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

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Bus  •  7h 1m

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

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Rideshare  •  5h 35m

  1. Take the rideshare from Budapest to Ljubljana 460.4 km

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Train  •  7h 37m

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

Drive  •  4h 21m

  1. Drive from Budapest to Ljubljana 461.4 km

Fly Budapest to Ljubljana  •  7h 12m

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

Fly Budapest to Trieste, shuttle  •  8h 1m

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

Train to Vienna, fly to Klagenfurt, shuttle  •  6h 57m

  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

Shuttle  •  5h

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Budapest to Ljubljana Eurobusways

Budapest to Ljubljana by bus

The bus journey time between Budapest and Ljubljana is around 9h 17m and covers a distance of around 471 km. This includes an average layover time of around 3h 11m. The fastest bus normally takes 6h 5m. Operated by BKK and FlixBus, the Budapest to Ljubljana bus service departs from Astoria M and arrives in Ljubljana bus station. Typically eight buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average bus journey times

Time on bus:
6h 6m
Layover time:
3h 11m
Total time:
9h 17m

Bus route information

Fastest bus time:
6h 5m
Bus distance:
471 km
Buses per week:
8
Cheapest price:
€24
Carbon emissions:
58 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
04:29
Last bus departs at:
22:44

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Budapest to Ljubljana bus schedules

Hungary → Slovenia
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International entry into Slovenia from Hungary

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Slovenia from Hungary

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Health declaration required
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from Hungary
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Health declaration required
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Slovenia

1.5m

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Considerations leaving from Hungary

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Slovenia from Hungary.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Ljubljana is 080 1404.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Ljubljana is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Ljubljana is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 080 1404.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Hungary from Slovenia.

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Last updated: 13 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Budapest to Ljubljana is to rideshare, which costs 7 203 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 - 25 000 Ft and takes 4h 21m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Ljubljana station. However, there are services departing from Astoria M and arriving at Ljubljana bus station via Budapest Népliget bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 1m.

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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 37m.

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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 1m and costs 8 000 Ft - 11 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 7h 1m to get from Budapest to Ljubljana, including transfers.

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Budapest to Ljubljana bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Budapest Népliget bus 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 1m and costs 8 000 Ft - 11 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 9 000 Ft - 11 000 Ft and takes 7h 37m, you could also fly, which costs 36 000 Ft - 110 000 Ft and takes 7h 12m.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Ljubljana.
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  • Distance: 381 km
  • Duration: 7h 1m

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Budapest Népliget bus station to Ljubljana bus station 3 times a day. 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 €25 - €30 and the journey takes 7h 37m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Ljubljana via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€200 - €460
Flights from Budapest to Ljubljana via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€200 - €460
Flights from Budapest to Ljubljana via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€200 - €460
Flights from Budapest to Ljubljana via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€200 - €460
Flights from Budapest to Trieste via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€150 - €340
Flights from Budapest to Trieste via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€150 - €340
Flights from Budapest to Trieste via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€150 - €340
Flights from Budapest to Trieste via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €340
Flights from Vienna to Klagenfurt
Ave. Duration
42 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €450
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Budapest to Ljubljana via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€150 - €260
Flights from Vienna to Klagenfurt
Ave. Duration
42 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €450
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Trieste via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €100
Flights from Budapest to Trieste via Catania
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €220
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Klagenfurt
Ave. Duration
42 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €450
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Budapest to Ljubljana via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €500
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Budapest to Ljubljana via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €410
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Budapest to Trieste via Naples
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€30 - €100
Train operators
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Deli to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
7h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€25 - €30
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
mavcsoport.hu
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€6 - €22
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
€6 - €10
1st Class
€14 - €22
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 Népliget bus station to Ljubljana bus station
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€23 - €28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Trieste Airport to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€30 - €280
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
€30 - €40
Private
€110 - €280
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
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 50m and has one stopover.

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Budapest to Ljubljana bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Ljubljana bus 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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LOT, Air France, British Airways and Lufthansa offer flights from Budapest Airport to Ljubljana Airport.

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There are 78+ 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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The best way to get from Budapest to Budapest Airport is to bus which takes 31 min and costs 900 Ft.

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