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Ljubljana to Budapest by train

It takes an average of 12h 52m to travel from Ljubljana to Budapest by train, over a distance of around 237 miles (382 km). There are normally 12 trains per day travelling from Ljubljana to Budapest and tickets for this journey start from $43.08 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 7h 34m
Price$43.08 - $197.74
Distance237 miles (382 km)
Frequency12 trains per day
Departure stationLjubljana
Arrival stationBudapest
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsFlixbus

Ljubljana to Budapest train times

Check out the next trains departing from Ljubljana to Budapest for Tuesday Jan 26th 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
09:25 16:59 7h 34m, direct
10:55 21:44 10h 49m, 6 changes
10:55 21:49 10h 54m, 5 changes
13:12 22:19 9h 07m, 5 changes
15:55 05:39 13h 44m, 3 changes
16:55 07:09 14h 14m, 7 changes
17:35 08:49 15h 14m, 6 changes
17:35 08:54 15h 19m, 5 changes
17:35 09:19 15h 44m, 4 changes
17:35 11:49 18h 14m, 2 changes

Cheap train tickets from Ljubljana to Budapest

Train tickets from Ljubljana to Budapest start at $43.08 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around $150.60.
lowest price found
from$43.08
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price$58.01
on the day
avg. single price$150.60

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 Ljubljana to Budapest 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 Ljubljana to Budapest

Want to know more about your journey from Ljubljana to Budapest? 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 Ljubljana to Budapest take?

The average journey time by train between Ljubljana and Budapest is 12 hours and 52 minutes, with around 12 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 Ljubljana and Budapest by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Ljubljana to Budapest is 7 hours and 34 minutes.

How much does the train from Ljubljana to Budapest cost?

Train tickets from Ljubljana to Budapest can start from as little as $43.08 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 Ljubljana to Budapest?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Ljubljana to Budapest without having to change trains. There is 1 direct train from Ljubljana to Budapest each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Ljubljana to Budapest leaves at 06:09. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Ljubljana to Budapest leaves at 22:50. 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 Ljubljana and Budapest by train?

Trains travelling from Ljubljana to Budapest 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 Budapest to Ljubljana.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Ljubljana to Budapest for a typical week day using timetable data for 01/26/2021. 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 01/03/2021 for travel on 10/01/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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