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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus  •  6 h 20 min

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

$26 - $45

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Ljubljana to Budapest 288.6 miles

$12 - $17

7 alternative options

Train  •  8 h 21 min

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

$28 - $45

Drive  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Ljubljana to Budapest 289.1 miles

$55 - $85

Fly Ljubljana to Budapest  •  6 h 58 min

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

$107 - $515

Shuttle to Klagenfurt, fly to Budapest  •  7 h 3 min

  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 to Budapest  •  7 h 33 min

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

$142 - $995

Fly Ljubljana to Vienna, bus, train  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Ljubljana (LJU) to Vienna (VIE) LJU - VIE
  2. Take the bus from Vienna Airport to Györ, Győr
  3. Take the train from Györ to Budapest-Déli

$107 - $393

Shuttle  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana to Budapest Eurobusways

$71 - $129

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ljubljana and arriving at Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 6 h 20 min.

More details

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

More details

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

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Ljubljana to Budapest without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 20 min and costs .

More details

The bus from Ljubljana to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld takes 6 h 20 min including transfers and departs once daily.

More details

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

More details

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

More details

The best way to get from Ljubljana to Budapest is to bus which takes 6 h 20 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 8 h 21 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 6 h 58 min.

Mode details

There is no direct flight from Ljubljana Airport to Budapest Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 50 min and has one stopover.

Search flights

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

More details

Map of how to get from Ljubljana to Budapest.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 238.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 20 min

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Ljubljana to Budapest once daily. Tickets cost $26 - $45 and the journey takes 6 h 20 min. Alternatively, Slovenian Railways (SŽ) operates a train from Ljubljana to Budapest 3 times a week. Tickets cost $28 - $45 and the journey takes 8 h 21 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $400
Flights from Klagenfurt to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $900
Flights from Vienna to Budapest
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Ljubljana to Vienna
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,100
Flights from Ljubljana to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,100
Flights from Klagenfurt to Budapest via Vienna, Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Budapest via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Klagenfurt to Budapest via Vienna, Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $900
Flights from Ljubljana to Vienna
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Budapest via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $240
Flights from Ljubljana to Budapest via London Luton
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Budapest via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $850
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Budapest via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Ljubljana to Vienna
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Ljubljana to Budapest via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $1,800
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Budapest via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Budapest via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,400
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Ljubljana to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Vienna Airport to Györ, Győr
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
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
1 h 45 min
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
5 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$45 - $750
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$45 - $65
Private
$310 - $750
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 20 9148100
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Ljubljana to Budapest
Ave. Duration
5 h
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
5 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

Want to know more about travelling around Hungary

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

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

More details

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

Get driving directions

Swiss, LOT, Austrian Airlines and eight other airlines offer flights from Ljubljana Airport to Budapest Airport.

Search flights

Book your Ljubljana to Budapest bus tickets online with FlixBus.

Search and book

There are 4266+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at $47 USD per night.

More details

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.

Read Rome2rio's guide to Blablacar

The best way to get from Ljubljana to Ljubljana Airport is to shuttle which takes 20 min and costs .

More details