There are 7 ways to get from Ljubljana to Bolzano by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Ljubljana to Trieste 427 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Trieste to Bolzano

$55 - $155

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Bus, train  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Ljubljana to Trieste 427 / ...
  2. Take the train from Trieste Centrale to Venezia Mestre Rv / ...
  3. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Verona Porta Nuova Fr / ...
  4. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bolzano Rv / ...

$35 - $166

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Train  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Ljubljana to Villach Hbf Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Lienz in Osttirol Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Lienz in Osttirol to Fortezza/Franzensfeste Rex / ...
  4. Take the train from Fortezza to Bolzano Reg / ...

$41 - $78

Train, bus  •  9 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Ljubljana Tivoli to Trieste R 1896 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Trieste to Bozen 409

$36 - $60

Drive  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Ljubljana to Bolzano 240.3 miles

$55 - $85

Fly from Ljubljana, bus  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Ljubljana (LJU) to Munich (MUC) LJU - MUC
  2. Take the bus from Munich Airport to Bolzano

$166 - $529

Fly from Trieste, bus  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Trieste (TRS) to Munich (MUC) TRS - MUC
  2. Take the bus from Munich Airport to Bolzano

$186 - $913

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The cheapest way to get from Ljubljana to Bolzano is to train and bus which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 9 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ljubljana to Bolzano is to drive which costs 45€ - 75€ and takes 4 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ljubljana to Bolzano. However, there are services departing from Ljubljana and arriving at Bolzano via Trieste. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Ljubljana to Bolzano. However, there are services departing from Ljubljana and arriving at Bolzano via Villach Hbf, Lienz in Osttirol and Fortezza. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 48 min.

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The distance between Ljubljana and Bolzano is 248 km. The road distance is 384.4 km.

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The best way to get from Ljubljana to Bolzano without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 38 min and costs 45€ - 140€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 38 min to get from Ljubljana to Bolzano, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Ljubljana to Bolzano is to bus which takes 6 h 38 min and costs 45€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 35€ - 70€ and takes 7 h 48 min.

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Map of how to get from Ljubljana to Bolzano.
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  • Distance: 155.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 38 min

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

You can take a bus from Ljubljana to Bolzano via Trieste in around 6 h 38 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ljubljana to Bolzano via Villach Hbf, Lienz in Osttirol, Fortezza/Franzensfeste, and Fortezza in around 7 h 48 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Munich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $490
Flights from Trieste to Munich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Ljubljana to Munich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $490
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 Trieste Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$20 - $24
Train from Venezia Mestre to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $19
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$16 - $19
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bolzano
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$20 - $24
Train from Lienz to Fortezza
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$15 - $18
Train from Fortezza to Bolzano
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $10
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$8 - $10
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Mestre Station to Verona Porta Nuova Station
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Verona Porta Nuova Station to Bolzano/Bozen
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
italotreno.it
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Website
slo-zeleznice.si
Train from Ljubljana to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
slo-zeleznice.si
Train from Ljubljana Tivoli to Trieste
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
slo-zeleznice.si
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 Villach Hbf to Lienz in Osttirol
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $28
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
Train from Lienz in Osttirol to Fortezza/Franzensfeste
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $22
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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 Trieste
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Trieste to Bozen
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Ljubljana to Trieste
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
crnja-tours.hr
Book at
crnja.getbybus.com
Arriva Slovenia
Phone
090 74 11
Website
arriva.si
Bus from Ljubljana to Trieste
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
arriva.si
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus from Ljubljana to Trieste
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Globtour
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
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
atvo.it
Luki Bus
Phone
+381 36 35-90-90
Email
lukireisen@gmail.com
Website
lukibus.com
Bus from Trieste to Bolzano
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
lukibus.com

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The quickest flight from Ljubljana Airport to Munich Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Ljubljana to Bolzano bus services, operated by Luki Bus, arrive at Bolzano station.

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Ljubljana to Bolzano train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Bolzano station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ljubljana to Bolzano is 384 km. It takes approximately 4 h 29 min to drive from Ljubljana to Bolzano.

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Adria Airways offers flights from Ljubljana Airport to Munich Airport.

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There are 1500+ hotels available in Bolzano. Prices start at $82 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Ljubljana to Ljubljana Airport is to shuttle which takes 20 min and costs 9€ - 40€.

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