Bratislava Airport (BTS)

Bratislava Airport (3 letter airport code Bratislava) is one of the biggest airports of the “Slovak Republic”. Situated around 9 km from the main city centre, BTS Airport manages around 2 million passengers every year along with 27,000 aircraft and 26,000 tons of cargo.

General Information about Bratislava Airport

The following table is an overview of BTS Airport indicated below:

AirportM. R. Štefánik Airport Bratislava
Airport TypePublic
OperatorAirport Bratislava, a.s. (BTS)
Built In (Year)1951
ServesBratislava, Slovakia and Vienna, Austria
Hub forAirExplore
Brunei Airport CodeBTS
Brunei Airport Terminals2
Brunei International Airport Runway2
Brunei International Airport Coordinates48°10′12″N 17°12′46″E
Brunei Airport AddressIvanská cesta, 820 01 Bratislava, Slovakia
Official Phone Number421 2/330 333 53
Elevation436 ft / 133 m

Bratislava Airport Code

The Bratislava Airport is provided with a special code. The IATA code of this airport is BTS and ICAO M.R. Štefánik Airport code is LZIB. It is situated near the city center and spanning over the three municipalities of Ivanka Pri Dunaji, Bratislava-Ružinov, and Bratislava-Vrakuňa. BTS Airport is the leading international airport in the country.


Bratislava Airport Map

The Bratislava Airport location Map is a useful tool for finding your way around the airport, and for planning your journey.

Bratislava Airport Terminals

Bratislava Airport consists of two terminals and it has three different technically advanced areas. Terminal A is more popular as it handles almost all departures and arrivals. Terminal B, on the other hand, is designated to provide services to the ‘non-Schengen’ departures and arrivals. Apart from this, the airport is also recognized as a home to the “General Aviation Terminal”. These terminals have a total of 29 check-in points along with a waiting area.  

Bratislava Airport (BTS) Runways

The airport (Bratislava Airport code) has two perpendicular landing and take-off runways and along with taxiways. The runway is named 13-31 and it is 45 meters wide and 3,190 meters long. The BTS runway is equipped with proper lighting and necessary navigation devices. The other runway – 04-22 is 60 meters wide and 2,900 meters long. It is also equipped with lighting and has radio navigation devices installed for better visibility and approaches.

04-229,515 ft197 ftConcreteYes
13-3110,466 ft148 ftConcreteYes

Airports Near to Bratislava Airport 

Some of the closest airports to BTS Airport are:

  •         Balaton Airport
  •         Vienna Airport
  •         Brno Turany Airport
  •         Sliac Airport
  •         Uherske Hradiste Airport

Major Airlines Flying from Bratislava Airport

The following airlines operate from Bratislava Airport:

  •         Ryanair
  •         Wizz Air
  •         Fly Dubai
  •         Air Cairo
  •         Air Explore
  •         ABS Jets
  •         EHC Service
  •         Elite Jet
  •         Air Transport Europe
  •         Jet Age
  •         Go2Sky
  •         Tatra Jet

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can I reach Bratislava City Center from BTS Airport?

Bus number 61 connects Bratislava Airport to the city center. The bus typically terminates in front of the airport’s departure terminal. You can get detailed information by visiting the official website of the airport or simply go to the BTS helpdesk for proper assistance and guidance.

Can I get the taxi services from Bratislava Airport to the main city?

Yes, you can make the best use of the BTS Airport’s taxi partners – AIRPORT SERVICE. However, you should collect the charges and other related details from the service provider beforehand. You can also go to the helpdesk at the airport to learn more about the same.

Can I purchase air tickets at BTS Airport?

Yes. You can buy air tickets directly from Bratislava Ivanka Airport (M. R. Štefánik Airport code) but not all airlines offer this facility. You can only buy tickets for Wizz Air, Ryanair, and Georgian Airlines from the BTS Airport ticketing desk – Airport Tickets & Fees Center. The tickets can be purchased up to 2 hours before the scheduled departure.

At what time should I reach Bratislava Airport before my flight?

You should reach BTS at least 2 hours before the scheduled departure of your flight. Even if you have already checked in online, you should reach there up to 2 hours earlier. For more information, you can call the airport authorities or simply visit the official website for details.

Is there any ATM, prayer room, exchange office, or left-luggage office at BTS Airport?

Yes, Bratislava Airport (BTS) has an exchange office situated in the arrival terminal. It generally opens 7 days a week and from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm. You will find the ATMs of UniCredit, Interchange, and VUB here. Unfortunately, there is no prayer room and a “left luggage” office.

What are the food options at Bratislava Airport?

Here, at BTS Airport, you will get plenty of options to try lip-smacking foods. These options include the Food Market Delia and Eat & Fly. Here, you can try freshly baked products, baguettes, desserts, sandwiches, juices, etc.

What precautionary measures have been taken by BTS Airport for the safety of passengers amid COVID-19?

The authorities of Bratislava Airport have made it mandatory to wear a proper face mask i.e. KN95/ FFP2 within and outside the premises. Additionally, terminal screening and full sanitization are some safety measures that have been taken by the airport.

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