About traveling from Ljubljana to Venice

A green utopia or a wonderland on the water – why not have both? You can visit Ljubljana for a good dose of nature, and move right onto Venice to immerse yourself in the history of the Renaissance.

Between Ljubljana and Venice are some exceptional sights, including the ancient Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle, Lipica Stud Farm, the stunning Grotta Gigante and Miramare Castle, and of course the alluring Palmanova Outlet.  However, the only way to experience these is to book a private car transfer with Daytrip.

How to get from Ljubljana to Venice

If you’re travelling from Ljubljana to Venice, you have several travel options. For travelers on a budget, the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Ljubljana to Venice. The fastest way to travel from Ljubljana to Venice is by train or car, though a car is of course the best way to travel from Ljubljana to Venice since it’s so convenient. 

Ljubljana to Venice by train

To travel from Ljubljana to Venice by train, you need to get to the Ljubljana Tivoli station and purchase a ticket to Venezia S. Lucia, or you can buy your tickets in advance online. The earliest train is at 6:03 AM, and the last train is at 4:13 PM, with 2 trains departing per day. Both routes connect through Trieste, Italy. The train from Ljubljana to Venice is operated by Slovenian Railways and Trenitalia, with train tickets from Ljubljana to Venice costing €19-34  for the 5 hour trip. The distance from Ljubljana to Venice is about 180 kilometers.

Trains have bathrooms on board, and usually offer a dining car.

Ljubljana to Venice by train
Time intervals2 per day
First/Last Departure 6:03 AM/4:13 PM
Avg. Price 2 persons€36-68
Duration~5 hr
Operating CompaniesSlovenian Railways, Trenitalia

Ljubljana to Venice by bus

To travel from Ljubljana to Venice by bus, you will go to Ljubljana, Avtobusna Postaja station and purchase a ticket to any of: Venice, Marittima, Mestre Via Trento, Porto Marittimo, or Mestre Autostazione. While you can buy your ticket at the station, it’s best to purchase them in advance. The earliest bus is at Midnight, and the last bus is at 11:00 PM, with at least 4 busses leaving every hour. The bus from Ljubljana to Venice is run by Flixbus, GoOpti, and InfoBus, , with bus tickets from Ljubljana to Venice costing between €10-€70 for the 3 hour trip. The distance from Ljubljana to Venice is about 180 kilometers.

All options offer direct service from Ljubljana to Venice.

Ljubljana to Venice by bus
Time intervals4 per hour
First/Last Departure Midnight/11:00 PM
Avg. Price 2 persons€20-€140
Duration~3 hr
Operating CompaniesFlixbus, InfoBus, Eurolines

Ljubljana to Venice by Private Car Transfer

For speed and convenience, a private car transfer with Daytrip is the best way to travel from Ljubljana to Venice. You will be picked up at your accommodation, and the driver will take care of your luggage. You’ll then be able to enjoy door-to-door service to your accommodation in Venice, and can even add sightseeing stops on the way!

Book a Private Car Transfer from Ljubljana to Venice

Going the other direction? Check our guide on How to get from Venice to Ljubljana

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