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

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Bus  •  6h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Ljubljana to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld 977

$26 - $45

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  5h 35m

  1. Take the rideshare from Ljubljana to Budapest 288.6 miles

$12 - $17

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Train  •  8h 21m

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

$28 - $45

Drive  •  4h 28m

  1. Drive from Ljubljana to Budapest 289.1 miles

$55 - $85

Fly from Ljubljana  •  6h 19m

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

$107 - $515

Shuttle to Klagenfurt, fly  •  8h 4m

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

$164 - $571

Shuttle to Vienna, fly  •  7h 29m

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

$142 - $993

Shuttle  •  5h 13m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana to Budapest Eurobusways

$71 - $129

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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 50€ - 75€ and takes 4h 28m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ljubljana and arriving at Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 6h 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Ljubljana and arriving at Budapest-Déli. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 21m.

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

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The best way to get from Ljubljana to Budapest without a car is to bus which takes 6h 10m and costs 22€ - 40€.

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The bus from Ljubljana to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld takes 6h 10m including transfers and departs five times a week.

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

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Ljubljana to Budapest train services, operated by Slovenian Railways (SŽ), depart from Ljubljana station.

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The best way to get from Ljubljana to Budapest is to bus which takes 6h 10m and costs 22€ - 40€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 25€ - 40€ and takes 8h 21m, you could also fly, which costs 90€ - 450€ and takes 6h 19m.

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Map of how to get from Ljubljana to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 238.1 miles
  • Duration: 6h 10m

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Ljubljana to Budapest 5 times a week. Tickets cost $26 - $45 and the journey takes 6h 10m. Alternatively, Slovenian Railways (SŽ) operates a train from Ljubljana to Budapest once daily. Tickets cost $28 - $45 and the journey takes 8h 21m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $400
Flights from Klagenfurt to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $900
Flights from Klagenfurt to Budapest via Cologne Bonn, Vienna
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Vienna to Budapest
Ave. Duration
46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,100
Flights from Ljubljana to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,100
Flights from Klagenfurt to Budapest via Vienna, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Klagenfurt to Budapest via Vienna, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Budapest via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Klagenfurt to Budapest via Vienna, Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $900
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $1,400
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Budapest via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Budapest via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $850
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Budapest via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Air Algérie
Website
airalgerie.dz
Flights from Vienna to Budapest
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Train operators
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 Ljubljana to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$26 - $45
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
$11 - $170
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$11 - $40
Private
$45 - $170
Shuttle from Ljubljana to Vienna Airport
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$45 - $700
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$45 - $65
Private
$310 - $700
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 20 9148100
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Ljubljana to Budapest
Ave. Duration
5h
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 Ljubljana to Budapest
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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More Questions & Answers

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

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

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Ljubljana to Budapest train services, operated by Slovenian Railways (SŽ), arrive at Budapest-Déli station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ljubljana to Budapest is 463 km. It takes approximately 4h 28m to drive from Ljubljana to Budapest.

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Brussels Airlines, Air France, Austrian Airlines and five other airlines offer flights from Ljubljana Airport to Budapest Airport.

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Book your Ljubljana to Budapest bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 4563+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at $33 USD 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 Ljubljana Airport is to shuttle which takes 20m and costs 9€ - 40€.

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