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There are 12 ways to get from Karlsruhe to Ljubljana by train, plane, bus, shuttle, night train or car

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Train to Frankfurt, fly to Ljubljana  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Ljubljana (LJU) FRA - LJU

$138 - $391

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Bus  •  9 h

  1. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Ljubljana N952 / ...

$35 - $65

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Bus to Stuttgart, fly to Ljubljana  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Ljubljana (LJU) STR - LJU

$123 - $545

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Trieste, shuttle  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Trieste (TRS) FRA - TRS
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Trieste Airport to Ljubljana

$163 - $766

Bus to Stuttgart, fly to Graz, shuttle  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Graz (GRZ) STR - GRZ
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Graz Airport to Ljubljana

$128 - $770

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Graz, shuttle  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Graz (GRZ) FRA - GRZ
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Graz Airport to Ljubljana

$163 - $656

Train, train to Zurich, fly to Ljubljana  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel SBB
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  3. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Ljubljana (LJU) ZRH - LJU

$190 - $483

Train to Munich, fly to Ljubljana  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to München Hbf
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Ljubljana (LJU) MUC - LJU

$189 - $543

Train  •  9 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to München Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) to Ljubljana Avtobusna postaja

$122 - $182

Bus, shuttle  •  12 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to München ZOB
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Munich Hbf to Ljubljana

$100 - $762

Train, night train  •  10 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to München Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the night train from München Hbf to Ljubljana En

$116 - $170

Drive  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Karlsruhe to Ljubljana 444.9 miles

$90 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Karlsruhe to Ljubljana is to bus which costs 30€ - 60€ and takes 9 h.

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The quickest way to get from Karlsruhe to Ljubljana is to train and fly which costs 120€ - 340€ and takes 4 h 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Karlsruhe and arriving at Ljubljana. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Karlsruhe to Ljubljana. However, there are services departing from Karlsruhe Hbf and arriving at Ljubljana via München Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 51 min.

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The distance between Karlsruhe and Ljubljana is 564 km. The road distance is 711.8 km.

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The best way to get from Karlsruhe to Ljubljana without a car is to bus which takes 9 h and costs 30€ - 60€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 50 min to get from Karlsruhe to Ljubljana, including transfers.

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Karlsruhe to Ljubljana bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Karlsruhe station.

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Karlsruhe to Ljubljana train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Karlsruhe Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Karlsruhe to Ljubljana is to bus which takes 9 h and costs 30€ - 60€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 100€ - 160€ and takes 9 h 4 min.

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Map of how to get from Karlsruhe to Ljubljana.
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  • Distance: 352.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 50 min

What companies run services between Karlsruhe, Germany and Ljubljana, Slovenia?

FlixBus operates a bus from Karlsruhe to Ljubljana 3 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $65 and the journey takes 9 h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Karlsruhe to Ljubljana via München Hbf, München Hauptbahnhof Nord, München Hackerbrücke, and München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) in around 9 h 4 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Flights from Frankfurt to Ljubljana via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Flights from Stuttgart to Ljubljana via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Stuttgart to Ljubljana via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from Frankfurt to Trieste
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to Trieste via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from Stuttgart to Graz
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Stuttgart to Graz via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to Graz
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Flights from Frankfurt to Graz via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Munich to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $490
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Frankfurt to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Flights from Stuttgart to Ljubljana via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Stuttgart to Ljubljana via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from Zurich to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Munich to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $490
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Ljubljana via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Stuttgart to Graz
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Stuttgart to Graz via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $290
Flights from Frankfurt to Graz
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Flights from Frankfurt to Graz via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Ljubljana via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Flights from Stuttgart to Ljubljana via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Graz via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Zurich to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Flights from Stuttgart to Ljubljana via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Zurich to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Munich to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $490
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Ljubljana via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Flights from Munich to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $490
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Ljubljana via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Ljubljana via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
bahn.de
Train from München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) to Ljubljana Avtobusna postaja
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Night train from München Hbf to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $130
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Karlsruhe to Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Karlsruhe to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Karlsruhe to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
marinobus.it
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Karlsruhe to München ZOB
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
eurolines.de
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Trieste Airport to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $330
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$35 - $45
Private
$120 - $330
Shuttle from Graz Airport to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $360
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$42 - $46
Private
$150 - $360
Shuttle from Munich Hbf to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$55 - $700
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$57 - $62
Private
$390 - $700

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Ljubljana Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Karlsruhe to Ljubljana bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Ljubljana station.

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Karlsruhe to Ljubljana train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Ljubljana station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Karlsruhe to Ljubljana is 712 km. It takes approximately 6 h 50 min to drive from Karlsruhe to Ljubljana.

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Lufthansa and Adria Airways offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Ljubljana Airport.

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