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

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Bus  •  7h 3m

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

24€ - 29€

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Rideshare  •  5h 35m

  1. Take the rideshare from Budapest to Ljubljana 460.4 km

21€

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Train  •  7h 38m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Deli to Ljubljana Ic

24€ - 29€

Drive  •  4h 21m

  1. Drive from Budapest to Ljubljana 461.4 km

45€ - 75€

Fly Budapest to Ljubljana  •  6h 55m

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

72€ - 312€

Fly Budapest to Klagenfurt, shuttle  •  7h 36m

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

102€ - 532€

Fly Budapest to Graz, shuttle  •  8h 17m

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

147€ - 582€

Fly Budapest to Vienna, shuttle  •  7h 56m

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

65€ - 802€

Train to Vienna, fly to Klagenfurt, shuttle  •  7h 2m

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

95€ - 458€

Shuttle  •  5h

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Budapest to Ljubljana Eurobusways

60€ - 110€

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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Ljubljana is to rideshare which costs 7 492 Ft and takes 5h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Ljubljana is to drive which costs 17 000 Ft - 26 000 Ft and takes 4h 21m.

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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 7h 3m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Budapest-Deli and arriving at Ljubljana. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 38m.

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The distance between Budapest and Ljubljana is 381 km. The road distance is 461.4 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Ljubljana without a car is to bus which takes 7h 3m and costs 8 500 Ft - 11 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 7h 3m 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-Deli station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Ljubljana is to bus which takes 7h 3m and costs 8 500 Ft - 11 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 9 000 Ft - 11 000 Ft and takes 7h 38m, you could also fly, which costs 26 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft and takes 6h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Ljubljana.
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  • Distance: 381 km
  • Duration: 7h 3m

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Ljubljana once daily. Tickets cost 23€ - 28€ and the journey takes 5h 50m. Alternatively, Hungarian Railways (MÁV) operates a train from Budapest-Deli to Ljubljana once daily. Tickets cost 24€ - 29€ and the journey takes 7h 38m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Klagenfurt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
210€ - 450€
Flights from Budapest to Graz via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 190€
Flights from Budapest to Graz via Vienna, Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 230€
Flights from Budapest to Vienna
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 180€
Flights from Vienna to Klagenfurt
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 700€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Ljubljana via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
230€ - 490€
Flights from Budapest to Ljubljana via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
230€ - 490€
Flights from Budapest to Graz via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 490€
Flights from Vienna to Klagenfurt
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 700€
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Budapest to Ljubljana via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 300€
Flights from Budapest to Klagenfurt via Krakow, Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
210€ - 450€
Flights from Budapest to Klagenfurt via Warsaw Chopin, Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 330€
Flights from Vienna to Klagenfurt
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 700€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Budapest to Ljubljana via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 700€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Budapest to Ljubljana via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
60€ - 290€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Budapest to Ljubljana via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
210€ - 600€
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Budapest to Ljubljana via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
75€ - 260€
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Budapest to Ljubljana via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
370€ - 1100€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Budapest to Graz via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 210€
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Budapest to Graz via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
60€ - 200€
Train operators
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Deli to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
7h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
24€ - 29€
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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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
5h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
23€ - 28€
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
1h 45m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
10€ - 150€
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
10€ - 35€
Private
40€ - 150€
Shuttle from Graz Airport to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
35€ - 320€
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
37€ - 40€
Private
130€ - 320€
Shuttle from Vienna Airport to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
35€ - 650€
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
35€ - 55€
Private
270€ - 650€
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 70 282 1827
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Budapest to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
60€ - 110€
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to 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
5h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
21€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Budapest Airport to Ljubljana Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 45m and has one stopover.

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

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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 461 km. It takes approximately 4h 21m to drive from Budapest to Ljubljana.

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Swiss, British Airways, Finnair and four other airlines offer flights from Budapest Airport to Ljubljana Airport.

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There are 901+ hotels available in Ljubljana. Prices start at 87€ 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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