Looking to travel from Zagreb to Ljubljana by train? You've come to the right place!
On average, it takes around 2 hours 30 minutes to travel from Zagreb to Ljubljana by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 2 hours 11 minutes though. You'll usually find 5 trains per day running along the 73 miles (117 km) route between these two destinations. Once you're onboard, you can sit back and relax, as you won’t need to make any changes on your way to Ljubljana. You'll probably be hopping onto a ÖBB train to get to Ljubljana, as they are the main operators of services on this route.
Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Zagreb to Ljubljana start from €25.00 when you book in advance, so use our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.
If you’re feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Ljubljana by train, including our timetable where you can view first and last train times.
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.
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 Zagreb 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 by train between Zagreb and Ljubljana is 2 hours and 30 minutes, with around 5 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Zagreb to Ljubljana is 2 hours and 11 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Zagreb to Ljubljana can start from as little as €25 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Zagreb to Ljubljana without having to change trains. There are 4 direct trains from Zagreb to Ljubljana each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Zagreb to Ljubljana leaves at 07:03. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Zagreb to Ljubljana leaves at 21:27. 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.
Trains travelling from Zagreb to Ljubljana cover a distance of around 73 miles (117 km) during the journey.