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Slovenia By Train

Your Eurail Pass is your key to a true rail travel adventure. Discover the splendid architecture, mountain vistas and the lovely Adriatic coast of Slovenia. If you want to explore this fascinating and beautiful country by rail, there are plenty of Eurail passes to choose from. The convenience and efficiency of train travel will make it well worth your while.


Train types

Rail Network

The national railway company of Slovenia is called SŽ (Slovenian Railways - Slovenske železnice).


How to get there

The capital city of Ljubljana is easy reachable by direct trains from Austria (Vienna), Germany (Munich), Switzerland (Zurich), Croatia (Zagreb), Hungary (Budapest) and Serbia (Belgrade).


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.

Airport city connection


From the International Airport you can take a bus to Ljubljana railway station. The journey takes about 45 minutes. Eurail passes are not valid on this connection.


Eurail aid office


For help with Eurail in Slovenia, you can go to the international ticket office at:

  • Ljubljana Railway Station
    Mon-Fri: 08.00 - 20.00
    Sat, Sun and holidays: closed


See Eurail aid offices for details and more aid offices in Europe.



Many Slovenian trains require advance reservation, including some domestic routes. We advise you tp reserve these trains as soon as possible during peak season (May to September) and public holidays.


The following trains require a reservation:

  • InterCitySlovenija (ICS). These quality trains run 9 times a day between Maribor and Ljubljana. Reservation is compulsory. 

  • EuroCity trains (EC). These are high-quality international trains that have modern, comfortable and air-conditioned cars. They offer some additional services such as a restaurant car and telephone facilities. They require a reservation.

  • EuroNight trains. These sleeper trains always require a resrvation.


How to book reservations

You can book your reservations for trains in Slovenia the following ways:



Popular connections


Route Train type Duration Reservations
Ljubljana to Belgrade (Serbia) International Express 10 hours Required
Ljubljana to Budapest (Hungary) International 8 hours 10 mins Optional
Ljubljana to Munich (Germany) EuroCity 6 hours 15 mins Optional
Ljubljana to Villach (Austria) EuroCity 1 hours 40 mins Optional
Ljubljana to Zagreb (Croatia) EuroCity 2 hours 20 mins Optional
Ljubljana to Zurich (Switzerland) EuroNight 11.5 hours (overnight) Required
Maribor to Graz (Austria) EuroCity 1 hour Optional


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Pass benefits in Slovenia

Free bus travel

With a Eurail pass valid in Slovenia, you get free travel on the following bus route:

  • Divača – Škocjan Caves 


Hotel and resort services

Eurail pass holders also get discounts on swimming pools, aqua parks, and saunas at various hotels and wellness spas.


Station facilities

Stations in Slovenia usually have excellent facilities such as:

  • Luggage lockers

  • Foreign exchange desks

  • Restaurants and cafés

  • Tourist information offices

  • ATM cash machines

  • Elevators and escalators

  • Access for disabled passengers

Quick facts

  • Capital: Ljubljana

  • Population: 2 million

  • Language: Slovene

  • Currency: Euro (EUR)

  • Dialing code: +386


Slovenian hub stations

These are the major train stations in Slovenia:

  • Ljubljana Central Train Station
  • Maribor Train Station (Železniška postaja Maribor)
  • Celje Train Station


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