What safety measures are in place when I land at the airport in Bratislava?
Please click here to find the latest safety measures being taken at Bratislava Airport.
Is the Air-Rail Link currently operating to/from Birmingham International train station?
The Air-Rail Link is operating between the hours of 03:30 - 00:30.
What shops, bars and restaurants are currently open at the airport?
Most of our outlets are back open at the airport. Please click here for my information.
Should I arrive earlier at the airport than normal?
All passengers are encouraged to arrive at the terminal in line with the check-in opening times for their flight.
What can I expect in Bratislava?
A modern city on the Danube River with affordable prices and cultural attractions, Bratislava is a fantastic European city break destination. No longer in the shadow of Vienna, Budapest and Prague, the Slovak capital has rediscovered its position in the heart of Central Europe. You will be mesmerised by the Gothic old town, elaborate palaces and the crowning castle, rebuilt to renaissance finery.
Recent years have added an array of modern statues, boutiques and chic cafés, that are often full of visiting stag groups and day trippers from Vienna. Many visit just to enjoy the uproarious nightlife, from rowdy beer halls to hidden nightclubs.
When it comes to cuisine, you will find that a lot of Slovak dishes also exist in surrounding countries, but Slovaks have added their own twist to regional favourites. Dumplings, for example, are commonplace in Central Europe, but dumplings with goats’ cheese (Bryndzové halušky) is Slovakia’s national dish.
What is the flight time to Bratislava?
The approximate flight time to Bratislava is 2 hours 25 minutes.
What is the weather like in Bratislava?
Bratislava sees a huge difference in temperature between summer and winter. Temperatures range on average from -3°C during the cold months to 28°C in the summer. The warmest months run from May to September, and the coldest months are from November to March.
Why should I visit Bratislava?
Bratislava is a cultural centre just waiting to be explored and your first stop must be Bratislava Castle. A 15-minute walk up the castle’s hill will give you the opportunity to enter the castle and explore the Museum of History, as well as enjoy fabulous views across the city.
Lose yourself exploring the streets of the Old Town, peppered with cafés and boutique shops. You’ll find attractions like St Michael’s Tower, Zichy’s Palace and the Old Town Hall. Visit in September to see the Old Town illuminated for the Festival of Light.
The city also boasts beautiful forests and parks just a hop away from the centre. Along the banks of the Danube lives the oldest public park in central Europe and the city has in the past been ranked as the third greenest city in the world.
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