There are 9 ways to get from Istanbul to Ljubljana by plane, bus, train, 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 Ljubljana  •  5 h 25 min

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

$101 - $226

Cheapest option

Night train, bus, train  •  32 h 13 min

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Niš
  3. Take the train from Crveni Krst to Novi Beograd
  4. Take the train from Novi Beograd to Ljubljana En

$70 - $107

7 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

$131 - $741

Bus Dary Commerce  •  24 h 16 min

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

Bus Georg  •  26 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Ljubljana

$135 - $186

Bus, train  •  28 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Graz
  2. Take the train from Graz Hbf to Ljubljana Ec

$86 - $100

Drive  •  14 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Ljubljana 923.3 miles

$190 - $280

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Ljubljana is to night train and bus and train which costs 440 ₺ - 700 ₺ and takes 32 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Ljubljana is to fly which costs 600 ₺ - 1.500 ₺ and takes 5 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Istanbul to Ljubljana station. However, there are services departing from Istanbul and arriving at Ljubljana Gas Station Barie via Plovdiv. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 16 min.

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The distance between Istanbul and Ljubljana is 1290 km. The road distance is 1477.3 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Ljubljana without a car is to bus which takes 24 h 16 min and costs .

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

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Istanbul to Ljubljana bus services, operated by Metro Plus, depart from Istanbul station.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Ljubljana is to fly which takes 5 h 25 min and costs 600 ₺ - 1.500 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 24 h 16 min.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Airport to Ljubljana Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 10 min.

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Istanbul to Ljubljana bus services, operated by Dary Commerce, arrive at Ljubljana Gas Station Barie.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Ljubljana.
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  • Distance: 806 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 25 min

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 Plovdiv in around 24 h 16 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
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 Graz Hbf to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Train from Crveni Krst to Novi Beograd
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $20
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$7 - $12
1st Class Ticket
$12 - $20
Bus operators
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Dary Commerce
Phone
+3592917400
Email
info@darytravel.com
Website
dary.bg
Bus from Plovdiv to Ljubljana Gas Station Barie
Ave. Duration
16 h 31 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
dary.bg
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
11 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Niš
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
matpu.com
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
$110 - $150
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
$130 - $170
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
$64
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Nis Ekspres
Phone
+381 18 255 177
Email
marketing@nis-ekspres.rs
Website
nis-ekspres.rs
Bus from Sofia to Niš
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
Book at
onlinetickets.nis-ekspres.rs

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