About traveling from Vienna to Ljubljana

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 Vienna to Ljubljana

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

Vienna to Ljubljana by train

To travel from Vienna to Ljubljana by train, you need to get to either Wien Hbf or Flughafen Wien, and purchase a ticket to Ljubljana, Avtobusna Postaja, or you can buy your tickets in advance online. The earliest train is at 7:58 AM, and the last train is at 9:27  PM, with trains departing 8 times per day. The train from Vienna to Ljubljana is operated by Österreichische Bundesbahnen, with train tickets from Vienna to Ljubljana costing €25-80 on average for the 6.5 hour trip. Almost all trains will have a connection in Austria, either Villach or Salzburg. The distance from Vienna to Ljubljana is about 280 kilometers.

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

Vienna to Ljubljana by train
Time intervals8 per day
First/Last Departure 7:58 AM/9:27 PM
Avg. Price 2 persons€50-160
Duration~6 hr 30 min
Operating CompaniesÖsterreichische Bundesbahnen

Vienna to Ljubljana by bus

To travel from Vienna to Ljubljana by bus, you will need to go to Wien, Station Erdberg and purchase a ticket to Ljubljana, Trg Osvobodilne fronte 4. While you can buy your ticket at the station, it’s best to purchase them in advance. The earliest bus is at 9:40 AM, and the last bus is at 10:40 PM, with 3 busses departing each day. The bus from Vienna to Ljubljana is run by Flixbus, with bus tickets from Vienna to Ljubljana costing between €23-€30 for the 5 hour trip. The distance from Vienna to Ljubljana is about 280 kilometers.

All options offer direct service from Vienna to Ljubljana.

Vienna to Ljubljana by bus
Time intervals3 per day
First/Last Departure9:40 AM/10:40 PM
Avg. Price 2 persons€46-€60
Duration~5 hr
Operating CompaniesFlixbus

Vienna to Ljubljana by Flight

To travel by plane, you need to get to Vienna International 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 €183 for the 1 hour flight from Vienna to Ljubljana. It’s recommended to arrive at the airport 2 hours before the flight, making this the least efficient option for price. 

Vienna to Ljubljana by Flight
Departure times10:30 AM, 8:45 PM
Avg. Price 2 persons€366
Duration~1 hr
Operating CompaniesAdria

Vienna to Ljubljana by  Private Car Transfer

For speed and convenience, a private car transfer with Daytrip is the best way to travel from Vienna 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 Vienna to Ljubljana

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

 

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