‘Vitaj’ (welcome) to the capital city of Slovakia! Enjoy Bratislava’s top tourist attractions with a cheap car hire from Airport Rentals.
Visit historic churches and beautiful buildings in this 18th-century city, home to half a million people. Get lost in narrow, winding streets where cozy bars and cafes await. Climb up to Bratislava Castle for spectacular views of the city below and stand in awe at green countryside that rolls on for miles. The surrounding hills offer hiking and biking trails, plus vineyards to tour along the Little Carpathian mountains.
Hiring a cheap Bratislava rental car with Airport Rentals
Hire an affordable rental car at Bratislava Airport in just a few clicks using Airport Rentals. Simply type in your dates and click ‘search’ to view and compare cheap deals from top-rated rental car suppliers such as AutoEurope, Budget and Sixt. Refine your options using handy preference filters to favour your ideal car style or transmission type.
Once you’ve found the ideal rental, complete your booking on our secure site. With Airport Rentals, you can take advantage of great benefits like unlimited mileage, theft protection and breakdown assistance. Plus, enjoy access to helpful customer service available at any hour of the day.
Bratislava Airport (BTS)
Known as M.R. Stefanik Airport to the locals, Bratislava Airport is Slovakia’s main transport facility and serves over 1.5 million passengers each year. This 24-hour airport offers standard services which include duty-free shops, gift stores, 24-hour dining, complimentary WiFi, charging stations, a lounge and a tourist information desk. Head to the Arrivals Hall to find your rental car agency.
If you are picking up a car hire in downtown Bratislava, hail a taxi or take a public bus to the city.
Guide to driving a car hire in Bratislava
Use our Bratislava driving guide for tips, directions and parking information.
Driving from Bratislava Airport to downtown Bratislava
Downtown Bratislava is just a 20-minute drive from the airport. Exit the airport and merge onto E58, then keep right to turn onto Route 63. Continue straight (the road turns into Prievozska, then Mlynske nivy) to arrive in the city centre.
Driving tips for your Bratislava rental car
If you are planning to visit Old Town, note this area is a pedestrian-only zone, so look for parking in the surrounding neighborhoods or park outside the city and take the train into the centre.
Slovakia car hire driving tips
● Drive on the right side of the road, overtake on the left.
● Headlights should be kept on at all times.
● Always wear your seatbelt and only use hands-free mobile devices.
● Avoid driving at night when possible, roads are not well lit and loitering livestock can pose a danger.
● In case of an accident or breakdown, keep a road kit in the car, including a warning triangle, first aid kit and reflective jacket.
● Visiting in winter? Be sure to check out our winter driving guide.
Parking options at the airport and downtown Bratislava
If you are picking up or dropping off passengers at Bratislava Airport, use the drive-through road in front of the terminal free of charge (limited to 15 minutes). P1 is for short-term parking with a rate of €4 per hour. P2 is for longer stays with a rate of €3 per hour and €20 per day.
Find both free and paid parking in Bratislava depending on the time of day. Most on-street spaces offer pay-n-display for a reasonable price. Always check signage for any restrictions in the area. Hotels and parking lots are another good option in Bratislava, but will be slightly more expensive.
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