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How to travel from Trieste Centrale to Ljubljana by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Trieste Centrale to Ljubljana? Look no further.

There are around 9 trains per day running between Trieste Centrale and Ljubljana, which usually take 5 hours 14 minutes to complete the 45 miles (73 km) journey. It can take as little as 2 hours 40 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. As soon as you board the train, you'll be able to make yourself comfortable and enjoy the journey as there are direct services available. All or part of your journey will be on board a ÖBB train, as they are the main operator of trains on this route.

You can save money on train tickets from Trieste Centrale to Ljubljana if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from €9.90. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for timetables (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Trieste Centrale to Ljubljana by train

It takes an average of 5h 14m to travel from Trieste Centrale to Ljubljana by train, over a distance of around 45 miles (73 km). There are normally 9 trains per day travelling from Trieste Centrale to Ljubljana and tickets for this journey start from €9.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 40m
PriceFrom €9.90
Distance45 miles (73 km)
Frequency9 trains per day
First train05:48
Last train22:17
Departure stationTrieste Centrale
Arrival stationLjubljana
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsUnion Ivkoni (Bus), ÖBB, Flixbus, DRD_Turizem

Trieste Centrale to Ljubljana train times

Check out the next trains departing from Trieste Centrale to Ljubljana for Tuesday 6th December 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
04:48 09:59 5h 11m, 2 changes
08:03 10:49 2h 46m, direct
11:52 14:41 2h 49m, direct
11:58 16:49 4h 51m, 3 changes
11:58 17:31 5h 33m, 2 changes
12:32 17:55 5h 23m, 2 changes
18:07 20:47 2h 40m, direct
19:32 05:00 9h 28m, 2 changes
21:17 05:44 8h 27m, 2 changes

ÖBB trains from Trieste Centrale to Ljubljana

You can travel from Trieste Centrale to Ljubljana on ÖBB trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

ÖBB is the major railway company for Austria, subdivided into several subsidiaries, responsible for certain areas of transport, such as long distance and local transport, the operation of postal buses and the transport of goods. Railjet is ÖBB's high-speed train, which travels at speeds of up to 143 mph (230 km/h) and connects the main Austrian cities with Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Italy.

Cheap train tickets from Trieste Centrale to Ljubljana

The price of train tickets from Trieste Centrale to Ljubljana starts at €9.90 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 Trieste Centrale 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Trieste Centrale 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 Trieste Centrale to Ljubljana take?

The average journey time by train between Trieste Centrale and Ljubljana is 5 hours and 14 minutes, with around 9 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 Trieste Centrale and Ljubljana by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Trieste Centrale to Ljubljana is 2 hours and 40 minutes.

How much does the train from Trieste Centrale to Ljubljana cost?

Train ticket prices from Trieste Centrale to Ljubljana can start from as little as €9.90 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Trieste Centrale to Ljubljana?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Trieste Centrale to Ljubljana without having to change trains. There are 3 direct trains from Trieste Centrale 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 Trieste Centrale to Ljubljana leave?

The first train from Trieste Centrale to Ljubljana leaves at 05:48. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Trieste Centrale to Ljubljana leave?

The last train from Trieste Centrale to Ljubljana leaves at 22:17. 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 Trieste Centrale and Ljubljana by train?

Trains travelling from Trieste Centrale to Ljubljana cover a distance of around 45 miles (73 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Ljubljana to Trieste Centrale. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Trieste Centrale to Ljubljana.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Trieste Centrale to Ljubljana for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/06/2022. 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 12/05/2022 for travel on 12/05/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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