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Travelling from Zagreb to Ljubljana by train

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.

Zagreb to Ljubljana by train

It takes an average of 2h 30m to travel from Zagreb to Ljubljana by train, over a distance of around 73 miles (117 km). There are normally 5 trains per day travelling from Zagreb to Ljubljana and tickets for this journey start from €25 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 11m
PriceFrom €25
Distance73 miles (117 km)
Frequency5 trains per day
First train07:03
Last train21:27
Departure stationZagreb
Arrival stationLjubljana
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsUnion Ivkoni (Bus), ÖBB, Flixbus

Zagreb to Ljubljana train times

Check out the next trains departing from Zagreb to Ljubljana for Thursday 18th August 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
21:27 Zagreb Glavni kolodvor23:38 Ljubljanaeuronight 498 ÖBB Get tickets2h 11m, direct
07:03 Zagreb Glavni kolodvor09:15 LjubljanaEC 212 Get tickets2h 12m, direct
07:27 Zagreb Glavni kolodvor11:02 LjubljanaEC 158 Get tickets3h 35m, 1 change
12:47 Zagreb Glavni kolodvor15:07 Ljubljanaschnellzug 210 Get tickets2h 20m, direct
18:40 Zagreb Glavni kolodvor20:54 Ljubljanaeuronight 414 ÖBB Get tickets2h 14m, direct
21:27 Zagreb Glavni kolodvor23:38 Ljubljanaeuronight 498 ÖBB Get tickets2h 11m, direct

ÖBB trains from Zagreb to Ljubljana

You can travel from Zagreb 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 Zagreb to Ljubljana

The price of train tickets from Zagreb to Ljubljana starts at €25 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 Zagreb 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 Zagreb 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 Zagreb to Ljubljana take?

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.

What's the fastest journey time between Zagreb and Ljubljana by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Zagreb to Ljubljana is 2 hours and 11 minutes.

How much does the train from Zagreb to Ljubljana cost?

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.

Is there a direct train from Zagreb to Ljubljana?

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.

What time does the first train from Zagreb to Ljubljana leave?

The first train from Zagreb to Ljubljana leaves at 07:03. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

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.

What's the distance between Zagreb and Ljubljana by train?

Trains travelling from Zagreb to Ljubljana cover a distance of around 73 miles (117 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Ljubljana to Zagreb. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Zagreb to Ljubljana.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Zagreb to Ljubljana for a typical week day using timetable data for 08/18/2022. 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 09/26/2022 for travel on 09/26/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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