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Bratislava Tour Ideas

Private Tour: Bratislava City Tour with Optional Devin Castle Visit

Private Tour: Bratislava City Tour with Optional Devin Castle Visit
3 or 5 hours
USD 87.12
Get acquainted with Bratislava on this private, 3-hour sightseeing tour. Delve into Bratislava Old Town to see showstoppers such as Main Square and St Martin's Cathedral. Admire the neoclassical Primatial Palace and, if it's open on the day, head inside to see its stunning Hall of Mirrors. Then, enjoy a panoramic drive around Bratislava Castle, the Presidential Palace and other landmarks. Upgrade to include a visit to Devín Castle (own expense), a medieval hilltop castle perched high above the Danube River. This private tour ensures undivided attention from the driver-guide.

Private Tour of Small Carpathian Wine Route with The Red Stone Castle

Private Tour of Small Carpathian Wine Route with The Red Stone Castle
6 hours
USD 359.83
Take a tour of a Small Carpathian Wine Region which is stretching through 25 beautiful villages in the Southern part of Slovakia very close to Bratislava. Taste some great wines and see the former noble residence of the Palffy family, world famous Red Stone castle.

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Bratislava Airport (BTS) Car Rental

Welcome to the car rental Bratislava Airport information page with information on Bratislava Airport car rental options, including which side do you drive on, transmission types, local Bratislava driving stress, licences, and more. You may also compare your Bratislava Airport car rental options and search for the best available Bratislava car rental rates in the search box below.

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Bratislava Airport Car Rental Desk Locations

There are numerous Bratislava Airport car rental companies offering vehicles. Look for their desks in the Arrivals Hall at the Bratislava Airport.

Bratislava Airport Car Rental Companies

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Bratislava Driving Information

Driving is on the right side of the road.

All Bratislava Airport rental cars are automatic transmission.

Your local drivers' licence is required.

An International Drivers' Permit (or IDP) may be required, especially if your local drivers' licence is in a language other than the local language (you may inquire when you pick up your car).

Bratislava Driving Stress Level: 5/10

Bratislava lies on the border of two other countries and has a relatively good road system. The town can be accessed by motorways (i.e. limited access highway) from northern Slovakia and Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary as well as Austria. As a result, you can pass the town without having to leave the motorway at all. Together with countries like Austria and Czech Republic it's required to have a sticker on your windshield to drive on motorways. Stickers can be bought at any regular gas station - it's recommended to stop at the first gas station after crossing the border.


After entering the city, a parking information system is in place to lead you to the next free parking spot. In the center of town you either can use one of the paid underground garages or buy a parking card from vendors in yellow vests and try to find a free spot in the streets. The former is recommended on weekends as finding a parking place in the one-ways can turn into a real head breaking puzzle. If you do find a spot in the street and it's a weekday between 08:00 and 16:00, a parking card may be necessary. You need them in the center of the city only, parking on the streets is free otherwise. You can purchase parking cards from vendors in yellow vests; they cost EUR 0.70 and are valid for 60 minutes.


It may be a good idea to leave the car at the Aupark parking lot which also serves as a "Park and Walk" facility for tourists (note that the indoor parking facilities as well as parts of the outdoor parking lot are closed from 23:00 to 10:00 the rest of the parking space is free to use 24/7). You can leave your car here and walk through the park and across the Danube to the city centre, which is a 10 minute stroll, or just use public transportation. It is not recommended to leave the car in residential areas outside of the city centre to avoid paid parking, as non-resident cars may attract car thieves. 


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Last Updated: 20 Jan 2017