Bus from Bratislava to Prague
Travel from Bratislava to Prague by bus
Slovakia and the Czech Republic used to be one country two decades ago and naturally there are tight economic and cultural links between their capitals, Bratislava and Prague. As a result, there is busy traffic between the two cities. For most travellers, the best way to get from Bratislava to Prague is by bus (see comparison of Bratislava to Prague bus vs. train vs. flying).
Bus from Bratislava to Prague schedule and travel time
Buses between Bratislava and Prague are operated by several companies. One of the biggest and cheapest companies is Eurolines, the Europe-wide integrated bus network. Eurolines operate several pairs of buses every day between Bratislava and Prague. The first buses usually leave both cities around 7 am and the last connection departs at about 7 pm. Bus travel time between Bratislava and Prague is a little over 4 hours. Detailed schedule can be found on the Eurolines website.
Bratislava to Prague bus ticket prices and booking
Competition between and among bus operators has contributed to improved quality and reduced prices of bus travel between Bratislava and Prague. One-way ticket costs approximately EUR 15 and there are various discounts for children, students, and older people. If you are very lucky or you are able to book long time in advance, you can get a one-way ticket for as little as EUR 10. Booking in advance is strongly recommended, especially when you are less flexible with dates and times of travel. You can book bus tickets from Bratislava to Prague and see which discounts apply to you on the Eurolines website.
Bratislava Mlynske Nivy Bus Station
Buses to Prague depart from the central bus station at Mlynske Nivy in Bratislava. Mlynske Nivy Station is located to the east from the centre of Bratislava. From Old Town Hall, you can walk down Dunajska Street and get to Mlynske Nivy Bus Station in about 15 minutes.
Prague Florenc bus station
Eurolines buses from Bratislava (as well as buses operated by most other companies) arrive at the international bus station Florenc in Prague. Florenc Station is an important public transport hub located very close to the historical centre of Prague (about 20 minutes walk from Old Town Square). There are two metro lines (B and C), trams, and buses. Parking is possible in close proximity to Florenc Bus Station. There are also several good hotels near Florenc.
How to get to Prague Ruzyne Airport
The easiest way to get from Florenc Bus Station to Prague Ruzyne Airport is by taxi. If you want to use public transport, which is much cheaper, take metro line B from Florenc to Mustek, then metro line A from Mustek to Dejvicka Station, and from Dejvicka take bus number 119 which takes you directly to the terminal building at Prague Airport.