About traveling from Venice to Ljubljana

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

Between Venice and Ljubljana are some exceptional sights, including the ancient Postojna Cave and Predjama CastleLipica 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 Venice to Ljubljana

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

Venice to Ljubljana by train

To travel from Venice to Ljubljana 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 5:05 AM, and the last train is at 10:41 PM, with 2 trains departing per hour. However, keep in mind that you will need to connect through Trieste, Italy, and there are only two trains from Trieste to Ljubljana per day (9:01 AM and 7:07 PM). The train from Venice to Ljubljana is operated by Slovenian Railways and Trenitalia, with train tickets from Venice to Ljubljana costing €19-34  for the 5.5 hour trip. The distance from Venice to Ljubljana is about 180 kilometers.

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

Venice to Ljubljana by train
Time intervals2 per hour (Venice to Trieste, 2 per day (Trieste to Ljubljana)
First/Last Departure 5:05 AM/10:41 PM
Avg. Price 2 persons€38-68
Duration~5.5 hr
Operating CompaniesSlovenian Railways, Trenitalia

Venice to Ljubljana by bus

To travel from Venice to Ljubljana by bus, you will go to any of: Venice, Marittima, Mestre Via Trento, Porto Marittimo, or Mestre Autostazione Stations, and purchase a ticket to Ljubljana, Avtobusna Postaja. 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 11:15 PM, with around 4 busses leaving every hour. The bus from Venice to Ljubljana is run by Flixbus, GoOpti, and InfoBus, , with bus tickets from Venice to Ljubljana costing between €10-€70 for the 3 hour trip. The distance from Venice to Ljubljana is about 180 kilometers.

All options offer direct service from Venice to Ljubljana.

Venice to Ljubljana by bus
Time intervals4 per hour
First/Last Departure Midnight/11:05 PM
Avg. Price 2 persons€20 - €140
Duration~3 hr
Operating CompaniesFlixbus, InfoBus, Eurolines

Venice to Ljubljana by Private Car Transfer

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

Book a Private Car Transfer from Venice to Ljubljana

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

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