The Šafárikovo námestie stop, which is located near the workshop venue (the Moyzes Hall, Moyzesova sieň in Slovak), is a major public transport hub. Multiple tram (1, 3, 4) and bus lines (29, 50, 70) service the stop.
We recommend planning your public transport trips using Google Maps or the local imhd.sk website. They both have up-to-date time tables and account for reasonable transfer times between the stops.
Tickets can be purchased in vending machines at most stops and paid by cash or contactless card. You may find the IDS BK app more convenient though. You can also buy tickets with a contactless card directly in some vehicles, but we do not recommend relying on that.
Recommended lines for getting to the DL venue:
- From Bratislava Main Railway Station (Hlavná stanica), take Tram 1 and get off at Šafárikovo námestie (9 stops). At the railway station, you need to use an escalator or stairs at the left side of the station (when coming from the platforms) to get from the station to the tram stops, which are on a lower level.
- From the Central Bus Station (Autobusová stanica), take Bus 70 and get off at Šafárikovo námestie (2 stops). You need to walk about 3 mins to get to the Bus 70’s stop from the Central Bus Station.
- From Bratislava International Airport, take Bus 61 and get off at Račianske mýto (13 stops). Over there, change to Tram 3 in direction Petržalka and get off at Šafárikovo námestie (5 stops). The bus stop is at the right side of the parking lot in front of the airport.
We recommend using ride sharing or taxi hailing apps to request taxi rides (Bolt, Uber, or their local alternatives Hopin, Liftago). Parked taxis have higher get-in fees than those requested through an app or by phone. Anecdotally, some drivers also charge foreigners unreasonable per-kilometer fees. This can be safely avoided by using one of the apps above and paying through it by card.
E-Scooter and Bike Sharing
Shared e-scooters are available around the city, provided by Bolt (cheaper, slower) and Tier (more expensive, faster). Bike sharing is provided by Slovnaftbajks and Rekola.
Waze and Google Maps will serve you well when navigating Bratislava in a car. The maximum speed in the city is generally 50 km/h, but you can drive 90 km/h on the highway within Bratislava city limits (which is exempted from tolls).
The parking place nearest to the DL venue is the paid street parking in Gondova st., but it’s rarely free. However, the paid parking in the Eurovea shopping mall, about 5 mins walk to the venue, is almost always free.
Apart from the official Visit Bratislava site and Wikitravel, we higly recommend checking out the M_P_BA project. Though slightly outdated, it lists coffee spots and eateries popular especially among Bratislava’s younger creative workers and academics, as well as many unusual sights. Some places have, alas, not survived the first two waves of the Covid pandemic, so we recommend double-checking on Google Maps. We also recommend seeing some of the many examples of late modernist architecture in Bratislava.