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There are 5 ways to get from Ljubljana to Karlovac by bus, train or car

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Bus Globtour  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Ljubljana Zob Postaja to Karlovac Zob

$12 - $19

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Ljubljana Avtobusna postaja to Zagreb Autobusni kolodvor
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Karlovac 940

$18 - $29

Bus FlixBus  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Ljubljana to Zagreb N900 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Karlovac 940

$14 - $28

Train  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Ljubljana to Zagreb Glavni Kolod. Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Zagreb to Karlovac

$17 - $24

Drive  •  1 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Ljubljana to Karlovac 81.3 miles

$16 - $24

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The cheapest way to get from Ljubljana to Karlovac is to bus which costs 11€ - 16€ and takes 3 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ljubljana to Karlovac is to drive which costs 14€ - 21€ and takes 1 h 38 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ljubljana Zob Postaja and arriving at Karlovac Zob. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Ljubljana to Karlovac. However, there are services departing from Ljubljana and arriving at Karlovac via Zagreb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 50 min.

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The distance between Ljubljana and Karlovac is 102 km. The road distance is 130.1 km.

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The best way to get from Ljubljana to Karlovac without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 10 min and costs 11€ - 16€.

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The bus from Ljubljana Zob Postaja to Karlovac Zob takes 3 h 10 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Ljubljana to Karlovac bus services, operated by Globtour, depart from Ljubljana Zob Postaja station.

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

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The best way to get from Ljubljana to Karlovac is to bus which takes 3 h 10 min and costs 11€ - 16€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 14€ - 21€ and takes 3 h 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Ljubljana to Karlovac.
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  • Distance: 63.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 10 min

What companies run services between Ljubljana, Slovenia and Karlovac, Croatia?

Globtour operates a bus from Ljubljana to Karlovac once daily. Tickets cost $12 - $19 and the journey takes 3 h 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ljubljana to Karlovac via Zagreb in around 3 h 50 min.

Train operators
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Website
slo-zeleznice.si
Train from Ljubljana Avtobusna postaja to Zagreb Autobusni kolodvor
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
slo-zeleznice.si
Train from Ljubljana to Zagreb Glavni Kolod.
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
slo-zeleznice.si
Bus operators
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Ljubljana Zob Postaja to Karlovac Zob
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
globtour.com
Bus from Zagreb Zob to Karlovac Zob
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
globtour.com
Bus from Ljubljana Zob Postaja to Zagreb Zob
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
globtour.com
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Ljubljana to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Croatia Bus
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Zagreb to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Ljubljana to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com
Autotransport Karlovac
Phone
098 98 32 331
Email
irena.tihi@atsk.hr
Website
atsk.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
atsk.hr
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 Zagreb to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Ljubljana to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Brioni Pula
Phone
+385 52 356 500
Email
brioni@brioni.hr
Website
brioni.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
brioni.hr
Toping Trade
Phone
+387/(0)52-751-339
Email
toping@teol.net
Website
topingtrade.com
Bus from Zagreb to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
topingtrade.com
Autoherc
Website
autoherc.getbybus.com
Bus from Zagreb to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
autoherc.getbybus.com
Book at
autoherc.getbybus.com
Bus from Ljubljana to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
autoherc.getbybus.com
Arriva Slovenia
Phone
090 74 11
Website
arriva.si
Bus from Ljubljana to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
arriva.si
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Ljubljana to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
crnja-tours.hr
Book at
crnja.getbybus.com
ATVO S.p.A.
Phone
+39 0421 5944
Email
atvo@atvo.it
Website
atvo.it
Bus from Trg Osvobodilne Lubiana to Autobusni kolodvor
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
atvo.it

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Ljubljana to Karlovac bus services, operated by Globtour, arrive at Karlovac Zob station.

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Ljubljana to Karlovac train services, operated by Croatian Railways (HŽPP), arrive at Karlovac station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ljubljana to Karlovac is 130 km. It takes approximately 1 h 38 min to drive from Ljubljana to Karlovac.

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