Ljubljana to Bled FlightsWhile it's clearly not possible to fly from Ljubljana to Bled, even with a private plane since there aren't any airfields in the capital, Ljubljana airport is almost exactly about halfway between the two, so you could take an airport bus or shuttle from Ljubljana to the airport, have a coffee, stand in a queue for a bit (if you can find one, which might be a challenge - especially after the collapse of Slovenia's national carrier, Adria Airways), and then take another bus, shuttle or taxi onwards to Bled. While this unfortunately won't let you experience the magic of flight, the frustration of security checks or the guilt of being directly responsible for destroying the planet with insane carbon emissions, it's about as close as you'll get to flying between Ljubljana and Bled.
Ljubljana to Bled TrainYes, there's no more romantic form of public transport than the railway, which makes it a fine choice to go from Ljubljana to Bled. More than a dozen trains per day cover the route in anywhere from 40 minutes to just over an hour, and prices are quite reasonable at under €7. You also of course get some beautiful Alpine views from the large windows, and have plenty of space to relax and enjoy the ride. All of this comes with some downside though, which in this case is the fact that Bled doesn't have a central railway station. The closest - called Bled Jezero - is located on the hill above the northwest corner of the lake, some 3.5km from the main built-up area on the opposite shore, and only sees a half dozen or so trains from Ljubljana per day. The other station - confusingly called Lesce-Bled, since it's in the village of Lesce - is some 4.5km outside of town, but does at least get nearly 20 trains per day from Ljubljana.
Ljubljana to Bled BusAlthough buses lack the romance of trains, they are by far the most frequent mode of public transport between Ljubljana and Bled, with departures at least every hour between 5:00 and 21:00 throughout the year (even on Sundays!), and every half hour during the summer season. They also have the added convenience of dropping you in the centre of Bled town, rather than at one of Bled's two remote train stations, but do take around an hour and 15 minutes to make the journey. So don't be discouraged by the ramshackle prefabricated building that serves as Ljubljana's main bus station if convenience and price are your two main concerns.
Ljubljana to Bled ShuttleWhile not as plentiful as shuttle services from Ljubljana to the airport, there are still quite a few companies offering Ljubljana to Bled shuttle services, including Mamut and GoOpti. These are usually a much cheaper option if you're a solo traveller or a couple, although if you a group of three or four a taxi to Bled will almost surely be a cheaper option per person, as well as more convenient.
Ljubljana to Bled TaxiTaking a taxi from Ljubljana to Bled is actually a quite reasonable option for groups of three to four people. If you book over the phone at one of the many reputable taxi companies in Ljubljana, you can expect the total cost to be around €40-50 for the one-way drive to Bled.
Ljubljana to Bled RideshareSlovenia's domestic version of the well-known European rideshare site BlaBlaCar is called Prevozi.org, which just means 'transport' in Slovene. While the rides are much more frequent from Ljubljana in the direction of Maribor and Koper at the coast, rides to Bled and Bohinj are often available, and it would also be possible to get one going to Jesenice and asked to be dropped off at the Bled exit on the motorway. The site is only in Slovene and you need to register, but that's nothing Uncle Google and his translation magic can't help out with. More info about how it all works (or often times doesn't) can be found here.
Hitchhiking from Ljubljana to BledWhile hitching a ride is perfectly legal and generally safe in Slovenia, and in the summer months it's not unusual to see people along the motorway entrances in Ljubljana holding signs with MB, KP, ZG and Bled on them, since public transport is so plentiful and cheap, and the ridesharing outlined here even more plentiful and even cheaper, we'd recommend sticking to those options. Although if you're really intent and reliving your hippie father's (or grandfather's) European adventure from the 1970s or just have the perfect hand model thumb and are intent on using it, you can find lots more info at hitchwiki.org, which we just discovered was a thing.
Walking from Ljubljana to BledWhen we mentioned this option in the opening paragraph above you most likely thought we were joking, but clearly we were not. Realistically speaking not many people will opt for this option, but 53km is not actually that big of a distance, and in the summer time you've got plenty of daylight to make the trek, even with a few coffee breaks and a longer stop for lunch. You'll probably want to take the old road, since walking along the motorway isn't so pleasant, and generally frowned upon (plus illegal). This route will take you through the suburb of Medvode just outside Ljubljana, where the waters of the Sora river flow into the mighty Sava and the locals insist that they're from the Alpine region rather than Ljubljana proper or Central Slovenia.
The next main stop is Kranj, which is both the third largest city in Slovenia with some 50,000 inhabitants, and home to one a finest medieval skylines anywhere in the world - the perfect place to rest your weary feet and enjoy a hearty homemade lunch. At this point you're still only about halfway to your final destination of Bled, and if you want to give up and just take one of the many buses or trains available, we won't hold it against you, you've already made it further than most. But if you're not the quitting type, the rest of the journey will reward you with some breathtaking views while you pass villages like Podnart, Kamna Gorica and Radovljica, before reaching Lesce and victoriously staggering into Bled in a state of partial delirium and adrenaline fuelled euphoria.