The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Ljubljana to Salzburg is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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4 h 21 m
6 h 28 m
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It's difficult to get from Ljubljana to Salzburg without transferring at least once.
|Distance||138 miles (223 km)|
|Average train duration||4 h 21 min|
|Average train ticket price||$42 (€38)|
|Train frequency||3 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there is 1 direct train a day|
|Train providers||EuroNight, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | Nightjet, ÖBB | InterCity, ÖBB | Railjet, ÖBB | Regionalzug or ÖBB|
Trains from Ljubljana to Salzburg cover the 138 miles (223 km) long route taking on average 4 h 21 min with our travel partners like EuroNight, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | Nightjet, ÖBB | InterCity, ÖBB | Railjet, ÖBB | Regionalzug or ÖBB. Normally, there are 3 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $42 (€38), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $21 (€19). Travelers depart most frequently from Ljubljana and arrive in Salzburg Hbf.
For as little as $21 (€19) you can travel by train to Salzburg from Ljubljana with ÖBB Nightjet and ÖBB. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this trip.
ÖBB Nightjet is an Austrian train company that offers overnight services across Europe. It has a range of train types, including the EuroNight, CityNightLine and Nightjet, which all offer comfortable sleeping compartments and couchettes. The EuroNight is the most luxurious option, with private compartments and a restaurant car. The CityNightLine is a more affordable option, with compartments and couchettes, while the Nightjet is the most basic option, with couchettes and reclining seats. Ticket types include Economy, Comfort and Business, with the latter offering the most luxurious experience. Onboard facilities include Wi-Fi, power sockets, a restaurant car and a bar. The most popular routes for ÖBB Nightjet are from Vienna to Munich, Berlin, Zurich, Amsterdam, Prague and Budapest.
Trains between Ljubljana and Salzburg take approximately 4 hours and 20 minutes. The trains travel between the Ljubljana Railway Station and Salzburg Hauptbahnhof (abbreviated Salzburg Hbf). About 4 trains travel every day of the week. The fastest train is the ÖBB Nightjet, which commutes late at night and takes approximately 4 hours and 9 minutes.
Approximately four trains travel from Ljubljana to Salzburg every day. Several trains depart during different times of the day. The earliest train departs from Ljubljana train station around 7:26 a.m. while the last train leaves around 11:55 p.m.
The average travel time for trains from Ljubljana to Salzburg is 4 hours and 20 minutes. The fastest train is the ÖBB Nightjet, which takes around 4 hours and 9 minutes. The longest train ride is onboard the ÖBB Euro City (EC) which takes approximately 4 hours and 26 minutes.
Departure station: Ljubljana Railway Station is the principal train station. It is about 550 meters from the city center. A taxi ride takes around 2 minutes while walking takes about 7 minutes. The train station has a lost-and-found, waiting area, bars, luggage storage, gift shop, telephone, bathrooms, and currency exchanges.
Arrival station: Salzburg Hauptbahnhof (Hbf) is approximately 180 meters to the center. It is a 2-minute walk. At the station, you will find escalators, elevators, accessible bathrooms, a police station, WiFi, and luggage storage.
The Österreichische Bundesbahnen or ÖBB is the national railway system and operator of trains from Ljubljana to Salzburg. You can catch any of the three trains between the two cities.
These are long-distance trains between the two cities. The trains have one transfer at Villach Hbf and take approximately 4 hours and 21 minutes.
Eurocity trains connect Austria and neighboring countries. They are direct trains taking approximately 4 hours and 26 minutes.
These are long-distance trains operating between Ljubljana and Salzburg. They are direct trains taking approximately 4 hours and 9 minutes.
Most ÖBB trains, Eurocity and Nightjet, provide the same facilities. You can travel with your dog as long as you secure them with a muzzle and leash. You can put smaller pets in carriers and take them for free. However, service dogs do not require muzzles and leashes and can lay on the floor next to the owner. On the Nightjet, you can bring your dog along only if you book an entire compartment. Dogs aren't allowed in sleeper cabins and couchettes.
The ÖBB Nightjet provides travel in sleeper cabins, couchettes, and seating carriages. Besides your bike, some connections allow you to bring your car and motorbike on board as long as you pay. The other trains offer both first-class and second-class selections. You can also bring your bike onboard and remember to buy an extra ticket.
There are designated wheelchair spaces and wheelchair-accessible bathrooms onboard. You will also receive platform side boarding assistance. The Nightjet has both toilets and showers in the sleeper cabins and toilets plus bathrooms in coach and couchettes.
To find cheap trains from Ljubljana to Salzburg, book your tickets up to three months early. Remember to also be flexible with your travel times as most trains increase prices at peak hours - from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on weekdays and 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on weekends. Lastly, book connecting trains for the lowest prices.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Ljubljana, which is located around 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Salzburg Hbf, located 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from the city centre.
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