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There are 7 ways to get from Ljubljana to Venice by bus, train, rideshare or car

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Bus via Venezia Mestre  •  3h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Ljubljana Dalmatinova ulica to Venice Mestre Train Station Ljubljana - Mestre

20€ - 51€

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Rideshare  •  3h 4m

  1. Take the rideshare from Ljubljana to Venice 238.5 km

9€ - 17€

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Bus  •  3h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja to Venice Piazzale Roma Ljubljana - Venice Morning / ...

14€ - 27€

Bus, train  •  4h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja to Trieste Central Bus Station Frankfurt - Pula / ...
  2. Take the train from Trieste Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia Re

18€ - 39€

Bus via San Donà di Piave  •  5h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Ljubljana to San Donà di Piave
  2. Take the bus from San Donà di Piave to Venezia Piazzale Roma 8a / ...

60€ - 80€

Train  •  5h 21m

  1. Take the train from Ljubljana Tivoli to Villa Opicina Re
  2. Take the train from Trieste Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia Re

17€ - 36€

Drive  •  2h 21m

  1. Drive from Ljubljana to Venice 237.8 km

29€ - 45€

Ljubljana to Venice by bus

The bus journey time between Ljubljana and Venice is around 3h 35m and covers a distance of around 291 km. The fastest bus normally takes 3h 35m. Operated by TripstAir and Nomago, the Ljubljana to Venice bus service departs from Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja and arrives in Venice Piazzale Roma. Typically seven buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Ljubljana to Venice bus schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Venice is 1500.

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The social distance requirement in Venice is 1 metre.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ljubljana to Venice is to rideshare which costs 9€ - 17€ and takes 3h 4m.

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The fastest way to get from Ljubljana to Venice is to drive which takes 2h 21m and costs 29€ - 45€.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja station and arriving at Venice Piazzale Roma. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Ljubljana to Venice. However, there are services departing from Ljubljana Tivoli and arriving at Venezia S. Lucia via Trieste - Villa Opicina and Trieste Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 21m.

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The distance between Ljubljana and Venice is 182 km. The road distance is 237.8 km.

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The best way to get from Ljubljana to Venice without a car is to bus via Venezia Mestre which takes 3h 29m and costs 20€ - 55€.

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It takes approximately 3h 29m to get from Ljubljana to Venice, including transfers.

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Ljubljana to Venice bus services, operated by TripstAir, depart from Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja.

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

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The best way to get from Ljubljana to Venice is to bus via Venezia Mestre which takes 3h 29m and costs 20€ - 55€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 17€ - 40€ and takes 5h 21m.

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Map of how to get from Ljubljana to Venice.
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  • Distance: 181.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 29m

What companies run services between Ljubljana, Slovenia and Venice, Italy?

DRD Turizem operates a bus from Ljubljana Dalmatinova ulica to Venice Mestre Train Station once daily. Tickets cost 19€ - 25€ and the journey takes 3h 15m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ljubljana to Venice via Villa Opicina, Trieste - Villa Opicina, Trieste - Piazza Alberto e Kathleen Casali, and Trieste Centrale in around 5h 21m.

Train operators
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Trieste Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 21€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
19€ - 21€
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Phone
+386 129 13 332
Email
potnik.info@slo-zeleznice.si
Website
potniski.sz.si
Train from Ljubljana Tivoli to Villa Opicina
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
7€ - 15€
Website
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Intercity 2nd Class Ticket
8€ - 11€
Regional Train Ticket
7€ - 9€
Intercity 1st Class Ticket
12€ - 15€
Bus operators
DRD Turizem
Phone
+386 (0)51 224 222
Email
info@drd.si
Website
drd.si
Bus from Ljubljana Dalmatinova ulica to Venice Mestre Train Station
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
19€ - 25€
Website
DRD Turizem
TripstAir
Phone
+38670511611
Email
info@tripstair.com
Website
tripstair.com
Bus from Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja to Venice Piazzale Roma
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
20€
Website
TripstAir
Nomago
Phone
+386 1 431 77 00
Email
info@nomago.si
Website
nomago.si
Bus from Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja to Venice Tronchetto Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 27€
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Nomago
Economy
14€ - 20€
Premium
16€ - 23€
Family&friends
19€ - 27€
Bus from Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja to Trieste Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
8€ - 18€
Book at
Nomago
Economy
8€ - 13€
Premium
11€ - 16€
Family&friends
12€ - 18€
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 Trieste Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
Crnja Tours
Croatia Bus International
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Ljubljana to Trieste
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
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 bus station to Trieste
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus from Ljubljana to San Donà di Piave
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
ATVO S.p.A.
Phone
+39 0421 5944
Email
atvo@atvo.it
Website
atvo.it
Bus from San Donà di Piave to Venezia Piazzale Roma
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
4€
Schedules at
atvo.it
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Ljubljana to Venice
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
9€ - 17€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Ljubljana to Venice bus services, operated by TripstAir, arrive at Venice Piazzale Roma station.

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Ljubljana to Venice train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Venezia S. Lucia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ljubljana to Venice is 238 km. It takes approximately 2h 21m to drive from Ljubljana to Venice.

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