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Public Transport in Bratislava during public holidays and school vacations

When you visit Bratislava on public holidays, you may find that there are some changes in timetables and lower frequency of public transport connections. The same goes for school holidays or Sundays.

Read further and don't be surprised! We have prepared an overview of the days when it is necessary to take into account certain changes in timetables. 

Public Holidays in Slovakia


1st January
Slovak Independence Day (Day of the Establishment of the Slovak Republic in 1993, when Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia)
6th January
Feast of the Three Kings
Good Friday
Moveable  - the date of this holiday changes each year. Generally, Easter is celebrated on the first Sunday after the first spring full moon, so the date of Good Friday is then determined according to this rule.
Easter Monday
Moveable as well, for the exact date the same rule is applied.
1st May
Labour Day
8th May
The Day of Victory Over Fascism
5th July
The Feast of St. Cyril and St. Methodius
29th August
Anniversary of the Slovak National Uprising (SNP)
1st September
Day of the Constitution of the Slovak Republic
15th September
Day of Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows (The Patron Saint of Slovakia)
1st November
All Saints' Day - cemeteries are visited on or around this day.
17th November
Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day - commemorating the student demonstration against Nazi occupation, fight against totalitarianism
24th December
Christmas Eve
25th December
Christmas Day (literally, First Christmas Holiday)
26th December
St. Stephen´s Day (literally, Second Christmas Day)


During these days, buses, trams, and trolley-buses run according to a Sunday schedule. Some bus lines have additional buses during the school year to handle the added numbers of students going to and from school. Therefore, during the school vacations, the schedules are adjusted.

For up-to-date information on public transport timetables in Bratislava, we recommend visiting this website.