How to travel from Ljubljana to Cologne

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Travel Information from Ljubljana to Cologne

distanceDistance481 miles (776 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$43 - $99
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $43 (€39) • 13 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $99 (€89) • 11 h 19 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Take a bus or train to travel 481 miles (776 km) between Ljubljana and Cologne. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 11 h 19 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $43 (€39). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn with connection among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Ljubljana to Cologne.

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International travel from Ljubljana, Slovenia to Cologne, Germany is: Partially open.

Can I enter Germany if coming from Slovenia?

Entry into Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Slovenia.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Cologne if traveling from Ljubljana?

Conditions of entry:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 9 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)

What measures do I need to follow in Cologne, Germany due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Germany must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 5/22/22; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip to Cologne from Ljubljana.

The current restriction level for returning to Ljubljana, Slovenia from Germany is: Fully open.

Am I allowed to reenter Ljubljana, Slovenia from Cologne, Germany?

Reentering Slovenia is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Ljubljana from Cologne?

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

Which rules do I need to follow in Ljubljana, Slovenia regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Slovenia must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 5/12/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Ljubljana from Cologne here.

There are 2 ways to get from Ljubljana to Cologne: bus or train.

The cheapest way to get from Ljubljana to Cologne is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $43 (€39) compared to other travel options to Cologne:

Taking a bus is usually $56 (€50) less than taking a train to Cologne, which costs on average $99 (€89) for the same trip.

The fastest way from Ljubljana to Cologne is by train with an average journey time of 11 h 19 min.

There are alternative travel options to Cologne that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Cologne by bus can take on average 13 h 40 min.

The Ljubljana to Cologne distance is around 481 miles (776 km).

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Ljubljana to Cologne:

  • Buses most often depart from Ljubljana at Ljubljana, Avtobusna Postaja and arrive in Cologne at Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Ljubljana to Cologne:

  • You can go to Cologne from Ljubljana by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $43 (€39) with Flixbus from Ljubljana to Cologne on Omio.
  • You can travel to Cologne from Ljubljana by train with Deutsche Bahn with connection. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $99 (€89) with Deutsche Bahn with connection from Ljubljana to Cologne.

Yes, there are direct routes from Ljubljana to Cologne with the following travel companies:

  • You can take a direct bus with.
  • You can book a direct train with.

Direct services to Cologne tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your route.

Omio customers who travel from Ljubljana to Cologne often also extend their vacation to go to Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Cologne and these popular destinations at a great price.

Before traveling from Ljubljana to Cologne, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $43 (€39) one way for this trip.
  • A train ticket for this trip costs on average $99 (€89) one way.

But we recommend booking Ljubljana to Cologne tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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