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Budapest to Ljubljana by train

It takes an average of 11h 20m to travel from Budapest to Ljubljana by train, over a distance of around 237 miles (382 km). There are normally 29 trains per day travelling from Budapest to Ljubljana and tickets for this journey start from $66.36 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 7h 37m
PriceFrom $66.36
Distance237 miles (382 km)
Frequency29 trains per day
First train07:40
Last train22:20
Departure stationBudapest
Arrival stationLjubljana
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsFlixbus

Budapest to Ljubljana train times

Check out the next trains departing from Budapest to Ljubljana for Saturday Jun 12th 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
18:40 Budapest-Keleti11:37 LjubljanaEurocity 340 MAV Get tickets16h 57m, 3 changes
19:40 Budapest-Keleti11:37 LjubljanaRailjet 264 MAV Get tickets15h 57m, 4 changes
20:40 Budapest-Keleti12:43 LjubljanaSchnellzug 70462 ÖBB Get tickets16h 3m, 3 changes
20:40 Budapest-Keleti13:57 LjubljanaSchnellzug 70462 ÖBB Get tickets17h 17m, 1 change
23:20 Budapest-Déli12:43 LjubljanaRegionalzug 4958 MAV Get tickets13h 23m, 5 changes
23:20 Budapest-Déli13:57 LjubljanaRegionalzug 4958 MAV Get tickets14h 37m, 3 changes
00:20 Budapest-Déli13:57 LjubljanaRegionalzug 4810 MAV Get tickets13h 37m, 4 changes
09:00 Budapest-Déli16:37 LjubljanaIntercity 246 MAV Get tickets7h 37m, direct
09:40 Budapest-Keleti20:28 LjubljanaRailjet 62 MAV Get tickets10h 48m, 2 changes
12:40 Budapest-Keleti22:00 LjubljanaEurocity 144 MAV Get tickets9h 20m, 2 changes

Cheap train tickets from Budapest to Ljubljana

The price of train tickets from Budapest to Ljubljana starts at $66.36 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Budapest to Ljubljana by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Budapest to Ljubljana

Want to know more about your journey from Budapest to Ljubljana? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Budapest to Ljubljana take?

The average journey time by train between Budapest and Ljubljana is 11 hours and 20 minutes, with around 29 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Budapest and Ljubljana by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Budapest to Ljubljana is 7 hours and 37 minutes.

How much does the train from Budapest to Ljubljana cost?

Train tickets from Budapest to Ljubljana can start from as little as $66.36 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Budapest to Ljubljana?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Budapest to Ljubljana without having to change trains. There are 2 direct trains from Budapest to Ljubljana each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Budapest to Ljubljana leave?

The first train from Budapest to Ljubljana leaves at 07:40. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Budapest to Ljubljana leave?

The last train from Budapest to Ljubljana leaves at 22:20. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Budapest and Ljubljana by train?

Trains travelling from Budapest to Ljubljana cover a distance of around 237 miles (382 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Ljubljana to Budapest.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Budapest to Ljubljana for a typical week day using timetable data for 06/12/2021. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 01/05/2021 for travel on 01/05/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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