Trains to Ljubljana
The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana, is easily accessed by rail, both from towns and cities within the country, as well as cities in Austria, Switzerland and Croatia, such as Zagreb, Graz and Salzburg. Trains from Zagreb run several times per day and take approximately 2 hours. Daily trains from Salzburg take around 4 hours.
Which is the main train station in Ljubljana?
The main train station is Ljubljana Railway Station (elezniška postaja Ljubljana), located to the north of the city center at Osvobodilne Fronte Square, adjacent to the main bus and coach station. Ljubljana Railway Station is not only the main transport hub for the city but for all of Slovenia. Most rail journeys in Slovenia terminate or pass through Ljubljana.
Which train companies offer trains to Ljubljana?
All national rail travel to Ljubljana is operated by Slovenian Railways (Slovenske eleznice), this includes InterCity trains (ICS), regional trains (EC and MV) and local trains (LP or RG). Slovenian Railways also operates some of the international services, whilst others are operated by HZPP (Croatian Railways) and OBB (Austrian Rail).
Why travel by train to Ljubljana?
With excellent rail links from the rest of the country and even from neighboring countries, rail is by far the easiest way to reach the city in comparison to driving. The bus system and the rail system work in tandem, so visitors can combine both to get anywhere with ease.
Ljubljana Railway Station's proximity to both the center of the city and the bus station makes it easy to reach your final destination soon after arrival.
Ljubljana is a famously picturesque country and therefore rail is a great way to take in the sweeping landscapes of lakes and mountains as the trains traverse over historic bridges and through winding tunnels.
Before you travel to Ljubljana by train - good to know!
The heart and soul of Ljubljana lies not in its landmarks or attractions; instead, it lies in its welcoming nature, vibrant culture and youthful population. Cafe culture abounds in this warm-hearted city, and during summer an endless stream of concerts, workshops and events are played out on the streets and in the parks. It's never hard to find something to watch, listen to or join in with.
A truly unique way to tour the city is via a craft beer tour.