located just 80 km from the city of Bratislava

Slovakia's capital is situated close to the Austrian border, allowing for a day trip to the charming city of vienna.

To give you an idea, the journey to take a day trip in Vienna from Bratislava takes only 1 hour, as the two destinations are separated by a distance of approximately 65 km.

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If you are planning to visit the Slovak capital and have a little extra time on your itinerary, we recommend taking a 1-day tour of the Austrian capital. However, as the Austrian capital has a lot to offer, it would be perfect to try to stay at least two days there. Check out what to do in just 24 hours in Vienna:

Bate back to Vienna from Bratislava: how to go? 

Rathaus, building that houses the city hall of Vienna. Photo: Thomas Ledl / Wikimedia Commons

As the journey is really short, many tourists choose to make the trip using travel buses. This is without a doubt the most economical way to travel between the two capitals, but there are other transfer options such as train and boat. 

To have more time in the city and get to know as many attractions as possible, we suggest you try to book tickets early in the day, between 8:00 and 9:00 am, and return at the last time, between 20:00 and 23:00. :30.

By bus

The companies FlixBus and Slovak Lines connect both cities, offering more than 10 trips a day. 

Buses leave every 30 minutes from the small bus station located on Ponte SMP (also known as Ponte UFO) and tickets vary between €5 and €11!

You can also transfer from Bratislava Airport-MR Štefánik. 

By train

Another way to take a day trip between Vienna and Bratislava is by rail. Both cities are connected by trains in less than 1h of journey. 

Among the rail company options are the Austrian ÖBB and the slovak company Slovakrail.

Despite being a bit more comfortable and faster, train travel between Vienna and Bratislava is usually up to 3x more expensive than a bus trip.

Of boat

Certainly a great way to combine the transfer with a pleasant walk is to sail along the Danube River. Among all the options, the boat tour is certainly the most fun and different way to get to Vienna.

The journey takes approximately 75 minutes and costs €33 with the company Twin City Liner.

Round trip to Vienna from Bratislava: 1-day itinerary 

upon arriving at vienna, the passenger can choose three points to disembark. The first option is Vienna Airport, the second is at the Vienna Busterminal Stadioncenter at Engerthstrasse station and the third is at the Central Train Station near the Südtiroler Platz station.

The last option is the closest to the city center, where the main attractions of the Austrian capital are located. This stop is sure to help you save time on your Vienna day trip from Bratislava. 

24-hour tour in Vienna

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24-hour itinerary in Vienna. Buggarten Garden. Photo: Gugerell / Wikimedia Commons

A few meters from the Südtiroler Platz station is the Scholoss Belvedere, one of the most beautiful palaces in the Austrian capital. The place served as the residence of Prince Eugene of Saboya and is open for visitation. Its interior houses an art museum with paintings by great masters such as Van Gogh, Claude Monet and Gustav Klimt.

From there, continue walking towards the Heroes Monument of the Red Army, a monument in honor of Soviet soldiers that was erected after the end of WWII. 

The next stop is the famous Buggarten garden, a green area located in the heart of the city, surrounded by other important attractions of the destination such as the Austrian National Library and the Albertina museum, housed in a grand Viennese palace in neoclassical style.

Museums in Vienna

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24 hours in Vienna: Museumquartier, the museum quarter. Photo: Jeremy Weate / Flickr

Crossing the Museumstraße boulevard, you will find the Museumsquarter, also known as the “Museum Quarter”. An area of Vienna that is home to several galleries in the same region. These include the Leopold Museum, the Mumok, the Kunsthalle Wien, the Architekturzentrum Wien and the Tanzquartier, a center for contemporary dance and performance.

If you are a museum lover, Museumsquarte is certainly for you!

For lunch, find a restaurant on one of the streets in the bohemian neighborhood of Spittelberg, just behind the Museumsquarter. This is considered one of the most charming neighborhoods in Vienna and has great dining options between Breite Gasse and Sigmundsgasse streets. However, if you are looking to save time between meals, the place is also well served by several restaurant options. fast food.

Continue your walk to Rathausplatz. The square is home to a majestic building that looks like a church, but is actually the town hall of the Austrian capital. Right next door is the Church of Votivkirche, one of the most important neo-Gothic religious buildings in the world. 

If you want to see another architecturally impressive church, continue walking to Saint Stephen's Cathedral, a Gothic building built in the 12th century, located at the ends of Karntner Strasse. The church has a 70m high tower that can be accessed and has a breathtaking view of the city. 

Going to Vienna and not talking about opera is like going to Italy and not trying a typical dish, so be sure to check out the Vienna State Opera, the largest opera house in the world.

Finally, the day trip back to Vienna from Bratislava can end at the Hundertwasser, a building designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser that has a very different and colorful facade. 

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