This trip was part of something I did during April of 2018. I got invited to a wedding in Vienna, Austria. This couple is friends I know from London, a Christian and a Messianic Jew.
Another friend of mine, his mum works in an airport on the outskirts of London (Standsted) let me know a few industry secrets; a cheaper way to get to Vienna is to fly to Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia and take a bus over.
So this interesting airline ‘hack’ meant I then decided to see a few other places after the wedding.
This journey according to Google is 75km and one hour, but its a little longer than that, as the bus stops at the city centre and the airports of both nations. It’s widely believed that the two closest captial cities in the Europe are Helsinki, Finland and Tallin, Estonia, but this is more at 90km. (by boat)
Popular German coach company Flixbus did a great deal to get over, although I recommend prebooking on your smart phone as the first bus when I got off the airport was full from prebooked passagers.
Austria is nice, but I’ve already been there before when I was doing some IT work the previous summer, and I love the Ringstrasse and the theatres and concerts there. My friends who also came to the wedding all went home, so I took a bit more days off to see some of Eastern Europe.