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There are 4 ways to get from Ljubljana to České Budějovice by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  7h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Ljubljana to České Budějovice, Č. Budějovice N160

600 Kč - 1 100 Kč

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Train  •  9h 10m

  1. Take the train from Ljubljana to Salzburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Linz Hbf Rjx / ...
  3. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Ceske Budejovice Re

960 Kč - 2 291 Kč

Drive  •  5h 18m

  1. Drive from Ljubljana to České Budějovice 320.6 miles

1 400 Kč - 2 100 Kč

Fly, train  •  7h 17m

  1. Fly from Ljubljana (LJU) to Prague (PRG) LJU - PRG
  2. Take the train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Ceske Budejovice

2 824 Kč - 12 260 Kč

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ljubljana to České Budějovice is to bus which costs 23€ - 40€ and takes 7h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Ljubljana to České Budějovice is to drive which costs 55€ - 80€ and takes 5h 18m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ljubljana and arriving at České Budějovice, Č. Budějovice. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Ljubljana to České Budějovice. However, there are services departing from Ljubljana and arriving at Ceske Budejovice via Salzburg Hbf and Linz Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 10m.

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The distance between Ljubljana and České Budějovice is 325 km. The road distance is 512.9 km.

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The best way to get from Ljubljana to České Budějovice without a car is to bus which takes 7h 40m and costs 23€ - 40€.

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The bus from Ljubljana to České Budějovice, Č. Budějovice takes 7h 40m including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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Ljubljana to České Budějovice train services, operated by Croatian Railways (HŽPP), depart from Ljubljana station.

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The best way to get from Ljubljana to České Budějovice is to bus which takes 7h 40m and costs 23€ - 40€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 35€ - 90€ and takes 9h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Ljubljana to České Budějovice.
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  • Distance: 203.2 miles
  • Duration: 7h 40m

What companies run services between Ljubljana, Slovenia and České Budějovice, Czech Republic?

FlixBus operates a bus from Ljubljana to České Budějovice once daily. Tickets cost 600 Kč - 1 100 Kč and the journey takes 7h 40m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ljubljana to České Budějovice via Salzburg Hbf and Linz Hbf in around 9h 10m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Prague via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
6 500 Kč - 31 000 Kč
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Ljubljana to Prague
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
3 100 Kč - 14 000 Kč
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Prague via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
3 100 Kč - 14 000 Kč
Train operators
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
Website
hzpp.hr
Train from Ljubljana to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
420 Kč - 600 Kč
Website
hzpp.hr
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
420 Kč - 600 Kč
1st Class
650 Kč - 900 Kč
WESTbahn Gmbh
Phone
+43 1 89900
Email
meinenachricht@westbahn.at
Website
westbahn.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
310 Kč - 360 Kč
Schedules at
westbahn.at
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Salzburg, Salzburg to Linz, Linz central station
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
220 Kč - 280 Kč
Website
Flixtrain
Deutsche Bahn

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
700 Kč - 1 000 Kč
Website
Deutsche Bahn
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Salzburg, Hbf to Linz, Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
120 Kč - 170 Kč
Website
RegioJet
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
950 Kč - 1 700 Kč
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
430 Kč - 700 Kč
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Linz Hbf to Ceske Budejovice
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
440 Kč - 700 Kč
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
LEO Express
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100 Kč - 370 Kč
Website
LEO Express
Economy
100 Kč - 130 Kč
Business
180 Kč - 210 Kč
Premium
300 Kč - 370 Kč
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Ceske Budejovice
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
150 Kč - 230 Kč
Website
cd.cz
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Ljubljana to České Budějovice, Č. Budějovice
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
600 Kč - 1 100 Kč
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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More Questions & Answers

The quickest flight from Ljubljana Airport to Prague Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Ljubljana to České Budějovice bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at České Budějovice, Č. Budějovice station.

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Ljubljana to České Budějovice train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Ceske Budejovice station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ljubljana to České Budějovice is 513 km. It takes approximately 5h 18m to drive from Ljubljana to České Budějovice.

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Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines and Adria Airways offer flights from Ljubljana Airport to Prague Airport.

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Book your Ljubljana to České Budějovice bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 677+ hotels available in České Budějovice. Prices start at 988 Kč per night.

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The best way to get from Ljubljana to Ljubljana Airport is to shuttle which takes 20m and costs 9€ - 40€.

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