Essen to Ljubljana train

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Essen - Ljubljana Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Essen to Ljubljana. Traveling by train from Essen to Ljubljana usually takes around 17 hours and 13 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 12 hours and 23 minutes.

Distance505 mi (813 km)
Fastest train12h 23m
Lowest price€53.43
Most frequent serviceFlixTrain
Train lines3

Price trends for trains from Essen to Ljubljana

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Which train should you take from Essen to Ljubljana?

There are 3 train lines with service from Essen to Ljubljana. There is only one daily train on each service.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Deutsche Bahn2014h 12m€162.32
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company2715h 42m€147.37
FlixTrain117h 31m€63.51
  • Deutsche Bahn EuroCity, or Deutsche Bahn EC, is a train service in Germany with regular service to Frankfurt, Hamburg, Zurich, Copenhagen, Berlin, Warsaw, and Munich. Deutsche Bahn Eurocity trains can be single or double-decker, but all are air conditioned.

  • Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Essen to Ljubljana start from €111, and on average cost . Daily there are 27 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Ljubljana. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Essen leaves from Train Station and 5 other stations. And in Ljubljana trains arrive at Train Station .

    From Essen to Ljubljana train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 15 hours and 42 minutes. If you are looking to get to Ljubljana faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 12 hours and 23 minutes.

  • Part of the FlixBus family, FlixTrain launched in 2018 to offer affordable and sustainable train travel in Germany. Its trains provide Wi-Fi, power outlets, air conditioning, onboard restrooms, and access to an entertainment portal full of movies, games, and music. In addition, each passenger gets a guaranteed seat, so you don't have to worry about standing in any aisles. FlixTrain operates 1 daily trips to Ljubljana from Essen. The train usually departs from Essen Hbf in Essen and arrives at Bus Station in Ljubljana after about 17 hours and 31 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

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.

The distance between Essen and Ljubljana is approximately 505 miles, or 813 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 17 hours and 13 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 12 hours and 23 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

Trains from Essen to Ljubljana are the most crowded on Saturday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Monday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

The earliest train departs Essen at 04:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 07:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Trains leave the station in Essen twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. However, there are no direct trains. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you change trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Ljubljana to Essen.

City Information

Station Information

Where is the train station in Essen?

Main departure station: Essen Hbf

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 7 stops and stations in Essen where you can board the train.

All train stations in Essen:

  • Essen Hbf

  • Train Station

  • Essen-Kupferdreh

  • Essen-Dellwig

  • Essen-Werden

  • Kettwig Stausee

  • Kettwig

Where is the train station in Ljubljana?

Main arrival station: Train Station

Ljubljana receives travelers from Essen at its two active train stations.

Train stations in Ljubljana:

  • Train Station

  • Bus Station

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