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Buses from Vienna to Ljubljana

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Vienna - Ljubljana Bus Schedule

Journey Information

There are 7 intercity buses per day from Vienna to Ljubljana. Traveling by bus from Vienna to Ljubljana usually takes around 5 hours and 6 minutes, but the fastest GoOpti bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 40 minutes.

Distance173 mi (278 km)
Shortest duration3h 40m
Cheapest price$21.24
Trips per day7
Most frequent serviceGoOpti
Bus lines2

What bus companies travel from Vienna to Ljubljana?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Vienna to Ljubljana that you can search and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, GoOpti usually offers more choice, with 6 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus25h 25m$33.98
GoOpti64h 45m$113.97
  • FlixBus


    Book FlixBus from Vienna to Ljubljana from $21. There are 2 FlixBus schedules from Vienna to Ljubljana and you can expect on average to pay for a FlixBus ticket to Ljubljana. In Vienna, FlixBus departs to Ljubljana from Erdberg and 1 other station. In Ljubljana, FlixBus arrives at Bus Station and no other station.

    An average trip on FlixBus from Vienna to Ljubljana takes 5 hours and 25 minutes , while the fastest available FlixBus trip will get you to Ljubljana in 3 hours and 40 minutes .

    On weekends, FlixBus offers 3 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Ljubljana.

  • GoOpti


    Book GoOpti from Vienna to Ljubljana from $52. There are 6 GoOpti schedules from Vienna to Ljubljana and you can expect on average to pay for a GoOpti ticket to Ljubljana. In Vienna, GoOpti departs to Ljubljana from Wien Hbf (Interspar Pronto) and no other station. In Ljubljana, GoOpti arrives at Kolodvor Bus Station and no other station.

    An average trip on GoOpti from Vienna to Ljubljana takes 4 hours and 45 minutes , while the fastest available GoOpti trip will get you to Ljubljana in 3 hours and 40 minutes .

    On weekends, GoOpti offers 7 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Ljubljana.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Vienna to Ljubljana during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus takes an average of 5 hours and 6 minutes to cover the 278 kilometers from Vienna to Ljubljana. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 40 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

"Because many passengers travel from Vienna to Ljubljana at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go."

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Vienna?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 6:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Vienna to Ljubljana, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus departures serve Ljubljana each day?

There are 7 scheduled buses that travel from Vienna to Ljubljana every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Vienna to Ljubljana without transferring.

City Information


Blessed with extravagant baroque structures and a romantic vibe, Vienna is the heart of Austria, and the country’s most famous destination. The pride of Vienna is the towering giant that is St. Stephen’s Cathedral, which has stood on the same spot for over eight centuries. The characteristically Gothic cathedral has withstood several wars that have befallen the city, and it is still able to keep its stunning beauty. After exploring the cathedral, don’t hesitate to take the chance to visit the catacombs, where victims of the Great Plague of Vienna were laid to rest. If you’re interested in art and history, check out the Museum of Fine Arts, which includes masterpieces by artists such as Titian, Velasquez, Van Dyke, and Reubens. For those who simply enjoy lounging around, the Schönbrunn Palace is a vast complex with plenty of green zones for picnics.

For those looking to try authentic Viennese goulash, Lugeck and Ofenloch are two famous establishments. For cheaper eats, try Motto in Weiden.

Vienna Hauptbahnhof is the main railway station in the city, offering access to other popular destinations such as Berlin and Munich. Vienna International Busterminal is the main bus station in the Austrian capital, serving carriers such as FlixBus. The city’s main airport is the Vienna International Airport, which is located just 11 miles southeast of the city.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Vienna?

Departure stations

Buses to Ljubljana leave from 3 stations in Vienna.

All bus stations in Vienna:

  • Wien Hbf (Interspar Pronto)

  • Erdberg

  • Wien Train Station (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)

Where does the bus arrive in Ljubljana?

Arrival stations

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Ljubljana.

Bus stations in Ljubljana:

  • Kolodvor Bus Station

  • Bus Station

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