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There are 6 ways to get from Salzburg to Ljubljana by bus, train, night train, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus  •  3h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Salzburg, Salzburg South to Ljubljana N948 / ...

$15 - $26

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Train  •  5h 9m

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

$25 - $59

Night train  •  4h 17m

  1. Take the night train from Salzburg Hbf to Ljubljana En

$26 - $40

Drive  •  2h 52m

  1. Drive from Salzburg to Ljubljana 175.5 miles

$35 - $55

Fly to Ljubljana  •  5h 39m

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

$166 - $630

Fly to Klagenfurt, shuttle  •  5h 50m

  1. Fly from Salzburg (SZG) to Klagenfurt (KLU) SZG - KLU
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Klagenfurt Flughafen to Ljubljana

$191 - $850

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The cheapest way to get from Salzburg to Ljubljana is to bus which costs 13€ - 23€ and takes 3h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Salzburg to Ljubljana is to drive which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 2h 52m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Salzburg, Salzburg South and arriving at Ljubljana. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 26m.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Salzburg Hbf and arriving at Ljubljana. This train operates every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 17m.

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The distance between Salzburg and Ljubljana is 224 km. The road distance is 280.7 km.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Ljubljana without a car is to bus which takes 3h 26m and costs 13€ - 23€.

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The bus from Salzburg, Salzburg South to Ljubljana takes 3h 26m including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Ljubljana is to bus which takes 3h 26m and costs 13€ - 23€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 21€ - 55€ and takes 5h 9m, you could also fly, which costs 140€ - 550€ and takes 5h 39m.

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Map of how to get from Salzburg to Ljubljana.
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  • Distance: 139.9 miles
  • Duration: 3h 26m

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Salzburg to Ljubljana twice daily. Tickets cost $15 - $26 and the journey takes 3h 26m. Crnja Tours also services this route once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Salzburg to Ljubljana via Villach Hbf in around 5h 9m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Salzburg to Ljubljana via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Salzburg to Klagenfurt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Salzburg to Ljubljana via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Salzburg to Ljubljana via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
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 Salzburg Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Train from Villach Hbf to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
Night train from Salzburg Hbf to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf. to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$24 - $29
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 Salzburg, Salzburg South to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Salzburg P+R South to Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
Crnja Tours

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

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Salzburg to Ljubljana is 281 km. It takes approximately 2h 52m to drive from Salzburg to Ljubljana.

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Eurowings, British Airways, Austrian Airlines and Adria Airways offer flights from Salzburg Airport to Ljubljana Airport.

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

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There are 806+ hotels available in Ljubljana. Prices start at $44 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Salzburg Airport is to line 180 bus which takes 10m and costs .

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