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There are 4 ways to get from Venice to Slovenia by bus, train, rideshare or car

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Venice to Ljubljana bus station

Train

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Cervignano-Aquil.-Gr
  2. Take the train from Cervignano-Aquil.-Gr to Ljubljana Tivoli

Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Venice to Ljubljana

Drive

  1. Drive from Venice to Ljubljana

Venice to Slovenia by bus

The bus journey time between Venice and Slovenia is around 3h 46m and covers a distance of around 251 km. The fastest bus normally takes 3h 30m. Operated by FlixBus and TripstAir, the Venice to Slovenia bus service departs from Venice and arrives in Ljubljana bus station. Typically 25 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Bus route information

Average bus time:
3h 46m
Fastest bus time:
3h 30m
Bus distance:
251 km
Buses per week:
25
Cheapest price:
€14
Carbon emissions:
31 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
09:50
Last bus departs at:
22:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Venice to Slovenia 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

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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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 (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), 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)
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Slovenia

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

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 Slovenia is 080 1404.

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

The social distance requirement in Slovenia 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: 13 Sep 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Venice to Slovenia is to bus which costs €14 - €18 and takes 3h 44m.

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The fastest way to get from Venice to Slovenia is to drive. Taking this option will cost €30 - €45 and takes 2h 22m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Venice and arriving at Ljubljana bus station station. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 44m.

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No, there is no direct train from Venice to Slovenia. However, there are services departing from Venezia S. Lucia and arriving at Ljubljana Tivoli via Cervignano-Aquil.-Gr. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 46m.

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The distance between Venice and Slovenia is 172 km. The road distance is 239.6 km.

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The best way to get from Venice to Slovenia without a car is to bus which takes 3h 44m and costs €14 - €18.

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The bus from Venice to Ljubljana bus station takes 3h 44m including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Venice to Slovenia bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Venice station.

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Venice to Slovenia train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Venezia S. Lucia station.

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The best way to get from Venice to Slovenia is to bus which takes 3h 44m and costs €14 - €18. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €18 - €40 and takes 5h 46m.

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Map of how to get from Venice to Slovenia.
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  • Distance: 172.2 km
  • Duration: 3h 44m

What companies run services between Venice, Italy and Slovenia?

FlixBus operates a bus from Venice to Ljubljana bus station 5 times a day. Tickets cost €14 - €18 and the journey takes 3h 44m. TripstAir also services this route 6 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Venice to Ljubljana via Cervignano-Aquil.-Gr in around 5h 46m.

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 Venezia S. Lucia to Cervignano-Aquil.-Gr
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €16
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€14 - €16
Train from Cervignano-Aquil.-Gr to Ljubljana Tivoli
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €22
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€20 - €22
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Venice to Ljubljana bus station
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €18
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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TripstAir
Phone
+38670511611
Email
info@tripstair.com
Website
tripstair.com
Bus from Venice Piazzale Roma to Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€25
Website
TripstAir
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Venice to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€17
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Venice to Slovenia is 240 km. It takes approximately 2h 22m to drive from Venice to Slovenia.

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There are 124+ hotels available in Slovenia. Prices start at €87 per night.

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

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