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“A bit boring after the 20 minutes”

Vienna to Bratislava Hydrofoil
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Bratislava Day Trip from Vienna
Reviewed December 13, 2013

We needed to return to Bratislava from Vienna to get the plane home so we decided to take the boat along the Danube. It is quite a boring trip after a while, all there is are lots of little fishing huts all along the river on both banks, it's very flat and there are next to no views. Every now and again a huge barge makes an appearance to break up the monotony. Things pick up as you appraoch Bratislava for the last 15 minutes. Bratislava is a large town but with a very small city centre which is very pretty, the tourist office were kind enough to let us leave our small suitcases with them while we looked around. You can do all the streets in a couple of hours, the beer is bery good and very cheap. We took a bus to the airport, the bus drivers are completely nuts, they accelerate as quickly as they can then slam on the brakes when they get near the vehicle in front, not recommended. The airport is very plush and modern but the only beer they sell is 12%.

8  Thank cantabria2012
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Reviewed November 14, 2013

We traveled by train from Budapest to Bratislava and had good views at times of the River Danube and the countryside. We had inquired about buses but apparently they are only for local places. When we got off the train we could not find any information office so we had to ask at a shop about what bus to catch to get into town center. Once their we had a good wander around trying to find a hotel and finally find one. Talking to the receptionist we discovered that there was a fast ferry running from here to Vienna. We were told it left a short distance away from where we were at the hotel. When we went out for a meal that evening we found the place the fast ferry goes from, only about 15-20 minutes walk down to the Danube from the hotel. Had a meal at a restaurant then to a very comfy bed. Next morning after a good breakfast we got on our way down to the ferry terminal where we got our tickets and waited for it to arrive. Once we had got on board we were soon on our way up the river wizzing past barges and other boats, travelling nice and smoothly. It was rather dull weather on leaving but it improved as we moved further up river. Enjoyed the scenery as we traveled along the river, finally arriving right into the center of Vienna around lunch time.

2  Thank James B
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Reviewed November 8, 2013

A fun break from Vienna, we took the only boat at 8:30 am. You would have to reserve ahead for the front 3 seats and it comes with a premium in price. I think it is not necessary in the summer as you can step outside. On cold weather, the front seats are advantageous. The trip takes 70 min long, and is passes through some scenic views. On the way back we took the train, it took about the same time but no views at half the price. Bratislava is a beatiful city, with small city charm. Away from touristy Vienna, with young, vibrant locals and a sad Communist history but promising future. A way to end is to have a drink at the rooftop Sky Bar with gorgeous views

8  Thank Sport5639
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Reviewed November 6, 2013 via mobile

Disappointingly the. Oat was taken out if service last weekend for the winter season. Recommences in April . Hugely disappointed as went on this boat to Vienna last year and it was a real thrill! The Danube is, in parts, quote a narrow river and to jet up there at 70kmph feels it faster! Great experience. Do it!!

3  Thank Paulsmithcasty
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

This mode of transportation is a little more expensive but takes you from center city to center city. The hydrofoil is quite and smooth with comfortable seats. We traveled on a cool day so stayed in the main cabin but deck seats were available. Look into reserved seating at the front of the boat - you get a great view of the river. We chose to take the train back to Vienna which is about half the price and you get to see the land area between the two cities. Available on the boat is a city tour package (10 euros) which is great for no other reason than it takes you to the top of the hill overlooking Bratislava. The price includes a half hour walking tour of the old city. Our guide spent more than an hour with us. If you take the train back use the bus to get to the station (.70 euros - $1 approx.) it is too far to walk after a day of sightseeing.

4  Thank Rsmith7412
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