Thanks to this direct service it's a simple, and lovely, journey by train from central Germany to beautiful Slovenia.
Final Destination: Zagreb
This train also calls at: Jesenice, and Lesce-Bled (for Lake Bled)
1 x train per day
Book early and save: Yes
Online bookings open: 6 months ahead of the travel date
When making an online booking, check that you’re looking at booking info for the direct journey.
Look for the train that usually departs Frankfurt Main Hbf at around 08:20; though due to the length of this route, this train can be particularly susceptible to having its schedule altered due to works on the line.
Seats will be assigned when making a booking as reservations are compulsory on this train, once it has crossed the border from Austria into Slovenia.
Therefore rail pass users need to make reservations for this train prior to boarding
|Ticket Provider||Approximate Cost|
|DB Bahn||from €54.90|
The part of the train heading for Ljubljana, which will have a final destination of Zagreb, will be joined to another part of the train which will be heading to Klagenfurt.
The train separates into two parts when it arrives at Villach.
On the info screens at Frankfurt (Main) you may only see Klagenfurt, but this will be your train, confirm by checking the train number on your ticket.
So when boarding check that you will be in the part of the train heading to Ljubljana.
Don't be overly concerned about this, the conductor will verify that you're sat in the correct part of the train when they inspect your ticket.
This is a stunning journey, but the best of the views, particularly after Bad Gastein, are from the right of the train, when facing the direction of travel.
This can be a journey where travelling 1st class can pay off, as you'll have more freedom to move from one side of the train to the other, to make the most of the trip.
The train will reverse direction on departure from Munchen and from Villach.
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