Lake Bohinj, Slovenia
Often overshadowed by its more famous neighbor Bled, Lake Bohinj in Triglav National Park is not to be missed. Hiking, skiing and even more activities await in this largely undiscovered gem. You can easily come here each day from Bled or come stay here for less travel at the beginning and end of the day. I found accommodations more affordable back in Bled so I just took the bus in the mornings. Just make sure you’re back in time to catch the last bus back.
And head to the Slovenia travel page for more general information on what you’ll need to prepare for your trip here such as visas, money, weather, Covid updates and more. Don’t miss the rest of the country like costal Piran or nearby Lake Bled!
If you’re coming from Ljubljana there are frequent buses during the summer months via Bled. Not ALL buses to Bled will end at Triglav so make sure you are checking the schedules clearly. If you’re coming from Bled then just hop on these same routes in Bled. It takes about an hour and 20 to get to Bled and another 30 – 40 from Bled to the National Park. Find the schedule HERE. Get off at Bohinj Jezero or somewhere in between there and Bohinj Zlatorog / Ukanc at the other end. Look up ahead of time which end you need to be at because the lake is long and if you’re on a day trip you don’t need to waste that time.
**If you go in spring time be prepared for snow! You will not be able to make it safely without crampons.
The cable car opens at 8:00 and runs until 6 pm or 4 pm during off season. It is currently not operating due to Covid but you can check HERE for updates and more information on scheduling. Get off the bus at Žičnica Vogel K bus stop and follow the signs to the car. Stops aren’t always announced so let the bus driver know where you’re going when you get on so he can make sure to stop and signal for you to get off. Talk to your bus driver because you might need to change buses at Jezero, depending on the route. They can let you know and also signal for you to get off because the stops aren’t always announced.