How to travel from Ljubljana to Cologne

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Travel Information between Ljubljana and Cologne

distanceDistance481 miles (776 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$70 - $138
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $70 (€61) • 14 h 43 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $91 (€80) • 12 h 39 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 481 miles (776 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train between Ljubljana and Cologne. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 12 h 39 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $70 (€61). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Ljubljana to Cologne.

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

Can I enter Germany if coming from Slovenia?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

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 1/24/23; 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 between Ljubljana and Cologne.

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

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

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

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

  • There are no current restrictions

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: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 1/24/23. 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 4 ways to get from Ljubljana to Cologne: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel to Cologne from Ljubljana is by taking a bus with an average price of $70 (€61).

This is compared to other travel options to Cologne:

Taking a bus is about $69 (€60) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $138 (€121) for this trip.

Taking a bus is usually $22 (€19) less than taking a train to Cologne, which costs on average $91 (€80) for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Cologne from Ljubljana is by train with an average travel time of 12 h 39 min.

Other travel options to Cologne can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 14 h 43 min   on average.

In comparison, going by flight can take 0 h 0 min   on average.

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

The average frequency per day from Ljubljana to Cologne is:

  • 4 buses a day.
  • 1 train per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Cologne from Ljubljana as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

  • Buses mostly depart from Ljubljana, Avtobusna Postaja and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof).
  • Flights mostly depart from Ljubljana Joze Pucnik Airport and arrive in Cologne/Bonn Airport.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Ljubljana to Cologne, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Flixbus can take you to Cologne by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Ljubljana to Cologne for $70 (€61).
  • Deutsche Bahn can take you to Cologne by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Deutsche Bahn from Ljubljana to Cologne for $91 (€80).
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When planning your trip from Ljubljana to Cologne, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing $70 (€61) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $138 (€121) one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average $91 (€80) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Ljubljana to Cologne online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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