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.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time between Budapest and Ljubljana is 11 hours and 2 minutes and the fastest journey time is 8 hours and 4 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 10 trains per day travelling from Budapest to Ljubljana. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The first train from Budapest to Ljubljana departs at 00:20. The last train from Budapest to Ljubljana departs at 23:20. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services. Alternatively, some popular routes may run throughout the night at a reduced frequency. There may also be less services on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Budapest to Ljubljana without having to change trains. There are 1 direct train from Budapest to Ljubljana. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.