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Getting from Graz Airport (GRZ) to Maribor

Maribor, set along the River Drava, is a picturesque destination in Slovenia that is rich in culture and history. As Slovenia’s second-largest city, Maribor is becoming an increasingly popular spot for travellers. Combining cultural depth and natural beauty, it’s an ideal destination for a memorable Slovenian escape.

To get from Graz Airport to Maribor, your transfer options are to take a taxi, private transfer, bus, or train. Opting for a taxi or private transfer offers a convenient transfer option as it is direct, costs around €160 and takes an average of 45 minutes in normal traffic conditions. Regular buses go from Graz to Maribor but require a 10-minute transfer from Graz Airport to the bus station. From here you can hop on a 1-hour bus trip from Graz to Maribor. This trip totals 1 hour and 10 minutes, excluding waiting times and costs approximately €33. Lastly, you can get a combination of trains from Graz Airport to Maribor but this requires a transfer and a 10-minute walk to access the train station from the airport. This option also takes around 1 hour and 10 minutes, excluding waiting times, and costs a total of €15.90 per person.

Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Graz at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

Comparison of the options

Taxi €160 45min 24/7
Bus €66 70min 00:45–21:20
Train €31.80 70min 00:21–22:25

How to get from Graz Airport to Maribor by taxi

Choosing a taxi or private transfer, though more expensive, stands out as the most hassle-free mode of transport from Graz Airport to Maribor. Both of these options provide quick and streamlined travel, and the luxury of a personal vehicle ready upon your arrival adds significant ease, particularly for those with children or multiple luggage items. The route spans roughly 59 km (37 mi) and the travel time is usually around 45 minutes, depending on traffic conditions.

Graz Airport to Maribor taxi fare

Taxi fares in Graz are determined by a taximeter system, calculated based on the distance travelled and the duration of the trip. A taxi ride from the Graz airport to Maribor is typically around €160 for the 45-minute journey.

Opting for a booking with Welcome Pickups offers travellers set, competitive rates, removing the uncertainty of taxi fares and ensuring peace of mind with known costs upfront.



Trip Duration

45 Min.

*The final journey cost may vary unless booked in advance.

Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Graz Airport (GRZ).

Where do I get a taxi from?

At Graz Airport, you can find the taxi stand conveniently located directly in front of the passenger terminal. Once you exit the arrivals area, you should easily spot the marked taxi area. Taxis are typically available throughout the day, and if you’re arriving late at night or during peak travel times, it might be beneficial to pre-book a taxi to ensure availability.


Arriving in a new city after a lengthy flight and then navigating public transportation to reach a different destination can be challenging, especially when carrying luggage or travelling with kids. In such situations, opting for a taxi from Graz Airport to Maribor is particularly beneficial. It provides a direct, fast, and comfortable mode of transport, ensuring a private and relaxed journey.

Editor’s Note

Be aware of peak traffic times, as they can affect travel duration and potentially the cost. Consider pre-booking a taxi or private transfer for a fixed fare and guaranteed availability.

Useful Tips

Ask the driver for an estimated fare to Maribor before starting your journey.
It can help to have the address of your destination in Maribor on hand to show the taxi driver.
Ensure you have some cash in euros, as not all taxis may accept credit cards.

How to get from Graz Airport to Maribor by bus

If you’re looking for a cost-effective way to travel from Graz Airport to Maribor by bus, first take a brief taxi ride from the airport to the Flixbus station, which is about 10 minutes away and costs approximately €25. Next, the bus ride from Graz to Maribor takes around 1 hour and is priced at about €8 per person. In total, excluding walking and waiting times, the combined taxi and bus journey will take approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes.

How much does a bus ticket cost?

The first taxi ride from the airport to the Flixbus station, spanning around 10 km, costs around €25 by taxi. The bus ticket from Graz to Maribor costs €8 and can be purchased directly onboard or at a sales point with the option to pay cash. You may also purchase your ticket in advance online or through the Flixbus app.



Trip Duration

1 Hr. 10 Min.

*Rates vary depending on your final location.

Value for Money

Flixbus runs 14 times a day from 00:45 to 21:20.

Where do I get the bus from?

For the first leg of your journey, you can catch an airport taxi from Graz to the bus station located at Ostbahnstraße 3 8041 Graz. From there, you will transfer to a Flixbus for the second leg of your journey to Maribor.


Taking a bus from Graz Airport to Maribor is a budget-friendly option. The initial short taxi ride from the airport to the Flixbus station, typically a 10-minute journey, bridges the gap between the airport and your bus departure point seamlessly. Once on the bus, you can enjoy a comfortable and direct 1-hour ride to Maribor. This combination of taxi and bus offers a balance of cost-effectiveness and ease. It’s an ideal option for budget-conscious travellers who still value straightforward and efficient travel. Given the need to navigate to your final destination from the bus stop in Maribor and the use of multiple modes of transport on this travel itinerary, however, a point is taken off of convenience.

Editor’s Note

Children under the age of 15 receive a discount on the regular adult fare. At the time of booking, they calculate the cheapest price for you from all available rates and discounts.

Useful Tips

Arrive at the bus station early to find your departure point without stress.
Purchase your bus ticket online to secure your seat and potentially save money.
Keep an eye on your luggage at all times, especially during stops and transfers.

How to get from Graz airport to Maribor by train

If you’re eyeing a budget-friendly trip from Graz Airport to Maribor, combining trains is a smart choice. Start by walking 10 minutes to catch the S5 train from Flughafen Graz to Spielfeld-Straß Bahnhof, which will take around 40 minutes. Upon arrival, switch to the R train line, Maribor bound. This trip segment will take around 15 minutes.

How much does a train ticket from Graz Airport to Maribor cost?

To catch the train from Graz Airport to Maribor, you will first have to walk from the airport to Flughafen Graz station. From here you will hop on the train to Spielfeld-Straß Bahnhof station. This initial leg costs €10.50 on the S5 train line. For the second leg costing €5.40 on average, you can opt for the R train to reach Maribor. The total cost is €15.90. Tickets for both trains can be purchased online, through the OBB website, or at terminal kiosks; both cash and card payments are accepted.



Trip Duration

1 Hr. 10 Min.

*Rates vary depending on the time of day.

Value for Money

The S5 line runs daily from 00:21 to 23:21 and the R line runs daily from 05:45 to 22:25.

Where do I get the train from?

The S5 train to Spielfeld-Straß Bahnhof station can be boarded from Flughafen Graz station. Once you arrive here, follow the signs to the red R line waiting area and platforms and check the board for information on the next available service to Maribor.


The combination of trains for your transport from Graz Airport to Maribor stands strong as a budget-friendly choice. However, if you find yourself burdened with heavy luggage, travelling with young kids, or not wanting to walk from the airport to the train station, the convenience and ease of a private transfer or taxi might be a more appealing alternative.

Editor’s Note

It's advisable to check the train schedule ahead of time, and perhaps arrive a little earlier to ensure you have ample time to find your train and board comfortably.

Useful Tips

Keep your tickets - whether digital or paper, easily accessible to expedite boarding and have a smooth experience.
If travelling with luggage or family, consider using station amenities such as elevators and waiting areas for your comfort and safety.
Stay updated on any schedule changes or delays by monitoring OBB announcements to ensure a timely arrival in Maribor.

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Frequently asked questions

How can I get from Graz Airport to Maribor?

To get from Graz Airport to Maribor the primary transportation choices are by taxi, bus, or train. Booking a taxi is the most straightforward method, with an average travel time of 45 minutes, subject to traffic. For the bus option, a brief 10-minute transfer by taxi is required from Graz Airport to the bus station. Then, a bus ride from Graz to Maribor takes about 1 hour. The overall duration, not including wait times, comes to approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes. Lastly, the train journey combines a short walk and two train rides, with a total travel time of around 1 hour and 10 minutes, not including waiting.

The most convenient option is to pre-book a private transfer for efficient, door-to-door service.

How far is Maribor from Graz Airport?

Graz Airport is located 60 km (37 mi) away from Maribor, with the journey taking around 45 minutes by taxi, depending on the traffic conditions.

What’s the taxi cost from Graz Airport to Maribor?

For a taxi journey from Graz Airport to Maribor, the typical fare is around €160, accounting for the 60 km distance and an estimated travel duration of 45 minutes.

Choosing to book with Welcome Pickups provides travellers with fixed, competitive pricing, eliminating the unpredictability of taxi costs and offering the comfort of knowing the fare in advance.

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