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There are 5 ways to get from Salzburg to Ljubljana by train, night train, car, plane or shuttle

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Train  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Villach Hbf Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Ljubljana D / ...

$37 - $59

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Night train  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Take the night train from Salzburg Hbf to Ljubljana En

$26 - $40

3 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Salzburg to Ljubljana 175.5 miles

$35 - $55

Fly to Klagenfurt, shuttle  •  5 h 47 min

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

$191 - $850

Fly to Ljubljana  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Salzburg (SZG) to Ljubljana (LJU) SZG - LJU

$166 - $630

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The cheapest way to get from Salzburg to Ljubljana is to night train which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 4 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Salzburg to Ljubljana is to drive which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 2 h 52 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Salzburg Hbf and arriving at Ljubljana. This train operates every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 17 min.

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The distance between Salzburg and Ljubljana is 224 km. The road distance is 280.7 km.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Ljubljana without a car is to train which takes 5 h 9 min and costs 30€ - 55€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 9 min to get from Salzburg to Ljubljana, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Ljubljana is to train which takes 5 h 9 min and costs 30€ - 55€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 140€ - 550€ and takes 5 h 36 min.

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There is no direct flight from Salzburg Airport to Klagenfurt Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Salzburg to Ljubljana.
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  • Distance: 139.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 9 min

What companies run services between Salzburg, Austria and Ljubljana, Slovenia?

You can take a train from Salzburg to Ljubljana via Villach Hbf in around 5 h 9 min. Alternatively, Austrian Airlines, Adria Airways and Eurowings fly from Salzburg to Ljubljana 5 times a day.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Salzburg to Klagenfurt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Salzburg to Ljubljana via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Salzburg to Ljubljana via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Salzburg to Ljubljana via Vienna, Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

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Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Train from Villach Hbf to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Night train from Salzburg Hbf to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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Yes, the driving distance between Salzburg to Ljubljana is 281 km. It takes approximately 2 h 52 min to drive from Salzburg to Ljubljana.

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Austrian Airlines offers flights from Salzburg Airport to Klagenfurt Airport.

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There are 748+ hotels available in Ljubljana. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Salzburg Airport is to line 2 shuttle which takes 7 min and costs .

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