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Train from Ljubljana to Salzburg

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Train from Ljubljana to Salzburg

I will be visiting Ljubljana in April next year and will then be heading on to Salzburg by train. I was wondering if anyone knew where I would need to go to buy tickets in advance for this trip. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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Ljubljana
Ljubljana
Upper Carniola Region, Slovenia
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Salzburg
Salzburg Region, Austria
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1. Re: Train from Ljubljana to Salzburg

Railwaystation is not far from centre ! 5 min walk!

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2. Re: Train from Ljubljana to Salzburg

Hi Beauchamp,

As the Eagle said, you can buy tickets at the train station beforehand. As you walk in the front door there is a ticket office on the left and an aisle for international tickets.

On the platform, you usually have to turn right and walk right to the end and down into the underpass before turning left and finding your platform.

The scenery for the first half of Austria before reaching Salzburg is awesome. The rest aint bad either...

Enjoy Slovenia!

Greg and Rona

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Salzburg Region, Austria
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Thanks for the replies. Do you happen to know if it is possible to pre-purchase these tickets online, or is it best just to buy them at the station? It's just that I don't want to turn up and find out that it is sold out...

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4. Re: Train from Ljubljana to Salzburg

You can purchase it from an authorized travel agency. But most simply at the rw station a day earlier or just before!

Our trains are never sold out!

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5. Re: Train from Ljubljana to Salzburg

Do you save money by buying in advance?

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6. Re: Train from Ljubljana to Salzburg

Noooooooo!

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7. Re: Train from Ljubljana to Salzburg

Actually purchase of the ticket in advance online allows to save some money. Although since Slovenian Railways doesn't offer purchase of tickets on their website, you'll need to do a small totally legal trick. General idea is to visit Austrian Railways website (OeBB) and purchase there discounted ticket Villach-Salzburg (from 9 euro), while when already in Ljubljana just buy an additional ticket Ljubljana-Villach for the same train (standard fare is 21,2 euro). Basically you'll have one journey but two tickets. Standard one-way fare ticket Ljubljana-Salzburg is 49 euro, so a trick with "ticket break" via Villach allows passenger to save almost 20 euro out of nothing

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Carinthia, Austria
Salzburg
Salzburg
Salzburg Region, Austria
Ljubljana
Ljubljana
Upper Carniola Region, Slovenia
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8. Re: Train from Ljubljana to Salzburg

Thanks for that tip about Villach. What is the best site to use to see the timetable for that journey to make sure I get a ticket from Villach to Salzburg aboard a train that is coming from Ljubljana?

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Carinthia, Austria
Salzburg
Salzburg
Salzburg Region, Austria
Ljubljana
Ljubljana
Upper Carniola Region, Slovenia
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9. Re: Train from Ljubljana to Salzburg

Timetable, ticket purchase and all other details here - http://www.oebb.at/en/index.jsp (during daytime Ljubljana-Villach-Salzburg train is EC 112, in Slovenia it appears as EC 212/112)

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Ljubljana
Upper Carniola Region, Slovenia
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Carinthia, Austria
Salzburg
Salzburg
Salzburg Region, Austria
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10. Re: Train from Ljubljana to Salzburg

Thanks so much for the tip on buying two train tickets - saved us a packet!