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There are 6 ways to get from Slovenia to Croatia by train, bus, night bus, rideshare or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  2h 16m

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

$11 - $17

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Ljubljana to Zagreb 900 / ...

$6 - $15

4 alternative options

Train via Autobusni kolodvor  •  2h 29m

  1. Take the train from Ljubljana Avtobusna postaja to Zagreb Autobusni kolodvor

$11 - $16

Night bus  •  2h 34m

  1. Take the night bus from Ljubljana to Zagreb N997 / ...

$8 - $14

Rideshare  •  1h 58m

  1. Take the rideshare from Ljubljana to Zagreb 86.9 miles

$10

Drive  •  1h 28m

  1. Drive from Ljubljana to Zagreb 87.8 miles

$17 - $26

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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€ - 22€ and takes 1h 28m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ljubljana and arriving at Zagreb. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 25m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Ljubljana and arriving at Zagreb Glavni Kolod.. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 16m.

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The distance between Slovenia and Croatia is 199 km. The road distance is 140.5 km.

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The best way to get from Slovenia to Croatia without a car is to train which takes 2h 16m and costs 10€ - 14€.

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The train from Ljubljana to Zagreb Glavni Kolod. takes 2h 16m including transfers and departs three times a day.

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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 Slovenian Railways (SŽ), depart from Ljubljana station.

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The best way to get from Slovenia to Croatia is to train which takes 2h 16m and costs 10€ - 14€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 5€ - 13€ and takes 2h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Slovenia to Croatia.
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  • Distance: 124.1 miles
  • Duration: 2h 16m

What companies run services between Slovenia and Croatia?

Slovenian Railways (SŽ) operates a train from Ljubljana to Zagreb 3 times a day. Tickets cost $11 - $17 and the journey takes 2h 16m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Ljubljana to Zagreb hourly. Tickets cost $8 - $14 and the journey takes 2h 25m. Seven other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Website
slo-zeleznice.si
Train from Ljubljana to Zagreb Glavni Kolod.
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
slo-zeleznice.si
Train from Ljubljana Avtobusna postaja to Zagreb Autobusni kolodvor
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
slo-zeleznice.si
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 Ljubljana to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Ljubljana to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Arriva Slovenia
Phone
090 74 11
Website
arriva.si
Bus from Ljubljana to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
arriva.si
Globtour
Autoherc
Website
autoherc.getbybus.com
Bus from Ljubljana to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
autoherc.getbybus.com
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
$12 - $18
Website
Crnja Tours
ATVO S.p.A.
Phone
+39 0421 5944
Email
atvo@atvo.it
Website
atvo.it
Bus from Trg Osvobodilne Lubiana to Autobusni kolodvor
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
atvo.it
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 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
$10
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 Slovenian Railways (SŽ), arrive at Zagreb Glavni Kolod. 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 FlixBus and Distribusion.

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There are 44+ hotels available in Croatia. Prices start at $23 USD 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.

Read Rome2rio's guide to Blablacar