I took a Wizzair flight to Sofia, which departed from the last gate (12,13), located in the non-shengen area, after passing Passport Control. Airport itself is close to the city, it only took me 15 minutes by taxi on Sunday evening from Bratislava city center and it included waiting for a train to pass at some crossroad. It's a newish building (one terminal all together) and the departure area is on the second floor, accessible via escalator. There was some waiting at security check as inspection was thorough, but overall it only took about 20-30 min to get to the gate including passport control. There was only one duty free shop in the non-shengen area and some cafe, overall very crowded. There were only two flights from the section at that time of the day and already all seats were taken, we had to sit on the floor. I guess the seating has been calculated for regional jets (80-100 PAX), whereas the new Wizzair A321 planes accommodate 230+ PAX, so this was way not comfortable. The good part was that there was no bus to the aircraft, but a short walk, which I found efficient. Overall my opinion is that BTS is a small regional airport, OK organised. Except for the seating, everything else is fine.
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Ma***one year ago
The airport of Bratislava is so close to Vienna, that the better name should be "Bratislava - Vienna East Airport". The terminal is small, but quite new and arrival process is very fast. It's maybe 10 minutes from disembarking the aircraft to finding yourself on the parking lot in front. Very convenient if traveling to Vienna, as the buses to Vienna depart from the bus stop at the parking lot (next to Arrivals) every 30-60 minutes or so. There are many cheap airlines landing, as opposed to the expensive tickets from Vienna airport, which makes it a really good deal.