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There are 5 ways to get from Slovenia to Croatia by train, bus, night train, rideshare or car

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Train  •  2h 18m

  1. Take the train from Ljubljana to Zagreb Glavni Kol. Ec / ...

180 kn - 250 kn

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Rideshare  •  1h 58m

  1. Take the rideshare from Ljubljana to Zagreb 139.1 km

64 kn

3 alternative options

Bus  •  2h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Ljubljana to Zagreb 1900 / ...

70 kn - 170 kn

Night train  •  2h 16m

  1. Take the night train from Ljubljana to Zagreb Glavni Kol. En

160 kn - 250 kn

Drive  •  1h 28m

  1. Drive from Ljubljana to Zagreb 140.6 km

110 kn - 170 kn

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The cheapest way to get from Slovenia to Croatia is to rideshare which costs 9€ and takes 1h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Slovenia to Croatia is to drive which costs 15€ - 23€ and takes 1h 28m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ljubljana and arriving at Zagreb. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 24m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Ljubljana and arriving at Zagreb Glavni Kol.. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 18m.

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The distance between Slovenia and Croatia is 199 km. The road distance is 140.6 km.

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The best way to get from Slovenia to Croatia without a car is to train which takes 2h 18m and costs 24€ - 35€.

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The train from Ljubljana to Zagreb Glavni Kol. takes 2h 18m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Slovenia to Croatia bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Ljubljana station.

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

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The best way to get from Slovenia to Croatia is to train which takes 2h 18m and costs 24€ - 35€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 9€ - 23€ and takes 2h 24m.

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Map of how to get from Slovenia to Croatia.
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  • Distance: 198.5 km
  • Duration: 2h 18m

What companies run services between Slovenia and Croatia?

Austrian Railways (ÖBB) operates a train from Ljubljana to Zagreb Glavni Kol. twice daily. Tickets cost 180 kn - 250 kn and the journey takes 2h 18m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Ljubljana to Zagreb every 30 minutes. Tickets cost 70 kn - 90 kn and the journey takes 2h 24m. Five other operators also service this route.

Train operators
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 Ljubljana to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
180 kn - 250 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
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 Ljubljana to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
70 kn - 90 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Croatia Bus International
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Ljubljana to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
120 kn - 180 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Autotrans d.d.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja to Zagreb Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
120 kn - 180 kn
Website
Autotrans d.d.
Nomago
Phone
+386 1 431 77 00
Email
info@nomago.si
Website
nomago.si
Bus from Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja to Zagreb Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
75 kn - 150 kn
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Nomago
Economy
75 kn - 110 kn
Premium
90 kn - 130 kn
Family&friends
110 kn - 150 kn
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja to Zagreb Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60 kn - 85 kn
Website
Crnja Tours
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Ljubljana to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
120 kn - 170 kn
Website
Eurolines FR
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Ljubljana to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
64 kn
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Slovenia to Croatia bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Zagreb station.

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Slovenia to Croatia train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Zagreb Glavni Kol. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Slovenia to Croatia is 141 km. It takes approximately 1h 28m to drive from Slovenia to Croatia.

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Book your Slovenia to Croatia bus tickets online with Omio, FlixBus and two other operators.

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There are 54+ hotels available in Croatia. Prices start at 750 kn per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Slovenia and Croatia. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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