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There are 9 ways to get from Ljubljana to Budapest by bus, train, rideshare, car, shuttle or plane

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Bus  •  6h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Ljubljana bus station to Budapest Kelenföld bus station 987

8 000 Ft - 10 000 Ft

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Rideshare  •  5h 35m

  1. Take the rideshare from Ljubljana to Budapest 460.6 km

3 900 Ft - 5 500 Ft

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Train  •  7h 36m

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

9 000 Ft - 11 000 Ft

Drive  •  4h 20m

  1. Drive from Ljubljana to Budapest 461.5 km

16 000 Ft - 25 000 Ft

Shuttle to Klagenfurt, fly  •  8h 10m

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

35 842 Ft - 191 011 Ft

Fly from Ljubljana  •  7h

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

32 839 Ft - 144 841 Ft

Shuttle to Graz, fly  •  8h 20m

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

48 564 Ft - 160 076 Ft

Shuttle to Vienna, fly  •  7h 30m

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

22 761 Ft - 299 763 Ft

Shuttle  •  5h

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana to Budapest Eurobusways

21 000 Ft - 40 000 Ft

Ljubljana to Budapest by bus

The bus journey time between Ljubljana and Budapest is around 6h 15m and covers a distance of around 461 km. The fastest bus normally takes 6h 15m. Operated by FlixBus, the Ljubljana to Budapest bus service departs from Ljubljana bus station and arrives in Budapest Kelenföld bus station. Typically three buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
6h 15m
Fastest bus time:
6h 15m
Buses per week:
3
Cheapest price:
8 000 Ft
Carbon emissions:
57 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
08:00
Last bus departs at:
08:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Ljubljana to Budapest bus schedules

Slovenia → Hungary
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International entry into Hungary from Slovenia

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Conditions of entry into Hungary from Slovenia

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in Hungary

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Considerations leaving from Slovenia

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

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Hungary from Slovenia.

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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
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Budapest is 0036 6 80 277 455.

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

The social distance requirement in Budapest is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0036 6 80 277 455.

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

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Last updated: 20 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ljubljana to Budapest is to rideshare which costs €10 - €15 and takes 5h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Ljubljana to Budapest is to drive which costs €45 - €70 and takes 4h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ljubljana bus station station and arriving at Budapest Kelenföld bus station station. Services depart once daily, and operate Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 6h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Ljubljana and arriving at Budapest-Deli. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 36m.

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The distance between Ljubljana and Budapest is 381 km. The road distance is 461.5 km.

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The best way to get from Ljubljana to Budapest without a car is to bus which takes 6h 15m and costs €23 - €28.

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The bus from Ljubljana bus station to Budapest Kelenföld bus station takes 6h 15m including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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

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The best way to get from Ljubljana to Budapest is to bus which takes 6h 15m and costs €23 - €28. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €25 - €30 and takes 7h 36m, you could also fly, which costs €90 - €410 and takes 7h.

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Map of how to get from Ljubljana to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 381 km
  • Duration: 6h 15m

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Ljubljana bus station to Budapest Kelenföld bus station once daily. Tickets cost 8 000 Ft - 10 000 Ft and the journey takes 6h 15m. Alternatively, Hungarian Railways (MÁV) operates a train from Ljubljana to Budapest-Deli once daily. Tickets cost 9 000 Ft - 11 000 Ft and the journey takes 7h 36m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Klagenfurt to Budapest via Vienna, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
33 000 Ft - 160 000 Ft
Flights from Klagenfurt to Budapest via Vienna, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
36 000 Ft - 180 000 Ft
Flights from Ljubljana to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85 000 Ft - 180 000 Ft
Flights from Ljubljana to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85 000 Ft - 180 000 Ft
Flights from Ljubljana to Budapest via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85 000 Ft - 180 000 Ft
Flights from Graz to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35 000 Ft - 170 000 Ft
Flights from Graz to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
39 000 Ft - 190 000 Ft
Flights from Graz to Budapest via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
39 000 Ft - 190 000 Ft
Flights from Graz to Budapest via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
39 000 Ft - 190 000 Ft
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Klagenfurt to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
31 000 Ft - 140 000 Ft
Flights from Graz to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
34 000 Ft - 150 000 Ft
Flights from Vienna to Budapest
Ave. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
29 000 Ft - 60 000 Ft
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Klagenfurt to Budapest via Vienna, Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
38 000 Ft - 170 000 Ft
Flights from Ljubljana to Budapest via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
50 000 Ft - 70 000 Ft
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
28 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft
Flights from Graz to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
34 000 Ft - 140 000 Ft
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Budapest via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
12 000 Ft - 60 000 Ft
Flights from Ljubljana to Budapest via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
16 000 Ft - 70 000 Ft
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Graz to Budapest via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
45 000 Ft - 140 000 Ft
Train operators
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 Ljubljana bus station to Budapest Kelenföld bus station
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
8 000 Ft - 10 000 Ft
Website
flixbus.co.uk
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Ljubljana to Klagenfurt Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
3 500 Ft - 50 000 Ft
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
3 500 Ft - 12 000 Ft
Private
15 000 Ft - 50 000 Ft
Shuttle from Ljubljana to Graz Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
13 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
13 000 Ft - 14 500 Ft
Private
48 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft
Shuttle from Ljubljana to Vienna Airport
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
14 000 Ft - 220 000 Ft
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
14 000 Ft - 20 000 Ft
Private
95 000 Ft - 220 000 Ft
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 70 282 1827
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Ljubljana to Budapest
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
21 000 Ft - 40 000 Ft
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 Ljubljana to Budapest
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
3 900 Ft - 5 500 Ft
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Klagenfurt Airport to Budapest Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 40m and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Ljubljana to Budapest is 461 km. It takes approximately 4h 20m to drive from Ljubljana to Budapest.

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LOT, Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Klagenfurt Airport to Budapest Airport.

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Book your Ljubljana to Budapest bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 618+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at 27 500 Ft per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Ljubljana and Budapest. 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 Ljubljana to Klagenfurt Airport is to shuttle which takes 1h 45m and costs €10 - €140.

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