M. R. Štefánik Airport is located 9 km (5.6 mi) to the north-east from the city center, covering an area of 4.77 km2 (1.84 sq mi). It is located within a one-hour drive of Vienna (Austria), Brno (Czech Republic) and Győr (Hungary), covering a catchment area of four countries. The nearest bigger international airport is Vienna International Airport approx. 50 kilometres (31 mi) to the west.
Since 1993 this airport has been named after general Milan Rastislav Štefánik, whose aircraft crashed near Bratislava in 1919. The airport is run by the Letisko M. R. Štefánika – Airport Bratislava, a.s. a public limited company.
Bratislava Airport can be reached by private car from the city centre, which is 9 km (5.6 mi) away, or from D1 highway. There is also a taxi stand just near the entrance to the airport with Danube Taxi and Breadis Taxi companies (taxi of other companies can be called by telephone). Airport can be eaily reached also by public transportation, bus No. 61 connects the airport to the city centre and the central railway station during the day. Bus No. 96 operates from Petržalka railway station. At night the airport is served by bus N61 from the central railway station.
When going from Vienna International Airport, bus companies Blaguss/FlixBus and Slovak Lines (jointly with Postbus) operate, offering 25 services a day – approximately once every 45 minutes. The journey to Bratislava airport takes between 75 minutes and 90 minutes. Slovak Lines also operates to destinations around Slovakia.
Long-term and short-term car parking is provided at the airport, in front of the terminal building. P1 is an outdoor car park free for up to 15 minutes. P2 is the other outdoor car park, secured by a barrier and a camera system, with 970 parking spaces. P2 parking costs 20 EUR for one day and 35 EUR for a week.