How to plan a trip to Bratislava

Would you like to spend a lovely weekend in Slovakia? We are sharing with You all the important tips and advice that may be of help when planning your trip to Bratislava.

How to reach Bratislava

The fastest way to get to Bratislava is by plane. Wizz Air offers cheap flights to Bratislava from Warsaw, Tuzla, Sofia, Skopje, Kiev and London Luton (flights will commence in May 2018). With Ryanair You can reach Bratislava from Dublin, London Stansted, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Manchester, Leeds, Rome Ciampino, Barcelona, Madrid and many more cities.

How to get from the airport to the city

The airport is located only a few kilometers from the centre of Bratislava – it takes about 15 minutes by car to reach. A bus 61 runs from the airport to the city centre – it takes about 25 minutes to get from the airport to the main train station and the ticket costs EUR 0.90. The bus timetable can be checked here. The bus stop is right next to the terminal.

Getting around Bratislava

The main sights and monuments are centrally located and the city can be easily explored on foot. In fact, the old town is excluded from car traffic. Of course You can get around Bratislava using buses, trams and trolleybuses – a one-day ticket for all public transport within the city costs EUR 3.50. A one-way trip costs € 0.70 – € 0.90 depending on travel time. You can also rent a bike and explore Bratislava on two wheels – renting a bicycle per day costs about 15 EUR, for half a day we will pay 10 EUR.

Where to stay in Bratislava

During our visit in Bratislava we stayed in a perfectly located Radisson Blu Carlton. The hotel is just a few steps away from the Danube River and also from the old town. It offers spacious and comfortable rooms and delicious breakfasts.

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Where to eat in Bratislava

Do you know the taste of Slovakia? First of all try demikát – a bryndza soup served with potatoes, and then bryndzové halušky – dumplings with bryndza (sheep’s-milk cheese) served with greaves. Enjoy those two dishes in the Zylinder restaurant, which also serves other classic Austro-Hungarian meals (including a delicious goulash).

If You are looking for something exceptional for and evening meal we recommend the Leberfinger restaurant, which is situated on the banks of the Danube river near the bridge with the famous UFO. For starters, try typical Slovak delicacies: domácich nátierok s toastom, a selection of pasta for bread prepared with bryndza. Also worth mentioning and tasting of course is the appetizer which consists of duck livers, pate and foie gras. In addition to delicious meat dishes try also vyprážané syrové dvojičky, which basically are two types of fried cheese served with tartar sauce. Do not forget to taste the Slovak wine which is really excellent!

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