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Bratislava Airport (BTS)
Official Name: M. R. Stefánik Airport. Slovak: Letisko M. R. Stefánika
Address: Ivanská cesta, 820 01 Bratislava-Ruzinov, Slovakia
IATA Code: BTS
Location: It's located a little over 5 miles north of the city centre.
Airlines operating at Bratislava Airport: The airport is served by half a dozen passenger airlines. The only airline currently flying from the UK directly to BTS is Ryanair.
Tel: +421 2/330 333 53
The airport only has one terminal, which was finished in 2012 and is located on the site of the original Terminal A built in the 70s. There were originally two more terminals, B and C, but they are no longer in use since the new Terminal A is fully operational. The check-in desks are located on the ground floor, by the main entrance, while security control is located on the second floor.
To pick up your car hire at Bratislava Airport, you must head to the desks located on the ground floor of the terminal, on the public area of the arrivals section of the airport. When you arrive, you should head for the desk of the relevant car rental supplier (which will be noted on the first page of your voucher, under "Pickup Information"), and present your voucher and documents. They will then direct you to your vehicle.
Should your flight be delayed, it is important to remember to notify the supplier so that they keep the vehicle for you. This should be done even if you provided your flight number when booking. You can find the supplier's contact information on the aforementioned section of the voucher.
If your pick up time is outside normal desk operating hours, an out of hours fee will apply.
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Bratislava Airport offers numerous opportunities for dining and duty-free shopping. On the public area of the airport, travellers can grab a bite to eat or a coffee at one of the bars. The post-office is also located in this section of the airport, together with the tourism information office.
The duty-free shops are located past the security check, where you will also find a coffee shop and a news stand. There's free Wi-Fi throughout the terminal, and if you need to charge your laptop or your mobile phone, there are charging stations near the boarding gates.
There are two daytime buses serving the airport, the 61 and the 96, and one night-time bus, the N61. The buses 61 and N61 offer connections to the Main Railway Station (Hlavná zeleznicná stanica). You can buy bus tickets at the news stand in the terminal, at the City Tourist stand located at Arrivals or from the ticket machines located both in the Arrivals section and at the bus stop. From the Main Railway Station, there are connections to other cities in Slovakia, such as Kosice and Banská Bystrica, as well as to other European capitals, namely Prague, Vienna and Budapest.
If you're travelling by car, the airport has access to the D1 motorway. If you're travelling towards the airport, the relevant exits are marked with an airport sign and the word "Letisko", which is Slovak for airport.
For more information about driving in Slovakia, take a look at our driving information guide.
If you're only picking up or dropping someone off at the airport, you can stop in the drive-through road in front of the terminal without having to pay. For longer stays, you can use one of two car parks (P1 and P2), both within walking distance of the terminal.
P1 allows free parking during the first 15 minutes, while P2 does not charge for the first 5 minutes of parking. There are automated machines in the car park itself and in the terminal where you can use cash to pay for parking. You can also pay by credit card to the park attendant in the payment booth inside the car park.
Most street parking in the centre of Bratislava is paid until 4pm. In order to pay for the parking, you must buy a parking card from either a parking attendant (identified by their yellow reflective vests) or from a newsstand. Alternatively, you can also leave your car in one of the many car parks found throughout the city. There are electronic boards along the main routes that inform of free parking spaces in nearby lots.
If you prefer to save on parking, you can also leave your car on the car park of the Aupark Shopping Centre for free. Aupark is close to the Old Town, just across the Danube, and it would be particularly handy if you would like to do some shopping afterwards.