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There are 9 ways to get from Istanbul to Slovenia by plane, shuttle, bus, train or car

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Fly to Zagreb, shuttle  •  4h 36m

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Zagreb (ZAG) IST - ZAG
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Zagreb Airport to Novo Mesto

137€ - 491€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  24h 42m

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

37€ - 159€

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Fly to Ljubljana  •  3h 43m

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

110€ - 405€

Fly to Vienna, shuttle  •  6h 31m

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

123€ - 531€

Fly to Venice, shuttle  •  6h 53m

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

147€ - 534€

Fly to Graz  •  4h 8m

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

140€ - 386€

Bus via Belgrade  •  25h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Beograd
  2. Take the bus from Beograd to Ljubljana Belgrade - Ljubljana

Bus, train  •  28h 9m

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

81€ - 101€

Drive  •  14h 4m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Ljubljana 1475.6 km

150€ - 230€

Turkey → Slovenia
Partially open

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International entry into Slovenia from Turkey

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Turkey
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Slovenia, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland)

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Slovenia from Turkey

  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Turkey
  • Negative COVID-19 result is required for quarantine release
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
Denmark: Capital Region
Finland: Uusimaa, Southern Finland, Western Finland
Norway: Oslo, Viken
Portugal: Madeira

This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Australia, Thailand, New Zealand, Japan, Rwanda, South Korea, Martinique, Réunion, Norway, Faroe Islands, Bahamas, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Portugal
  • Negative COVID-19 result is required for quarantine release
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Slovenia

1.5m

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Turkey

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Slovenia from Turkey.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Slovenia is 080 1404.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Slovenia is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Slovenia is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 080 1404.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Turkey from Slovenia.

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Last updated: 2 May 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Slovenia is to bus and train which costs 700 ₺ - 900 ₺ and takes 28h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Slovenia is to fly which costs 950 ₺ - 3.600 ₺ and takes 3h 43m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Slovenia is 1282 km. The road distance is 1475.6 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Slovenia without a car is to bus which takes 24h 42m and costs 320 ₺ - 1.400 ₺.

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It takes approximately 4h 36m to get from Istanbul to Slovenia, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Slovenia is to fly which takes 3h 43m and costs 950 ₺ - 3.600 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 320 ₺ - 1.400 ₺ and takes 24h 42m.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Airport to Zagreb Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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Slovenia is 1h behind Istanbul. It is currently 10:22 AM in Istanbul and 9:22 AM in Slovenia.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Slovenia is 1476 km. It takes approximately 14h 4m to drive from Istanbul to Slovenia.

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Croatia Airlines and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Istanbul Airport to Zagreb Airport.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Slovenia.
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  • Distance: 1282.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 36m

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Slovenia?

Turkish Airlines flies from Istanbul to Kranj 3 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Ljubljana via Otogar, Istanbul Otogari, and Sofia in around 24h 42m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 220€
Flights from Istanbul to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 300€
Flights from Istanbul to Vienna
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 170€
Flights from Istanbul to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 250€
Flights from Istanbul to Graz
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 280€
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 220€
Flights from Istanbul to Zagreb via Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
150€ - 220€
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Istanbul to Vienna via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 180€
Flights from Istanbul to Venice via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
153€
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Istanbul to Vienna via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 320€
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Graz Hbf to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Bus operators
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Zagreb Airport to Novo Mesto
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
29€ - 140€
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
29€ - 32€
Private
75€ - 140€
Shuttle from Vienna Airport to Maribor
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
30€ - 390€
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
30€ - 45€
Private
150€ - 390€
Shuttle from Venice Airport to Portorož
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
27€ - 270€
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
27€ - 40€
Private
140€ - 270€
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 16€
Website
MetroTurizm
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 19€
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Graz
Ave. Duration
22h 39m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
46€
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
95€ - 130€
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
14h 2m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Sofia to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
13h 42m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
110€ - 140€
Website
Yubim
Ozlem Tours
Phone
+38120 411090
Email
ozlemtours@yahoo.com
Website
ozlem.rs
Bus from Istanbul to Beograd
Ave. Duration
16h 13m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
ozlem.rs
Transprodukt-Bus Prevoz
Phone
+381 11 7614 715
Email
office@transprodukt.rs
Website
transprodukt.rs
Bus from Beograd to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
7h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
40€
Schedules at
transprodukt.rs
Lasta
Website
lasta.rs
Bus from Belgrad Central Bus Station to Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja
Ave. Duration
7h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
19€ - 40€
Website
Lasta

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