Select from 5 ways to get there

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Recommended option

Fly to Ljubljana  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Ljubljana (LJU) IST - LJU

$101 - $226

Cheapest option

Nighttrain, train  •  34 h 39 min

  1. Take the nighttrain from Halkali to Sofia
  2. Take the train from Sofia to Dimitrovgrad 491
  3. Take the train from Dimitrovgrad to Niš
  4. Take the train from Niš to Belgrade
  5. Take the train from Beograd to Ljubljana En

$76 - $144

6 alternative options

Fly to Zagreb  •  7 h 5 min

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

$126 - $491

Fly to Graz  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Graz (GRZ) IST - GRZ

$111 - $601

Fly to Venice  •  8 h 29 min

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

$126 - $741

Bus Alpar Turizm  •  27 h 36 min

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

$97 - $105

Bus Dary Commerce  •  28 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Burgas
  2. Take the bus from Burgas to Ljubljana Gas Station Barie

Drive  •  14 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Ljubljana 923.3 miles

$190 - $280

Questions & Answers

The distance between Istanbul and Ljubljana is 1290 km. The road distance is 1477 km.

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Ljubljana is to bus which costs 450 ₺ - 500 ₺ and takes 27 h 36 min.

The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Ljubljana is to fly which takes 5 h 25 min and costs 470 ₺ - 1.100 ₺.

No, there is no direct bus from Istanbul to Ljubljana. However, there are services departing from Istanbul and arriving at Ljubljana Gas Station Barie via Burgas. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28 h 54 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 25 min to get from Istanbul to Ljubljana, including transfers.

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

Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa and Adria Airways fly from Istanbul to Ljubljana 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Ljubljana via Otogar, Istanbul, Graz, and Graz, Graz central train station in around 27 h 36 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $320
Flights from Istanbul to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $430
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 Venice
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
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
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
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Train from Sofia to Dimitrovgrad
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$2 - $3
1st Class Ticket
$3 - $5
Train from Dimitrovgrad to Niš
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$3 - $5
1st Class Ticket
$5 - $9
Macedonian Railways (MZ)
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Niš to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $55
mzt.mk
mzt.mk
Bus operators
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
$85
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 - $19
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
$15 - $22
Schedules at
crnja-tours.hr
Book at
crnja.getbybus.com
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Burgas
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Dary Commerce
Phone
+3592917400
Email
info@darytravel.com
Website
dary.bg
Bus from Burgas to Ljubljana Gas Station Barie
Ave. Duration
20 h 54 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
dary.bg

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