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There are 5 ways to get from Ljubljana to Salzburg by bus, train, night train, car or plane

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Bus  •  3h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja to Salzburg P+R South Dubrovnik - Frankfurt / ...

$19 - $27

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Train  •  5h 7m

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

$38 - $62

Night train  •  4h 9m

  1. Take the night train from Ljubljana to Salzburg Hbf En

$30 - $50

Drive  •  2h 51m

  1. Drive from Ljubljana to Salzburg 175.2 miles

$35 - $55

Fly  •  6h 16m

  1. Fly from Ljubljana (LJU) to Salzburg (SZG) LJU - SZG

$140 - $593

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The cheapest way to get from Ljubljana to Salzburg is to bus which costs 17€ - 24€ and takes 3h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Ljubljana to Salzburg is to drive which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 2h 51m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja station and arriving at Salzburg P+R South. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 25m.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Ljubljana and arriving at Salzburg Hbf. This train operates every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 9m.

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The distance between Ljubljana and Salzburg is 224 km. The road distance is 280.4 km.

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The best way to get from Ljubljana to Salzburg without a car is to bus which takes 3h 25m and costs 17€ - 24€.

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The bus from Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja to Salzburg P+R South takes 3h 25m including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Ljubljana to Salzburg bus services, operated by Crnja Tours, arrive at Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja.

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

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The best way to get from Ljubljana to Salzburg is to bus which takes 3h 25m and costs 17€ - 24€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 5h 7m, you could also fly, which costs 120€ - 550€ and takes 6h 16m.

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Map of how to get from Ljubljana to Salzburg.
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  • Distance: 139.9 miles
  • Duration: 3h 25m

What companies run services between Ljubljana, Slovenia and Salzburg, Austria?

Crnja Tours operates a bus from Ljubljana to Salzburg 4 times a day. Tickets cost $19 - $27 and the journey takes 3h 25m. FlixBus also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ljubljana to Salzburg via Villach Hbf in around 5h 7m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Ljubljana to Salzburg via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Salzburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Ljubljana to Salzburg via Vienna, Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Salzburg via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Train operators
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Website
slo-zeleznice.si
Train from Ljubljana to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
slo-zeleznice.si
Night train from Ljubljana to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
slo-zeleznice.si
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Villach Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Bus operators
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 Salzburg P+R South
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
Crnja Tours
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 Salzburg, Salzburg South
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Ljubljana Airport to Salzburg Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 45m and has one stopover.

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Ljubljana to Salzburg bus services, operated by Crnja Tours, arrive at Salzburg P+R South station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Ljubljana to Salzburg is 280 km. It takes approximately 2h 51m to drive from Ljubljana to Salzburg.

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Scandinavian Airlines, Lufthansa, Eurowings and two other airlines offer flights from Ljubljana Airport to Salzburg Airport.

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Book your Ljubljana to Salzburg bus tickets online with Distribusion and FlixBus.

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There are 1243+ hotels available in Salzburg. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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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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