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There are 13 ways to get from Cologne to Ljubljana by plane, train, shuttle, night train, bus, car train or car

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Fly Cologne Bonn to Ljubljana  •  5 h 35 min

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

$156 - $483

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Bus  •  15 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station 068 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Ljubljana N952 / ...

$71 - $115

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Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Ljubljana  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Ljubljana (LJU) DUS - LJU

$137 - $535

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Ljubljana  •  4 h 38 min

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

$144 - $400

Fly Cologne Bonn to Klagenfurt, shuttle  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Klagenfurt (KLU) CGN - KLU
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Klagenfurt Flughafen to Ljubljana

$92 - $428

Fly Cologne Bonn to Zagreb, shuttle  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Zagreb (ZAG) CGN - ZAG
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Zagreb Airport to Ljubljana

$116 - $638

Train to Brussels, fly to Ljubljana  •  6 h 23 min

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

$147 - $404

Fly Dusseldorf to Graz, shuttle  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Graz (GRZ) DUS - GRZ
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Graz Airport to Ljubljana

$157 - $720

Train  •  10 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to München Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) to Ljubljana Avtobusna postaja

$170 - $248

Train, night train  •  14 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Villach Hbf Ec
  2. Take the night train from Villach Hbf to Ljubljana En

$163 - $238

Car train, night train  •  15 h 33 min

  1. Take the car train from Köln Messe/Deutz to Villach Hauptbahnhof Uex 1387
  2. Take the night train from Villach Hbf to Ljubljana En

$78 - $152

Train, drive  •  8 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Augsburg Hbf Ice
  2. Drive from Augsburg Hbf to Ljubljana

$168 - $241

Drive  •  9 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Ljubljana 617.6 miles

$130 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Ljubljana is to bus which costs 60€ - 100€ and takes 15 h 2 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 38 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 7 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 31 min and costs 140€ - 220€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 35 min to get from Cologne to Ljubljana, including transfers.

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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 35 min and costs 130€ - 420€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 140€ - 220€ and takes 10 h 31 min, you could also bus, which costs 60€ - 100€ and takes 15 h 2 min.

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There is no direct flight from Cologne Bonn Airport to Ljubljana Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Cologne to Ljubljana train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), 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 35 min

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

Lufthansa, Adria Airways and two 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 31 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Ljubljana via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Ljubljana via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Dusseldorf to Ljubljana via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $950
Flights from Frankfurt to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Flights from Frankfurt to Ljubljana via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Klagenfurt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Brussels to Ljubljana via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Brussels to Ljubljana via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $950
Flights from Dusseldorf to Graz
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Dusseldorf to Graz via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 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 to Ljubljana via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Dusseldorf to Ljubljana via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $360
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Klagenfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Klagenfurt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from Brussels to Ljubljana via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Dusseldorf to Graz
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 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 Cologne Bonn to Ljubljana via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Ljubljana via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Ljubljana via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Dusseldorf to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Dusseldorf to Ljubljana via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Flights from Brussels to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Ljubljana via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Frankfurt to Ljubljana via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Flights from Dusseldorf to Graz via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Klagenfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Ljubljana via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Ljubljana via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
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 Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $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 München Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 3 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 Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $230
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Augsburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
bahn.de
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
Night train from Villach Hbf to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Köln Messe/Deutz to Villach Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
12 h 51 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Schedules at
urlaubs-express.de
Passenger
$68
Motorcycle
$114
Vehicle
$126
Bus operators
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Klagenfurt Flughafen to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$11 - $180
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$11 - $40
Private
$45 - $180
Shuttle from Zagreb Airport to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$30 - $45
Private
$130 - $260
Shuttle from Graz Airport to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $360
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$42 - $46
Private
$150 - $360
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 Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Ljubljana is 988 km. It takes approximately 9 h 16 min to drive from Cologne to Ljubljana.

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Ryanair, Lufthansa, Eurowings and Adria Airways offer flights from Cologne Bonn Airport to Ljubljana Airport.

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

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The best way to get from Cologne to Cologne Bonn Airport is to train which takes 11 min and costs 13€ - 16€.

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