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There are 10 ways to get from Slovenia to Switzerland by plane, train, shuttle, bus, night train 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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Fly Trieste to Milan Linate, train  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Trieste (TRS) to Milan Linate (LIN) TRS - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano

$112 - $241

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Bus Globtour  •  11 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Ljubljana Zob Postaja to Zürich Hbf Nord N953

$47 - $78

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Fly Ljubljana to Zurich  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Ljubljana (LJU) to Zurich (ZRH) LJU - ZRH

$104 - $298

Fly Graz to Zurich  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Graz (GRZ) to Zurich (ZRH) GRZ - ZRH

$137 - $426

Shuttle to Venice, fly to Basel  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Portorož to Venice Airport
  2. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Basel (BSL) VCE - BSL

$84 - $635

Shuttle to Venice, fly to Zurich  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Portorož to Venice Airport
  2. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Zurich (ZRH) VCE - ZRH

$97 - $630

Bus Eurolines CH  •  10 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Ljubljana to Zurich

$68 - $96

Train  •  11 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Ljubljana to Villach Hbf Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Salzburg Hbf Rj / ...
  3. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Zürich HB Rj

$126 - $217

Night train  •  12 h 14 min

  1. Take the night train from Ljubljana to Zürich HB En

$104 - $168

Drive  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Ljubljana to Zürich 453.1 miles

$90 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Slovenia to Switzerland is to bus which costs 40€ - 70€ and takes 11 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Slovenia to Switzerland is to fly and train which costs 95€ - 210€ and takes 3 h 58 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Slovenia to Switzerland. However, there are services departing from Ljubljana and arriving at Zürich Stadelhofen via Villach Hbf, Salzburg Hbf and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 35 min.

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The distance between Slovenia and Switzerland is 492 km. The road distance is 724.9 km.

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The best way to get from Slovenia to Switzerland without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 34 min and costs 55€ - 85€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 58 min to get from Slovenia to Switzerland, including transfers.

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Slovenia to Switzerland train services, operated by Slovenian Railways (SŽ), depart from Ljubljana station.

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The best way to get from Slovenia to Switzerland is to fly which takes 4 h 2 min and costs 90€ - 260€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 55€ - 85€ and takes 10 h 34 min, you could also train, which costs 100€ - 190€ and takes 11 h 35 min.

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The quickest flight from Trieste Airport to Milan Linate Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Slovenia to Switzerland train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Map of how to get from Slovenia to Switzerland.
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  • Distance: 307.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 58 min

What companies run services between Slovenia and Switzerland?

Adria Airways, Swiss and Austrian Airlines fly from Kranj to Zürich 5 times a day. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Ljubljana to Zürich once daily. Tickets cost $60 - $85 and the journey takes 10 h 30 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Graz to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Graz to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Venice to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Venice to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Venice to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $220
Flights from Venice to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Graz to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Venice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from Venice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Ljubljana to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Graz to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Graz to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Trieste to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Train operators
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $28
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$26 - $28
First
$38
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Website
slo-zeleznice.si
Train from Ljubljana to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
slo-zeleznice.si
Night train from Ljubljana to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $160
Website
slo-zeleznice.si
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.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Villach Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Ljubljana to Zurich
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Book at
eurolines.ch
Globtour
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Ljubljana to Zurich
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Slovenia to Switzerland is 725 km. It takes approximately 7 h 7 min to drive from Slovenia to Switzerland.

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Alitalia offers flights from Trieste Airport to Milan Linate Airport.

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There are 641+ hotels available in Switzerland. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Slovenia to Trieste Airport is to drive which takes 23 min and costs 4€ - 6€.

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