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Journey Information

There are 22 intercity buses per day from Vienna to Ljubljana. Traveling by bus from Vienna to Ljubljana usually takes around 5 hours and 1 minute, but the fastest GoOpti bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 40 minutes.

Distance173 mi (278 km)
Shortest duration3h 40m
Cheapest price$20.79
Trips per day22
Most frequent serviceGoOpti
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Vienna to Ljubljana?

Typically $31.29 is the average price you should expect to pay for a bus ticket to Ljubljana. At this price a bus trip is a cheap way to travel from Vienna to Ljubljana. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in November. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $40 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Vienna to Ljubljana in April, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $85 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

What bus companies travel from Vienna to Ljubljana?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Vienna to Ljubljana that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, GoOpti usually offers more choice, with 21 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus45h 4m$36.72
GoOpti215h 0m$114.52
  • FlixBus

    FlixBus

    First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 4 trips from Vienna to Ljubljana, and usually makes the trip in about 5 hours and 4 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • GoOpti

    GoOpti

    Book GoOpti from Vienna to Ljubljana from $53. There are 21 trips per day offered by GoOpti 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) . In Ljubljana, GoOpti arrives at Kolodvor Bus Station .

    An average trip on GoOpti from Vienna to Ljubljana takes 5 hours and 0 minutes , while the fastest available GoOpti trip will get you to Ljubljana in 3 hours and 40 minutes .

    On weekends, GoOpti offers 22 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend 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 from Vienna to Ljubljana?

The bus takes an average of 5 hours to cover the 173 miles 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?

With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for bus travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, 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 11:00pm. 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 22 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

Vienna

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 Rubens. 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?

Main departure station: Wien Hbf (Interspar Pronto)

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?

Main arrival station: Kolodvor Bus Station

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

All bus stations in Ljubljana:

  • Kolodvor Bus Station

  • Bus Station

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