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Vienna to Ljubljana by train

It takes an average of 7h 31m to travel from Vienna to Ljubljana by train, over a distance of around 172 miles (277 km). There are normally 10 trains per day travelling from Vienna to Ljubljana and tickets for this journey start from €24.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 6h 00m
Price€24.90 - €103.40
Distance172 miles (277 km)
Frequency10 trains per day
Departure stationVienna
Arrival stationLjubljana
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorscrnja_tours, goopti,

Vienna to Ljubljana train times

Check out the next trains departing from Vienna to Ljubljana for Monday 6th Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
12:32 Wien Meidling18:33 LjubljanaRailjet 133 ÖBB Get tickets6h 01m, 1 change
13:05 Wien Meidling19:45 LjubljanaRailjet 75 ÖBB Get tickets6h 40m, 3 changes
14:32 Wien Meidling20:42 LjubljanaRailjet 539 ÖBB Get tickets6h 10m, 1 change
16:05 Wien Meidling22:07 LjubljanaEurocity 159 ÖBB Get tickets6h 02m, 1 change
22:00 Wien Meidling05:57 LjubljanaWESTbahn 996 WESTbahn Get tickets7h 57m, 1 change
22:05 Wien Meidling09:02 LjubljanaRailjet 853 ÖBB Get tickets10h 57m, 4 changes
23:05 Wien Meidling11:10 LjubljanaRegionalExpress 1975 ÖBB Get tickets12h 05m, 4 changes
08:05 Wien Meidling14:08 LjubljanaEurocity 151 ÖBB Get tickets6h 03m, direct
08:32 Wien Meidling14:32 LjubljanaIntercity 533 ÖBB Get tickets6h 00m, 1 change
10:05 Wien Meidling17:20 LjubljanaRailjet 559 ÖBB Get tickets7h 15m, 3 changes

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.

Cheap train tickets from Vienna to Ljubljana

Train tickets from Vienna to Ljubljana start at €24.90 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 €38.90.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price30.50
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price32.32
on the day
avg. single price38.90

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 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.

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 31 minutes, with around 10 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 6 hours and 0 minutes.

How much does the train from Vienna to Ljubljana cost?

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

Yes, it is possible to travel from Vienna to Ljubljana without having to change trains. There are 1 direct train from Vienna to Ljubljana. 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 08:05. 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 23:05. 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.
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 Vienna to Ljubljana for a typical week day using timetable data for 06/07/2020. 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 29/06/2020 for travel on 30/07/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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