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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  •  3 h 26 min

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

$15 - $26

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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

Night train  •  4 h 17 min

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

$26 - $40

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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Salzburg to Ljubljana is to bus which costs 13€ - 23€ and takes 3 h 26 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 a direct bus departing from Salzburg, Salzburg South and arriving at Ljubljana. Services depart twice daily, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 3 h 26 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 bus which takes 3 h 26 min and costs 13€ - 23€.

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The bus from Salzburg, Salzburg South to Ljubljana takes 3 h 26 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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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 Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Salzburg Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Ljubljana is to bus which takes 3 h 26 min and costs 13€ - 23€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 5 h 9 min, you could also fly, which costs 140€ - 550€ and takes 5 h 36 min.

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Map of how to get from Salzburg to Ljubljana.
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  • Distance: 139.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 26 min

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Salzburg to Ljubljana twice daily. Tickets cost $15 - $26 and the journey takes 3 h 26 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Salzburg to Ljubljana via Villach Hbf in around 5 h 9 min.

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
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
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
Bus operators
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 Salzburg, Salzburg South to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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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 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 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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Book your Salzburg to Ljubljana bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 788+ hotels available in Ljubljana. Prices start at $46 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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