Local Public Transport in Bratislava
You can use buses, trolleybuses and trams. Tickets are available at the newsagents, in hotels or in machines at most stops.
Prior to getting on any public means of transport all passengers are obliged to buy tickets and after getting inside they have to mark them in the nearest electronic machine. After changing to another means of transport it is not necessary to mark another ticket. Into the time of the ticket validity the time for interrupting the journey will be counted in. Any ticket that has not been marked or has been marked improperly, will be considered invalid.
There are timetables installed at stops, which provide information regarding the time of journey, the first stop, the terminus on a certain route, and information regarding the tariff zone. These data are binding when an inspector examines tickets to check whether they are valid.
Passengers are obliged to pay for the baggage the measurements of which are in excess of 30 x 40 x 60 cm, i.e. after getting on the vehicle they mark a reduced-fare ticket with respective time validity.
For more information about routes, prices, etc. in English see Public Transport Company Bratislava website.
Prices for certain kind of tickets
Rates valid beginning August 1, 2011.
One journey tickets valid for 15 minutes: 0.70 EUR.
With price release: 0.35 EUR*.
Tickets valid 60 minutes (valid 90 minutes during weekends) for more journeys: 0.90 EUR.
With price release: 0.45 EUR*.
Tickets valid 70 minutes bought by SMS: 1.00 EUR.
Tourists tickets for all means of city transport:
For 24 hours: 4.50 EUR.
For 48 hours: 8.30 EUR.
For 3 days: 10.00 EUR.
For 7 days: 15.00 EUR.
*This kind of ticket should be used only after fulfilling the conditions of the Tariff-System of the Bratislava Transport Company, a.s.
For transportation of baggage it is needed reduced-fare ticket or combined ticket for 1 person and baggage.
For transportation of animal it is needed full-price ticket (not reduced-fare ticket) or in the case of transportation of dog combined ticket for 1 person and a dog.
The most of day-lines leaves first stop about 23.00. Only few lines operate until midnight. First morning lines start operation about 4.20 and the most of lines start about 5.00.
For information regarding night lines see Public Transport Company Bratislava pages.