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There are 5 ways to get from Varaždin to Ljubljana by bus, train, night train, car, bus and ferry or shuttle

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Recommended option

Bus  •  4h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Varaždin to Maribor N950 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Maribor Central Bus Station to Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja Vienna - Venice / ...

€16 - €28

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  4h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Varaždin bus station to Ptuj bus station N950 / ...
  2. Take the train from Ptuj to Ljubljana Pendolino / ...

€13 - €16

3 alternative options

Train, night train  •  6h 11m

  1. Take the train from Varazdin to Zagreb Glavni Kol. Re
  2. Take the night train from Zagreb Glavni Kol. to Ljubljana En

€30 - €44

Drive  •  2h 4m

  1. Drive from Varaždin to Ljubljana 173 km

€17 - €26

Bus and ferry, shuttle  •  3h 58m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Varaždin to Zagreb
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Zagreb to Ljubljana

€44 - €218

Varaždin to Ljubljana by bus

The bus journey time between Varaždin and Ljubljana is around 6h 46m and covers a distance of around 200 km. The fastest bus normally takes 3h 50m. Operated by Croatia Bus International, FlixBus, Vincek Autobusi ltd. and others, the Varaždin to Ljubljana bus service departs from Varaždin and arrives in Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja. Typically nine buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
6h 46m
Fastest bus time:
3h 50m
Buses per week:
9
Cheapest price:
€16
Carbon emissions:
24 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
01:15
Last bus departs at:
21:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Varaždin to Ljubljana bus schedules

Croatia → Slovenia
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International entry into Slovenia from Croatia

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

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Conditions of entry into Slovenia from Croatia

  • Negative COVID-19 result is required for quarantine release
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Croatia
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
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  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
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Rules to follow in Slovenia

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Considerations leaving from Croatia

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

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Slovenia from Croatia.

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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 Croatia from Slovenia.

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Last updated: 21 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Varaždin to Ljubljana is to bus and train which costs 95 kn - 120 kn and takes 4h 9m.

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The fastest way to get from Varaždin to Ljubljana is to drive. Taking this option will cost 130 kn - 200 kn and takes 2h 4m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Varaždin to Ljubljana station. However, there are services departing from Varaždin and arriving at Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja via Maribor Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 2m.

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No, there is no direct train from Varaždin to Ljubljana. However, there are services departing from Varazdin and arriving at Ljubljana via Zagreb Glavni Kol.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 11m.

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The distance between Varaždin and Ljubljana is 144 km. The road distance is 173 km.

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The best way to get from Varaždin to Ljubljana without a car is to bus which takes 4h 2m and costs 110 kn - 220 kn.

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It takes approximately 4h 2m to get from Varaždin to Ljubljana, including transfers.

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Varaždin to Ljubljana bus services, operated by Croatia Bus International, depart from Varaždin station.

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Varaždin to Ljubljana train services, operated by Croatian Railways (HŽPP), depart from Varazdin station.

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Varaždin to Ljubljana bus services, operated by Nomago, arrive at Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja.

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Map of how to get from Varaždin to Ljubljana.
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  • Distance: 143.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 2m

What companies run services between Varaždin, Croatia and Ljubljana, Slovenia?

You can take a bus from Varaždin to Ljubljana via Maribor and Maribor Central Bus Station in around 4h 2m.

Train operators
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Phone
+386 129 13 332
Email
potnik.info@slo-zeleznice.si
Website
potniski.sz.si
Train from Ptuj to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€9 - €19
Website
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Intercity 2nd Class Ticket
€10 - €13
Regional Train Ticket
€9 - €12
Intercity 1st Class Ticket
€15 - €19
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Night train from Zagreb Glavni Kol. to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Bus operators
Croatia Bus International
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Varaždin to Maribor
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
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 Varaždin bus station to Maribor bus station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Maribor bus station to Ljubljana bus station
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€9 - €11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Varaždin bus station to Ptuj bus station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Vincek Autobusi ltd.
Phone
0800 1992
Email
Gradski-bus@autobusi-vincek.com
Website
autobusi-vincek.com
Bus from Varazdin to Maribor
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Schedules at
autobusi-vincek.com
Nomago
Phone
+386 1 431 77 00
Email
info@nomago.si
Website
nomago.si
Bus from Maribor Central Bus Station to Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€9 - €20
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Nomago
Economy
€9 - €14
Premium
€12 - €17
Family&friends
€14 - €20
Avtobusni Promet Murska Sobota D.D.
Phone
+386 2 530 16 00
Email
vozni.redi@apms.si
Website
apms.si
Bus from Avtobusna postaja Maribor to Avtobusna postaja Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Avtobusni Promet Murska Sobota D.D.
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus and ferry from Varaždin to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €19
Schedules at
ap.hr

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Varaždin to Ljubljana train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Ljubljana station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Varaždin to Ljubljana is 173 km. It takes approximately 2h 4m to drive from Varaždin to Ljubljana.

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