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There are 10 ways to get from Vienna to Ljubljana by train, bus, night bus, rideshare, car, plane or shuttle

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Train  •  5h 59m

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Ljubljana Ec

75€ - 100€

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Rideshare  •  4h 41m

  1. Take the rideshare from Vienna to Ljubljana 376.7 km

16€ - 20€

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Bus  •  7h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Vienna Airport Bus Station to Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja Vienna - Venice

17€ - 35€

Night bus, bus  •  7h 48m

  1. Take the night bus from Vienna Central Station to Maribor bus station K845
  2. Take the bus from Avtobusna postaja Maribor to Tivolska Ljutomer - Maribor Ap - Ljubljana Ap - Nova Gorica Ap

25€ - 38€

Drive  •  3h 40m

  1. Drive from Vienna to Ljubljana 378.2 km

35€ - 60€

Fly to Klagenfurt, shuttle  •  4h 11m

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Klagenfurt (KLU) VIE - KLU
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Klagenfurt Flughafen to Ljubljana

121€ - 551€

Fly to Graz, shuttle  •  4h 42m

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Graz (GRZ) VIE - GRZ
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Graz Airport to Ljubljana

146€ - 611€

Fly to Zagreb, shuttle  •  4h 32m

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Zagreb (ZAG) VIE - ZAG
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Zagreb Airport to Ljubljana

130€ - 591€

Fly to Ljubljana  •  6h 7m

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Ljubljana (LJU) VIE - LJU

113€ - 801€

Shuttle  •  4h 45m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Vienna to Ljubljana

35€ - 600€

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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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.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Ljubljana is to rideshare which costs 16€ - 20€ and takes 4h 41m.

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The fastest way to get from Vienna to Ljubljana is to drive which takes 3h 40m and costs 35€ - 60€.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vienna station to Ljubljana station. However, there are services departing from Vienna City Center Station and arriving at Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja via Vienna Airport Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 11m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Ljubljana. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 59m.

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The distance between Vienna and Ljubljana is 278 km. The road distance is 378.2 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Ljubljana without a car is to train which takes 5h 59m and costs 75€ - 100€.

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The train from Wien Hbf to Ljubljana takes 5h 59m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Vienna to Ljubljana bus services, operated by Nomago, depart from Vienna Airport Bus Station.

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Vienna to Ljubljana train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Wien Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Ljubljana is to train which takes 5h 59m and costs 75€ - 100€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 17€ - 35€ and takes 7h 11m, you could also fly, which costs 110€ - 800€ and takes 6h 7m.

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  • Distance: 278.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 59m

What companies run services between Vienna, Austria and Ljubljana, Slovenia?

Austrian Railways (ÖBB) operates a train from Wien Hbf to Ljubljana once daily. Tickets cost 75€ - 100€ and the journey takes 5h 59m. Alternatively, Nomago operates a bus from Vienna Airport Bus Station to Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja once daily. Tickets cost 17€ - 35€ and the journey takes 5h 55m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Klagenfurt
Ave. Duration
42 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 390€
Flights from Vienna to Graz
Ave. Duration
36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 300€
Flights from Vienna to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 500€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Klagenfurt
Ave. Duration
42 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 390€
Flights from Vienna to Ljubljana via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 600€
Flights from Vienna to Ljubljana via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 420€
Flights from Vienna to Ljubljana via Stuttgart, Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 440€
Flights from Vienna to Ljubljana via Nuremberg, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
100€ - 430€
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Vienna to Klagenfurt
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 390€
Flights from Vienna to Graz
Ave. Duration
37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 300€
Flights from Vienna to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from Vienna to Ljubljana via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 170€
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Vienna to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 500€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Vienna to Ljubljana via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
140€ - 430€
Train operators
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
Train from Wien Hbf to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
5h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75€ - 100€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Bus operators
Nomago
Phone
+386 1 431 77 00
Email
info@nomago.si
Website
nomago.si
Bus from Vienna Airport Bus Station to Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
17€ - 35€
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Nomago
Economy
17€ - 24€
Premium
19€ - 28€
Family&friends
23€ - 35€
Bus from Avtobusna postaja Maribor to Tivolska
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
10€ - 21€
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Nomago
Economy
10€ - 15€
Premium
12€ - 18€
Family&friends
14€ - 21€
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
Night bus from Vienna Central Station to Maribor bus station
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Klagenfurt Flughafen to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
10€ - 150€
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
10€ - 35€
Private
40€ - 150€
Shuttle from Graz Airport to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
35€ - 320€
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
37€ - 40€
Private
130€ - 320€
Shuttle from Zagreb Airport to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
29€ - 220€
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
29€ - 40€
Private
110€ - 220€
Shuttle from Vienna to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
35€ - 600€
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
35€ - 55€
Private
270€ - 600€
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 Vienna to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Klagenfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Ljubljana is 378 km. It takes approximately 3h 40m to drive from Vienna to Ljubljana.

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Austrian Airlines offers flights from Vienna Airport to Klagenfurt Airport.

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There are 191+ hotels available in Ljubljana. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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

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The best way to get from Vienna to Vienna Airport is to line 9011 train which takes 16 min and costs 12€.

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