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

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Fly Lugano to Ljubljana  •  5 h 55 min

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

$120 - $712

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Bus Globtour  •  8 h 23 min

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

$37 - $58

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Fly Milan Malpensa to Trieste, shuttle  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Trieste (TRS) MXP - TRS
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Trieste Airport to Ljubljana

$249 - $976

Fly Milan Malpensa to Ljubljana  •  6 h 59 min

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

$184 - $431

Train to Milan Linate, fly to Trieste, shuttle  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
  2. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Trieste (TRS) LIN - TRS
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Trieste Airport to Ljubljana

$139 - $574

Train to Zurich, fly to Ljubljana  •  6 h 51 min

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

$170 - $450

Train, bus  •  8 h 3 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 bus from Venice Mestre Train Station to Ljubljana Dalmatinova ulica

Bus Eurolines CH  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Lugano to Ljubljana

$45 - $55

Train via Milano Centrale  •  9 h 39 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 Centrale to Ljubljana Tivoli

$69 - $129

Train Trenitalia Eurocity  •  10 h 10 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 Reg

$74 - $118

Drive  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Lugano to Ljubljana 355.1 miles

$70 - $110

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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 fly and shuttle which costs SFr 240 - SFr 1000 and takes 4 h 45 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 Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 39 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 train and bus which takes 8 h 3 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 55 min to get from Lugano to Ljubljana, including transfers.

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Lugano to Ljubljana bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Lugano station.

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Lugano to Ljubljana train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, depart from Lugano station.

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The best way to get from Lugano to Ljubljana is to fly which takes 5 h 55 min and costs SFr 110 - SFr 750. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 45 - SFr 55 and takes 8 h 8 min, you could also train, which costs SFr 65 - SFr 130 and takes 9 h 39 min.

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Map of how to get from Lugano to Ljubljana.
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  • Distance: 267.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 55 min

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

Swiss, Adria Airways and two other airlines fly from Lugano to Ljubljana every 4 hours. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Lugano to Ljubljana once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $55 and the journey takes 8 h 8 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Lugano to Ljubljana via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Ljubljana via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $450
Flights from Zurich to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lugano to Ljubljana via Zurich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Lugano to Ljubljana via Zurich, Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Ljubljana via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Ljubljana via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,200
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Lugano to Ljubljana via Zurich, Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Ljubljana via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $700
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Trieste
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Milan Linate to Trieste
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Zurich to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Ljubljana via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $950
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Ljubljana via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Ljubljana via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Ljubljana via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
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
$22 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $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 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
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 to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 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
$10 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$19 - $24
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
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$20 - $24
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Bus operators
DRD Turizem
Phone
+386 (0)51 224 222
Email
info@drd.si
Website
drd.si
Bus from Venice Mestre Train Station to Ljubljana Dalmatinova ulica
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
DRD Turizem
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

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There is no direct flight from Lugano Airport to Ljubljana Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Lugano to Ljubljana bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Ljubljana station.

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Lugano to Ljubljana train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Ljubljana station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lugano to Ljubljana is 568 km. It takes approximately 5 h 20 min to drive from Lugano to Ljubljana.

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Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, Adria Airways and Swiss offer flights from Lugano Airport to Ljubljana Airport.

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There are 806+ hotels available in Ljubljana. Prices start at $44 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Lugano to Lugano Airport is to line 60 train which takes 12 min and costs SFr 9 - SFr 17.

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