About traveling from Ljubljana to Vienna

Both Ljubljana and Vienna are beautiful historical cities in the heart of Europe with rich histories dating back to the Middle Ages. In each, you can enjoy beautiful architecture, and vibrant cultures.

Between Ljubljana and Vienna are some exceptional sights, including the quaint towns of Kamnik and Celje, the ancient Ptuj, charming Maribor and Graz,  and the deal-centric Parndorf Outlet. However, the only way to experience these is to book a private car transfer with Daytrip.

How to get from Ljubljana to Vienna

If you’re travelling from Ljubljana to Vienna, you have several travel options. For travelers on a budget, the train is the cheapest way to travel from Ljubljana to Vienna. The fastest way to travel from Ljubljana to Vienna is by bus or car, though a car is of course the best way to travel from Ljubljana to Vienna since it’s so convenient. It’s also possible to take a flight from Ljubljana to Vienna, though with airport waiting times it is a slower and more expensive option.

Ljubljana to Vienna by train

To travel from Ljubljana to Vienna by train, you need to get to the Ljubljana, Avtobusna postaja station and purchase a ticket to Wien Hbf, or you can buy your tickets in advance online. The earliest train is at 7:26 AM, and the last train is at 3:45 PM (along with a night train at 11:55 PM), with trains departing 6 times per day. The train from Ljubljana to Vienna is operated by Österreichische Bundesbahnen, with train tickets from Ljubljana to Vienna costing €25-45 on average for the 6.5 hour trip. Almost all trains will have a connection in Villach, Austria. The distance from Ljubljana to Vienna is about 280 kilometers.

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

Ljubljana to Vienna by train
Time intervals6 per day
First/Last Departure 7:26 AM/3:45 PM
Avg. Price 2 persons€50-90
Duration~6 hr 30 min
Operating CompaniesÖsterreichische Bundesbahnen

Ljubljana to Vienna by bus

To travel from Ljubljana to Vienna by bus, you will need to go to Ljubljana, Trg Osvobodilne fronte 4 and purchase a ticket to Wien, Station Erdberg. While you can buy your ticket at the station, it’s best to purchase them in advance. The earliest bus is at 2:40 AM, and the last bus is at 2:40 PM, with 4 busses departing each day. The bus from Ljubljana to Vienna is run by Flixbus, with bus tickets from Ljubljana to Vienna costing between €23-€26 for the 5 hour trip. The distance from Ljubljana to Vienna is about 280 kilometers.

All options offer direct service from Ljubljana to Vienna.

Ljubljana to Vienna by bus
Time intervals4 per day
First/Last Departure2:40 AM/2:40 PM
Avg. Price 2 persons€46-€52
Duration~5 hr
Operating CompaniesFlixbus

Ljubljana to Vienna by Flight

To travel by plane, you need to get to Ljubljana Joze Pucnik Airport. As usual with flights, you’ll want to buy your tickets in advance. 

For travelling such a short distance, only direct flights make sense. The plane tickets cost around €155 for the 1 hour flight from Ljubljana to Vienna. It’s recommended to arrive at the airport 2 hours before the flight, making this the least efficient option for price. 

Ljubljana to Vienna by Flight
Departure times7:05 AM, 5:55 PM
Avg. Price 2 persons€310
Duration~1 hr
Operating CompaniesAdria

Ljubljana to Vienna by  Private Car Transfer

For speed and convenience, a private car transfer with Daytrip is the best way to travel from Ljubljana to Vienna. 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 Vienna, and can even add sightseeing stops on the way!

Book a Private Car Transfer from Ljubljana to Vienna

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

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