Bratislava airport terminals, flights, transport and passenger services

Bratislava airport or Milan Rastislav Štefánik International (IATA code: BTS) is the main air travel hub in Slovakia, central Europe. It is conveniently located 9 kilometres from the centre of Bratislava and a one-hour drive from Vienna in Austria, Brno in Czechia and Gyôr in Hungary. In this post, you can learn more about the terminals, flights, transport options, passenger services and hotels in BTS.

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Flights to Bratislava airport in Slovakia

The following airlines operate scheduled regular and seasonal flights to and from BTS:

  • Wizz Air (London Luton)
  • Air Cairo (Hurghada)
  • Smartwings (Dubai International, Antalya, Corfu, Palma de Mallorca, Zakynthos and Rhodes)
  • Ryanair (Brussels Charleroi, Bergamo, Rome Ciampino, Manchester, Sofia, Malta, Thessaloniki, London Stansted, Leeds Bradford, Lanzarote, Dublin, Edinburgh, Copenhagen, Eindhoven)

Terminals of Bratislava airport

Hotels near Bratislava airport in Slovakia

The airport complex in Bratislava consists of just one passenger terminal building, divided into a main zone (A) and a non-Schengen arrivals and departures zone (B). On the ground floor, travellers find a public departures area with passenger handling services and check-in counters. A small part of it is dedicated to some non-Schengen arrivals. In order to board their planes, they can access the second floor via escalators and go through the security checkpoints that lead to gates 1 to 8, and clear the passport control to gates 9 to 13, from which flights towards non-Schengen destinations depart.

How to travel from the airport to Bratislava city centre

After landing in Bratislava airport, passengers can commute to the centre and the city’s railway station thanks to the public bus line 61 (N61 operating at night), or else travel to other destinations in Slovakia with Slovak lines. Other bus and coach companies such as Blaguss and Flixbus run services between BTS and Vienna city and Vienna International airport. Alternatively, there are taxi stands outside the terminal as well as car rental offices onsite: Budget, Enterprise, Alamo, Sixt and Hertz are just some of the agencies you can choose from.

Passenger services in Bratislava airport

While at Bratislava International airport, you can benefit from the services and amenities listed below:

  • Courtesy battery charging stations near the boarding gates for your electronic devices.
  • Free unlimited WiFi Internet network accessible from all areas.
  • Shopping and food outlets before and after security that include Eat&Fly, The Food Market, Mediapress, the Jet Bar, Heinemann Duty Free, Volare and Slovak Home Products.
  • The Business Lounge “Mastercard Caproni Lounge” for frequent flyers, business-class ticket plane holders, Priority Pass and Lounge Key loyalty program members or any passenger who purchases a daily pass as long as there is availability. The daily access allows you to stay inside the lounge for 2 hours maximum to enjoy complimentary food and beverages, read magazines and newspapers and use its business facilities with greater privacy and comfort.

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