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Train connection in Villach

We are traveling Salzburg to Ljubljana with a 10 minute train change in Villach. Has anyone taken this route and is this enough connection time?

Thank you for any and all help with this.

Posted by
20319 posts

Why not take the later direct EC train? Then you have no connections to worry about. If you miss the 10 minute connection, that is the train you will end up on anyway. Or leave 2 hours earlier and wait 2 hours at Villach.

Posted by
6 posts

Thanks Sam, I certainly will give your suggestion some thought. The travel time is so perfect for the 10 AM departure. Perhaps more insight will follow from others.
Thanks, Happy Easter,

Posted by
33131 posts

Villach is a small city and 10 minutes would be enough time for me.

BUT I know nothing about you. Maybe you are single, 20, with just a rucksack to throw over your shoulder and it would be a doddle. Maybe you are a couple 77 and 80 with 3 big suitcases and there is no way that you could manage it, what with your bad back and all.

I don't know. I could probably do it with a small carry on, but i haven't checked which platforms are involved.

I like the idea of the later train with changes.... if it fits with your plans but I don't know them.

Posted by
16894 posts

Looks like the tracks posted for the near future are arriving at Platform 3 and departing from Platform 2DE. It could be two sides of the same platform, or could require popping down the stairs to the tunnel and up again on a nearby platform. Try to be ready to go a soon as the train stops, not last in line to collect luggage and get out the door.