There are 9 ways to get from Ljubljana to Istanbul by plane, shuttle, 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.

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Fly from Ljubljana  •  5 h 15 min

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

$101 - $224

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Bus Dary Commerce  •  24 h 16 min

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

$25 - $50

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Shuttle to Zagreb, fly  •  6 h 42 min

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

$129 - $481

Shuttle to Venice, fly  •  8 h

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

$130 - $723

Shuttle to Graz, fly  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana to Graz Airport
  2. Fly from Graz (GRZ) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) GRZ - IST

$114 - $586

Bus Georg  •  25 h 57 min

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

$138 - $178

Train, bus  •  27 h 14 min

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

$93 - $102

Train, bus, night train  •  33 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Ljubljana to Novi Beograd En
  2. Take the train from Novi Beograd to Niš
  3. Take the train from Niš to Dimitrovgrad
  4. Take the bus from Dimitrovgrad to Sofia
  5. Take the night train from Sofia to Halkali

$69 - $109

Drive  •  14 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Ljubljana to Istanbul 923.1 miles

$190 - $280

Questions & Answers

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 Plovdiv. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 16 min.

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

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The best way to get from Ljubljana to Istanbul without a car is to bus which takes 24 h 16 min and costs .

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

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Ljubljana to Istanbul bus services, operated by Dary Commerce, arrive at Ljubljana Gas Station Barie.

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The best way to get from Ljubljana to Istanbul is to fly which takes 5 h 15 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 24 h 16 min.

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The quickest flight from Ljubljana Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 20 min.

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Ljubljana to Istanbul bus services, operated by Metro Plus, arrive at Istanbul station.

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Istanbul is 2 h ahead of Ljubljana. It is currently 2:52 PM in Ljubljana and 3:52 PM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between Ljubljana to Istanbul is 1477 km. It takes approximately 14 h 16 min to drive from Ljubljana to Istanbul.

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  • Distance: 806 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 15 min

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

Turkish Airlines, Adria Airways and Lufthansa fly from Ljubljana to Istanbul 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ljubljana to Istanbul via Plovdiv in around 24 h 16 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $320
Flights from Zagreb to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Flights from Venice to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Graz to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $230
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from Venice to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Flights from Zagreb to Istanbul Ataturk via Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Venice to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Venice to Istanbul Ataturk via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Venice to Istanbul Ataturk via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Train operators
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Website
slo-zeleznice.si
Train from Ljubljana to Graz Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
slo-zeleznice.si
Train from Ljubljana to Novi Beograd
Ave. Duration
8 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
slo-zeleznice.si
Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Train from Novi Beograd to Niš
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $20
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$7 - $12
1st Class Ticket
$12 - $20
Train from Niš to Dimitrovgrad
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$3 - $5
1st Class Ticket
$5 - $9
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Ljubljana to Zagreb Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$30 - $45
Private
$130 - $260
Shuttle from Ljubljana to Venice Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $390
Schedules at
goopti.com
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goopti.com
Shared
$43 - $47
Private
$210 - $390
Shuttle from Ljubljana to Graz Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $360
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$42 - $46
Private
$150 - $360
Dary Commerce
Phone
+3592917400
Email
info@darytravel.com
Website
dary.bg
Bus from Ljubljana Gas Station Barie to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
16 h 31 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
dary.bg
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Plovdiv to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Ljubljana to Sofia
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $150
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
11 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
matpu.com
Bus from Dimitrovgrad to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
matpu.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
$71
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr

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Adria Airways, Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Ljubljana Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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There are 2274+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at $38 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 .

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