Bratislava Card

On this page you will find all important information about the Bratislava Card: What services does the City Card offer and for whom is it worthwhile? How long is it valid and where can you buy it?

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Bratislava Card
  • Visit 20+ museums and galleries free of charge
  • Free guided city tour
  • Use local public transport free of charge
  • Discounts up to 50 %
  • Valid for 1, 2 or 3 days
  • Pick up your Bratislava Card in town
  • With the card you save money in Bratislava!

How the Bratislava Card works

The Bratislava Card is the official guest card of the City of Bratislava and allows you to discover many sights in and around Bratislava at an attractive price. The City Card is available with a validity of 1, 2 or 3 days. When purchasing, you can decide whether you want free use of public transport included or the slightly cheaper Bratislava Card without local transport.

The comprehensive variant including local transport includes the following services:

  • Free admission to 23 museums and galleries
  • Up to 50 % discount for more than 100 attractions, restaurants, leisure activities and shops
  • Free use of public transport in the city
  • Free guided tour through the old town

You can buy the card online and receive a voucher that you have to exchange for a physical card on the spot in Bratislava. After activation, the City Card is valid for 1 to 3 days, depending on the option booked.

Who is the Bratislava Card suitable for?

From our point of view, the Bratislava Card has a very good price-performance ratio and pays off already from 2 to 3 activities. Especially if you also want to use public transport in the city and the region. This makes sense, as some sights such as Devin Castle or the Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum are located somewhat outside the city centre.

The card also makes travelling easier, as you no longer have to worry about public transport tickets.

How much does the Bratislava Card cost?

The price of the Bratislava Card incl. local transport depends on the period of validity.

  • 24h Bratislava Card + local transport: 23,00 €
  • 48h Bratislava Card + local transport: 28,00 €
  • 72h Bratislava Card + local transport: 32,00 €

The following prices apply for the Bratislava Card without local transport:

  • 24h Bratislava Card: 21,00 €
  • 48h Bratislava Card: 24,00 €
  • 72h Bratislava Card: 26,00 €

This price is valid for all persons aged 16 and over. A Bratislava Card for children is not offered. However, children under 18 accompanied by an adult with a valid Bratislava Card can use public transport free of charge. Children under 16 accompanied by a cardholder are entitled to free admission to Bibiana (International House of Arts for Children) and free participation in a guided tour of the city. In addition, many sights and institutions already grant discounts for children or families as standard.

All services of the Bratislava Card

The Bratislava Card gives you free admission to 23 museums, monuments and galleries and discounts on more than 100 other sights and leisure activities. When booked accordingly, the use of public transport is also free.

You can find an overview of all benefits and discounts here: Advantages of the Bratislava Card

Free offers

  • Town Hall Tower
  • Devin Castle
  • Bratislava Castle History Museum
  • Bibiana
  • Castle Červený Kameň
  • SNM Music Museum
  • Pállfy Palace
  • further offers

You get a free ticket when you show your Bratislava Card at the ticket office.

Discounts with the Bratislava Card

In addition, the Bratislava Card offers discounts for some museums, sights, tours, shops and restaurants. Here is a small selection of the discounts:

  • Danubiana Meuelensteen Art Museum (-20%)
  • Most SNP (UFO Tower) (-20%)
  • Bratislava Zoo (-20%)
  • Danube trips (-20%)
  • Panorama Tour to Bratislava Castle (-15%)
  • UFO Restaurant & Bar (-10%)
  • Various day and half-day excursions (-10%)

You can find a complete list of all reductions here: Advantages of the Bratislava Card

Free guided city tour

With the Bratislava Card you can also take part in a free guided walking tour of the city.
This takes place daily at 14:00. Participation must be booked in person, by telephone or by e-mail at least 2 hours in advance.

Booking options:

The tour will be held in English, German and Slovak. The meeting point is at the Tourist Info, Klobučnícka 2.

One child up to the age of 16 can take part in the tour free of charge per cardholder.

Public transport with the Bratislava Card

If you have booked a card with the local transport option, it also serves as a ticket for the entire network in the city (zones 100 and 101) and the region (IDS BK). This way you can also reach popular attractions such as Devin Castle, the zoo or the Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum just outside Bratislava.

The following means of transport can be used in and around Bratislava:

  • Trams
  • Trolleybuses
  • Buses (line 1 - 199, night lines N21 - N99 and lines X)
  • Red regional buses of Arriva GmbH (lines 205 - 799)
  • Trains (S8 - S70 and R20 - R70)
Public transport in Bratislava
© Siddhant Kumar / Unsplash

In the event of a check, a valid ID must be shown in addition to the card.

Children up to the age of 18 can use public transport free of charge when accompanied by a cardholder.

With the Bratislava Card to the airport

The Bratislava Card is also valid for travel to Milan Rastislav Stefanik Airport in Bratislava. One piece of luggage per cardholder is included.

Is the Bratislava Card worth it?

The Bratislava Card including local transport is especially worthwhile if you want to use the city's public transport for several days. But even without local transport, you can save money on 2-3 activities.

The following table shows how much you can save using the 72h card as an example:

AttractionWithout Bratislava CardWith Bratislava Card
Bratislava Card + local transport 72h32,00 €
Public transport: 72h10,80 €Free of charge
Devin Castle8,00 €Free of charge
Castle Červený Kameň8,00 €Free of charge
Guided city walk16,00 €Free of charge
Historical Museum12,00 €Free of charge
Danubiana Meuelensteen Art Museum10,00 €8,00 €
Small Carpathians Museum7,00 €Free of charge
Danube Navigation Bratislava - Gabčíkovo45,00 €36,00 €
Total116,80 €76,00 €

Some popular sights such as Bratislava Castle are unfortunately not included in the Bratislava Card.

Nevertheless, you can save quite a bit with the City Card, especially if you want to take part in a city tour.

If you subtract the price of the local transport ticket from the purchase price, this results in a saving of approx. 21,-€. You have already achieved this saving with 2-3 sights and activities.

The more often you use your City Card, the more it pays for itself!

Buy & Collect Bratislava Card

You can buy the Bratislava Card online. After purchase, you will receive a voucher that you can print out or exchange in digital form for a physical card on site. You can make the exchange here:

  • BTB Tourist Information Centre - Klobučnícka 2, 811 01 Bratislava

The Tourist Information is open from Monday to Saturday from 09:00 to 18:00 and on Sunday from 10:00 to 16:00.

The exchange of the card into a physical card on site is mandatory, as the voucher does not fulfil the function of a plastic card and no discounts are granted on the voucher.

The card can either be activated by the sales staff or you can enter the relevant data on the back of the card yourself.

Bratislava Card

Advantages & Disadvantages

Advantages of the Bratislava Card

  • Free admission to 23 museums and sights.
  • Free use of all public transport in the city and region (with booked option).
  • You don't have to worry about tickets.
  • The price-performance ratio is good: the card pays for itself quickly if you take advantage of attractive discounts.

Disadvantages of the Bratislava Card

  • Some popular sights such as Bratislava Castle are not included in the service.
  • The card must be collected after your arrival in Bratislava.

More offers in Bratislava

If you decide against the Bratislava Card, you can also purchase some offers individually. Here you will find a selection of popular offers:

FAQ about the Bratislava Card

How does the Bratislava Card work?

You buy the Bratislava Card online and collect it when you arrive in the city. You can then visit various museums and sights for free for up to 72 hours and choose from over 100 discounts. You can also use public transport with the card if you book accordingly. There is also a Bratislava Card without public transport.

Can I use public transport with the Bratislava Card?

Yes, with the Bratislava Card you can use public transport within zones 100 and 101 and in the region for free. This includes trams, buses and trains.

Is the airport transfer included in the Bratislava Card?

Yes, with the Bratislava Card you can travel free of charge from Milan Rastislav Stefanik Airport to the city. The transport of one piece of luggage is included.

How is the Bratislava Card activated?

The Bratislava Card is activated by the sales staff when you pick it up at the Tourist Information. Alternatively, you can activate it yourself by filling in the relevant data on the back of the card.

Author: Patrick

Here writes: Patrick

Patrick has visited various metropolises such as Amsterdam, London, Paris and Barcelona. Here he writes about the most important City Cards. His aim is to present detailed and up-to-date information for the official tourist maps of popular cities.

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