There are 11 ways to get from Lugano to Ljubljana by bus, train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus Eurolines CH  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Lugano to Ljubljana

$45 - $55

Cheapest option

Bus Globtour  •  8 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Lugano Busstation Noranco to Ljubljana Zob Postaja

$37 - $58

9 alternative options

Train, bus  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale Ece / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Venezia Mestre Fr
  3. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale Rv / ...
  4. Take the bus from Trieste to Ljubljana 402

$66 - $200

Train via Milano Centrale  •  9 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale Ece / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Venezia Mestre Fr
  3. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale Rv / ...
  4. Take the train from Trieste to Ljubljana Tivoli

$70 - $135

Train Trenitalia Eurocity  •  10 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Venezia Mestre Ec
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Monfalcone Rv / ...
  3. Take the train from Monfalcone to Ljubljana Tivoli

$75 - $119

Drive  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Lugano to Ljubljana 355.1 miles

$70 - $110

Fly Lugano to Ljubljana  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Lugano (LUG) to Ljubljana (LJU) LUG - LJU

$190 - $663

Train to Milan Linate, fly to Trieste  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
  2. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Trieste (TRS) LIN - TRS

$139 - $577

Fly Milan Malpensa to Ljubljana  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Ljubljana (LJU) MXP - LJU

$184 - $417

Train to Zurich, fly to Ljubljana  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Ljubljana (LJU) ZRH - LJU

$165 - $453

Fly Milan Malpensa to Zagreb  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Zagreb (ZAG) MXP - ZAG

$139 - $542

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lugano to Ljubljana is to bus which costs SFr 35 - SFr 60 and takes 8 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lugano to Ljubljana is to drive which costs SFr 70 - SFr 110 and takes 5 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lugano and arriving at Ljubljana. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lugano to Ljubljana. However, there are services departing from Lugano and arriving at Ljubljana Tivoli via Milano Centrale, Venezia Mestre and Trieste. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 58 min.

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The distance between Lugano and Ljubljana is 428 km. The road distance is 568.1 km.

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The best way to get from Lugano to Ljubljana without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 8 min and costs SFr 45 - SFr 55.

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The bus from Lugano to Ljubljana takes 8 h 8 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Lugano to Ljubljana bus services, operated by Globtour, arrive at Lugano Busstation Noranco.

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Lugano to Ljubljana train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Lugano station.

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The best way to get from Lugano to Ljubljana is to bus which takes 8 h 8 min and costs SFr 45 - SFr 55. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 65 - SFr 140 and takes 9 h 58 min, you could also fly, which costs SFr 180 - SFr 650 and takes 5 h 57 min.

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Map of how to get from Lugano to Ljubljana.
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  • Distance: 267.5 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 8 min

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

Eurolines CH operates a bus from Lugano to Ljubljana once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $55 and the journey takes 8 h 8 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lugano to Ljubljana via Milano Centrale, Venezia Mestre, Trieste Centrale, and Trieste in around 9 h 58 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Lugano to Ljubljana via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Ljubljana via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $450
Flights from Zurich to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Zagreb via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lugano to Ljubljana via Zurich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Ljubljana via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Ljubljana via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,200
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Trieste
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Ljubljana via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Ljubljana via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $700
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Zurich to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Trieste
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $350
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Ljubljana via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $950
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Ljubljana via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Ljubljana via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Train operators
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Milano Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Venezia Mestre Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
italotreno.it
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 Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$20 - $24
Train from Trieste to Ljubljana Tivoli
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$17 - $20
Train from Venezia Mestre to Monfalcone
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$16 - $20
Train from Monfalcone to Ljubljana Tivoli
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$20 - $24
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Lugano to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
8 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Book at
eurolines.ch
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Lugano Busstation Noranco to Ljubljana Zob Postaja
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
globtour.com
Bus from Trieste Zob to Ljubljana Zob Postaja
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
globtour.com
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Trieste to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Trieste to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
crnja-tours.hr
Book at
crnja.getbybus.com
Arriva Slovenia
Phone
090 74 11
Website
arriva.si
Bus from Trieste to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
arriva.si
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus from Trieste to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
ATVO S.p.A.
Phone
+39 0421 5944
Email
atvo@atvo.it
Website
atvo.it
Bus from Trieste Station to Trg Osvobodilne Lubiana
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
atvo.it

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