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There are 8 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.

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Bus  •  6h 10m

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

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Rideshare  •  5h 35m

  1. Take the rideshare from Ljubljana to Budapest 460.6 km

6 alternative options

Train  •  7h 43m

  1. Take the train from Ljubljana to Budapest-Keleti 247 / ...

Drive  •  4h 20m

  1. Drive from Ljubljana to Budapest 461.5 km

Fly from Ljubljana  •  6h 46m

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

Shuttle to Klagenfurt, fly  •  9h 21m

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

Shuttle to Graz, fly  •  8h 1m

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

Shuttle to Vienna, fly  •  7h 26m

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

Ljubljana to Budapest by bus

7 Weekly Buses
6h 10m Average Duration
14 000 Ft Cheapest Price
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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 fastest way to get from Ljubljana to Budapest is to drive which takes 4h 20m and costs €75 - €110.

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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 every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Ljubljana and arriving at Budapest-Keleti. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 43m.

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The distance between Ljubljana and Budapest is 461 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 10m and costs €35 - €50.

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The bus from Ljubljana bus station to Budapest Kelenföld bus station takes 6h 10m 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 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 €35 - €50. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €23 - €28 and takes 7h 43m, you could also fly, which costs €110 - €380 and takes 6h 46m.

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Map of how to get from Ljubljana to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 460.7 km
  • Duration: 6h 10m

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 14 000 Ft - 20 000 Ft and the journey takes 6h 10m. Alternatively, Slovenian Railways (SŽ) operates a train from Ljubljana to Budapest-Keleti once daily. Tickets cost 12 000 Ft - 22 000 Ft and the journey takes 7h 43m. Hungarian Railways (MÁV) also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Klagenfurt to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
60 000 Ft - 200 000 Ft
Flights from Graz to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50 000 Ft - 180 000 Ft
Flights from Vienna to Budapest
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
48 000 Ft - 220 000 Ft
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75 000 Ft - 240 000 Ft
Flights from Ljubljana to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75 000 Ft - 240 000 Ft
Flights from Graz to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55 000 Ft - 230 000 Ft
Flights from Graz to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55 000 Ft - 230 000 Ft
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Budapest via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
33 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Klagenfurt to Budapest via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6h 57m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
46 000 Ft - 110 000 Ft
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
60 000 Ft - 230 000 Ft
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Budapest via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70 000 Ft - 170 000 Ft
Train operators
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Phone
+386 129 13 332
Email
potnik.info@slo-zeleznice.si
Website
potniski.sz.si
Train from Ljubljana to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
7h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
12 000 Ft - 22 000 Ft
Website
https://potniski.sz.si/en/
Intercity 2nd Class Ticket
12 000 Ft - 17 000 Ft
Regional Train Ticket
12 000 Ft - 16 000 Ft
Intercity 1st Class Ticket
17 000 Ft - 22 000 Ft
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Ljubljana bus station to Budapest Kelenföld bus station
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14 000 Ft - 20 000 Ft
Website
https://www.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 Ljubljana to Klagenfurt Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
3 900 Ft - 55 000 Ft
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
3 900 Ft - 13 000 Ft
Private
16 000 Ft - 55 000 Ft
Shuttle from Ljubljana to Graz Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
14 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
14 500 Ft - 15 500 Ft
Private
50 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft
Shuttle from Ljubljana to Vienna Airport
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
15 000 Ft - 240 000 Ft
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
15 000 Ft - 21 000 Ft
Private
100 000 Ft - 240 000 Ft
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Phone
+3 318 576 2228
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Ljubljana to Budapest
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
4 200 Ft - 6 000 Ft
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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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 Slovenian Railways (SŽ), arrive at Budapest-Keleti 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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