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Train travel between Budapest and Ljublana

I am having difficulty finding info on trains between BUD and Ljubljana. I know there is a train that leaves 13:35 BUD arrives Ljubljana 21:38. I cannot find booking info, which station it leaves from in BUD, whether tix need to be purchased ahead of time, reservations, etc. The Rail Euro site says tickets cannot be purchased online and will not provide me any other info. Any help appreciated.

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I think the way most folks do this is the train to Zagreb than the bus to Ljubljana.

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Thanks for the replies. I have found a train from BUD-Deli to Ljubljana via Mirabor, change trains in Mirabor. I still have not been able to find the price, or if advance reservations are required.

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on-board services:
In domestic traffic seat Reservation compulsory, seat Reservation in international traffic can be made.:
Budapest-Déli - Hodos
Train running even in extraordinary situations:
Budapest-Déli - Hodos
Long distance train:
Budapest-Déli - Hodos
Seat Reservation compulsory:
Budapest-Déli - Őriszentpéter
Bicycleplace reservation compulsory:
Budapest-Déli - Hodos :from 29.03.14 to 28.09 daily

Cost? No idea, but I have had to call MAV in the past and they have been very helpful. Suggest you try that:

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James, am I able to make the compulsory reservation online, or do I have to do it in person at the station?

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We will be in Budapest one day. We are staying near Keleti Station as the first part of our journey takes us to Romania. We will return to Budapest, then travel to Slovenia. Would I be able to make a reservation at the Keleti Station for the train that leaves from Deli? Or do I need to take the underground to Deli to make the reservation and purchase tickets?

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@worldinbetween I am glad you have decided to stay with us. I am pretty useless on long range plans for trains. From Budapest I have only been on the train to Vienna, Eger, Pecs and then only a couple of times each. Half the time I have purchased the tickets at the station the day of or the day before; and the other times I the management company for the apartments has picked up the tickets for me.

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Hi,

True, definitely no language issues at Keleti , English or otherwise.

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One of the things I love about the region is how kind and helpful the people are. We have considered making the move. I still have a few years till retirement, but we have the real estate in place. I figured without cars and with the lower overall cost of living we could retire about 25% better off; and have the ability to return to the states a couple time a year. We have even discussed the visa issues with a Budapest attorney. Still there are some political issues in Hungary that make me uncomfortable and I love the US and everything it is. So we are a little torn right now. But we have time.