4 Primary Ways You Can Travel To and Around Bled
There are four ways in which you can get to Bled – plane, bus, car and train.
Between Bled and Ljubljana is the Ljubljana Joze Pucnik Airport. The cost of getting around town in a taxi will run you about €45. If you go by bus, you may pay about €5.40 for 19 different connections during the weekend but next to nothing for the weekends. The only issue here is the transfer you’ll need to do is Kranj. You also have the choice for any of the six shuttles with a cost of €13 a day. Check out www.lju-airport.si to learn about the schedules.
The primary bus station is located in Ljubljana, and buses usually leave every hour and can take up to an hour and half to arrive in Bled. The primary bus station (Glavno Postajalisce) is located at the northeastern tip of the lake and near the center of town, and is outfitted with a kiosk that sells cigarettes, soft drinks and chocolate. When you want to check out the center of the city, go down Cesta Svobode until you get to the water. You can check out the bus station schedule at www.ap-ljubljana.si.
There are two train stations in Bled, although neither one is in the heart of the city. More than 20 trains a day run from Ljubljana from the Lesce-Bled station (the main line) but is about 4km away. This means you’ll need to do some walking or ride the bus for a short time. The Bled-Jezero is about 2km to the west and runs approximately five trains per day. You’ll need to do a transfer at Jesenice, which can take up to three hours. Check out the train schedule at www.slo-zeleznice.si.
When coming from Ljubljana, you need to take the A2 highway, located outside the city. Be sure you follow the signs for Jesenice or Kranj. If you come from Austria, follow the signs to Ljubljana. There will be many signs for Bled to help you along the way. Journey time from Ljubljana to Bled takes about 40 minutes. The Sunday roadways tends to be very crowded.
Upon getting to town, you’ll find an array of parking. You’ll need to pay for parking between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. with prices that range from €.50 to 2 per hour or up to €10 each day. It may be a good idea to check out the hotel options before you arrive. If you have an electric car, the Hotel Krim has a free charging station in the parking garage (on the lowest level). The hotel reception can provide you with the key.