There are 13 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.

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

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

$156 - $483

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Bus FlixBus  •  15 h 9 min

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

$82 - $136

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Fly Dusseldorf to Ljubljana  •  5 h 7 min

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

$125 - $539

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

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

$92 - $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

$116 - $648

Train to Brussels, fly to Ljubljana  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brusel Nord
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Ljubljana (LJU) BRU - LJU

$163 - $405

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

$145 - $734

Train via München Hackerbrücke  •  10 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to München Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) to Ljubljana Avtobusna postaja

$170 - $248

Train, drive  •  9 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to München Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Kufstein M / ...
  3. Drive from Kufstein to Ljubljana

$186 - $274

Train  •  14 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf 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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Ljubljana is to bus which costs 70€ - 120€ and takes 15 h 9 min.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Cologne to Ljubljana. However, there are services departing from Cologne and arriving at Ljubljana via Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Ljubljana. However, there are services departing from Köln Hbf and arriving at Ljubljana via Villach Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 3 min.

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The distance between Cologne and Ljubljana is 777 km. The road distance is 988.1 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Ljubljana without a car is to train which takes 10 h 25 min and costs 140€ - 220€.

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

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Cologne to Ljubljana bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Cologne station.

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Cologne to Ljubljana train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Köln Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Ljubljana is to fly which takes 5 h 57 min and costs 130€ - 420€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 140€ - 220€ and takes 10 h 25 min, you could also bus, which costs 70€ - 120€ and takes 15 h 9 min.

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There is no direct flight from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport to Ljubljana Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Cologne to Ljubljana.
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  • Distance: 485.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 57 min

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

easyJet, Eurowings and three other airlines fly from Cologne to Ljubljana hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cologne to Ljubljana via München Hbf, München Hauptbahnhof Nord, München Hackerbrücke, and München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) in around 10 h 25 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 Cologne/Bonn Apt to Ljubljana via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
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
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 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 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Brussels to Ljubljana via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
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
3 h
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
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from Brussels to Ljubljana via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
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
Flights from Brussels to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
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 12 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
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
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Ljubljana via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Flights from Dusseldorf to Ljubljana via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
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
Flights from Brussels to Ljubljana via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
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 Hauptbahnhof to Brusel Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
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 ZOB (Hackerbrücke) to Ljubljana Avtobusna postaja
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Kufstein
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $230
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
25 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
Twice a week
Schedules at
flixtrain.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 Villach Hbf to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Cologne to Frankfurt am Main
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
eurolines.de
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
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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