There are 12 ways to get from Cologne to Ljubljana by plane, train, car or bus

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Ljubljana  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Ljubljana (LJU) CGN - LJU

$152 - $483

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  14 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Hauptbahnhof/Karlstraße, Frankfurt am Main
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Ljubljana N952 / ...

$54 - $98

10 alternative options

Fly Dusseldorf to Ljubljana  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Ljubljana (LJU) DUS - LJU

$136 - $537

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Klagenfurt  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Klagenfurt (KLU) CGN - KLU

$88 - $428

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Ljubljana  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Ljubljana (LJU) FRA - LJU

$145 - $401

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Zagreb  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Zagreb (ZAG) CGN - ZAG

$112 - $648

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Graz  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Graz (GRZ) DUS - GRZ

$156 - $732

Train, drive  •  9 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to München Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Kufstein M / ...
  3. Drive from Kufstein to Ljubljana

$175 - $255

Train via München Hbf  •  12 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to München Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf M / ...
  3. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Villach Hbf Ec / ...
  4. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Ljubljana D / ...

$180 - $267

Train  •  13 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Villach Hbf Ec
  2. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Ljubljana D / ...

$167 - $243

Bus Arriva d.o.o.  •  23 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Rupa
  2. Take the bus from Rupa to Ljubljana

Drive  •  9 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Ljubljana 617.6 miles

$130 - $190

What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Ljubljana, Slovenia?

easyJet, Eurowings and four other airlines fly from Cologne to Ljubljana hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cologne to Ljubljana via München Hbf, Salzburg Hbf, and Villach Hbf in around 12 h 46 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Ljubljana via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,000
Flights from Dusseldorf to Ljubljana via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $950
Flights from Dusseldorf to Ljubljana via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Klagenfurt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Flights from Frankfurt to Ljubljana via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Dusseldorf to Graz
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Dusseldorf to Graz via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Dusseldorf to Graz via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Ljubljana via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Dusseldorf to Ljubljana via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,500
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Klagenfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Klagenfurt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Dusseldorf to Graz
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Dusseldorf to Graz via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Dusseldorf to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Dusseldorf to Ljubljana via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $950
Flights from Dusseldorf to Ljubljana via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Ljubljana via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Dusseldorf to Ljubljana via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Ljubljana via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Flights from Dusseldorf to Graz via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Ljubljana via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Flights from Dusseldorf to Ljubljana via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Klagenfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Ljubljana via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Kufstein
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
10 h 42 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$150 - $230
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$16 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $40
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne, Cologne central station to Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Train from Villach Hbf to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Bus operators
Deinbus
Phone
+49 069/17 53 73 200
Email
info@deinbus.de
Website
deinbus.de
Bus from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Hauptbahnhof/Karlstraße, Frankfurt am Main
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$9 - $19
Schedules at
deinbus.de
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Rupa
Ave. Duration
20 h 59 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Rupa to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Cologne and Ljubljana is 777 km. The road distance is 988 km.

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Ljubljana is to bus which costs 45€ - 85€ and takes 14 h 58 min.

The quickest way to get from Cologne to Ljubljana is to train and fly which takes 4 h 45 min and costs 120€ - 350€.

No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Ljubljana. However, there are services departing from Köln Hbf and arriving at Ljubljana via München Hbf, Salzburg Hbf and Villach Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 46 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Cologne to Ljubljana. However, there are services departing from Köln Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Ljubljana via Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 58 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 57 min to get from Cologne to Ljubljana, including transfers.