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There are 9 ways to get from Madrid to Ljubljana by plane, shuttle, train, bus or car

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Fly to Ljubljana  •  7h 31m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Ljubljana (LJU) MAD - LJU

$152 - $368

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Fly to Trieste, shuttle  •  8h 37m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Trieste (TRS) MAD - TRS
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Trieste Airport to Ljubljana

$117 - $593

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Fly to Zagreb, shuttle  •  7h 38m

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

$132 - $563

Fly to Klagenfurt, shuttle  •  11h 2m

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

$183 - $833

Fly to Venice, shuttle  •  8h 17m

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

$122 - $683

Train, bus  •  22h 32m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Valence TGV to Chambery-Challes-E
  4. Take the train from Chambery-Challes-E to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  5. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Trieste Centrale Fr
  6. Take the bus from Trieste to Ljubljana 907 / ...

$279 - $489

Bus ALSA  •  35h 25m

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

Bus Atlassib  •  36h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Padova
  2. Take the bus from Padova to Ljubljana

Drive  •  19h 18m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Ljubljana 1284.4 miles

$250 - $370

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Ljubljana is to fly and shuttle which costs 100€ - 600€ and takes 8h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Ljubljana is to fly which costs 130€ - 320€ and takes 7h 31m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Ljubljana. However, there are services departing from Madrid and arriving at Ljubljana Dalmatinova ulica via Venice Mestre Train Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35h 25m.

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The distance between Madrid and Ljubljana is 1598 km. The road distance is 2055 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Ljubljana without a car is to train and bus which takes 22h 32m and costs 240€ - 430€.

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It takes approximately 7h 31m to get from Madrid to Ljubljana, including transfers.

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Madrid to Ljubljana bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Ljubljana is to fly which takes 7h 31m and costs 130€ - 320€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 35h 25m.

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There is no direct flight from Madrid Airport to Ljubljana Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 40m and has one stopover.

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Madrid to Ljubljana bus services, operated by DRD Turizem, arrive at Ljubljana Dalmatinova ulica station.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Ljubljana.
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  • Distance: 998.7 miles
  • Duration: 7h 31m

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Ljubljana, Slovenia?

Eurowings, Adria Airways and 11 other airlines fly from Madrid to Ljubljana hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madrid to Ljubljana via Mestre and Venice Mestre Train Station in around 35h 25m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Ljubljana via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $850
Flights from Madrid to Ljubljana via Munich
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $850
Flights from Madrid to Trieste via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $440
Flights from Madrid to Trieste via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $440
Flights from Madrid to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Flights from Madrid to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Flights from Madrid to Klagenfurt via Munich, Vienna
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from Madrid to Klagenfurt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Madrid to Trieste via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $360
Flights from Madrid to Trieste via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $360
Flights from Madrid to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Madrid to Venice via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Madrid to Ljubljana via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Klagenfurt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Madrid to Klagenfurt via Munich, Vienna
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from Madrid to Klagenfurt via Prague, Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Madrid to Klagenfurt via Milan Malpensa, Vienna
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Venice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Venice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to Ljubljana via Brussels
Ave. Duration
7h 7m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Flights from Madrid to Venice via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Madrid to Ljubljana via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $900
Flights from Madrid to Zagreb via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Ljubljana via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Madrid to Zagreb via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Flights from Madrid to Venice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Ljubljana via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h 7m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Venice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Trieste via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $360
Flights from Madrid to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Madrid to Ljubljana via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Madrid to Ljubljana via Prague
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$65 - $280
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Trieste via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $210
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Madrid to Zagreb via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Klagenfurt via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
13h
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways AVE
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Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
renfe.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
Train from Chambery-Challes-E to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $80
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Gare de Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
renfe.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Valence TGV to Chambery-Challes-E
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
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 Torino Porta Susa to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Trieste Airport to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $330
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$35 - $45
Private
$120 - $330
Shuttle from Zagreb Airport to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$30 - $45
Private
$130 - $260
Shuttle from Klagenfurt Flughafen to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$11 - $180
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$11 - $40
Private
$45 - $180
Shuttle from Venice Airport to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $390
Schedules at
goopti.com
Book at
goopti.com
Shared
$44 - $47
Private
$210 - $390
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 Trieste to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arriva Slovenia
Phone
090 74 11
Website
arriva.si
Bus from Trieste to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Schedules at
arriva.si
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Trieste Central Bus Station to Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Crnja Tours
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus from Trieste to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Bus from Padova to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $90
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
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
atvo.it
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid to Mestre
Ave. Duration
31h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Website
alsa.com
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
3h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
DRD Turizem
Atlassib
Phone
(004) 0269 229.224
Email
informatii@atlassib.es
Website
atlassib.es
Bus from Madrid to Padova
Ave. Duration
29h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
atlassib.es

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Ljubljana is 2055 km. It takes approximately 19h 18m to drive from Madrid to Ljubljana.

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