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There are 9 ways to get from Ljubljana to Bologna by bus, train, car, shuttle or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus, train  •  5h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Ljubljana to Venice, Venice Mestre 907 / ...
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna C.Le Rv / ...

$25 - $52

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Bus FlixBus  •  6h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Ljubljana to Bologna, Bologna 537 / ...

$19 - $95

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Bus, train via Trieste  •  5h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Ljubljana to Trieste 907 / ...
  2. Take the train from Trieste Centrale to Venezia Mestre Rv / ...
  3. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna C.Le Rv / ...

$26 - $137

Bus DRD Turizem  •  6h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Ljubljana Dalmatinova ulica to Venice Mestre Train Station Ljubljana - Mestre
  2. Take the bus from Mestre - Viale Stazione to Bologna - Piazza XX Settembre

$23 - $35

Train  •  6h 55m

  1. Take the train from Ljubljana Tivoli to Trieste Centrale
  2. Take the train from Trieste Centrale to Venezia Mestre Rv / ...
  3. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna C.Le Rv / ...

$32 - $68

Drive  •  3h 35m

  1. Drive from Ljubljana to Bologna 237.4 miles

$55 - $85

Shuttle to Trieste, fly  •  5h 30m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana to Trieste Airport
  2. Fly from Trieste (TRS) to Bologna (BLQ) TRS - BLQ

$102 - $604

Fly from Ljubljana  •  6h 14m

  1. Fly from Ljubljana (LJU) to Bologna (BLQ) LJU - BLQ

$131 - $546

Shuttle  •  5h 6m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana to Bologna

$50 - $650

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ljubljana to Bologna is to bus which costs 20€ - 29€ and takes 6h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Ljubljana to Bologna is to drive which costs 45€ - 75€ and takes 3h 35m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ljubljana and arriving at Bologna, Bologna. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Ljubljana to Bologna. However, there are services departing from Ljubljana Tivoli and arriving at Bologna C.Le via Trieste Centrale and Venezia Mestre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 55m.

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The distance between Ljubljana and Bologna is 302 km. The road distance is 379.8 km.

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The best way to get from Ljubljana to Bologna without a car is to bus and train which takes 5h 43m and costs 21€ - 50€.

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It takes approximately 5h 43m to get from Ljubljana to Bologna, including transfers.

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

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Ljubljana to Bologna train services, operated by Slovenian Railways (SŽ), depart from Ljubljana Tivoli station.

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The best way to get from Ljubljana to Bologna is to bus which takes 6h 25m and costs 17€ - 85€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 27€ - 60€ and takes 6h 55m, you could also fly, which costs 110€ - 480€ and takes 6h 14m.

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Map of how to get from Ljubljana to Bologna.
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  • Distance: 188.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 43m

What companies run services between Ljubljana, Slovenia and Bologna, Italy?

FlixBus operates a bus from Ljubljana to Bologna twice daily. Tickets cost $23 - $40 and the journey takes 6h 25m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ljubljana to Bologna via Trieste Centrale and Venezia Mestre in around 6h 55m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Trieste to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $320
Flights from Trieste to Bologna via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Ljubljana to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $310
Flights from Ljubljana to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Ljubljana to Bologna via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Trieste to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $360
Flights from Trieste to Bologna via Milan Malpensa, Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Trieste to Bologna via Milan Linate, Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Trieste to Bologna via Valencia
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $290
Flights from Trieste to Bologna via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $280
Flights from Ljubljana to Bologna via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Bologna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,400
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Bologna via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Train operators
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$20 - $24
Train from Trieste Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$19 - $24
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Mestre Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
italotreno.it
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
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 Ljubljana to Venice, Venice Mestre
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Ljubljana to Trieste
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Ljubljana to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arriva Slovenia
Phone
090 74 11
Website
arriva.si
Bus from Ljubljana to Trieste
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Schedules at
arriva.si
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja to Trieste Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Crnja Tours
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus from Ljubljana to Trieste
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Bus from Ljubljana to Bologna
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
ATVO S.p.A.
Phone
+39 0421 5944
Email
atvo@atvo.it
Website
atvo.it
Bus from Trg Osvobodilne Lubiana to Trieste Station
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
atvo.it
Bus from Trg Osvobodilne Lubiana to Bologna
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
atvo.it
DRD Turizem
Phone
+386 (0)51 224 222
Email
info@drd.si
Website
drd.si
Bus from Ljubljana Dalmatinova ulica to Venice Mestre Train Station
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
DRD Turizem
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Mestre - Viale Stazione to Bologna - Piazza XX Settembre
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Ljubljana to Trieste Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $330
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$35 - $45
Private
$120 - $330
Shuttle from Ljubljana to Bologna
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$50 - $650
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$50 - $60
Private
$240 - $650

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There is no direct flight from Trieste Airport to Bologna Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 55m and has one stopover.

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

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Ljubljana to Bologna train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Bologna C.Le station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ljubljana to Bologna is 380 km. It takes approximately 3h 35m to drive from Ljubljana to Bologna.

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Air Dolomiti, Ryanair, Lufthansa and Alitalia offer flights from Trieste Airport to Bologna Airport.

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Book your Ljubljana to Bologna bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 1656+ hotels available in Bologna. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Ljubljana to Trieste Airport is to shuttle which takes 1h 16m and costs 30€ - 280€.

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