There are 9 ways to get from Ljubljana to Istanbul by plane, bus, train, night train or car

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

Recommended option

Fly Ljubljana to Istanbul  •  5 h 15 min

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

$102 - $225

Cheapest option

Bus Dary Commerce  •  28 h 55 min

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

$24 - $35

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Fly Zagreb to Istanbul  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Istanbul (IST) ZAG - IST

$130 - $486

Fly Venice to Istanbul  •  8 h

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Istanbul (IST) VCE - IST

$131 - $730

Fly Graz to Istanbul  •  7 h 5 min

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

$115 - $593

Fly Ljubljana to Sabiha Gokcen  •  11 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Ljubljana (LJU) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) LJU - SAW

$145 - $480

Bus Alpar Turizm  •  26 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Ljubljana to Graz, Graz central train station 907
  2. Take the bus from Graz to Istanbul

$96 - $103

Train, night train  •  44 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Ljubljana to Wien Hbf Ec
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D
  3. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali

$185 - $273

Drive  •  14 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Ljubljana to Istanbul 923.1 miles

$190 - $280

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ljubljana to Istanbul is to bus which costs 20€ - 30€ and takes 28 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ljubljana to Istanbul is to fly which costs 85€ - 200€ and takes 5 h 15 min.

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The distance between Ljubljana and Istanbul is 1290 km. The road distance is 1477 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 15 min to get from Ljubljana to Istanbul, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ljubljana station to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Ljubljana Gas Station Barie and arriving at Istanbul via Burgas. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28 h 55 min.

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What companies run services between Ljubljana, Slovenia and Istanbul, Turkey?

Turkish Airlines flies from Ljubljana to Istanbul twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ljubljana to Istanbul via Graz, Graz central train station, Graz, Istanbul, and Otogar in around 26 h 39 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $320
Flights from Zagreb to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Flights from Venice to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Graz to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $230
Flights from Ljubljana to Sabiha Gokcen via Istanbul, Ankara
Ave. Duration
8 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Ljubljana to Sabiha Gokcen via Istanbul, Adana
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Ljubljana to Sabiha Gokcen via Istanbul, Bodrum
Ave. Duration
9 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Ljubljana to Sabiha Gokcen via Istanbul, Izmir
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Ljubljana to Sabiha Gokcen via Istanbul, Samsun
Ave. Duration
10 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Ljubljana to Sabiha Gokcen via Istanbul, Antalya
Ave. Duration
10 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Ljubljana to Sabiha Gokcen via Istanbul, Gaziantep
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Ljubljana to Sabiha Gokcen via Istanbul, Dalaman
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Flights from Zagreb to Istanbul via Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Venice to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Zagreb to Istanbul via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Flights from Venice to Istanbul via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Venice to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
19 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali
Ave. Duration
16 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $22
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Ljubljana to Graz, Graz central train station
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $19
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 Graz
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
crnja-tours.hr
Book at
crnja.getbybus.com
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Graz to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
22 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$84
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Dary Commerce
Phone
+3592917400
Email
info@darytravel.com
Website
dary.bg
Bus from Ljubljana Gas Station Barie to Burgas
Ave. Duration
20 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
dary.bg
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Burgas to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg

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