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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 25m

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

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Rideshare  •  1h 28m

  1. Take the rideshare from Trieste to Ljubljana 94.2 km

3 alternative options

Train  •  2h 39m

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

Drive  •  1h

  1. Drive from Trieste to Ljubljana 93.3 km

Shuttle  •  53 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Trieste Centrale to Ljubljana

Trieste to Ljubljana by bus

48 Weekly Buses
1h 25m Average Duration
€14 Cheapest Price
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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 every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 25m.

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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 25m and costs €14 - €21.

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The bus from Trieste to Ljubljana bus station takes 1h 25m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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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 25m and costs €14 - €21. 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 25m

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Trieste to Ljubljana bus station every 2 hours. Tickets cost €7 - €10 and the journey takes 1h 25m. Two 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
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Trieste to Ljubljana bus station
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Trieste Central Bus Station to Ljubljana Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Website
Union Ivkoni
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 - €21
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Phone
+3 318 576 2228
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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