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There are 6 ways to get from Salzburg to Ljubljana by bus, train, night train, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus  •  3h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Salzburg, Salzburg South to Ljubljana N948 / ...

13€ - 27€

5 alternative options

Bus via Bled  •  5h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Salzburg P+R South to Bled Central Bus Station Frankfurt - Zagreb / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bled to Tivoli Bled - Posavec - Ljubljana / ...

16€ - 40€

Train  •  5h 10m

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Villach Hbf Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Ljubljana 211 / ...

39€ - 66€

Night train  •  4h 17m

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

30€ - 65€

Drive  •  2h 53m

  1. Drive from Salzburg to Ljubljana 280.8 km

30€ - 45€

Fly, shuttle  •  6h

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

142€ - 703€

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The cheapest way to get from Salzburg to Ljubljana is to bus which costs 13€ - 27€ and takes 3h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Salzburg to Ljubljana is to drive which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 2h 53m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Salzburg, Salzburg South and arriving at Ljubljana. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 26m.

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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 4h 17m.

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The distance between Salzburg and Ljubljana is 224 km. The road distance is 280.8 km.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Ljubljana without a car is to bus which takes 3h 26m and costs 13€ - 27€.

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The bus from Salzburg, Salzburg South to Ljubljana takes 3h 26m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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

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Salzburg to Ljubljana train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, depart from Salzburg Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Ljubljana is to bus which takes 3h 26m and costs 13€ - 27€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 35€ - 70€ and takes 5h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Salzburg to Ljubljana.
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  • Distance: 223.8 km
  • Duration: 3h 26m

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Salzburg, Salzburg South to Ljubljana hourly. Tickets cost 15€ - 19€ and the journey takes 3h 26m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a train from Salzburg to Ljubljana via Villach Hbf in around 5h 10m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Salzburg to Klagenfurt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
21€ - 30€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Villach Hbf to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
17€ - 24€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Night train from Salzburg Hbf to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Railjet
Bus operators
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 Salzburg, Salzburg South to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Nomago
Phone
+386 1 431 77 00
Email
info@nomago.si
Website
nomago.si
Bus from Salzburg P+R South to Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
13€ - 27€
Book at
Nomago
Economy
13€ - 19€
Premium
16€ - 23€
Family&friends
19€ - 27€
Bus from Salzburg P+R South to Bled Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 25€
Book at
Nomago
Economy
12€ - 18€
Premium
15€ - 21€
Family&friends
17€ - 25€
Bus from Bled to Tivoli
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
7€ - 16€
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Nomago
Economy
7€ - 11€
Premium
10€ - 14€
Family&friends
11€ - 16€
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Salzburg P+R South to Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
13€ - 18€
Website
Crnja Tours
Arriva Slovenia
Phone
090 74 11
Website
arriva.si
Bus from Bled to Tivoli
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
5€ - 7€
Website
Arriva Slovenia
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There is no direct flight from Salzburg Airport to Klagenfurt Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 35m and has one stopover.

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Salzburg to Ljubljana bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Ljubljana station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Salzburg to Ljubljana is 281 km. It takes approximately 2h 53m to drive from Salzburg to Ljubljana.

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Austrian Airlines offers flights from Salzburg Airport to Klagenfurt Airport.

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Book your Salzburg to Ljubljana bus tickets online with Omio, FlixBus and Distribusion.

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There are 955+ hotels available in Ljubljana. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Salzburg Airport is to line 180 bus which takes 10 min and costs 2€ - 3€.

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