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Trains in Slovenia

 

Want to go on an adventure to Slovenia's best bits? Trains in Slovenia will get you to most destinations in this outstandingly beautiful country! From lively Ljubljana to the natural wonders of Bled and beyond, the Slovenian rail network connects you to neighbouring countries and loads of local highlights.

Train types in Slovenia

Enjoy comfortable journeys on trains operated by Slovenia's national railway company, Slovenske Zeleznice (SZ). Furthermore, there are plenty of direct train connections from Slovenia to other countries. You can find train times for Slovenia in the Interrail timetable.

Map with main train connections in Slovenia

Regional and intercity trains in Slovenia

 

Regionalni vlaki (RE)

  • Regional trains linking larger cities to smaller towns and villages.

  • 2nd class carriages only.

  • Bicycles allowed on board upon purchase of a special bike ticket.

  • No reservation required.

 

Lokalni potniški (RE)

  • Local trains running on suburban commuter routes.

  • 2nd class carriages only.

  • No reservation required.

 

InterCity (IC)

  • Fast trains connecting major towns and cities in Slovenia.

  • Bicycles allowed on board upon purchase of a special bike ticket.

  • Reservations are not required but it may be worth making one when travelling during a busy period.

 

InterCitySlovenija (PEN)

  • Tilting, fast pendolino trains providing the best comfort and rail experience in Slovenia.

  • Regular services between Maribor and Ljubljana. Daily trains to Koper and Austria in summer.

  • An advance seat reservation is mandatory. A supplement is included in the small reservation fee.

International high-speed trains in Slovenia

 

EuroCity (EC)

  • Fast, modern trains connecting major cities in Slovenia with other European countries.

  • Reservations are not required but it may be worth making one when travelling during a busy period.

 

Mednarodni vlak (INT)

  • Interregional trains that include a route between Budapest in Hungary and Ljubljana.

  • Bicycles allowed on board upon purchase of a special bike ticket.

  • Reservations are optional.

Night trains in Slovenia

 

EuroNight (EN)

  • International night train connecting Slovenia with Austria, Croatia, Germany and Switzerland.

  • You must reserve sleeping accommodation in advance in order to take this train.

Popular Connections in Slovenia

You can travel to and from Slovenia from popular cities in the following European countries:

RouteTrain typeDurationReservations
Ljubljana to Belgrade (Serbia)International Express10 hoursRequired
Ljubljana to Budapest (Hungary)International8 hours 10 minsOptional
Ljubljana to Munich (Germany)EuroCity6 hours 15 minsOptional
Ljubljana to Villach (Austria)EuroCity1 hours 40 minsOptional
Ljubljana to Zagreb (Croatia)EuroCity2 hours 20 minsOptional
Ljubljana to Zurich (Switzerland)EuroNight11.5 hours (overnight)Required
Maribor to Graz (Austria)EuroCity1 hourOptional

Reservations for trains in Slovenia

How can I make reservations for trains in Slovenia?

  • At a local station: at the ticket offices of major train stations in Slovenia.

  • Online: through our Reservation Service

 

Most trains in Slovenia don't require advance reservations, just get on board. The train types that you may need a reservation for are international trains to and from other countries and for sure, the InterCitySlovenija train. For more information about reservations, read our handy guide.

 
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