While Bratislava itself is a nice little city as well, there are a lot of great places to visit in the area. With its central location and close location to the borders of Hungary, Czech Republic and Austria it is a good place to spend a longer period of time.
While I know Bratislava is not typically a place where people stay for more than just a couple of days, if you happen to do so anyway, here are a couple of day trips from Bratislava.
Day Trip from Bratislava to Vienna, Austria
Vienna is only about an hour away by bus or car which makes Vienna and Bratislava one of the closest capitals in the world.
If you are spending a longer period of time in Bratislava you can therefore not miss out on paying a visit to Austria’s capital as well.
Spend your time visiting Schönbrunn castle or check out the stunning historic centre of Vienna. Also, there are a lot of delicious Austrian foods to try in Vienna.
You can even bike from Bratislava to Vienna along the Danube river.
Distance: 1 hour by bus
Day Trip from Bratislava to Trenčín, Slovakia
Trenčin is located around 120 km away from Bratislava. The main attraction in this city is its castle. As well as the view that you get from the top of the castle.
Distance: about 2 hours by train
Day Trip from Bratislava to Brno, Czech Republic
If you want to pay a visit to the Czech Republic but don’t want to travel all the way up to Prague, then Brno might be a good idea. Overall, it is the second largest city in Czech Republic.
Distance: 1 hour 30 minutes by train
Day Trip from Bratislava to Štúrovo and Esztergom (Slovakia/Hungary)
This destination is not really as popular among tourists I believe, we mostly found it by picking a random place on the map. While Štúrovo was not the most interesting place in the world, the cool part about it was that you can walk over a bridge and therefore cross into Hungary by foot.
The city on the Hungarian side of the river is called Esztergom, where you can visit a cathedral or climb up to a castle.
Distance: 1 hour 20 minutes by train
Day Trip from Bratislava to Budapest
While Budapest certainly is worth to stay at more than just a day and can also be visited as part of a weekend trip from Bratislava, it is still possible to visit it as part of a day trip if you are short on time.
But probably you will not be able to fit all of Budapest’s many attractions into your schedule. It should still be enough time to enjoy a walk over the Chain bridge and visit the Fisherman’s bastion.
Distance: 2 hours 30 minutes by train
Day Trip from Bratislava to Čičmany, Slovakia
Čičmany is a small village in Slovakia which is known for its unique houses, known as the first folk architecture reserve in the world. It’s a nice place to go to but no place where you can spend the entire day.
However, it is quite difficult to get there, as the busses that run from Zilina only go about three times a day. So if you go all that way anyway you can also combine the trip with going to Zilina as well.
Distance: about 2 hours 20 minutes to Zilina + 40 minutes by Bolt (like Uber)
Day Trip from Bratislava to Breclav, Czech Republic
While there is not a lot to do in Breclav, it is one of the closet places to visit in the Czech Republic. It is certainly not a place to spend the entire day but still cool to spent a couple of hours at. We went to have some Czech food when we were there and just wandered around the area for a little bit.
Distance: 50 minutes by train (€5.20 one way)
And here were 7 day trips from Bratislava! Which of these places would you like to visit?
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