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There are 3 ways to get from Zagreb to Žalec by train, bus or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kol. to Zidani Most

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Ljubljana bus station
  2. Take the bus from Avtobusna postaja Ljubljana to Žalec

Drive

  1. Drive from Zagreb to Žalec

Zagreb to Žalec by train and bus

15 Weekly Services
2h 58m Average Duration
€6 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Zagreb to Žalec is to train which costs €5 - €9 and takes 2h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Zagreb to Žalec is to drive which costs €23 - €35 and takes 1h 40m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zagreb to Žalec. However, there are services departing from Zagreb and arriving at Žalec via Avtobusna postaja Ljubljana. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 45m.

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The distance between Zagreb and Žalec is 80 km. The road distance is 152.1 km.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Žalec without a car is to train which takes 2h 58m and costs €5 - €9.

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It takes approximately 2h 58m to get from Zagreb to Žalec, including transfers.

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Zagreb to Žalec bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Zagreb station.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Žalec is to train which takes 2h 58m and costs €5 - €9. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €17 - €40 and takes 4h 45m.

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Zagreb to Žalec bus services, operated by Izletnik Celje D.O.O., arrive at Žalec station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zagreb to Žalec is 152 km. It takes approximately 1h 40m to drive from Zagreb to Žalec.

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  • Distance: 79.5 km
  • Duration: 2h 58m

What companies run services between Zagreb, Croatia and Žalec, Slovenia?

Croatian Railways (HŽPP) operates a train from Zagreb Glavni Kol. to Zidani Most twice daily. Tickets cost €4 - €7 and the journey takes 1h 18m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zagreb to Žalec via Ljubljana bus station and Avtobusna postaja Ljubljana in around 4h 45m.

Train operators
Bus operators
FlixBus
Rome2Rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zagreb to Ljubljana bus station
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €18
Website
https://www.flixbus.co.uk
Book at
https://shop.global.flixbus.com/
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.
For more information, please visit this page
Izletnik Celje D.O.O.
Phone
+386 3 425 34 00
Email
marko.caks@izletnik.si
Website
nomago.si
Bus from Avtobusna postaja Ljubljana to Žalec
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
nomago.si
Avtobusni Promet Murska Sobota D.D.
Phone
+386 2 530 16 00
Email
vozni.redi@apms.si
Website
apms.si
Bus from Avtobusna postaja Ljubljana to Žalec
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Schedules at
apms.si
Nomago
Phone
+386 1 431 77 00
Email
info@nomago.si
Website
nomago.si
Bus from Avtobusna postaja Ljubljana to Žalec
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€9 - €18
Schedules at
nomago.si
Economy
€9 - €18

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