Many people who attempt to carefully plan out their travel options when they seek to visit Ljubljana and in turn travel to Bled, often find that choosing the best way to actually get between places can seem a bit overwhelming in terms of options that are available. The good news however, is that while there are certainly quite a few options to opt to select from in order to best find the ones that fit the needs, desires and budget of the traveler, choosing the best method of getting around is much easier than it seems! Here, we will be exploring some of the top ways to travel from Ljubljana to Bled with the ultimate ease, comfort and success!
Bled can be found tucked away in the north-western region of Slovenia, located just in the foothills at the base of the Julian Alps. This stunning area is situated close to a beautiful confluence of the rivers of Sava Dolinka and Sava Bohinjka, and due to the fact that it can easily be accessed all year round, it is of not great surprise why so many people flock to the region each year. While it is highly recommended that visitors utilize the most sustainable form of transportation around Bled, which is by bus, there are still several other options that you may seek to consider reaching the area.
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Taking the train is a wonderfully easy and incredibly scenic option to reach Bled from Ljubljana. The main railway station is Lesce-Bled and it is easily located just along the railway line of Oste (which has stops starting in Münich, Salzburg, Villach, Ljubljana, Belgrade, Istanbul and finally, Athens). The railway station is located about 4 km away from the city centre of Bled.
There is also another train option that you can consider as well. That is the Bled Jezero railway station which lies along the railway line of Villach and has stops in Jesenice, Nova Gorica, Koper and Gorizia (Italy). This station is a mere 1.5 km from the city centre of Bled and from there you can easily walk to Bled or take a local taxi or even hop on the local area tourist train.
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Bled is a mere 50 km from Ljubljana, and it can be most easily accessed by way of taking the main highway. Many people prefer to opt to take the more scenic regional road of which passes through Medvode, Kranj, Naklo and Radovljica. There are two main international car rental places that you can find in Ljubljana if you are striving to relax and enjoy the trip and make a few stops along the way, or if you prefer to simply just get there, you can also easily find several local area taxi companies who are more than happy to take you all the way to Bled.
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As previously stated, taking the bus to Bled is easily one the most sustainable, cost effective and often fastest methods of travel to get your from Ljubljana to Bled. And there are also a ton of various bus lines that you may want to consider. The first option is the main, central Bled bus which has a station that is located on the north-eastern area of the lake, and it is a mere 3 minute walk to the shoreline of the incredibly beautiful lake, and it is also conveniently located at the cross-section of the roads Grajska cesta and Cesta svobode.
To expand, Bled is additionally connected via several different regular bus lines that come in the way of various immediate surroundings along with all of the much larger cities that can be found in Slovenia. There are additionally quite a few regular bus stops from Ljubljana of which travel between Radovljica and Kranj. There are even a few buses of which operate from the directions of Jesenice and Bohinj. If you are opting to travel to Bled via bus, be sure to consider taking the FlixBus, which provides travelers long-distance bus services all the way to Bled as well.
If you are planning on traveling to visit Bled between July and August be sure to not miss the option of taking advantage of the “Hop on Hop off” bus that can easily be spotted and opt to take an extra trip over to Pokljuka (from Bohinjska Bistrica) or even to Radovljica and surrounding areas either before or after you make your way to Bled from Ljubljana.
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Once you have successfully made your way to Bled by way of car or RV, you will certainly going to want to consider the parking issues that are available once you arrive in Bled. To start, one of the best and most convenient parking options it that you simply park your vehicle in one of the easy to find, well-marked parking lots and then opt to take a leisurely stroll around Bled as the area itself is incredibly pedestrian friendly. There are a ton of wonderful other options to get around the town that you may also seek to consider such as one of the carriage rides around the lake, the tourist train or even renting one of the area’s numerous electric bikes! If the time of year for your visit is right, you may even want to rent a boat and row yourself over to the island, or you can opt to take one of the local traditional “pletnas” to get you over there as well.
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There really is no “best way” to get to Bled by way of Ljubljana. In fact, one of the best features that is so wonderful about planning a holiday to Ljubljana and in turn venturing on over to Bled to spend some time is the very fact that the options to get there truly are limitless. Whether you are seeking to get there and back quickly and without stress, you can certainly opt to hop on a train, bus or take a taxi, or whether you prefer to take your time and enjoy all that the incredibly beautiful area has to offer in terms of both scenery and culture, you will most definitely not be sorry with whatever option you select to get you over to Bled.
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