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How to travel from Vienna to Ljubljana by train

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

The train from Vienna to Ljubljana usually takes around 7h 20m to travel 172 miles (277 km). You can expect to find 10 trains per day running on this popular route. There’s no need for any changes along the way, as there are direct trains available from to Ljubljana. Sit back, relax and let an ÖBB train take you from Vienna to Ljubljana – you won’t have to worry about traffic nor parking. What’s more, you can get to Ljubljana in 5h 52m on the fastest ÖBB trains.

To help you get the best train deals, we’ll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Vienna to Ljubljana in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you’ll save!

If you want to know more about the journey, keep reading for timetables, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs, including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

Vienna to Ljubljana by train

It takes an average of 8h 13m to travel from Vienna to Ljubljana by train, over a distance of around 172 miles (277 km). There are normally 14 trains per day travelling from Vienna to Ljubljana and tickets for this journey start from €24.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 5h 59m
PriceFrom €24.90
Distance172 miles (277 km)
Frequency14 trains per day
First train04:58
Last train21:58
Departure stationVienna
Arrival stationLjubljana
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsÖBB, Flixbus

Vienna to Ljubljana train times

Check out the next trains departing from Vienna to Ljubljana for Tuesday 6th July 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
08:58 16:13 7h 15m, 3 changes
09:25 17:28 8h 3m, 1 change
09:58 17:28 7h 30m, 3 changes
10:58 18:07 7h 9m, 4 changes
11:25 19:28 8h 3m, 1 change
11:58 18:43 6h 45m, 3 changes
12:58 20:01 7h 3m, 4 changes
14:58 21:00 6h 2m, 1 change
17:01 02:30 9h 29m, 1 change
20:27 10:37 14h 10m, 2 changes

ÖBB and FlixTrain trains from Wien to Ljubljana

You can travel from Wien to Ljubljana on ÖBB and FlixTrain 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.

Operating alongside its sister coach company FlixBus since 2018, FlixTrain provides cheap intercity connections using 100% green energy. The main routes served by FlixTrain are Cologne-Hamburg, Aachen-Cologne-Berlin, and Berlin-Stuttgart. The network will expand in future to include more routes to Munich and Leipzig. FlixTrain carriages are fitted with free WiFi and power outlets or USB charge points. Plus, every ticket comes with a seat reservation, guaranteeing you a seat for the journey.

Cheap train tickets from Vienna to Ljubljana

The price of train tickets from Vienna to Ljubljana starts at €24.90 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 Vienna 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 Vienna 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 Vienna to Ljubljana take?

The average journey time by train between Vienna and Ljubljana is 8 hours and 13 minutes, with around 14 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 Vienna and Ljubljana by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Vienna to Ljubljana is 5 hours and 59 minutes.

How much does the train from Vienna to Ljubljana cost?

Train ticket prices from Vienna to Ljubljana can start from as little as €24.90 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 Vienna to Ljubljana?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Vienna to Ljubljana without having to change trains. There is 1 direct train from Vienna 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 Vienna to Ljubljana leave?

The first train from Vienna to Ljubljana leaves at 04:58. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Vienna to Ljubljana leaves at 21:58. 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 Vienna and Ljubljana by train?

Trains travelling from Vienna to Ljubljana cover a distance of around 172 miles (277 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Ljubljana to Vienna. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Vienna to Ljubljana.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Vienna to Ljubljana for a typical week day using timetable data for 07/06/2021. 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 07/30/2021 for travel on 07/30/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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