Bratislava is the only capital in the world located on the border of three sovereign states – Slovakia, Austria and Hungary. 65 km far from Vienna, 200 km from Budapest and 330 km from Prague. The largest airport in Central Europe, Vienna International, is 40 minutes away from Bratislava city center by car/bus, and the Bratislava Airport of M.R. Štefánik only 15 minutes away. The conference will be located near the city center, close to the hotels and main tourist attractions.
The conference will take place in the Auditorium of Dionýz Ilkovič of the Slovak University of Technology, at Mýtna 36.
The poster session will be held in the Slovak Radio Building (Slovenský rozhlas), at Mýtna 1.
Bratislava is easily accessible by plane, train, bus, car or boat.
Before You Travel
Slovakia is a member of the Schengen Area, so if you are travelling from other EU countries, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Iceland, you can travel with your ID card.
If you are travelling from outside the EU, you will need a passport valid for at least 3 months after the date you intend to leave the EU and issued within the previous 10 years. You may also need a visa. For further details, refer to your local authorities, europa.eu and mzv.sk.
Bratislava Airport (BTS)
There are direct flights to a number of destinations in Europe and a number of airlines operate their direct routes to Bratislava. Bratislava Airport can be reached from the city centre in 15–20 minutes. To get to the city center you can take a taxi – do not forget to ask about the price in advance or use HOPIN mobile app. If you travel on the budget, take the bus no. 61 to the main train station. From here, you can walk to the city centre in 15 minutes or take bus no. 93 (exit Hodžovo námestie) or tram no 1 (exit Námestie SNP). Bus tickets are available from ticket machines at bus stops or in kiosks. The tickets which cost around EUR 1 must be validated in the buses.
Vienna-Schwechat Airport (VIE)
The airport at Vienna-Schwechat is only 40 kilometres west of Bratislava. It is one of the main gateways to Slovakia. Buses to Bratislava depart at 30 to 60-minute intervals. Tickets can be bought on the bus. See regiojet.sk, eurolines.sk, or flixbus.com for further details.
Bratislava connects to the main lines from Prague, Budapest, Vienna and various regions in Slovakia. Bratislava has two railway stations – the Main Station (Hlavná stanica) and Petržalka. The Main Station is well connected to the rest of the city via trams, buses or trolleybuses and you can get to the Old Town on foot in only 15 minutes. From the train station in Petržalka, the no. 80, 91, 93 buses take you to the city centre. See zssk.sk for further details.
Bratislava is also conveniently connected with many European cities via a network of bus lines. It has frequent service to the surrounding areas and also to other regions in Slovakia. Buses arrive and depart from Mlynské Nivy bus station. Coaches between Bratislava and Vienna run at one-hour intervals. See regiojet.sk, eurolines.sk, or flixbus.com for further details.
Due to its position on the river Danube, Bratislava has regular connections by boat with Vienna. The centre of Vienna (Schwedenplatz) is connected with Bratislava by a fast catamaran Twin City Liner and another fast hydrofoil, which is berthed at Vienna Handelskai.
Bratislava is situated at the intersection of several important motorways. The distance to Prague is 330 km, Budapest 200 km and Vienna 65 km. If you are going to use a motorway, you need to buy an e-vignette in advance at eznamka.sk, or alternatively at borders or petrol stations. The minimum validity period is ten days (costs EUR 10).