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There are 7 ways to get from Bolzano to Ljubljana by bus, train, shuttle, night train, car or plane

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Bus  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Bolzano to Trieste
  2. Take the bus from Trieste to Ljubljana 907 / ...

$56 - $153

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Train  •  8 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Bolzano to Fortezza Reg / ...
  2. Take the train from Fortezza/Franzensfeste to Lienz in Osttirol Rex / ...
  3. Take the train from Lienz in Osttirol to Villach Hbf Ic / ...
  4. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Ljubljana D / ...

$43 - $75

5 alternative options

Train, shuttle  •  8 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Bolzano to Bassano Del Grappa Reg
  2. Take the train from Bassano Del Grappa to Venezia Mestre Reg
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Venezia Mestre to Ljubljana

$60 - $444

Train, night train  •  10 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Bolzano/Bozen to Innsbruck Hbf Rex / ...
  2. Take the night train from Innsbruck Hbf to Ljubljana En

$52 - $93

Drive  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Bolzano to Ljubljana 218.9 miles

$50 - $80

Bus, fly to Trieste, shuttle  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Bolzano to Munich Airport
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Trieste (TRS) MUC - TRS
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Trieste Airport to Ljubljana

$188 - $911

Bus, fly to Ljubljana  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Bolzano to Munich Airport
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Ljubljana (LJU) MUC - LJU

$168 - $526

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The cheapest way to get from Bolzano to Ljubljana is to train which costs 35€ - 70€ and takes 8 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bolzano to Ljubljana is to drive which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 4 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bolzano to Ljubljana. However, there are services departing from Bolzano and arriving at Ljubljana via Trieste. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bolzano to Ljubljana. However, there are services departing from Bolzano and arriving at Ljubljana via Fortezza/Franzensfeste, Lienz in Osttirol and Villach Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 32 min.

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The distance between Bolzano and Ljubljana is 248 km. The road distance is 350.3 km.

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The best way to get from Bolzano to Ljubljana without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 18 min and costs 45€ - 140€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 18 min to get from Bolzano to Ljubljana, including transfers.

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Bolzano to Ljubljana bus services, operated by Luki Bus, depart from Bolzano station.

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Bolzano to Ljubljana train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Bolzano station.

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The best way to get from Bolzano to Ljubljana is to bus which takes 6 h 18 min and costs 45€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 35€ - 70€ and takes 8 h 32 min.

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Map of how to get from Bolzano to Ljubljana.
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  • Distance: 155.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 18 min

What companies run services between Bolzano, Italy and Ljubljana, Slovenia?

You can take a bus from Bolzano to Ljubljana via Trieste in around 6 h 18 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bolzano to Ljubljana via Fortezza/Franzensfeste, Lienz in Osttirol, and Villach Hbf in around 8 h 32 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Trieste
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Munich to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $490
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Munich to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $490
Train operators
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bolzano to Bassano Del Grappa
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$20 - $24
Train from Bassano Del Grappa to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $10
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$8 - $10
Train from Bolzano to Fortezza
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $10
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$7 - $10
Train from Fortezza/Franzensfeste to Lienz in Osttirol
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $21
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Bolzano/Bozen to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Lienz in Osttirol to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Villach Hbf to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Night train from Innsbruck Hbf to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
Luki Bus
Phone
+381 36 35-90-90
Email
lukireisen@gmail.com
Website
lukibus.com
Bus from Bolzano to Trieste
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
lukibus.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Trieste to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Trieste to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
crnja-tours.hr
Book at
crnja.getbybus.com
Arriva Slovenia
Phone
090 74 11
Website
arriva.si
Bus from Trieste to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Schedules at
arriva.si
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus from Trieste to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Globtour
ATVO S.p.A.
Phone
+39 0421 5944
Email
atvo@atvo.it
Website
atvo.it
Bus from Trieste Station to Trg Osvobodilne Lubiana
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
atvo.it
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Venezia Mestre to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$45 - $410
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$45 - $60
Private
$220 - $410
Shuttle from Trieste Airport to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $330
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$35 - $45
Private
$120 - $330

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The quickest flight from Munich Airport to Trieste Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Bolzano to Ljubljana bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Ljubljana station.

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Bolzano to Ljubljana train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Ljubljana station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bolzano to Ljubljana is 350 km. It takes approximately 4 h 32 min to drive from Bolzano to Ljubljana.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Munich Airport to Trieste Airport.

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Book your Bolzano to Ljubljana train tickets online with Loco2, Loco2 and two other operators.

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There are 788+ hotels available in Ljubljana. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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