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There are two companies running a direct bus connection between the airports. Flixbus. Their bus #910 runs once per hour and takes 60 minutes. A single ticket costs 5EUR (or 7.5EUR, depending on the time), pre-bookable on their website. Postbus. Their bus #1195 runs once every two hours and takes 75 minutes. A single ticket costs 8EUR, with no reservations ...


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Every capital city I have ever been, and many smaller cities and towns, have shops selling coins, and those mostly also do bank notes of the country. In German, for Vienna and Germany, you google on 'Münze' or of course 'shops Coins or Numismatics' (leave off the last few letters and google will fill it out for you. I can not find the Slovak word as fast, ...


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In case you are reading this in 2020, just take the hyperloop :) One of the companies vying to make Elon Musk's transportation dream a reality has signed a deal with the government of Slovakia to explore building a three-country Hyperloop. Crowdsourced engineering project Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) will look into a route that links three ...


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Is plane-side at BTS Airport to AS Mlynské nivy doable in 50 min? It might work out but it's extremely tight with checked bags. In order to make the connection the flight will need to be exactly on time, the baggage service quite prompt and there be no other hiccups. I expect the biggest risk beyond the flight is for the bags to take more than 20 minutes to ...


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On the website of the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) you will find information on what they call EURegio Slovakia (Bratislava ticket). You have several options. For 15 EUR you can buy a return ticket. This ticket has a validity of 4 days, i.e. the return trip has to be done within 4 days. For 34 EUR you can buy a ticket for a week and for 103 EUR a monthly ...


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Bratislava is pretty much like most former Eastern Bloc locations in my experience. Especially in cities, most people who were teenagers at the end of communism have learned English to some degree. Most older people have not. This means there is no shortage of people up to about age thirty with pretty good English who can fill the jobs in the tourism ...


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I've been there twice, and for the most part, had no trouble navigating around in English. Most tourist places, shops owners and young people all spoke some English. Oh, and don't mention the movie "Hostel", some don't appreciate the image that and "Eurotrip" have given their city ;)


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The Twin City Liner schedule could perhaps be laid out more clearly, but careful perusal shows that their season runs from 25 March 2016 to 30 October 2016. Another option is the train; this is faster (1 hour), cheaper, and runs all year round, but of course isn't quite the same experience as a river cruise :). Here is ÖBB's leaflet about the Vienna-...


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Bratislava's municipal parking company provides a map of the resident-only parking zone. Parking there generally requires either a resident's permit (which you obviously won't have) or an hourly fee. ] Therefore your best bet is to park a little bit to the west of the UFO bridge, where the resident parking zone ends. One example is Zizkova street.


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Assuming your bank allows foreign transactions on that card, it would certainly work in Bratislava. Most ATMs there support Maestro card withdrawals and Slovakian banks issue Maestro cards.


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There probably are few questions that warrant more subjective responses than yours, here. :) Or, in other words, it's all relative. The Dutch, in their day-to-day life, are considered, by many, to be surprisingly rude. The Dutch will instead say that they're being honest, or straightforward, and will argue that society as a whole is better for it. It's ...


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According to Flora Tour (Twin City's Slovakian partner): Selling points: the tickets in the FLORA TOUR Headquarters on Kúpeľná Street (Bratislava), in the FLORA TOUR Office in the Passenger Port (Bratislava) or in FLORA TOUR Office at Schwedenplatz (Vienna). In the Kiosk under Nový most (Bratislava) it is possible to make a reservation. The exact ...


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You can try, but is it worth the stress? Imagine arriving at an unfamiliar airport, waiting for your bags, and dashing to the taxi rank (wherever that is), only to miss your bus by three minutes! If I were you, I would find a hotel in Bratislava (a taxi to Budapest costs 142 Euros, according to this website). I know that some online booking agents seem to ...


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The taxi ride is <15 minutes. Here's the Google Maps route. It's a bit tricky to get Gmaps route it properly, it goes bonkers with the lanes on the bridgehead but if you set it to go to the Regiojet stop, then it draws the straight lines. Speaking of Regiojet, while there is no way to prove a negative, but here's what Regiojet has to offer: Googling in ...


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There is a "Bratislava Ticket" for €16 that covers a return journey from Vienna to Bratislava on any train, plus local buses and trams in Bratislava. You can buy this at the station just before you get on the train. A seat reservation isn't necessary, and I'm not sure if it's even possible. See http://www.oebb.at/en/angebote-ermaessigungen/euregio-...


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Whilst I have never been to Slovakia, I have quite a few Slovak friends here in the UK, their spoken English is fine. Similarly I have been on holiday to quite a few European resorts where a number of Slovakian people work in the hotels, and bars close by. They all speak English without problem. In fact I asked one Slovakian girl whilst on holiday recently ...


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As far as I know, English, German and Polish is about as good language combination as it can get going to Bratislava. In a big city such as Bratislava, most young people will speak English. Maybe not fluently, but good enough to communicate. Most older people, who speak any foreign language, speak German. Some also speak Russian, but they turn unfriendly ...


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You can take your bike on a train to Vienna. From ÖBB website (the national railway system of Austria): "Regio-Biking" stands for the transport of bicycles on the following trains: Regionalzug (R), RegionalExpress (REX) und S-Bahn. "Regio-Biking" cannot be booked in advance. Acceptance is subject to the availability of bicycle bays. To allow for ...


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In my experience hostels pretty much anywhere in Europe can be full in summer if you don't have a booking. You can start risking arriving without a booking once the weather starts to change. If you are just going to rock up at the hostel unannounced your chances are much better in the morning around check-out time. Then again I hate booking hostels, even ...


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I went two Julys in a row - 2008 and 2009. Both times I just wandered into (different) hostels and got a bed, no problem. Indeed, the second time it was with 2 friends, so we needed three beds. Of course, you could just keep an eye on bookings on various hostel websites, as they often indicate how many beds are remaining, and use that to help make your ...


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By train: There is a train Bratislava Main St. - Vienna Main St. every hour. Bikes can be taken without extra charge. (Adult fare was 13€).


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You should have not problems with with withdrawals from any ATM marked with Cirrus sign - and I didn't met European ATM without that sign (for some reason ATMs don't use Maestro sign directly). Yes, in some places you may have problems with using Maestro or MasterCard to pay directly. But supermarkets shouldn't be among them - this problem applies rather to ...


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