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Ljubljana to Rovinj via bus

Want to visit Rovinj in my itinerary and considering flying to Venice and taking ferry to Rovinj (3 hr 45 min) or flying to Zagreb and taking bus to Rovinj from Ljubljana. Has anyone taken the bus from Ljubljana? How long in total time and how scenic and comfortable was the bus ride? Is there a toilet on the bus? Would you suggest I do the bus or ferry basis your experience?

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September 2014 we took the bus from Ljubljana to Rovinj. We have no experience with the ferry from Venice so can't help you with that. We flew into Ljubljana and out of Dubrovnik. Don't remember how many buses there are from Ljubljana to Rovinj. When we arrived in Ljubljana before visiting any sights we walked to the bus station and bought our tickets. I believe it was 54Euro for 2 tickets. We took the 9:30am bus and arrived in Rovinj at 1:25pm. It was a scenic journey with some stops. At the border all passengers turned their passports over to the border guard to have them inspected and they were returned within a few minutes. There are no bathrooms on the bus but there were 2 stops where people could get off and use nearby bathrooms. Hope this info is helpful.

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Thanks. Very helpful. Your response is in line with Rick's book. Yet, when I did an inquiry at www.ap-ljubljana.si (Ljubljana bus website referenced in Rick's book) for travel on 9/15/15 I got a routing from Ljubljana to Zagreb to Rovinj, thus my Forum query. Do you recall in what part of September you traveled by bus from Ljubljana directly to Rovinj? Thanks.

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Extremely helpful! Thanks so much. You have completely answered my concern and I am now assured from research on the website you have given that we can take a bus directly from Ljubljana to Rovinj any day of the week in September. Thanks again!

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Next month I am flying to Venice, taking a bus to Ljubljana, spending a night, then taking a train to Opatija in the afternoon, spending the night there, then taking a bus to Rovinj from there the next day. That's the plan, anyway. The main reason I'm doing this instead of taking a direct bus from Ljubljana to Rovinj is that I want to spend a little time in Opatija and the Kvarner Gulf as well. Plus, I'm not a big fan of long bus rides. I've been to Ljubljana before and it's lovely - highly recommend a visit if you can, even for a short time.

If you really want to go more directly from Venice to Rovinj, you can take a direct train from Venice to Trieste, and there are direct buses from Trieste to Rovinj leaving at 8:45 (every day) and 16:15 and 17:45 (Mon-Sat only). The 16:15 bus is barely two hours; the others are closer to three hours:

http://www.autostazionetrieste.it/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=22&Itemid=0