Bratislava is a pedestrian's dream, compact and easy to navigate. But in case your walking shoes are worn out or you are journeying outside of Bratislava's Old Town, we've got you covered with information on trams, buses, and taxis.
Getting Around Bratislava
Tram, Bus, Foot
Bratislava's public transportation system is inexpensive. Trams and buses operate on the same ticket system.
Tram and bus tickets cost €.50 for 15 minutes of validity and €.70 for 60 minutes of validity, and €1.40 for 90 minutes of validity.
Day and multi-day tourist tickets can also be purchased. A 24-hour tourist ticket costs €3.50, a 48-hour tourist ticket costs €6.50, a 72-hour tourist ticket costs €8, and a 7-day tourist ticket costs €12. Though these prices are quite low, it's probably best to buy individual tickets for individual journeys, unless you plan to spend much of your time zipping from one end of the greater Bratislava metropolitan region to another.
Bratislava's Old Town is quite compact and pedestrian-friendly. For sightseeing within the Old Town and the Hrad district, the best mode of transportation is indisputably by foot.
Taxis in Bratislava are generally reliable. As always, make sure that your taxi driver turns the meter on. For an added measure of security, ride with a clearly designated taxi company and not in a cab driven by a moonlighting driver.
Bratislava taxis are also quite inexpensive. The per kilometer charge is between €.60 and €.83. Taxis ordered by telephone are less expensive than taxis nabbed on the street, with rates between €.40 and €.60 per kilometer. Sometimes taxi services will have a fixed minimum fare per trip, usually €3.23. Waiting fees may also apply.