Location and transport connections

Bled is situated in the northwestern part of Slovenia, at the foot of the Julian Alps and between the Sava Bohinjka and Sava Dolinka rivers. It is accessible in all seasons.


The Lesce-Bled international railway station lies on the Villach - Jesenice - Ljubljana - Belgrade - Istanbul - Athens railway line. The distance between the railway station Lesce-Bled and Bled is 4 km. To get to Bled you can use a bus (bus station is just across the street of the railway station), a taxi or you can go by foot on a special path only for pedestrian and bikers. 

The Bled Jezero railway station lies on the Villach - Jesenice - Nova Gorica - Koper or Gorizia (Italy) railway line. The distance between the station and the centre of Bled is 1,5 km, which you can beat by foot, taxi or by a tourist train.


Bled lies approximately 45 km from the national borders with Austria (Wurzenpass - Korensko sedlo) and Italy (Fusine Laghi - Rateče). Another border crossing with Austria is Karawanken Tunnel. To get to Bled, you can use a A2 highway (direction Ljubljana) and use an exit Bled, or you can take a local road (after Karawanken Tunnel you take the first exit to Hrušica) passing Jesenice, Blejska Dobrava and Kočna, or you can take a road passing Žirovnica and Lesce to Bled. For the second two options you shall avoid the payment of vignette. One other option is to drive through border crossing Ljubelj, then drive through Tržič - Brezje pri Tržiču - Hudi graben – Mlaka -  Srednja vas – Slatna – Begunje – Radovljica – Lesce - Bled.

The distance between Ljubljana and Bled is 50 km, the easiest access is on A2 highway (direction Jesenice), or you can use a regional road passing Medvode, Kranj, Naklo and Radovljica.


Bus station Bled is centrally located northeast, 3 minutes of walk from the lake and the main lake site, at the intersection of Cesta svobode and Grajska cesta, heading toward Bled castle.

Buses leave from Bus station Ljubljana (timetable) to Bled (through Kranj and Radovljica) hourly on the hour and return from Bled to Ljubljana hourly on the half-hour. The journey takes app. 70 min. Buses are driving also from the direction of Bohinj and Jesenice.

Bled is also connected with a long distance bus network by FlixBus.


The nearest international airport Ljubljana Airport at Brnik is only 36 km away from Bled. Direct shuttle bus service and private transfers between the airport and Bled are organized throughout the year.

Other major international airports are differently distant from Bled: Trieste (170 km), Venice (290 km), Zagreb (200 km), Klagenfurt (80 km), Salzburg (230 km), Vienna (380 km) and Budapest (500 km). To Bled you can get by bus, train or by one of the private transport companies. 


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Transport in Bled

We recommend you to use soft mobility in Bled. If you are coming to Bled by car, the best is to park a car at one of the parking places in Bled and walk around the town. To go around the lake, you can take a coach, a tourist train, or you can rent a bike or an electric bike. Do not miss a ride to the island, for what you can take a traditional pletna boat or rent a boat and row there by yourself. 

There is also Hop on Hop off bus available in July and August, which is very convenient, if you would like to go to Pokljuka plateau, in Bohinj or in Radovljica with its surroundings.

Parking of the buses is possible at parking on Seliška cesta (next Kindergarten and Primary school Bled). On the main bus station Bled and on the Castle of Bled it is possible for a bus driver to stop the bus, so the passengers can go on/off the bus.


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