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There are 10 ways to get from Ljubljana to Zürich by plane, shuttle, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly Ljubljana to Zurich  •  4h 10m

  1. Fly from Ljubljana (LJU) to Zurich (ZRH) LJU - ZRH

SFr 124 - SFr 462

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Bus  •  9h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Ljubljana bus station to Zurich Bus Station N953

SFr 35 - SFr 45

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Shuttle to Klagenfurt, fly to Zurich  •  7h 15m

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

SFr 112 - SFr 593

Shuttle to Graz, fly to Zurich  •  6h 10m

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

SFr 137 - SFr 650

Shuttle to Zagreb, fly to Zurich  •  6h 7m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana to Zagreb Airport
  2. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Zurich (ZRH) ZAG - ZRH

SFr 123 - SFr 558

Shuttle to Venice, fly to Zurich  •  6h 45m

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

SFr 118 - SFr 545

Fly Ljubljana to Munich, train  •  8h 1m

  1. Fly from Ljubljana (LJU) to Munich (MUC) LJU - MUC
  2. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf Gl.27-36 to Winterthur

SFr 254 - SFr 429

Bus, train  •  10h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Ljubljana Dalmatinova ulica to Venice Mestre Train Station Ljubljana - Mestre
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Zürich HB Ec

SFr 171 - SFr 297

Night train  •  12h 10m

  1. Take the night train from Ljubljana to Zuerich Hb En

SFr 130 - SFr 180

Drive  •  6h 51m

  1. Drive from Ljubljana to Zürich 719.5 km

SFr 85 - SFr 130

Ljubljana to Zürich by buses

The bus journey time between Ljubljana and Zürich is around 9h 50m and covers a distance of around 724 km. The fastest bus normally takes 9h 50m. Operated by FlixBus, the Ljubljana to Zürich bus service departs from Ljubljana bus station and arrives in Zurich Bus Station. Typically four buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
9h 50m
Fastest bus time:
9h 50m
Buses per week:
4
Cheapest price:
SFr 35
Carbon emissions:
90 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
19:00
Last bus departs at:
19:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Ljubljana to Zürich bus schedules

Slovenia → Switzerland
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International entry into Switzerland from Slovenia

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Slovenia
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from Slovenia

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Slovenia
  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Entry is dependent on the visitor residing at least 10 days in a non high-risk area
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Proof of a negative test is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
Austria: Oberösterreich, Salzburg
France: Bretagne, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Paris, Normandy, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Occitanie, Pays de la Loire, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Germany: Saxony, Thuringia
Italy: Campania, Apulia

This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Argentina, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Estonia, Georgia, India, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, Netherlands, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, United Kingdom and Uruguay
  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Entry is dependent on the visitor residing at least 10 days in a non high-risk area
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Proof of a negative test is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Switzerland

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Considerations leaving from Slovenia

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Switzerland from Slovenia.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Zürich is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Zürich is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Zürich is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Slovenia from Switzerland.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 6 Jun 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.

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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Ljubljana to Zürich is to bus, which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 9h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Ljubljana to Zürich is to fly which costs 110€ - 420€ and takes 4h 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ljubljana bus station station and arriving at Zurich Bus Station station. Services depart four times a week, and operate Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 9h 50m.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Ljubljana and arriving at Zuerich Hb. This train operates every day. The journey takes approximately 12h 10m.

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The distance between Ljubljana and Zürich is 477 km. The road distance is 719.5 km.

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The best way to get from Ljubljana to Zürich without a car is to bus which takes 9h 50m and costs 30€ - 45€.

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It takes approximately 4h 10m to get from Ljubljana to Zürich, including transfers.

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

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Ljubljana to Zürich train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Ljubljana station.

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The best way to get from Ljubljana to Zürich is to fly which takes 4h 10m and costs 110€ - 420€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 9h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Ljubljana to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 476.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 10m

What companies run services between Ljubljana, Slovenia and Zürich, Switzerland?

Swiss flies from Ljubljana to Zürich 4 times a week. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Ljubljana bus station to Zurich Bus Station 4 times a week. Tickets cost SFr 35 - SFr 45 and the journey takes 9h 50m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Klagenfurt to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 420
Flights from Graz to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 330
Flights from Graz to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 400
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 260 - SFr 650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Klagenfurt to Zurich via Vienna, Hamburg
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 500
Flights from Klagenfurt to Zurich via Vienna, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 460
Flights from Graz to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 340
Flights from Graz to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 200 - SFr 480
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 190 - SFr 450
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 340
Flights from Venice to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 600
Flights from Ljubljana to Munich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 200 - SFr 460
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 260
Flights from Graz to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 330
Flights from Graz to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 340
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 340
Flights from Venice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 270
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 340
Train operators
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Hbf Gl.27-36 to Winterthur
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Venezia Mestre to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 270
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
Night train from Ljubljana to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 180
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Bus operators
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
SFr 11 - SFr 160
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
SFr 11 - SFr 35
Private
SFr 45 - SFr 160
Shuttle from Ljubljana to Graz Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 340
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
SFr 40 - SFr 44
Private
SFr 140 - SFr 340
Shuttle from Ljubljana to Zagreb Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 250
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
SFr 30 - SFr 40
Private
SFr 120 - SFr 250
Shuttle from Ljubljana to Venice Airport
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 370
Schedules at
goopti.com
Book at
goopti.com
Shared
SFr 41 - SFr 45
Private
SFr 200 - SFr 370
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 Zurich Bus Station
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
SFr 21 - SFr 27
Website
DRD Turizem

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The quickest flight from Ljubljana Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Ljubljana to Zürich bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Zurich Bus Station.

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Ljubljana to Zürich train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Zuerich Hb station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ljubljana to Zürich is 720 km. It takes approximately 6h 51m to drive from Ljubljana to Zürich.

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Swiss offers flights from Ljubljana Airport to Zurich Airport.

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Book your Ljubljana to Zürich bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 287+ hotels available in Zürich. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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The best way to get from Ljubljana to Ljubljana Airport is to shuttle which takes 20 min and costs 21€ - 40€.

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