How to get to Nitra
1. Fly to the Bratislava, Slovakia, M. R. Štefánik Airport
M. R. Štefánik Airport in Bratislava is the biggest international airport in the Slovak Republic. It lies 9 km from the centre of Bratislava. It serves for regular and irregular air transport on inland and foreign lines. When you are going from the Bratislava's airport to Nitra, first you have to go from the airport to the Bratislava's main bus station called Mlynské Nivy.
Airport Bratislava -> Main Bus Station Mlynské Nivy
The best bus connection between the Airport and the bus station Mlynské Nivy is the Bus No. 61 from the Airport to "Bajkalská" street. At "Bajkalská" street change a bus and take a trolleybus No. 205 to the Bus station Mlynské Nivy.
There is also possibility to take a Bus No. 61 from the Airport to "Zimný Štadión" (Winter Stadium) and at Winter Stadium take a Bus No. 21 to the Bus Station Mlynské Nivy.
As for the tickets, you can buy them at the bus stops in streetcar terminals, but remember that you need different tickets for the Zone 1 and Zone 2.
You can find other possible ways, all types of tickets and prices and more information about the city transport in Bratislava on the following web page: https://imhd.sk/ba/public-transport
Bratislava -> Nitra
At the bus station Mlynské Nivy in Bratislava take a bus to Nitra. There are many bus companies; you can use for example the company Zlty Expres or Regio Jet You can find the
timetables of Zlty Expres here: https://www.turancar.sk/autobusove-linky/slovensko-nitra-bratislava/
and for Regio Jet here: https://www.regiojet.com/
The buses leave every hour, the first bus at 6:00 am and the last bus at 9:00 pm. You can buy the ticket directly from the driver. Tel. number: +421 37 74 11 042, non-stop service: +421 903 753 733, +421 903 434 343.
Of course you can use other bus companies as well; you can find all timetables at the Bus station Mlynské Nivy in Bratislava. Distance from Bratislava to Nitra is 80 km and journey takes app. 1 hour.
Transport in Nitra City
When you come to Nitra´s bus station take a taxi or use the public transport. You can find the buses of the city transport in front of the main bus station, very close to railway station of Nitra. You can take a bus No. 4, No. 14 or No. 19 from the Railway station directly to the University.
The timetables, routes of the city buses and other important information you can find here: https://imhd.sk/nr/public-transport
As for the taxi you can find it at the Nitra bus station or you can use other taxi services.
The phone numbers of taxi services in Nitra are: +421 917 545 444, +421 908 442 255, +421 37 652 52 52, +421 918 881 881 etc.
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2. Fly to the Vienna, Austria, Schwechat Airport
Just in front of the arrivals door at the Vienna airport there is a departure point for Slovak Lines buses to the capital of Slovakia-Bratislava. Buses leave for Bratislava´s main bus station "Mlynské Nivy" hourly (9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30….22:30-the last bus). Distance from Vienna to Bratislava is 60 km and journey takes app. 1 hour. You can find more information: http://www.viennaairport.com/jart/prj3/va/uploads/data-uploads/Passagier/Parken/VIE_Regiojet_Bratislava_Budapest_de_en.pdf At the bus station Mlynské Nivy in Bratislava take a bus to Nitra.
3. Fly to the Budapest, Hungary, Ferihegy Airport
Budapest - > Nové Zámky - >Nitra
The fastest and easiest way of transport from Budapest to Nitra is by train.
When you arrive at the Budapest airport take a train to Nové Zámky (Slovakia) from the Western (Nyugati p.u.) or Eastern (Keleti p.u.) Railway Station. You can get to both railway stations by metro or you can use a train to the western railway station. First take a bus No. 93 or No. 200 from the airport to the Köbánya-Kispest metro terminal and from here take a metro line to the Western or Eastern Railway Station. As for the public transport in Budapest, you can find useful information here: www.bkv.hu/en/. The map of the metro in Budapest is here: http://www.hungarybudapestguide.com/transportation/metro-map/
The timetables of the trains going from both railway stations in Budapest (western and eastern) to Nové Zámky: https://cp.hnonline.sk/vlakbusmhd/spojenie/
In Nové Zámky you have to change train to Nitra.
1. From Vienna (Austria) - to Bratislava (60 km) - to Nitra (80 km) (total 140 km from Vienna to Nitra)
Just in front of the arrivals door at the Vienna airport there is a departure point for Slovak Lines buses to the capital of Slovakia-Bratislava. Buses leave for Bratislava´s main bus station "Mlynské Nivy" hourly (9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30….22:30-the last bus). Distance from Vienna to Bratislava is 70 km and journey takes app. 1 hour.
At the bus station Mlynské Nivy in Bratislava take a bus to Nitra.
2. From Budapest, Hungary - to Bratislava (220 km) - to Nitra (80 km) (total 300 km from Budapest to Nitra)
From the Budapest airport it is necessary to go to Budapest central bus station called Népliget autóbusz állomás. First take a bus No. 93 or No. 200 from the airport to the Köbánya-Kispest metro terminal and from here take a metro line (blue line) to the Népliget aut. áll.
The map of the metro in Budapest is here: www.budapestinfo.org/budapest_metro_map.html
As for the public transport in Budapest, you can find useful information here: www.bkv.hu/en/.
At the bus station Mlynské Nivy in Bratislava take a bus to Nitra.
3. From Prague (Czech Republic) - to Bratislava, Slovakia (320 km) - to Nitra (100 km) (total 420 km from Prague to Nitra)
From Prague's main bus station called Florenc, there are direct buses that leave to Bratislava or up to Nitra. You can find a timetable on: https://cp.hnonline.sk/vlakbusmhd/spojenie/. The bus will take you directly to Nitra, or to the Bratislava´s main bus station Mlynské Nivy. At the bus station Mlynské Nivy in Bratislava take a bus to Nitra.
The capital Bratislava is connected with the railroad network of all neighbouring countries (Austria - Vienna, Hungary - Budapest, Poland -Warsaw, Czech Republic - Prague, Ukraine - Kiev). Also the train connection between neighbouring cities and Bratislava is good, the train connection between Bratislava and Nitra is not so comfortable and we recommend you to take a bus from Bratislava to Nitra.
When you arrive to Bratislava by train, take a taxi or trolleybus No. 210 from the Central Railway Station to the main bus station Mlynské Nivy. The journey by trolleybus takes app. 10 minutes and you can buy a ticket directly at the train station in streetcar terminals. As for the taxi, you can find a taxi at the train station and the journey takes app. 5 minutes. At the bus station Mlynské Nivy in Bratislava take a bus to Nitra.
Driving licence and international motor insurance are mandatory. All foreign national driving licenses are recognized. Seat belts are compulsory. The right side traffic regulations are the same as in other European countries. The highways and some express roads require the payment of toll. You have to buy and display a sticker or stamp, the price of which varies according to the weight of your vehicle. You can buy them on border crossings, gas stations or post offices.
Selected travel distances: Vienna - Nitra: 140 km; Prague - Nitra: 420 km; Budapest - Nitra: 180 km; Warszawa - Nitra: 640 km; Bratislava - Nitra: 80 km; Trnava - Nitra: 47 km; Banská Bystrica - Nitra: 120 km; Zvolen - Nitra: 107 km; Brno - Nitra: 224 km
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Car hire: Car hires are available in all larger cities.
Car hire in Nitra: http://www.nitra-car.sk/en/
Car hire in Bratislava, Poprad, Košice: www.hertz.sk