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There are 4 ways to get from Villach to Cesta by train, night bus, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train, night bus

  1. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Ljubljana
  2. Take the night bus from Avtobusna postaja Ljubljana to Cesta

Cheapest option

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Jesenice
  2. Take the train from Jesenice to Nova Gorica
  3. Take the bus from Avtobusna postaja Nova Gorica to Cesta

2 alternative options

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Villach Central Bus Station to Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja
  2. Take the bus from Avtobusna postaja Ljubljana to Cesta

Drive

  1. Drive from Villach to Cesta
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International entry into Slovenia from Austria

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria
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Conditions of entry into Slovenia from Austria

  • 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 Austria
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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
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Rules to follow in Slovenia

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Slovenia from Austria.

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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 Cesta is 080 1404.

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

The social distance requirement in Cesta 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 Austria from Slovenia.

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Last updated: 15 Oct 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Villach to Cesta is to drive which costs €18 - €28 and takes 1h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Villach to Cesta is to drive which costs €18 - €28 and takes 1h 50m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Villach station to Cesta. However, there are services departing from Villach Central Bus Station and arriving at Cesta via Avtobusna postaja Ljubljana. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 59m.

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The distance between Villach and Cesta is 80 km. The road distance is 175.7 km.

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The best way to get from Villach to Cesta without a car is to train and night bus which takes 4h 11m and costs €25 - €65.

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It takes approximately 4h 11m to get from Villach to Cesta, including transfers.

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Villach to Cesta bus services, operated by Nomago, depart from Villach Central Bus Station.

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Villach to Cesta bus services, operated by Nomago, arrive at Cesta station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Villach to Cesta is 176 km. It takes approximately 1h 50m to drive from Villach to Cesta.

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There are 39+ hotels available in Cesta. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Map of how to get from Villach to Cesta.
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  • Distance: 80.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 11m

What companies run services between Villach, Austria and Cesta, Občina Ajdovščina, Slovenia?

You can take a bus from Villach to Cesta via Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja and Avtobusna postaja Ljubljana in around 4h 59m.

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 Villach Hbf to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€17 - €24
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Villach Hbf to Jesenice
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Villach Hbf to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Train from Villach Hbf to Jesenice
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€29 - €40
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from Villach Hbf to Jesenice(SL)
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Phone
+386 129 13 332
Email
potnik.info@slo-zeleznice.si
Website
potniski.sz.si
Train from Jesenice to Nova Gorica
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €13
Website
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Intercity 2nd Class Ticket
€7 - €10
Regional Train Ticket
€5 - €8
Intercity 1st Class Ticket
€10 - €13
Bus operators
Nomago
Phone
+386 1 431 77 00
Email
info@nomago.si
Website
nomago.si
Night bus from Avtobusna postaja Ljubljana to Cesta
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€8 - €18
Website
Nomago
Economy
€8 - €12
Premium
€11 - €15
Family&friends
€12 - €18
Bus from Avtobusna postaja Nova Gorica to Cesta
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €15
Website
Nomago
Economy
€7 - €10
Premium
€9 - €13
Family&friends
€10 - €15
Bus from Villach Central Bus Station to Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€9 - €19
Website
Nomago
Economy
€9 - €13
Premium
€11 - €16
Family&friends
€13 - €19
Arriva Slovenia
Phone
090 74 11
Website
arriva.si
Bus from Avtobusna postaja Nova Gorica to Cesta
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€3 - €4
Website
Arriva Slovenia
Bus from Avtobusna postaja Ljubljana to Cesta
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€9 - €11
Website
Arriva Slovenia
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Villach Bus Station to Ljubljana bus station
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€8 - €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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