Bratislava airport: Bratislava Milan Rastislav Štefánik Airport (BTS)

Bratislava Milan Rastislav Štefánik Airport

Bratislava Airport is nine kilometers northeast of the city center and is named after Milan Rastislav Štefánik, a soldier that crashed his airplane above Bratislava in 1919. Cities such as Vienna in Austria and Brno in the Czech Republic are only an hour drive from this airport.

Prices are given here in the Slovak currency, the kroon (Sk), €1.00 = Sk 34 (January 2007).

Address

Bratislava Milan Rastislav Štefánik Airport
Letisko M.R. Štefánika
823 11 Bratislava 21
Slovakia

Airport codes

IATA airport code: BTS
ICAO airport code: LZIB

Transport

Local transport

Train

There is no train connection with the airport. A bus goes to the train station in Bratislava.

Car and bus

The airport is along the important highway D1. You can reach the center of Bratislava by car in 15 minutes (a bit longer in the morning and evening rush hour). The exit to the airport (‘Letisko’) is clearly indicated.

Bus line 61 goes every 10 or 20 minutes to the train station in Bratislava. Tickets are only available in the ticket machine. The ride to the center takes approximately half an hour. There are good tram and bus connections with the rest of the city from the train station, including to the main bus station, Bratislava AS Mlynské Nivy, trolley bus 210.

Terravision (tel: +421(0)2 3303 3324) maintains a direct connection with the city center of Vienna, this bus leaves from the stop in front of Exit C.

Car rental - Bratislava Airport

In the Arrivals Hall there are counters for car rental companies: Avis, Hertz, Europcar and Sixt. You can also reserve a rental car in advance using the service EasyTerra provides, they compare the rates of several providers in a single quote.

Taxi

The taxis outside the Arrivals Hall charge high rates for a ride to Bratislava, it is better to order a taxi by telephone (tel: +421(0)2 4444 1111), then you pay Sk 200-350, depending on the amount of traffic and time.

Airport Parking

Short-term parking is in the parking area in front of the terminal and costs Sk 60 per hour, there are only places for 500 cars. There is cheaper parking in parking garage P2 and costs Sk 300 per day, Sk 800 per week. A shuttle bus goes between this garage and the terminal. You can reserve a place (tel: +421(0)2 4857 6261).

Services

Services

Hotels

The airport is close to Bratislava, where there is a large choice of hotels. If you want to stay the night closer to the airport, then there are two possibilities: City Hotel Bratislava (tel: +421(0)2 2060 6100) and the fashionable Hotel Kamila (tel: +421(0)2 4594 3611) that is established in a castle, it is owned by the popular Slovakian actress Kamila Magalova. For more hotels and to reserve online you can go to Booking.com, they have a large range of hotels with great internet rates.

Shops and restaurants

There is a limited range of shops, restaurants and bars. The Panorama Restaurant (tel: +421(0)2 3303 5050) is an á la carte restaurant on the second level of the Departures Hall.

Baggage

There is a counter for lost and found items in the Baggage Hall (tel: +421(0)2 3303 3389). Opposite the Departures Hall by the parking area there is a counter where you can store your baggage.

Information

There is a general service counter in the Arrivals Hall. Furthermore, there is an office from the Bratislava Culture and Information Service, you can reserve hotels here, and there are maps and brochures for the tourist sights. You can also purchase the Bratislava City Card which includes, among other things, unlimited use of public transportation.

Business

There are two VIP lounges with places for a maximum of 20 and 50 people, respectively, on the second level of the Departures Hall, however, there are limited business services such as fax and copy. Hotel Kamila (see Hotels) has rooms to rent for seminars and press conferences and also offers services such as secretarial support and catering.

Disabled facilities

The airport is accessible for the disabled. There are wheelchair ramps, adapted elevators and restrooms. For assistance you can go to the general service counter.

Other services

There are banks, money exchange offices and ATM's, there are also payphones. First Aid is available through the general service counter in the Arrivals Hall.

Contact

Contact

Address

Bratislava Milan Ratislav Štefánika Airport
Letisko M.R. Štefánika
823 11 Bratislava 21
Slovakia

Telephone, fax, email

Telephone: +421(0)2 3303 3353
Fax: +421(0)2 4342 5829
Email: information@airportbratislava.sk

Airport codes

IATA airport code: BTS
ICAO airport code: LZIB

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