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There are 8 ways to get from Istanbul to Slovenia by plane, shuttle, bus, train or car

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Fly to Ljubljana  •  5 h 45 min

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

$91 - $181

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Fly to Graz  •  6 h 1 min

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

$96 - $331

Fly to Vienna, shuttle  •  8 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Vienna (VIE) IST - VIE
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Vienna Airport to Maribor

$101 - $641

Fly to Venice, shuttle  •  8 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Venice (VCE) IST - VCE
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Venice Airport to Portorož

$116 - $651

Bus Georg  •  23 h 30 min

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

$139 - $211

Bus Dary Commerce  •  28 h 11 min

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

Bus, train  •  28 h 18 min

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

$92 - $102

Drive  •  14 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Ljubljana 923.3 miles

$190 - $280

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The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Slovenia is to bus and train which costs 500 ₺ - 600 ₺ and takes 28 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Slovenia is to fly which costs 500 ₺ - 1.100 ₺ and takes 5 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Istanbul to Slovenia. However, there are services departing from Istanbul and arriving at Ljubljana via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 30 min.

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The distance between Istanbul and Slovenia is 1282 km. The road distance is 1477.3 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Slovenia without a car is to bus which takes 23 h 30 min and costs 750 ₺ - 1.200 ₺.

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It takes approximately 5 h 45 min to get from Istanbul to Slovenia, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Slovenia is to fly which takes 5 h 45 min and costs 500 ₺ - 1.100 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 750 ₺ - 1.200 ₺ and takes 23 h 30 min.

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

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Istanbul to Slovenia bus services, operated by Georg, arrive at Ljubljana station.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Slovenia.
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  • Distance: 801.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 45 min

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Slovenia?

Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa and Adria Airways fly from Istanbul to Kranj 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Ljubljana via Sofia in around 23 h 30 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $320
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Graz
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $230
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $330
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Venice
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Ljubljana via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Graz via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Vienna via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $330
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Venice via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Vienna via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $270
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.

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Website
oebb.at
Train from Graz Hbf to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Bus operators
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Vienna Airport to Maribor
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $450
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$30 - $50
Private
$170 - $450
Shuttle from Venice Airport to Portorož
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $310
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$30 - $45
Private
$170 - $310
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
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
$110 - $150
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
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
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
$71
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr

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Slovenia is 2 h behind Istanbul. It is currently 7:07 PM in Istanbul and 6:07 PM in Slovenia.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Slovenia is 1477 km. It takes approximately 14 h 32 min to drive from Istanbul to Slovenia.

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Lufthansa, Adria Airways and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Ljubljana Airport.

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There are 115+ hotels available in Slovenia. Prices start at $39 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is to Metro which takes 34 min and costs 4 ₺.

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