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Munich to Ljubljana in July

Hello

My wife, brother and I are travelling from Munich to Ljubljana in July.

We will spend a week exploring different parts of Slovenia and then have to fly back to Madrid via Munich.

Can you please recommend the best way to get to Ljubljana from Munich and back to Munich? We'd prefer to not fly.

Also, how easy is it to travel within Slovenia by public transport? We would like to cover the following places over 8 days

  1. Ljubljana
  2. Bled
  3. Triglav national park

This question has been answered a while back and hence am asking again.

Thank you in advance

Charles Carvalho

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You can view schedules at http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/bin/query.exe/en?country=USA
There is daily direct service on an EC train between Munich and Ljubljana. There is also connecting service along the way at Jesenice to Bled Jezero.
There are also direct buses between Munich and Ljubljana that are faster than the train and less money and more frequent.
Here is the timetable for public transportation in the area to and from Triglav National Park.
http://www.tnp.si/images/uploads/VR_2016_EN_4_net.pdf

Posted by
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I took the bus from Munich to Ljubljana last July. It was comfortable and reliable. Probably also a scenic ride, but it was a very long vacation with many buses... i think I bought the ticket the night before. That's generally a good idea with border-crossing buses.

Bus service from Ljubljana to Bled is frequent, and Lake Bohinj is reachable by bus from Lake Bled. The tourist office in Ljubljana is excellent and can help with transportation options for other destinations. Buses definitely go to Piran, in the Slovenian part of Istria, and less frequently to Rovinj in Croatian Istria. Rovinj takes too long to be a day trip, however.

The Skocjan Caves involve a bus ride followed by a walk. The Postojna Caves are probably more accessible.

I found the taxis in Slovenia quite reasonable last year. There's often one hanging out around the Bled bus station, looking for fares to nearby beauty spots or back to Ljubljana. In that situation the cabbie will be trying to fill his car or van, and the cost can be very low. For trips within Ljubljana the T.O. told me it is cheaper to call for a cab rather than grab one off the street.

Edited to add: English is spoken widely and we'll by a large percentage of the young people, including at the Ljubljana bus station as of last summer.

I've also tweaked,the phrasing in the first paragraph so it no longer suggests that I took a lot of buses to get from Munich to Ljubljana.

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charles,

I took the train the last time I travelled from Munich to Ljubljana. There's at least one direct train per day, and that's the easiest solution. I haven't checked the current schedules.

You could also have a look at the GoOpti Shuttle.