Motorail

Ever wanted to go on a longer journey by car without having to drive the distance? Then try our motorail service, which carries your car while you relax and enjoy the train ride.

Motorail trains operate on the line between Bohinjska Bistrica, Podbrdo and Most na Soči, and run through the longest Slovenian rail tunnel, the Bohinj tunnel, connecting Upper Carniola in the North of Slovenia with the seaside Littoral in the South West.

Motorail trains can carry cars, vans, pickups, and camper vans which don’t exceed 3 meters in height and 2.4 meters in width.

 

Timetables

The timetables are valid from 10th December 2023.

Changes may occur in case of works or obstacles on the track. Therefore, before traveling, check the current timetable and notices below.

[NOTICE 1/2] Shortened bus train route (from 28 to 29 February)

Due to the works on the line Most na Soči – Podbrdo, motorail trains no. 853, 854, 857, 858 and 859 from February 28 to 29 run on the shortened route Bohinjska Bistrica – Podbrdo and vice versa. Train no. 850 DOES NOT RUN on the route Nova Gorica – Podbrdo.

[NOTICE 2/2] Shortened route of motor trains (from March 4 to 8 and from March 11 to 13)

Due to the works on the line Most na Soči – Podbrdo, motorail trains no. 853, 854, 857 and 858 from March 4 to 8 and from March 11 to 13 run on the shortened route Bohinjska Bistrica – Podbrdo and vice versa.

 

From Bohinjska Bistrica to Most na Soči / Nova Gorica
Station 853 855 857 859 861*
Notes:

  • Car uploading in Nova Gorica ends 15 minutes and in all other stations 10 minutes before the motorail train departs.
  • * Stop at Podbrdo only for entry/exit of passengers – train 861. There is no boarding or disembarking of motor vehicles on this train at Podbrdo.
  • Motorail trains no. 860 and 861 run between 30 March and 6 October 2024.
  • **[NOTICE] Unloading of cars not possible on MOTORAIL trains in Nova Gorica (from February 4 until further notice)
    Due to construction works and the renovation of the Nova Gorica railway station, it will be impossible to unload cars at the Nova Gorica station from MOTORAIL train no. 861* with arrival at 22:39 (all cars will be unloaded at the Most na Soči station).
Bohinjska Bistrica 9:05 11:37 13:25 16:45 21:18
Podbrdo 9:21 11:47 13:40 17:05 21:29
Most na Soči 9:47 14:07 17:30 22:04
Nova Gorica** 22:39**
From Nova Gorica / Most na Soči to Bohinjska Bistrica 
Station 850 854 856 858 860
Notes:

  • Car uploading in Nova Gorica ends 15 minutes and in all other stations 10 minutes before the motorail train departs.
  • Motorail trains no. 860 and 861 run between 30 March and 6 October 2024.
  • **[NOTICE] Loading of cars not possible on MOTORAIL trains in Nova Gorica (from February 4 until further notice)
    Due to construction works and the renovation of the Nova Gorica railway station, it will be impossible to load cars on MOTORAIL train no. 850 with departure from Nova Gorica station at 6:32 (cars can be loaded at Most na Soči station).
Nova Gorica** 6:32**
Most na Soči 7:45 10:38 14:39 18:43
Podbrdo 8:17 11:10 12:50 15:13 19:15
Bohinjska Bistrica 8:27 11:20 13:00 15:23 19:25
Fares

The fare list is applicable from 11th August 2023 onwards.

Route Distance (km) Tariff Class 1
(€)
Tariff Class 2
(€)
Tariff Class 3
(€)
Four-wheelers (€)
Most na Soči-Bohinjska Bistrica 28
One direction (vehicle + driver) 14.00 20.60 28.00 11.20
One direction (passenger) 3.10 3.10 3.10
Podbrdo-Bohinjska Bistrica 7
One direction (vehicle + driver) 9.10 13.10 18.20 7.30
One direction (passenger) 1.60 1.60 1.60
Podbrdo-Most na Soči 21
One direction (vehicle + driver) 10.70 16.30 21.40 8.60
One direction (passenger) 2.80 2.80 2.80
Most na Soči – Nova Gorica 33
One direction (vehicle + driver) 9.10 13.10 18.20 7.30
One direction (passenger) 3.50 3.50 3.50
Podbrdo – Nova Gorica 54
One direction (vehicle + driver) 9.10 13.10 18.20 7.30
One direction (passenger) 5.00 5.00 5.00
Bohinjska Bistrica – Nova Gorica 61
One direction (vehicle + driver) 14.00 20.60 28.00 11.20
One direction (passenger) 5.80 5.80 5.80
Tariff Class 1: For accompanied cars with a trailer up to 5m in length and the driver.

 

Tariff Class 2: For accompanied cars with a trailer over 5m in length, vans, camper vans, trailer caravans, and the driver.

 

Tariff Class 3: For pickups and the driver.

 

Four-wheelers: Fares for four-wheelers.

Carnet fares

Save 10% on fares with the motorail Carnet ticket, which is based on 10 discounted tickets for Tariff Class 1 on a specific route and for a validity period of one month. The carnet ticket is non-transferable and is valid only for the vehicle specified on the ticket.

Route Distance (km) Tariff Class 1
(€)
Most na Soči – Bohinjska Bistrica 28 126.00
Podbrdo – Bohinjska Bistrica 7 81.90
Podbrdo – Most na Soči 21 96.30
Most na Soči – Nova Gorica 33 81.90
Podbrdo – Nova Gorica 54 81.90
Bohinjska Bistrica – Nova Gorica 61 126.00
The fare list is applicable from 20th March 2020 onwards.

 

Tariff Class 1: For accompanied cars with a trailer up to 5m in length and the driver.

Supplements

A supplement is charged for passengers travelling together with the driver:

Adults: Regular fare under the applicable tariff.

Children under 15 inclusive: 50% discount on adult fare.

Accompanied vehicles must not exceed 3m in height and 2.4m in width.

Where to buy

Motorail tickets are purchased on-board from the train conductor.