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Average rating: 8.9 of 10 Number of customer reviews: 7
Average rating: 8.9 / 10
Number of reviews in Bratislava: 7
Kalin Tsekov Budget Bratislava Airport
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“Great service, much better prices than other websites!”

08-04-2019 03:49
Peter Lahaye Budget Bratislava Airport
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06-01-2015 20:43

Location information for Bratislava

Car hire Bratislava
Car hire Bratislava

Introduction

Since the division of Checkoslovakia in Czech Republic and Slovakia (in 1993), Bratislava has been the capital of the independent state of Slovakia. From the 16th to the 18th century it was the capital of Hungary, which was then much bigger than it is now. The city has a beautiful old centre on the banks of the Danube, with historical buildings from the 14th and 15th centuries, for instance the Gothic Saint Martin cathedral (where Hungarian kings were crowned) and the town hall. There are also many baroque elements from later times. Bratislava castle, situated on an 82 metre high mountain, dominates the city's skyline.

Population

The city has about half a million inhabitants. These days, most of them are Slovakians, but in the past Germans and Hungarians have left a clear mark on the city. Until the First World War, the Germans were the largest population group, followed by the Hungarians.

Location

Bratislava is located in the extreme west of Slovakia on both banks of the Danube. The Austrian capital Vienna lies at only 50 kilometres to the west. The city's southern suburbs border on Hungary. To the north are the hills of the Malé Karpaty (Lower Carpathians).

Economy

Like in many former communist countries, the transition towards a free market economy has been a painful process in Slovakia, but in recent years Bratislava has reached quieter economic waters. Many international high-tech companies have located their service centres in the city, including IBM, Dell, Accenture, AT&T and SAP. Volkswagen has a factory in Bratislava and there is also a chemical and electronics industry. In addition, the city attracts more and more tourists, due to a large extent to the arrival of budget airlines. The average income is high compared to the other new member states of the European Union.

Airports

Bratislava's Milan Rastislav Štefánik International Airport is located 15 kilometres from the city centre. In recent years, the airport has focused on attracting low budget airlines, and there are various connections to many European cities, including Amsterdam.
Bus 61 provides a direct connection between the airport and the city's central station (Hlavna Stanica).

The airport of Vienna lies at a mere 40 kilometres to the west of Bratislava. There are two bus lines from the Viennese airport to the central bus station and the airport of Bratislava. There is a direct train connection to Vienna, although the train does not make a stop at the airport of the Austrian capital.

Public transport

Public transport is operated by Dopravny podnik Bratislava. There are buses, trams and trolleybuses. For visitors, the tram is the easiest (and fastest) mode of transport. You can buy tickets in advance at ticket machines. The tickets have a certain use-by time, so you need to know roughly how long your journey will be. Stamp the cards immediately when boarding a tram of bus. Fines for travelling with a valid ticket are high and they are enforced rigorously.

At night there are a few bus lines, but the frequency is not very high.

Traffic and parking

In the city centre you can only park with a parking card, which you can buy from the traffic wardens with their yellow vests or at newspaper kiosks. Parking is not expensive, but it may be better to park your car in a car park. Bratislava has more than 10 car parks where you can park your car. A dynamic information system leads you to the nearest car park with free spaces. There is a centrally located underground car park on Ursulinska Street, behind the post office.

Hotels

There is a wide variety of hotels to choose from in Bratislava, and in years to come their number will only increase. In the old centre are most of the 4 star hotels, including one on a boat on the Danube! In the old centre there are also apartments for rent, for shorter or longer periods. Near Bratislava Castle there is a cheap pension, but we only recommend this for those who do not mind climbing a steep hill. The city is gaining in economic importance and attracts more and more tourists. We therefore strongly recommend booking your accommodation in advance.

External Sources

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Frequently asked questions

Is EasyTerra Car Hire the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by EasyTerra Car Hire? at this location
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