The Bratislava Region and Bratislava, the Capital City of the Slovak Republic, is the most important transportation hub in Slovakia. The road network is dense and well maintained. Motorways, 1st class and 2nd class roads are prominent. The roads are also the busiest in Slovakia. Bratislava has direct motorway connections to Vienna and Budapest in addition to Prague.
Parking in the city centre is restricted to reserved places and lots. Parking cards are in use in Bratislava. The rail network is centred in Bratislava and the rail lines link to all of the largest cities in Slovakia and multiple major cities in Europe.
Bratislava is also a centre for bus transport. Buses provide transportation to nearly every city in the region (Malacky, Senec, Stupava, Pezinok and Modra) and to Slovakia's largest cities. Most buses depart from the Mlynské Nivy Bus Station. M. R. Štefánik Airport in Bratislava is the largest airport in Slovakia and the number of travellers continues to grow every year. The airport also has regular bus connections to Vienna Airport in Schwechat. Boat transport is another attractive way to arrive in Bratislava. The passenger port on the Danube in Bratislava offers regular lines travelling to Vienna, Hainburg, Budapest and other Danube river ports. The Danubius passenger port is located at the eastern end of Fajnorovo nábrežie since the year 1965. The port is also used for pleasure cruises on the Danube.
Every large city in the Bratislava Region has a tourist information office. They provide information on culture, history, tourist attractions, sports and recreational activities, accommodation and food service establishments, cultural and sporting events and transport connections. They also sell maps, tourist guides and publications about the region and Slovakia as well as souvenirs. They can also facilitate accommodation and guide services and offer advance purchase tickets.
www.cp.sk | The schedule of trains, buses and planes in Slovakia
www.imhd.sk | Public transport and regional transport