The Vienna airport (VIE) is situated approximately 50 km westwards from the center of Bratislava. The transport from the airport to Bratislava city is very simple, comfortable and lasts approximately 1 hour. Direct and regular bus connection is provided by three bus operators:

The three operators run regular daily service between Vienna city, Vienna Airport, Bratislava city and Bratislava Airport. All operators offer fully air-conditioned buses with free wifi connection on-board, and allow to buy tickets both online or directly at the bus driver. Little differences are in frequency, pricing, comfort and bus stops. Slovak Lines offers more regularity and flexibility (one-way ticket 7.80 € + luggage 1 €). Blaguss/Flixbus is faster and a bit cheaper (one-way ticket 7.50 € including luggage). RegioJet operator started its services only recently and at the moment offers the cheapest price on the market (one-way ticket 4 €, including coffee/tea on board).

Buses depart daily from 6 a.m. on a frequent basis approximately every 30-60 minutes (even more frequently during the day and peak hours). The last bus departs after midnight. In generals there are more than 50 departures from Vienna airport toward Bratislava in a day. The bus stop at the Vienna airport is located right outside the arrival hall (bus stop #4 and #3). In Bratislava, the bus stops at several bus stops depending on the operator:

- Einsteinova (Einstein st., the south bank of Danube) .... all three operators. Please do NOT get off here!
- Most SNP (SNP bridge, the closest stop to city center) .... only Blaguss/Flixbus and RegioJet. Most convenient stop for ICPM-6 venue and for welcome reception.
- Autobusová stanica (main bus station) ... only Slovak Lines and RegioJet
- Letisko Bratislava (BTS airport) ... only Slovak Lines and Blaguss/Flixbus

The map of Bratislava with important points of interest (click on the map for details)

Consult the map prior to your trip to choose the optimal bus stop to get off in Bratislava in order to easily approach your accommodation, conference venue or to change for a connecting tram or a bus.

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The Bratislava airport (BTS) is situated at the eastern edge of Bratislava city, approximately 6 km from the centre of Bratislava. There is a regular bus transport (bus #61) from the airport (Letisko) toward the city center with the terminal bus stop at the central railway station (Hlavná stanica).

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The central railway station (Hlavná stanica) is located in the northern part of the city, close to the city center. It is the main station for trains, but also the terminal station for many city buses, trams and trolleybuses. The station has a direct international connection with Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Berlin and even other cities and countries around the Europe. If you plan to come to Bratislava by a train, you may plan your trip here.

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Bratislava has public transport line system of buses, trams and trolleybuses, which convey at regular intervals according to pre-defined timetables. Most of the line stops of the public transport are comprehensively marked including the name of the stop, and the timetable with a list of all its destinations. If you want to plan your journey in Bratislava city, we recommend you to do it via website. You can find schedules of all city buses, trams and trolleybuses here as well as transport map and many other valuable information.

The search result will indicate you what bus/tram number(s) to take, the duration of the journey and the price of the travel ticket. Basic travel ticket valid for 15 minutes costs 0.70 €, while the ticket valid for 30 minutes costs 0.90 €. You can buy a travel ticket in yellow coin-operated machines that are usually located at each bus/tram stop. You cannot buy the ticket from the bus driver. You must mark the ticket immediately after getting on the tram/bus in the nearest ticket marker devices located inside the vehicle by every door. No student discounts are possible for foreign students.

Traveling toward the ICPM-6 venue in Mlynská dolina by tram (# 4, 5 ,6, 9) or bus (# 28, 29, 32) get off at the stop Botanická záhrada (Botanical garden). You can also travel by bus (# 30, 31, 32, 37, 39) and get off at the stop ZOO. Then take a short walk (10 minutes) toward the FIIT STU building as indicated on the map below.

The map of ICPM-6 conference and lunch venues with the nearest tram/bus stops (click on the map for details)

Useful Waypoints

- ICPM-6 conference venue (FIIT, Slovak Technical University) N 48° 09.220 E 17° 04.308
- ICPM-6 welcome reception (Moyzesova sieñ) N 48° 08.446 E 17° 06.951
- ICPM-6 conference dinner (Stará trznica) N 48° 08.685 E 17° 06.682

- city center (Staré Mesto) N 48° 08.612 E 17° 06.507
- central railway station (Hlavná stanica) N 48° 09.508 E 17° 06.363
- main bus station (Autobusová stanica) N 48° 08.828 E 17° 07.636
- airport (Letisko M. R. Štefánika, BTS) N 48° 10.191 E 17° 12.008


Slovakia is the member country of the European Union and the part of the Schengen Area. EU/EEA/Swiss Confederation citizens do not require the visa to enter the Schengen Area. Non-EU citizens generally need the Schengen visa. The countries whose citizens are required to obtain a Schengen visa in order to enter one of its member countries are listed here.

Visa is not required for semi-annual visits of up to 90 days for nationals of those countries for which the European Community has abolished the visa requirement. More detailed information about how to obtain the Schengen visa can be found on the web page of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, here, or Migration Information Centre, here.

As part of the visa application process, participants may be requested to submit a Letter of Invitation from the conference organizers endorsed by Comenius University in Bratislava. The letter can also be requested by your university for administrative purposes. The Letter of Invitation is an official document that confirms a registration payment and extends an official invitation to the paid registrant to attend and participate in the ICPM-6 conference. It provides the participant with an official reason to come to Slovakia. The organizers are not competent to provide invitation letters approved by the Border and Immigration Police of the Slovak Republic.

In order to qualify for a Letter of Invitation, a person must meet two criteria:
1) Must be a registered participant or the author of an accepted abstract.
2) Must pay the conference registration fee.
Under no circumstances the organizers will issue a Letter of Invitation to any interested party who has not met the two criteria listed above.

The Letters of invitation will be sent by email as a PDF attachment or physically via air mail to the place of residence or place of work, if requested by the participant.

All questions/concerns regarding the status of your visa should be directed to the Embassy of Slovakia or nearest Consulate of Slovakia in your home country. The organizers are neither obliged nor authorized to assist the visa application process beyond providing a Letter of Invitation.

Under the applicable law, the visa application procedure should not take longer than 15 days, in exceptional cases the decision may take up to 60 days. In some cases, however, the procedure may be lengthy. Therefore, we do recommend the participants to submit the visa application well in advance and even contact the embassy or consulate for further details and time deadlines.

phone: +421 2 60295 618 (Z. Machala)
phone: +421 2 60295 676 (K. Hensel)