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Maribor Ljubljana
01:52
Ljubljana Jesenice
00:52
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Ljubljana Lesce Bled
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Overview

Nestled under the Julian Alps, just south of Austria and east of Italy, the Slovenian countryside is magnificent.

Tiny and progressively proud Slovenia is undoubtedly one Eastern-European country that quickly got up to speed with its Western rail counterparts—as long as you stay on the main lines.

Nestled under the Julian Alps, just south of Austria and east of Italy, the Slovenian countryside is magnificent ; so don’t limit yourself to its thriving hubs or emerald blue coast. The inland’s scenery and cultural heritage is superb. And trains let you leisurely roam the country, while enjoying dazzling window views.

The major rail line links Ljubljana (the small-town friendly capital that’s a perfect base for all your travels) and Maribor, the second-largest Slovenian city. Modern, tilting trains operate on this route, with travel time well below two hours. Other state-of-the-art services can be found towards the Croatian cities of Zagreb and Pula. Domestic trains offer free seating, so simply hop on board with a ticket or a rail pass. There are buffet cars on long distances trains, but no domestic night trains. And, first class is definitely worth the extra.

Local or short distance services don’t operate under the same standards, but are still a good choice from Ljubljana to the healing climate of Lake Bled (or just 16 miles further, the gorgeously blue Lake Bohinj). Or, take the train to Jesenice and enjoy a modest mountain hike.

Ljubljana is also well connected to neighboring capitals with direct services to Zurich, Vienna, Venice, Zagreb, Prague, Budapest, and Munich. Some of these international services require a reservation that you can purchase locally. You may want to consider traveling with a pass, or just buy individual tickets here at Rail Europe. Chances are you’re probably not traveling thousands of miles in Slovenia, so basic tickets might be your best deal.


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  • Locating Train was difficult |
    "I had some trouble finding the track at Gare de Lyon in Paris. Also I had trouble finding my coach at the Lyon Airport train going to Paris. "

  • Efficient and on time service |
    "Excellent service. On time and comfortable "

  • A trip over Alpes |
    "I've been travelling to Geneve to meet my daughter. the train was very comfortable and the staff very kind. I bought a good sandwich with salami and butter, a black tea with cinnamon. Very new flavour for me. The viw around the lake from Geneve to Montreux was great. "

  • Very good option  |
    "It was a very good journey. The train was comfortable, the attendants were friendly. Service on board was perfect including the breakfast, which was delicious. "

  • Resumo de minha viagem |
    "Confortável, chegamos ao destino descansados. Valor um pouco alto, mas deixamos para adquirir as passagens na última hora, por isso o alto preço. Conveniente, pois é mais rápido e confortável do que viajar por via aérea. "

  • Exceptional Trip |
    "Exceptional trip from St Pancras to Paris with the help of VIP transfer service from St. Pancras hotel. Highly recommended. "

  • Good |
    "Very fast journey. Comfortable. "

  • Better than flying |
    "Coming from Australia I assumed flights would be far better than trains but having the stations right in the centre of the city made it much more convenient and easier to manage without a phone. The train was smooth and quick. "

  • Trouble free,excellent journey |
    "Excellent service.We booked and printed tickets on line which scanned easily on day of journey. All baggage x rayd so great security before entering platform. Allocated seating upon booking. Train on time. Value for money 5 stars. (auto star system not working. )22 euros per person each way. "

  • To MAdrid |
    "my trip was great but I was wonder that the crew was not speaking English and she couldn't understand me once I order. "

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