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There are 5 ways to get from Trieste to Ljubljana by bus, train, rideshare, car or shuttle

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Bus  •  1h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Trieste to Ljubljana bus station 907 / ...

€6 - €20

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Rideshare  •  1h 28m

  1. Take the rideshare from Trieste to Ljubljana 94.2 km

€5

3 alternative options

Train  •  2h 39m

  1. Take the train from Trieste Centrale to Ljubljana Tivoli Re

€8 - €17

Drive  •  1h

  1. Drive from Trieste to Ljubljana 93.3 km

€11 - €17

Shuttle  •  53 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Trieste Centrale to Ljubljana

€29 - €140

Trieste to Ljubljana by bus

The bus journey time between Trieste and Ljubljana is around 1h 35m and covers a distance of around 94 km. The fastest bus normally takes 1h 24m. Operated by FlixBus, Nomago, Crnja Tours and others, the Trieste to Ljubljana bus service departs from Trieste and arrives in Ljubljana bus station. Typically 43 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
1h 35m
Fastest bus time:
1h 24m
Bus distance:
94 km
Buses per week:
43
Cheapest price:
€7
Carbon emissions:
11 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
09:00
Last bus departs at:
23:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Trieste to Ljubljana bus schedules

Italy → Slovenia
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International entry into Slovenia from Italy

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy
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Allowed for: All visitors

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Conditions of entry into Slovenia from Italy

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Health declaration required
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from Italy
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Health declaration required
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
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Rules to follow in Slovenia

1.5m

Mandatory

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Considerations leaving from Italy

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Slovenia from Italy.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Ljubljana is 080 1404.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Ljubljana is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Ljubljana is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 080 1404.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Italy from Slovenia.

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Last updated: 21 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Trieste to Ljubljana is to rideshare which costs €5 and takes 1h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Trieste to Ljubljana is to shuttle which costs €29 - €140 and takes 53 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Trieste and arriving at Ljubljana bus station station. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 24m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Trieste Centrale and arriving at Ljubljana Tivoli. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 39m.

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The distance between Trieste and Ljubljana is 72 km. The road distance is 93.3 km.

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The best way to get from Trieste to Ljubljana without a car is to bus which takes 1h 24m and costs €6 - €20.

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The bus from Trieste to Ljubljana bus station takes 1h 24m including transfers and departs five times a day.

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

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Trieste to Ljubljana train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Trieste Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Trieste to Ljubljana is to bus which takes 1h 24m and costs €6 - €20. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €8 - €17 and takes 2h 39m.

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Map of how to get from Trieste to Ljubljana.
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  • Distance: 71.9 km
  • Duration: 1h 24m

What companies run services between Trieste, Italy and Ljubljana, Slovenia?

FlixBus operates a bus from Trieste to Ljubljana bus station 4 times a day. Tickets cost €7 - €10 and the journey takes 1h 24m. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Trenitalia operates a train from Trieste Centrale to Ljubljana Tivoli twice daily. Tickets cost €8 - €17 and the journey takes 2h 39m.

Train operators
Trenitalia

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 Trieste Centrale to Ljubljana Tivoli
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€8 - €17
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€15 - €17
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 Trieste to Ljubljana bus station
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Nomago
Phone
+386 1 431 77 00
Email
info@nomago.si
Website
nomago.si
Bus from Trieste Central Bus Station to Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€9 - €18
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Nomago
Economy
€9 - €13
Premium
€11 - €16
Family&friends
€13 - €18
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Trieste Central Bus Station to Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Crnja Tours
Croatia Bus International
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Trieste to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
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 Trieste to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€5
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Trieste to Ljubljana bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Ljubljana bus station.

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Trieste to Ljubljana train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Ljubljana Tivoli station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Trieste to Ljubljana is 93 km. It takes approximately 1h to drive from Trieste to Ljubljana.

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Book your Trieste to Ljubljana bus tickets online with Omio, FlixBus and Distribusion.

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

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