There are 7 ways to get from Ljubljana to Salzburg by train, bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Train via Villach Hbf  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Ljubljana to Villach Hbf Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Salzburg Hbf Rj / ...

$38 - $62

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Bus  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Ljubljana to Trieste N160 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Trieste to Salzburg

$29 - $119

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Train  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Ljubljana to Schwarzach-St.Veit En
  2. Take the train from Schwarzach-St.Veit to Salzburg Hbf Rj / ...

$37 - $58

Drive  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Ljubljana to Salzburg 175.2 miles

$35 - $55

Fly Ljubljana to Salzburg  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Ljubljana (LJU) to Salzburg (SZG) LJU - SZG

$120 - $693

Fly Ljubljana to Munich, train  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Ljubljana (LJU) to Munich (MUC) LJU - MUC
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf

$153 - $496

Shuttle to Trieste, fly to Munich, train  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana to Trieste Airport
  2. Fly from Trieste (TRS) to Munich (MUC) TRS - MUC
  3. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf

$174 - $874

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No, there is no direct bus from Ljubljana to Salzburg. However, there are services departing from Ljubljana and arriving at Salzburg via Trieste. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Ljubljana to Salzburg. However, there are services departing from Ljubljana and arriving at Salzburg Hbf via Villach Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 7 min.

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The distance between Ljubljana and Salzburg is 224 km. The road distance is 280.4 km.

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The best way to get from Ljubljana to Salzburg without a car is to train which takes 5 h 7 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 7 min to get from Ljubljana to Salzburg, including transfers.

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Ljubljana to Salzburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Ljubljana station.

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

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The best way to get from Ljubljana to Salzburg is to train which takes 5 h 7 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 25 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 6 h 24 min.

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There is no direct flight from Ljubljana Airport to Salzburg Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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Ljubljana to Salzburg bus services, operated by Crnja Tours, arrive at Salzburg station.

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Map of how to get from Ljubljana to Salzburg.
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  • Distance: 139.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 7 min

What companies run services between Ljubljana, Slovenia and Salzburg, Austria?

You can take a train from Ljubljana to Salzburg via Villach Hbf in around 5 h 7 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ljubljana to Salzburg via Trieste in around 7 h 25 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Ljubljana to Munich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $490
Flights from Trieste to Munich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Salzburg via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Ljubljana to Munich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $490
Flights from Trieste to Munich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Salzburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Ljubljana to Salzburg via Vienna, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Ljubljana to Munich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $490
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Salzburg via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Salzburg via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Train operators
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Website
slo-zeleznice.si
Train from Ljubljana to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
slo-zeleznice.si
Train from Ljubljana to Schwarzach-St.Veit
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
slo-zeleznice.si
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 Villach Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
Train from Schwarzach-St.Veit to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
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 Trieste
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Ljubljana to Trieste
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
crnja-tours.hr
Book at
crnja.getbybus.com
Bus from Trieste to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
crnja-tours.hr
Book at
crnja.getbybus.com
Arriva Slovenia
Phone
090 74 11
Website
arriva.si
Bus from Ljubljana to Trieste
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Schedules at
arriva.si
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus from Ljubljana to Trieste
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Globtour
ATVO S.p.A.
Phone
+39 0421 5944
Email
atvo@atvo.it
Website
atvo.it
Bus from Trg Osvobodilne Lubiana to Trieste Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
atvo.it

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Ljubljana to Salzburg train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Salzburg Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ljubljana to Salzburg is 280 km. It takes approximately 2 h 51 min to drive from Ljubljana to Salzburg.

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Scandinavian Airlines, Eurowings, easyJet and two other airlines offer flights from Ljubljana Airport to Salzburg Airport.

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There are 1241+ hotels available in Salzburg. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Ljubljana to Ljubljana Airport is to shuttle which takes 20 min and costs .

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