You can catch a train from the far end of the lake to Nova Gorica which is on the border with Italy. However if you don't have an EU passport, it is a bit of a hassle crossing the border - the closest border post to the station is for EU citizens only. The post where non europeans can cross is about 5km away. In fact we never found it. Instead, you can actually walk out straight in front of the station ( instead of turning Left) and cross the border with knowing it. It is only when you notice that the street signs are now in Italian that you realise! Not sure this is legal though! An alternative and longer route is to go to Bled station which is a bus ride from the town of Bled. Catch a train to Villach in Austria and from there catch a train into the north of Italy at San Candido and onto Brunico. about 9 years ago
Hi Elinor, hi Sue,
Slovenia is inside the Schengen borders, so there is no border control anymore (since 2007) and you can cross whereever you want, even through the mountains at midnight, if you like.
Anyway, depending on your target destination, and if you're willing to start from Ljubljana, you might want to take the border crossing near Sezana. You have a train from Ljubljana that goes straight to Venice for something like 15 Eur and it takes 6 hours or so.
Otherwise you can take a bus from Ljubljana. But for what you asked - the easiest way, I reccomend you rent a car.
Tonique about 9 years ago