There are 10 ways to get from Switzerland to Ljubljana by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Zurich to Ljubljana  •  3 h 59 min

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

$112 - $351

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Bus Globtour  •  11 h 20 min

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

$54 - $95

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Fly Geneva to Ljubljana  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Ljubljana (LJU) GVA - LJU

$124 - $455

Train to Milan Linate, fly to Trieste  •  5 h 30 min

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

$139 - $577

Fly Zurich to Zagreb  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Zagreb (ZAG) ZRH - ZAG

$122 - $581

Fly Zurich to Graz  •  6 h 19 min

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

$152 - $701

Fly Zurich to Venice  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Venice (VCE) ZRH - VCE

$112 - $721

Bus Eurolines CH  •  11 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Ljubljana

$62 - $88

Train  •  12 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Ljubljana En

$99 - $165

Drive  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Ljubljana 453 miles

$90 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Switzerland to Ljubljana is to bus which costs SFr 50 - SFr 95 and takes 11 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Switzerland to Ljubljana is to fly which costs SFr 100 - SFr 340 and takes 3 h 59 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Switzerland to Ljubljana. However, there are services departing from Zürich Stadelhofen and arriving at Ljubljana via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 35 min.

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The distance between Switzerland and Ljubljana is 488 km. The road distance is 724.8 km.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Ljubljana without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 20 min and costs SFr 50 - SFr 95.

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It takes approximately 3 h 59 min to get from Switzerland to Ljubljana, including transfers.

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Switzerland to Ljubljana train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zürich HB station.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Ljubljana is to fly which takes 3 h 59 min and costs SFr 100 - SFr 340. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 50 - SFr 95 and takes 11 h 20 min, you could also train, which costs SFr 90 - SFr 160 and takes 12 h 35 min.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Ljubljana Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Switzerland to Ljubljana train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Ljubljana station.

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Map of how to get from Switzerland to Ljubljana.
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  • Distance: 304.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 59 min

What companies run services between Switzerland and Ljubljana, Slovenia?

Adria Airways flies from Zürich to Ljubljana 3 times a day. Alternatively, Globtour operates a bus from Zürich to Ljubljana once daily. Tickets cost $50 - $80 and the journey takes 10 h 10 min. FlixBus also services this route 4 times a week.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Geneva to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from Geneva to Ljubljana via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from Zurich to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Graz
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Zurich to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Ljubljana via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from Zurich to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Graz via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $290
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Zurich to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Geneva to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from Geneva to Ljubljana via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Zurich to Graz
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Zurich to Graz via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zurich to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Zagreb via Split
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Trieste
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $350
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
11 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Zürich Hbf Nord to Ljubljana Zob Postaja
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Schedules at
globtour.com
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 Zurich to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zurich to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Book at
eurolines.ch

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