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There are 11 ways to get from Ljubljana to Essen Hauptbahnhof by plane, shuttle, train, bus, car or car train

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Recommended option

Fly Ljubljana to Dusseldorf  •  6h 22m

  1. Fly from Ljubljana (LJU) to Dusseldorf (DUS) LJU - DUS

64€ - 291€

Cheapest option

Bus via Frankfurt am Main  •  15h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Ljubljana to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station N952 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Essen 084 / ...

53€ - 65€

9 alternative options

Shuttle to Graz, fly to Dusseldorf  •  6h 32m

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

136€ - 701€

Shuttle to Klagenfurt, fly to Cologne Bonn, train  •  6h 18m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana to Klagenfurt Flughafen
  2. Fly from Klagenfurt (KLU) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) KLU - CGN
  3. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Essen Hbf

99€ - 470€

Shuttle to Venice, fly to Dusseldorf  •  7h 12m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana to Venice Airport
  2. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Dusseldorf (DUS) VCE - DUS

92€ - 614€

Fly Ljubljana to Frankfurt, train  •  5h 50m

  1. Fly from Ljubljana (LJU) to Frankfurt (FRA) LJU - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Essen Hbf

135€ - 533€

Shuttle to Zagreb, fly to Cologne Bonn, train  •  6h 50m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana to Zagreb Airport
  2. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) ZAG - CGN
  3. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Essen Hbf

128€ - 617€

Train  •  14h 1m

  1. Take the train from Ljubljana to Villach Hbf Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Essen Hbf Ec

186€ - 249€

Drive, car train  •  15h 18m

  1. Drive from Ljubljana to Villach
  2. Take the car train from Villach to Düsseldorf Hbf Uex 1386

69€ - 141€

Bus  •  18h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Ljubljana to Essen

55€ - 80€

Drive  •  9h 11m

  1. Drive from Ljubljana to Essen Hauptbahnhof 1042.4 km

110€ - 170€

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Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into Germany is currently allowed from Slovenia.

The COVID-19 helpline number in Essen Hauptbahnhof is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Essen Hauptbahnhof is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Essen Hauptbahnhof is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus hotline on 116 117.

Exceptions may apply, for full details: Robert Koch Institute.
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ljubljana to Essen Hauptbahnhof is to bus via Frankfurt am Main which costs 50€ - 65€ and takes 15h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Ljubljana to Essen Hauptbahnhof is to fly and train which costs 130€ - 550€ and takes 5h 50m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ljubljana and arriving at Essen. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 18h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Ljubljana to Essen Hauptbahnhof. However, there are services departing from Ljubljana and arriving at Essen Hbf via Villach Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 1m.

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The distance between Ljubljana and Essen Hauptbahnhof is 813 km. The road distance is 1042.4 km.

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The best way to get from Ljubljana to Essen Hauptbahnhof without a car is to train which takes 14h 1m and costs 180€ - 250€.

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It takes approximately 6h 22m to get from Ljubljana to Essen Hauptbahnhof, including transfers.

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Ljubljana to Essen Hauptbahnhof bus services, operated by Croatia Bus International, depart from Ljubljana station.

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

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The best way to get from Ljubljana to Essen Hauptbahnhof is to fly which takes 6h 22m and costs 60€ - 300€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 180€ - 250€ and takes 14h 1m, you could also bus via Frankfurt am Main, which costs 50€ - 65€ and takes 15h 38m.

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  • Distance: 813 km
  • Duration: 6h 22m

What companies run services between Ljubljana, Slovenia and Essen Hauptbahnhof, Germany?

Lufthansa, Swiss and five other airlines fly from Ljubljana to Essen Hauptbahnhof every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ljubljana to Essen Hauptbahnhof via Villach Hbf in around 14h 1m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
230€ - 550€
Flights from Ljubljana to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
230€ - 550€
Flights from Ljubljana to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
230€ - 550€
Flights from Graz to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
190€ - 650€
Flights from Graz to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
240€ - 550€
Flights from Graz to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
240€ - 550€
Flights from Venice to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 700€
Flights from Ljubljana to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 1700€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Graz to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
190€ - 650€
Flights from Graz to Dusseldorf via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 490€
Flights from Klagenfurt to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 260€
Flights from Zagreb to Cologne Bonn via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
180€ - 700€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Klagenfurt to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 260€
Flights from Venice to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 340€
Flights from Venice to Dusseldorf via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 340€
Flights from Zagreb to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 700€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 350€
Flights from Graz to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 310€
Flights from Venice to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
200€ - 900€
Flights from Zagreb to Cologne Bonn via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 280€
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Dusseldorf via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 440€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 800€
Flights from Venice to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 430€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Graz to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
80€ - 300€
Flights from Venice to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 480€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Dusseldorf via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 160€
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

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 Koeln Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
ABELLIO Rail
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Essen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
13€ - 20€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Koeln Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14€ - 19€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Ljubljana to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
17€ - 24€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Villach Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
180€ - 240€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne, Cologne central station to Essen, Essen central station
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
Flixtrain
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 Koeln Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
28€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Hkx
Website
hkx.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
hkx.de
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Essen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
Abellio NRW
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Phone
+386 129 13 332
Email
potnik.info@slo-zeleznice.si
Website
slo-zeleznice.si
Train from Ljubljana to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
6€ - 14€
Website
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Intercity 2nd Class Ticket
8€ - 10€
Regional Train Ticket
6€ - 8€
Intercity 1st Class Ticket
11€ - 14€
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Villach to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
13h 47m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
55€ - 120€
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
Passenger
59€
Motorcycle
99€
Vehicle
109€
Bus operators
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Ljubljana to Graz Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
35€ - 310€
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
37€ - 40€
Private
130€ - 310€
Shuttle from Ljubljana to Klagenfurt Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
10€ - 140€
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
10€ - 35€
Private
40€ - 140€
Shuttle from Ljubljana to Venice Airport
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
35€ - 340€
Schedules at
goopti.com
Book at
goopti.com
Shared
38€ - 41€
Private
180€ - 340€
Shuttle from Ljubljana to Zagreb Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
29€ - 230€
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
29€ - 40€
Private
110€ - 230€
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 to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Essen
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja to Frankfurt Main Central Train Station
Ave. Duration
12h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Crnja Tours
Croatia Bus International
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Ljubljana to Essen
Ave. Duration
18h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr

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There is no direct flight from Ljubljana Airport to Dusseldorf Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 30m and has one stopover.

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Ljubljana to Essen Hauptbahnhof bus services, operated by Croatia Bus International, arrive at Essen station.

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Ljubljana to Essen Hauptbahnhof train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Essen Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ljubljana to Essen Hauptbahnhof is 1042 km. It takes approximately 9h 11m to drive from Ljubljana to Essen Hauptbahnhof.

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The best way to get from Ljubljana to Ljubljana Airport is to shuttle which takes 20 min and costs 10€ - 40€.

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