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Rail Europe

 

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:

Trains from Slovenia to Croatia

Zagreb

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.

Istria

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.

Buses from Slovenia to Croatia

Zagreb

OR, you could rent a car

From Ljubljana, there are nine daily buses to Zagreb that take about 2 1/2 hours. See schedules at the Ljubljana bus station.

Istria

A daily bus leaves Pula at 5.30am and arrives in Ljubljana at 8.42am stopping at Porec, Portoroz and Koper along the way. The return leaves Ljubljana at 4.30pm and arrives in Pula at 8pm. There is no online booking.

See schedules at the Ljubljana bus station.

See more on buses to Croatia.

Driving from Slovenia 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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