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By Bus to Bled

Go there from Lesce Bled train station on the Villach to Ljubljana line, 20 minutes, € 1,30, frequent buses.
There are also buses from Jesenice, € 3,60 very slow and passing at the Lesce Bled Station, and from Ljubljana.

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Aug 20, 2016

By bus from Ljubljana

The buses from Ljubljana leave from plattform no. 7 in front of the railway station.

Please note that if you buy your ticket from the ticket office it will cost you Euro 7.30 and this includes a reservation fee of Euro 1.00 and allocates you a seat. In fact nobody sat at the allocated seats and all the locals bought the tickets from the driver which were only Euro 6.30.

The journey takes around 1 hour 20 minutes and stops in various towns along the way.

For the return journey be bought the ticket from the driver which cost Euro 6.30.

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Oct 21, 2011

Lake Bled by Bus

If you're using public transportation to Bled, you will need to take the bus. Even if you are taking the train, the closest stop on the main line is in the town of Lesce, about 5 km (3 miles) from Bled (there is a smaller train station right on the lake, but the connections are not good with the Ljubljana-Villach line).

If you're coming from Ljubljana, you might as well take the bus all the way to Bled rather than trying to take the train to Lesce and then transfer to the very same bus you could have caught in Ljubljana. In June 2009, bus fare from Ljubljana to Bled cost EUR 6.10 each way. If you're arriving from Austria by train, it's probably best to take the train to "Lesce-Bled" train station, then take the bus to Bled. Bus fare was EUR 1.40 per person in June 2009. If Going from Bled to the train station, be sure to get off at the "Lesce železniška postaja" stop.

In Bled, there are two main bus stops -- Bled and Bled Union. Bled is the main bus station, while Bled Union is on the east side of town next to the Union Beer Hall. Be sure to know which of the stops is closest to your hotel (it's about a 15-minute walk between the two stops).

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Sep 27, 2009

Bus to Bled

We caught the bus from Ljubljana. There is a bus everyhour and if you want you can buy your ticket from the driver.. The return bus leaves every hour on the half past. It takes 1.25 hours and cost 6.25 E. Its a very easy trip. The station is in the center of town.

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Aug 28, 2008
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Bled - Ljubljana

5:00D, 5:45D*, 5:48D*, 6:25V, 7:30D*, 7:30NP, 8:30D, 9:30D, 9:30NPA, 10:30V, 11:30D, 12:30D*, 13:30V, 14:05SP, 14:05S, 14:30D, 14:30NP, 15:30V, 16:30V, 16:55N, 17:30D, 17:30NP, 18:30D*A, 19:30V, 20:30NP, 20:30D, 21:30NP

V - daily
D - Monday-Saturday
D* - Monday - Friday
N - Sunday
P - Holiday
S - School days
SP - School holidays
A - 01.06 - 30.09

Buses start at the main bus station in front of Hotel Jelovica.

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Aug 13, 2007

Bus from Ljubljana

The journey from Ljubljana by bus is a very attractive one as it takes in a lot of mountains and mountain views. It takes about 1.5hrs and there are fairly regular buses going both ways. If I remember rightly, it costs 7 euros or there abouts each way and leaves from station 7 from Ljubljana bus station which is front of the train station.

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Jul 31, 2007

Getting to/from Vintgar Gorge

Getting to Vintgar Gorge is pretty simple. If you obtain a map from the Tourist Information Centre, there’s a list of bus routes displayed on the back. There are 2 routes you need to get to Vintgar Gorge - Bled-Podhom-Zasip or Bled-Gorje-Krnica. Just tell the driver you wish to go to Vintgar Gorge and he'll tell you when to get off. The stop I got off at was about a 10-15min walk away from the entrance near Spodnje Gorje and a local guy, who lived nearby, showed me the way to go but it is also signposted. After visiting the gorge I decided to walk back over the Hom hill and through a village called Zasip back to Bled. This took about an hour and the walk over the hill is quite tuff in places. You can do this trip in about 2.5-3hrs. I took a bus at 14:40 and got back to Bled at about 17:15 in order to get the 17:30 bus back to Ljubjlana.

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Aug 28, 2006

Bus station

This is the bus station in Bled which is only a few minutes walk from the lake. I came here on a day trip from Ljubljana which took about 1hr 15mins. Buses leave the capital every hour on the hour plus at 08:30 and 09:30 (although these stop in Radovljica on the way and you have to change bus) and cost 1470SIT. Buses back to the capital depart every hour on the half hour (e.g. 16:30, 17:30 etc). Check the website for more details.

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Aug 28, 2006
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Bus from Ljubljana

Surely the easiest way to get to Bled is taking the bus from Ljubljana. There is a train station some kms outside of the town, but the bus stops in the town (close to the lake) and runs more frequently (once an hour during daytime). As with every slovenian coach, please keep in mind that buses are run by several companies. So do not buy a return ticket, if you do not want to return on a specific bus as the bus companies do not accept each other ticket. The ticket from Ljubljana costed me 1400 SIT (which will be surely 6,00 EUR from January 2007 on). Ask the bus driver, if you are not sure where to leave the bus. There are several stations for Bled.

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Jul 05, 2006

My ride to Bled

You can reach Bled from Ljubljana by either bus or train.The travel time is approximately 1:18 min, 54 kms. We took the bus as there was not much difference in the travel time between the two. The bus will take you to the center of Bled town itself, while the train station is at Bled-Lesce, a good 10-15 min. from Bled center.The fare from Ljubljana to Bled is 1400 SIT, one way. You can pay at the bus itself or buy your ticket in advance at the bus station.For train timetable, go to

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Jan 06, 2006

Bus from Ljubljana

We took the bus from Ljubljana to Bled. It cost 1400 ST and the journey took about an hour. I would recommend taking the bus to Bled rather than the train as the bus takes you right in to the centre of Bled while the train stops about 4km outside the town.

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Jan 26, 2005

Bus (coach) to Bled

There are very frequent connections from Ljubljana to Bled .

Departure from Ljubljana every full hour, arrival at Bled at 15 min past the hour .

Departure from Bled every half past hour, arrival in Ljubljana at 10 min to full hour.

The price for the ticket is 1400 sit one way(5,83 €).

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Jan 10, 2005

Things To Do Near Bled

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Lake Bled - Blejsko Jezero

One of the most romantic locations of the world, Lake Bled and its Barouque church has been marrying off many a hundred of those haplessly romantic lovers from all across the world. The church with...
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Pletna - Boat Trips

Plaetnas , or colourful boats, are found at the entrance to the visitors area of Lake Bled. They take you to the Church at the center of the Lake . The boatman waits for you for an hour and then...
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Bled Castle

This stunning castle stands perched on a rock towering over Lake Bled. The castle looks different from different angles as you walk around the lake and in different weather conditions. On our one day...
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Vintgar Gorge

A ravine with steep mountains giving way to the gorje , with the bubbly gushing Radovna river splitting it into two, the Vintgar Gorje trail of waterfalls, stream, gushing pools and the water trapped...
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Gornji Trg

Gornji trg (Upper Square) extended all the way to the town gate in the vicinity of the present castle hill tunnel, from where the road continued towards the Dolenjska region. Along this road lie a few...
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Stari Trg - Stari Square

Stari Trg (old square) is Ljubljana's oldest medieval square, actually more of a street than a square. On the section of Stari Trg between the Cobbler's Bridge and Levistikov Square are some...
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