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Planning a vacation with a plane? Travel to nearby airports with Slovenske železnice!

Besides the Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, an increasing number of Slovenian passengers use nearby airports in Austria or even Germany. Most often they travel to foreign airports by car, even though this involves additional costs. Another option for travel to airports is train travel, especially if the train takes you directly to the airport entrance. From Slovenia, you can take a train to the airports in Vienna, Graz, Munich and Frankfurt, which are most popular when flying to distant places. Leave your car at home, buy a train ticket and take an affordable and comfortable ride to the airport!

Graz Airport

The best access point to the Graz airport is the main railway station in Graz – Graz Hauptbahnhof. The station is connected with the airport by a bus service. Another option is to transfer to a local train at the Leibnitz (Lipnica) railway station, as local trains also stop by the airport, located directly beside the railway line between Maribor and Graz. 

Graz is well connected with Slovenia also by train routes. Prices for train travel are affordable, especially as regards the Regio AS offer. In this case, you can purchase a single ticket allowing you to combine your travel to the airport with a bus service. More information on this are available at the Graz airport website (www.flughafen-graz).

Vienna International Airport

You can make a return journey from Ljubljana to Vienna via Celje and Maribor with six trains a day. Trains from Slovenia take you to the Wein Meidling station from where a bus for the Vienna airport (ÖBB Wienna Airport Lines) leaves every 30 minutes. A bus ride to the airport takes about 20 minutes.

Another option is taking the S-Bahn city train to the Wien Mitte station and from there continue to the airport. The Wien Mitte station is connected to the airport also by City Airport Train (CAT). More information on this offer is available at www.cityairporttrain.com.

Further information on airport services can be found at the airport website www.viennaairport.com.

Information on reaching the airport by bus or S-Bahn are available at the Austrian Railways internet site www.oebb.at.

Munich Airport

You can reach the Munich airport by train from Ljubljana via Jesenice and Salzburg. Between Ljubljana and the Bavarian capital six commuter train pairs operate each day with three direct connections, one of them being the Lisinski night train with sleeping compartments.  

At München Hauptbahnhof passengers have to transfer to the S-Bahn city train line 1. The airport can also be reached with the S-Bahn line 8. If you take the line 8, you have to exit the train to Vienna at the München Ost station, which is on the way to the main railway station. City trains run very frequently and the ride to the airport takes about 40 minutes. 

More information on S-Bahn is available at www.s-bahn-muenchen.de and information on airport services at www.munich-airport.de.

Frankfurt Airport

A rich offer of the Frankfurt airport can be found at www.frankfurt-airport.de. There are two railway stations directly beside the airport. The first one is for local trains and the second one is intended for long-distance train traffic, where also high-speed ICE trains stop. A train ride from Ljubljana to the Frankfurt airport takes about 10 hours, depending on the selected connection. There are more available connections, the most affordable being daily trains with an evening arrival to the airport or night trains with a morning arrival.

Plane and train

You can also choose to travel part of your journey by plane and continue by train. When you arrive at your selected destination by plane, you can continue your travel by train, for which you have already purchased your ticket at home. An interesting offer in this case would be an InterRail ticket, which allows you to make some sightseeing or stay in a certain country longer. From the Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport you can take a direct plane to e.g. Scandinavia, Greece, Spain, or United Kingdom. For every individual country there is a wide range of InterRail offers, which are no longer intended only for young people, but to passengers of all ages. Prices depend on your age and the number of days you intend to travel by train. Still, this is the least expensive way for learning more about a desired country.

When you decide to make a plane journey, have in mind also the possibilities of travelling by train. More information on timetables and prices are available at the Slovenian Railways internet site www.slo-zeleznice.si. We also recommend inquiry at info centres on railway stations in Ljubljana, Celje, Maribor and Koper.