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There are 8 ways to get from Ljubljana to Bratislava by train, bus, car, shuttle or plane

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Train  •  7h 36m

  1. Take the train from Ljubljana to Wien Hbf Ec
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava hl.st. Rex / ...

$54 - $82

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Bus  •  13h

  1. Take the bus from Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja to Bratislava Central Bus Station Trieste - Bratislava / ...

$35 - $50

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Drive  •  4h 15m

  1. Drive from Ljubljana to Bratislava 281.3 miles

$55 - $85

Shuttle to Klagenfurt, fly, bus  •  4h 20m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana to Klagenfurt Flughafen
  2. Fly from Klagenfurt (KLU) to Vienna (VIE) KLU - VIE
  3. Take the bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP

$89 - $475

Shuttle to Graz, fly, bus  •  4h 55m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana to Graz Airport
  2. Fly from Graz (GRZ) to Vienna (VIE) GRZ - VIE
  3. Take the bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP

$120 - $631

Shuttle to Zagreb, fly, bus  •  4h 52m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana to Zagreb Airport
  2. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Vienna (VIE) ZAG - VIE
  3. Take the bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP

$120 - $566

Fly from Ljubljana, bus  •  4h 20m

  1. Fly from Ljubljana (LJU) to Vienna (VIE) LJU - VIE
  2. Take the bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP

$97 - $379

Shuttle, bus  •  6h 17m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana to Vienna Airport
  2. Take the bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy RegioJet / ...

$47 - $718

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ljubljana to Bratislava is to bus which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 13h.

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The quickest way to get from Ljubljana to Bratislava is to drive which costs 45€ - 75€ and takes 4h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja station and arriving at Bratislava Central Bus Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13h.

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No, there is no direct train from Ljubljana to Bratislava. However, there are services departing from Ljubljana and arriving at Bratislava hl.st. via Wien Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 36m.

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The distance between Ljubljana and Bratislava is 305 km. The road distance is 450.1 km.

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The best way to get from Ljubljana to Bratislava without a car is to train which takes 7h 36m and costs 45€ - 75€.

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It takes approximately 7h 36m to get from Ljubljana to Bratislava, including transfers.

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Ljubljana to Bratislava bus services, operated by Crnja Tours, arrive at Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja.

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Ljubljana to Bratislava train services, operated by Slovenian Railways (SŽ), depart from Ljubljana station.

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The best way to get from Ljubljana to Bratislava is to train which takes 7h 36m and costs 45€ - 75€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 13h.

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Map of how to get from Ljubljana to Bratislava.
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  • Distance: 190.7 miles
  • Duration: 7h 36m

What companies run services between Ljubljana, Slovenia and Bratislava, Slovakia?

You can take a train from Ljubljana to Bratislava via Wien Hbf in around 7h 36m. Alternatively, Crnja Tours operates a bus from Ljubljana to Bratislava once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 13h. FlixBus also services this route twice a week.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Klagenfurt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Graz to Vienna
Ave. Duration
41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Flights from Zagreb to Vienna
Ave. Duration
56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Ljubljana to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Vienna
Ave. Duration
56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Ljubljana to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava hl.st.
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
Bus operators
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja to Bratislava Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
Crnja Tours
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Ljubljana to Bratislava, Bratislava Most SNP
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Vienna Airport to Bratislava, Bratislava Most SNP
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Ljubljana to Klagenfurt Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$11 - $170
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$11 - $40
Private
$45 - $170
Shuttle from Ljubljana to Graz Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $360
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$42 - $46
Private
$150 - $360
Shuttle from Ljubljana to Zagreb Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$30 - $45
Private
$130 - $260
Shuttle from Ljubljana to Vienna Airport
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$45 - $700
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$45 - $65
Private
$310 - $700
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
regiojet.com

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The quickest flight from Klagenfurt Airport to Vienna Airport is the direct flight which takes 35m.

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Ljubljana to Bratislava bus services, operated by Crnja Tours, arrive at Bratislava Central Bus Station.

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Ljubljana to Bratislava train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Bratislava hl.st. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ljubljana to Bratislava is 450 km. It takes approximately 4h 15m to drive from Ljubljana to Bratislava.

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Austrian Airlines offers flights from Klagenfurt Airport to Vienna Airport.

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Book your Ljubljana to Bratislava bus tickets online with Distribusion and FlixBus.

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There are 556+ hotels available in Bratislava. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Ljubljana to Klagenfurt Airport is to shuttle which takes 1h 45m and costs 10€ - 150€.

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