There are 10 ways to get from Budapest to Ljubljana by bus, train, rideshare, car, plane or shuttle

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Ljubljana 403 / ...

$27 - $46

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Rideshare  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Budapest to Ljubljana 288.4 miles

$24

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Train  •  8 h

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Déli to Ljubljana D

$30 - $45

Drive  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Ljubljana 289.1 miles

$55 - $85

Fly Budapest to Ljubljana  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Ljubljana (LJU) BUD - LJU

$106 - $516

Fly Budapest to Klagenfurt, shuttle  •  8 h 28 min

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

$162 - $581

Train to Vienna, fly to Ljubljana  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Ljubljana (LJU) VIE - LJU

$151 - $457

Train to Vienna, fly to Klagenfurt, shuttle  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Klagenfurt (KLU) VIE - KLU
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Klagenfurt Flughafen to Ljubljana

$142 - $562

Fly Budapest to Vienna, shuttle  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Vienna (VIE) BUD - VIE
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Vienna Airport to Ljubljana

$141 - $1,041

Shuttle  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Budapest to Ljubljana Eurobusways

$66 - $131

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Ljubljana. However, there are services departing from Deák Ferenc tér M and arriving at Ljubljana via Budapest, Budapest Népliget. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 33 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Budapest-Déli and arriving at Ljubljana. Services depart three times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h.

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The distance between Budapest and Ljubljana is 381 km. The road distance is 462.6 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Ljubljana without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 33 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 33 min to get from Budapest to Ljubljana, including transfers.

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

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Budapest to Ljubljana train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), depart from Budapest-Déli station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Ljubljana is to bus which takes 7 h 33 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 8 h, you could also fly, which costs and takes 6 h 17 min.

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There is no direct flight from Budapest Airport to Ljubljana Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Ljubljana.
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  • Distance: 238.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 33 min

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Ljubljana, Slovenia?

FlixBus operates a bus from Budapest to Ljubljana 4 times a day. Tickets cost $26 - $45 and the journey takes 6 h 20 min. Alternatively, Hungarian Railways (MÁV) operates a train from Budapest to Ljubljana 3 times a week. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 8 h.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Ljubljana via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Flights from Budapest to Klagenfurt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $900
Flights from Vienna to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from Vienna to Klagenfurt
Ave. Duration
42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Budapest to Vienna
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Ljubljana via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,100
Flights from Budapest to Ljubljana via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,100
Flights from Budapest to Klagenfurt via Frankfurt, Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Vienna to Klagenfurt
Ave. Duration
42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Budapest to Ljubljana via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Budapest to Klagenfurt via Warsaw, Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $900
Flights from Vienna to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from Vienna to Klagenfurt
Ave. Duration
42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Budapest to Ljubljana via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $1,400
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Vienna to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Budapest to Ljubljana via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Budapest to Ljubljana via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Budapest to Ljubljana via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $850
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Budapest to Ljubljana via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Budapest to Ljubljana via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Budapest to Ljubljana via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Train operators
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 Kelenföld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
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 Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Klagenfurt Flughafen to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$11 - $180
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$11 - $40
Private
$45 - $180
Shuttle from Vienna Airport to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$45 - $750
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$45 - $65
Private
$310 - $750
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 20 9148100
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Budapest to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Budapest to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Budapest to Ljubljana train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), arrive at Ljubljana station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Ljubljana is 463 km. It takes approximately 4 h 29 min to drive from Budapest to Ljubljana.

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Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, KLM and eight other airlines offer flights from Budapest Airport to Ljubljana Airport.

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There are 761+ hotels available in Ljubljana. Prices start at $53 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Budapest and Ljubljana. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Budapest Airport is to bus which takes 33 min and costs .

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