Car Hire at Bratislava Airport
This information is correct as of June 2015
Whether you want to hike in the wild beauty of the mini Carpathian Mountains, luxuriate in the opulence and caffeine-fuelled revelry of Vienna or explore cobbled streets and castles on the banks of the Danube, you can find the best car hire at Bratislava Airport with Skyscanner.
Where to hire a car at Bratislava Airport
There are eight car hire companies with desks at Bratislava Airport: Avis, Enterprise, Budget, Hertz, Sixt, Euro Care, Europecar and Alwe. All of the desks are inside the terminal, so you don’t need to go far to pick up your car.
Petrol stations near Bratislava Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
Luckily there is an OMV Zlaty Piesky petrol station just 5 minutes by car from Bratislava Airport. Head north out of the airport, take a left at the roundabout onto Ivanska cesta and then rights on to the E571 towards Zilina. The petrol station will be on the right hand side.
Driving around Bratislava Airport
Bratislava Airport is well connected to the region’s main roads. Bratislava lies on the border of two other countries. The city can be accessed by motorways from northern Slovakia and Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Austria. A sticker (or vignette) is required on your windshield to be able to drive on the motorways. Stickers can be bought at any petrol station and cost €10* for 10 days.
Getting to your destination
We’ve put together a quick guide on getting to the most popular destinations from Bratislava Airport.
Little Carpathians Wine Route
On the slopes of the Small Carpathians there are wonderful vineyards and charming wine villages like Rača, Pezinok or Modra. The Little Carpathians Wine Route is a must for buffs while the stunning surrounding countryside perched on the mighty Danube River is a haven for explorers. Fantastic walking and hiking trails and exciting outdoor activities await.
It takes just over an hour by car to reach the Little Carpathians or ‘Male Karpaty’. Take the E571 from the airport, taking exit 27 for Senec. Follow the Route 503 then the Route 61 for Bratislava. Follow signs for Route 504 to Stefanova and Dolany until you reach the Little Carpathians.
Elegant and cultured, Vienna is packed with some of the best coffee houses in the world. Grandeur oozes from every pore of its opulent palaces and Hofburg lineage, its world class ballet, opera and home-grown composers like Handel, Bach, Liszt and Brahms. By night, the historic courtyards of the old centre create a magical peek back to its imperial past.
Vienna is only a one hour drive from Bratislava Airport. From the E571 airport road, take the D2 exit and keep right to get on to the E58 toll road entering Austria. Merge with the A6 toll road and take the A4 exit towards the city centre.
An ancient red-roofed city with its own castle, Bratislava lies on the mighty Danube while its backdrop is of rugged mountain beauty. The magical historic old town is filled with 18th century wonders while the new city is a-buzz with student life, modern arts spaces, great shopping and plenty of lively evening entertainment. It takes just 15 minutes to reach Bratislava city centre from the airport. Take the E571 from the airport, onto the D2 towards Petrzalka. Keep following signs for Route 2 and the city centre. After entering the city, you can either can use one of the paid underground garages or buy a parking card from vendors in yellow vests to try to find a free parking space on the street. The former is recommended on weekends as the city centre is very busy and the one-way system can be a real headache. Weekday parking in the city centre between 8am and 4pm requires a parking card. You can purchase parking cards from vendors in yellow vests or in newsstands; they cost €0.80* and are valid for 60 minutes. Outside the centre, parking on the streets is free. Some hotels in Bratislava offer parking.
Prices subject to change