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    Car hire at Bratislava Airport – The perfect gateway to Slovakia

    Bratislava Airport is located just under 6 miles from central Bratislava. Being the main airport into Slovakia, it welcomes annually just over 2 million passengers, and over 2,000 tones of cargo. Some of its busiest routes include flights to London-Luton, Dublin and Antalya. Thanks to our strong working relationships with leading global car hire companies, we are able to offer all customers great rates on a car hire at Bratislava Airport and at over 24,000 other locations worldwide.

    At Auto Europe, we're firm believers that our clients should not have to choose between quality and price. We are able to offer all customers access to a large and modern fleet of vehicles. Along with car hire, we also hire out luxury cars and motorhomes. Contact out reservation agents today to find out more on +44 123 3225 114. Our car hire reviews in Bratislava have been left by past clients so that you can see what they experienced with their car hire through us.

    Airport Information

    Bratislava International Airport was opened in 1951 and became the main airport into Slovakia after its independence in 1993. The airport consists of one main terminal which was opened in 2012 and has recorded over 2 million annual passengers, with over 2,000 tones of cargo. Its main routes are to London-Luton, Dublin, Kiev, Moscow and Antalya. The airport is located just under 6 miles from Bratislava city centre, making it ideal for anyone who wishes to visit Bratislava.

    Bratislava Airport (BTS)
    Address: Ivanská cesta, 820 01 Bratislava-Ruzinov, Slovakia
    Telephone: +421 233 033 353
    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 and Wizz Air. Air Cairo, Smartwings and Croatia Airlines also operate out of this airport.

    Where to pick up my car hire at Bratislava Airport

    To pick up your car hire at Bratislava Airport, you must head towards the car rental desks which are located on the ground floor of the terminal. They are in the communal part of the airport in the arrival’s hall. When you arrive, you should head for the desk of the car rental supplier you booked with (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.

    Necessary documents that you should have to hand before arriving are; identification, driving licence (including an International Driving Licence, if required), rental voucher and a valid credit card. The credit card must be in the main driver’s name and contain enough funds for a deposit to be held by the supplier. Make sure you check the car upon pick-up and note anything of concern on the pick-up slip. When you return, make sure a member of the car rental supplier checks the car and confirms everything is okay. Only then will your deposit be released back onto your credit card.

    Car hire operating hours

    Alamo at Bratislava Airport Alamo at Bratislava Airport
    MR Strefanika,
    Bratislava, Slovakia 82311

    +421 910 880 492
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Sun 7am-9pm
    Buchbinder at Bratislava Airport Buchbinder at Bratislava Airport
    MR Strefanika,
    Bratislava, Slovakia 82104

    +421 911 582 800
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Sun 24hours
    Budget at Bratislava Airport Budget at Bratislava Airport
    MR Strefanika,
    Bratislava, Slovakia 82311

    +421 233 036 231
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Sun 8am-12am
    Global at Bratislava Airport Global at Bratislava Airport
    MR Strefanika,
    Bratislava, Slovakia 82104

    +421 911 582 800
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Sun 24hours


    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 1970s. There were originally two more terminals, B and C, but they are no longer in use since the new Terminal A become fully operational. The check-in desks are located on the ground floor, by the main entrance, while security screening is located on the second floor. The airport has everything you would need for a safe and onward journey, including baggage reclaim belts, lounges, arrivals hall and a departure are with gates.

    Airport Facilities

    Bratislava Airport offers numerous opportunities for dining and duty-free shopping. Within the communal area of the airport, travellers can grab a bite to eat or a coffee at one of the bars. A post office is also located in this section of the airport, together with the tourism information office. Duty-free shops are located just past security screening, where you will also find a coffee shop and a news agent. There is 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.

    How to get to and from Bratislava Airport

    There are two daytime buses serving the airport, the 61 and the 96, and one night-time bus, the N61. Bus 61 and N61 offer connections to Bratislava Train Station. You can buy bus tickets at the newsagent in the terminal, or at the city tourist stand located in the Arrivals area. Alternatively, bus ticket machines are located both in the Arrivals area and at the bus stop itself. From Bratislava Central Train 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 or considering the option to rent a car at Bratislava Airport - access to the D1 motorway is straight forward from the airport. If you're diriving 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.

    Parking Tips

    If you're only picking up or dropping someone off at the airport, you can stop in the set down area in front of the terminal without having to pay. For longer stays, you can use one of two car parks (P1 and P2), which are both within easy walking distance of the terminal. P1 allows free parking for up to 15-minutes, while P2 does not charge for the first 5 minutes of parking. There are automatic ticket machines in the car park and in the terminal where you can use cash to pay for parking. You can also pay by credit card to the parking attendant in the payment booth which is located inside the car park.

    Most street parking in the centre of Bratislava is paid until 4pm. In order to pay for parking, you must buy a parking card from either a parking attendant (identified by their yellow reflective vests) or from a newsagent. Alternatively, you can also leave your car in one of the many car parks found throughout the city. There are electronic signage boards along the main routes that inform of free parking spaces in nearby car parks. This is great for finding parking for your car rental at Bratislava Airport. If you prefer to save on parking, you can leave your car within the Aupark Shopping Centre car park for free. Aupark is close to the Old Town, just across the Danube, making it particularly handy if you’re considering doing some shopping afterwards.

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