Kranjska Gora, the northern gateway to Triglav National Park, is just 40 miles (65 km) from Lake Bohinj. The fastest way to make the journey is by rental car or private transfer, which takes about one hour. Another option is the regional bus, most practical during the high season only—it's a 1.5-hour journey that connects in Lake Bled, and the second leg of the journey only runs on Saturdays in the offseason.
If you’re visiting the area to take advantage of Slovenia’s outdoor recreation, you can also hike the route in three or more days, staying overnight in alpine huts within Triglav National Park.
For more active trip ideas in the area, this 10-day hiking itinerary also includes an overnight in Kransjska Gora—you'll trek across the ridge separating Slovenia and Austria, hike across Slovenia's highest pass in the central Julian Alps, and more.
By Rental Car or Private Transfer
Duration: 1 hour
The most convenient way to reach Kranjska Gora from Bohinj is by rental car or private transfer. The drive is very scenic with Road 209 curving through Slovenian countryside to connect Lake Bohinj with Lake Bled. Bled is a great stopping point for lunch or a coffee break, and nearby Vintgar Gorge is a popular day hike (closed in winter months).
After you pass through Bled, you’ll connect to E61, a modern, multi-lane highway. Eventually, you’ll meet the more picturesque 2-lane Road 201 which follows along the Sava River and gives glimpses of the mountains.
A couple things to keep in mind: Rental cars aren’t available in Bohinj, so you must book one prior to arriving. Transfers are more frequent in the summer months. So if you’re traveling in the offseason, a private transfer might require two separate bookings: Bohinj to Bled, then Bled to Kranjska Gora.
Duration: 1.5 hours
In the summer months, the regional bus is a great, budget-friendly alternative. With multiple stops along the lake, your first leg of the journey goes from Bohinj to Bled and departs every hour. From Bled, there is one departure to Kranjska Gora at 4:10 pm. Note that after the tourist season ends in August, the bus is less frequent and departs only late at night—11:46 pm—on Saturdays only. If you’re traveling in the offseason, it’s best to book a private transfer once you get to Bled.
Duration: 3+ days
If you’re up for an adventure and came to the park to stretch your legs, another option includes hiking the route. You’ll ascend towards Mt. Triglav in the Julian Alps where you can stay the night in a mountain hut. You’ll continue your hike through the park, spending another night or two along the way, and eventually connect to the Soča Trail and Kranjska Gora. You can get more information about Triglav National Park at the visitor center in Bohinj. Kimkim’s local experts are happy to help plan any logistics.