Croatia is a popular destination for vacationing Slovenians who usually find themselves in Istria or the Kvarner Gulf. Even though there are no direct flights between Slovenia and Croatia, there are plenty of other options. Here they are:
From Ljubljana, there are two direct daily trains to Zagreb that arrive in less than 2 1/2 hours. From Zagreb you can catch a flight to Dubrovnik or travel to Plitvice Lakes National Park and then go on to the Dalmatian coast.
Want to explore Istria?
There's one daily train from Ljubljana to Pula ( 4 1/2 hours) that crosses the border at Divaca and stops at Buzet and one early bus. There are two daily trains to Rijeka (3 hours) and one night train.
See the Ljubljana Train Station for schedules and booking.
From Ljubljana, there are nine daily buses to Zagreb that take about 2 1/2 hours. See schedules at the Ljubljana bus station.
See more on buses to Croatia.
You can do as the Slovenians do and drive to Croatia. It's so close! From Ljubljana to Zagreb is only 140km if you go via Bobovica. Ljubljana to Rijeka is only 124km. See more on driving to Croatia.
Last updated April 6, 2016
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