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There are 6 ways to get from Venice to Slovenia by bus, train, rideshare or car

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Bus  •  4h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Venice, Venice to Ljubljana N482 / ...

14€ - 18€

5 alternative options

Bus via Venezia Mestre  •  4h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Venice Mestre Train Station to Ljubljana Dalmatinova ulica Mestre - Ljubljana

20€ - 52€

Train  •  5h 42m

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

19€ - 38€

Train via Monfalcone  •  6h 40m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Monfalcone Re
  2. Take the train from Monfalcone to Ljubljana Tivoli Re

23€ - 46€

Rideshare  •  3h 5m

  1. Take the rideshare from Venice to Ljubljana 240.3 km

17€

Drive  •  2h 22m

  1. Drive from Venice to Ljubljana 239.6 km

30€ - 45€

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International entry into Slovenia from Italy

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Conditions of entry to Slovenia

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1.5m

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Considerations leaving from Italy

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Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into Slovenia is currently allowed from Italy.

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The COVID-19 helpline number in Slovenia is 1404.

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The social distance requirement in Slovenia is 1.5 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Venice to Slovenia is to bus which costs 14€ - 18€ and takes 4h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Slovenia is to drive which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 2h 22m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Venice, Venice and arriving at Ljubljana. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 20m.

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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 42m.

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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 4h 20m and costs 14€ - 18€.

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The bus from Venice, Venice to Ljubljana takes 4h 20m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Venice to Slovenia bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Venice, 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 4h 20m and costs 14€ - 18€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 18€ - 40€ and takes 5h 42m.

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Map of how to get from Venice to Slovenia.
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  • Distance: 172.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 20m

What companies run services between Venice, Italy and Slovenia?

FlixBus operates a bus from Venice, Venice to Ljubljana 3 times a day. Tickets cost 14€ - 18€ and the journey takes 4h 20m. TripstAir also services this route once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Venice to Ljubljana via Cervignano-Aquil.-Gr in around 5h 42m.

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
Twice daily
Estimated price
7€ - 16€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
14€ - 16€
Train from Cervignano-Aquil.-Gr to Ljubljana Tivoli
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 22€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
20€ - 22€
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Monfalcone
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 26€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
23€ - 26€
Train from Monfalcone to Ljubljana Tivoli
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
10€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
18€ - 20€
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, Venice to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Once daily
Website
TripstAir
DRD Turizem
Phone
+386 (0)51 224 222
Email
info@drd.si
Website
drd.si
Bus from Venice Mestre Train Station to Ljubljana Dalmatinova ulica
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
19€ - 25€
Website
DRD Turizem
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 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 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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Book your Venice to Slovenia bus tickets online with FlixBus, Omio and Distribusion.

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There are 144+ 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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