Few rail journeys between two European capitals are as beautiful as this!
Departing from WienVienna:
This daily train to Ljubljana usually departs from Wien Hbf at 07:58
If your journey in Vienna is commencing in the south west corner of the city, or the area on the ring road around the Opera House - then it's likely that you'll have a faster and more convenient journey if you join the train at Wien-Meidling station.
Wien Meidling is connected to line U6 of the Vienna Metro, which serves the western side of the city centre.
Final Destination: Trieste
The train also calls at: Wiener-Neustadt, Bruck an der Mur, Graz and Maribor
1 x train per day
Book early and save: Yes
Online bookings open: 6 months ahead of the travel date
Reservations are compulsory on this journey.
Seats will automatically be assigned when booking tickets, but rail pass users will need to be pay a reservation fee prior to boarding.
The train usually departs from Wien Hbf at around 07:58, so target that departure time when looking up this journey.
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This train is named the 'Emona'.
Your efforts to rise early and catch this train will be rewarded by a fabulously scenic journey
If both Ljubljana and Wien/Vienna are on your rail pass itinerary wish lists, try and take the train in this direction, so that you can experience the full journey by daylight.
It's an unexceptional journey to begin with, so try and stay awake.
This journey includes the passage over the fabulous Semmering Pass, so wonderful that it's a U.N.E.S.C.O. World Heritage Site, though that's partially due to the construction methods and not just because of the scenery.
Though aside from when the train is travelling over the numerous viaducts, the trees tend to obscure the views, particularly in the summer.
The best views can be seen from the left of the train (when facing the direction of travel) between Wiener Neustadt and Murzzuschlag.
The video, which was filmed travelling in the opposite direction, gives an impression of the journey: and showcases that the scenery can be fabulous even on grey day.
Though this is a journey which saves the best until the final 90 minutes
After the train departs from Celje, it will head south through a series of lovely valleys, as it follows the course of the The Savina River
And then after departing from Zidania Most for the final 45 mins of the journey, the train travels through the wonderful Sava River gorge.
The best of the views on this part of this trip will also be on the left - again these videos were filmed on a train traveling in the opposite direction, but they showcase what makes this journey so special.
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