Final Destination: Zagreb
Train also calls at: Villach, Jesenice and Lesce-Bled (for Lake Bled)
1 x train per day
Book early and save: Yes
Online bookings usually open: 6 months ahead of the travel date
When making an online booking, check that you’re looking at booking info for the direct EC train; look for the train that departs Salzburg Hbf at around at around 14:12.
Rail pass users need to make reservations for this train prior to boarding.
Book tickets on OBB and your seat reservation is included.
|Ticket Provider||Approximate Cost|
|OBB||from €19 approx|
Depart from Salzburg earlier:
The train heading to Klagenfurt, which departs from Salzburg at around 10:12 has a guaranteed easy connection at Villach into a train on to Ljubljana.
Make this connection and you will arrive in Ljubljana at around 14:30.
On departure from Salzburg, the train will travel parallel to the River Salzach - and there are some great river valley views on the right of the train, particularly after the first tunnel that the train will pass through.
The railway line this train travels over between Schwarzach St Veit and Spittal is known as the Tauern Railway / Tauernbahn.
After Bad Hofgastein the train will ascend up the valley to Bad Gastein with the best of the views here are ON THE LEFT
On departure from Bad Gastein, the best of the views here are back over to the right; look out for the waterfalls. ~
Th next highlight of the journey comes when the train exits the Tauern Railway Tunnel and begins to descend to Spittal.
For around 25 mins there are stunning birds-eye views across the valley; from the right.
The Tauern Railway ends at Villach, where the train will reverse direction, but what makes this journey so special is that the fabulous views are far from over.
As the train travels across Slovenia, there are some fabulous views from both sides between Villach and Ljubljana.
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