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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 7h 51m to travel from Vienna to Ljubljana by train, over a distance of around 172 miles (277 km). There are normally 17 trains per day travelling from Vienna to Ljubljana and tickets for this journey start from £22 when you book in advance.

First train

00:35

Last train

23:35

Departure station

Vienna

Arrival station

Ljubljana

Journey time

From 5h 55m

Distance

172 miles (277 km)

Frequency

17 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £22

Train and bus operators

ÖBB, Flixbus

Vienna to Ljubljana train times

Check out the next trains departing from Vienna to Ljubljana for Tuesday 30th July 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
09:18 15:58 6h 40m, 1 change
09:58 16:38 6h 40m, 1 change
10:18 16:38 6h 20m, 2 changes
10:25 16:38 6h 13m, 2 changes
11:25 17:33 6h 8m, 1 change
12:05 18:43 6h 38m, 1 change
13:25 19:34 6h 9m, 1 change
15:04 21:15 6h 11m, 2 changes
15:25 21:38 6h 13m, 1 change
17:04 00:03 6h 59m, 1 change

ÖBB trains from Vienna to Ljubljana

You can travel from Vienna 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.

Eurocity classes from Vienna to Ljubljana

Compare the different travel classes offered by Eurocity when travelling from Vienna to Ljubljana.

Onboard services on Eurocity

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Vienna to Ljubljana.

LuggageLuggageLuggage

You can take your luggage free of charge onboard all ÖBB Eurocity trains, provided that it is stowed in the luggage racks above or below your seat or in the areas provided for hand luggage.

The pieces of luggage must not exceed the maximum dimensions of 90 x 60 x 40cm. These dimensions can only be exceeded if you’re travelling with skis and snowboards, ski and hiking poles, wind, string or plucked instruments, wheelchairs, or strollers.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

A restaurant carriage is available on most ÖBB Eurocity trains and offers a wide range of snacks and drinks. Vegan and vegetarian options are available too. If you upgrade to First Class, your meal of choice will be served straight to your seat.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

Unfortunately, ÖBB Eurocity trains do not offer an entertainment portal on board. Also, WiFi is not always available.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

If you’re travelling with your child, you’ll get a discounted ticket. Children aged 0-5 travel for free on ÖBB Eurocity trains, while those aged 6-14 get a half-price ticket. Kids aged 15 or over need a full-price ticket.

Many ÖBB Eurocity trains offer special compartments for children in Economy Class – they come with 6 seats and can be booked for any route. Breastfeeding compartments are available too – they have curtains that block the view for more privacy. These seats can’t be booked.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

You can travel with your bike for free on all ÖBB Eurocity trains, provided that it can be folded and is not larger than 90 cm x 60 cm x 40 cm. You won’t need to book a space for your bike.

If you can’t fold your bike, you’ll need to buy a bike ticket to reserve your space. You can book your ticket up to 6 months in advance from ÖBB Ticketshop online. If possible, we recommend you print out your bike reservation and attach it to your bike where it is clearly visible for the ticket inspector.

PetPetPets

Small pets can travel for free on ÖBB Eurocity trains if they’re placed in a carrier or cage. If you can’t carry them in a carrier or cage, you’ll need to buy a ticket for them. They must also be kept on a leash and equipped with a muzzle.

Guide and assistance dogs are allowed on all trains at no additional cost and don’t need to wear a muzzle.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

ÖBB Eurocity trains come with accessible toilets. Depending on the type of coach, several wheelchair bays including one seat for an accompanying person can be booked free of charge.

On many trains, the wheelchair bays are in First Class. However, passengers with wheelchairs and the person accompanying them can travel in First Class with their Second Class tickets and can also make use of the at-seat meal service on offer there.

Cheap train tickets from Vienna to Ljubljana

The price of train tickets from Vienna to Ljubljana starts at £22 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 7 hours and 51 minutes, with around 17 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 55 minutes.

How much does the train from Vienna to Ljubljana cost?

Train ticket prices from Vienna to Ljubljana can start from as little as £22 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 00:35. 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 23:35. 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.

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