There are 11 ways to get from Istanbul to Bled by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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 to Zagreb  •  8 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Zagreb (ZAG) IST - ZAG

$141 - $601

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  33 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Burgas South
  2. Take the bus from Burgas to Maribor
  3. Take the train from Maribor to Ljubljana
  4. Take the bus from Ljubljana to Bled Union

$95 - $136

9 alternative options

Fly to Ljubljana, train  •  7 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Ljubljana (LJU) IST - LJU
  2. Take the train from Ljubljana to Lesce-Bled

$109 - $243

Fly to Venice  •  9 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Venice (VCE) IST - VCE

$136 - $841

Fly to Klagenfurt  •  10 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Klagenfurt (KLU) IST - KLU

$135 - $735

Fly to Graz, train  •  10 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Graz (GRZ) IST - GRZ
  2. Take the train from Ljubljana to Lesce-Bled

$123 - $633

Fly to Salzburg, train  •  11 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Salzburg (SZG) IST - SZG
  2. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Villach Hbf

$102 - $312

Bus Georg  •  25 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Ljubljana
  3. Take the bus from Ljubljana to Bled Union

$154 - $236

Bus Alpar Turizm  •  29 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Graz
  2. Take the bus from Graz, Graz central train station to Ljubljana 907
  3. Take the bus from Ljubljana to Bled Union

$114 - $130

Night train, train  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord
  2. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Wien Hbf D
  3. Take the train from Wien HBF to Villach Hbf Ec

$216 - $309

Drive  •  15 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Bled 958.6 miles

$190 - $290

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Bled, Slovenia?

Turkish Airlines flies from Istanbul to Bled twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Bled via Sofia and Ljubljana in around 25 h 35 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Flights from Istanbul to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $320
Flights from Istanbul to Venice
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Istanbul to Graz
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $230
Flights from Istanbul to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Istanbul to Klagenfurt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Istanbul to Klagenfurt via Bucharest Otopeni, Vienna
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,300
Flights from Istanbul to Klagenfurt via Sofia, Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,300
Flights from Istanbul to Klagenfurt via Prague, Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Istanbul to Klagenfurt via Venice, Vienna
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Istanbul to Klagenfurt via Odesa, Vienna
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,300
Flights from Istanbul to Klagenfurt via Bologna, Vienna
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Istanbul to Klagenfurt via Athens, Vienna
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,300
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul to Ljubljana via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from Istanbul to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Istanbul to Klagenfurt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Istanbul to Klagenfurt via Odesa, Vienna
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,300
Flights from Istanbul to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $490
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Istanbul to Venice via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Train operators
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Website
slo-zeleznice.si
Train from Ljubljana to Lesce-Bled
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
slo-zeleznice.si
Train from Maribor to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
slo-zeleznice.si
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord
Ave. Duration
21 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $23
Website
bdz.bg
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Trenitalia Eurocity
Bus operators
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Sofia to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
13 h 42 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Schedules at
yubim.eu
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Graz
Ave. Duration
22 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$99
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Graz, Graz central train station to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Graz to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
crnja-tours.hr
Book at
crnja.getbybus.com
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Burgas to Maribor
Ave. Duration
22 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
rta.government.bg

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Istanbul to Bled?

The distance between Istanbul and Bled is 1331 km. The road distance is 1534 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Bled?

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Bled is to bus and train which costs 380 ₺ - 600 ₺ and takes 33 h 36 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Istanbul to Bled?

The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Bled is to fly and train which takes 7 h 56 min and costs 440 ₺ - 1.000 ₺.

Is there a direct bus between Istanbul and Bled?

No, there is no direct bus from Istanbul to Bled. However, there are services departing from Istanbul and arriving at Bled Union via Sofia and Ljubljana. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 35 min.

How long does it take to get from Istanbul to Bled?

It takes approximately 8 h 24 min to get from Istanbul to Bled, including transfers.