I'm looking for a reasonably direct, cost-effective (so, probably not taxi) way to get from Ljubljana airport (Jože Pučnik) to Lake Bohinj, ideally without going via Ljubljana which is the wrong way. It must be possible, but I don't know Slovenia and am getting lost amid all the different transport company websites.
Here's Google Maps' suggestions, to illustrate:
Google Maps estimates driving times to be a little over 1 hour, so I'm hoping for a route taking something between 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours, skipping the lengthy south-bound detour to Ljubljana, ideally costing less than about €50 total for 2 people.
I'm hoping someone who knows Slovenia can suggest either a route, or a better way to find a route.
Here's what I've tried:
Bus and train?
It looks like it should be possible to get a bus from the airport to Kranj, then train from Kranj to Bohinjska Bistrica, then bus or taxi to the lake. The train part is simple, it's between 1 and 2 hours changing at Jesenice and costs around €6 (bargain!) - but seemingly running only every 3 hours or so.
The tiny bus transfer from the airport to Kranj is proving harder to research. I've browsed the bus options on the LJU airport site, which gives two companies with timetables that don't appear to show arrival times.
Alpetour's English-language site doesn't appear to have the airport listed as an option (I've tried various combinations including Aerodrom and Jože Pučnik). EDIT after much trial and error I think that Ljubljana Airport is listed here as "Letališče Brnik" - if this is true (which I'm not at all certain of...) it would mean there are buses to Kranj every hour on the hour, taking 15 or 30 minutes, costing €1.80.
Their timetable "Bus connections from the airport" actually has Bohinij listed, but for routes that don't appear to include the airport (despite the title of the timetable). I can't make sense of it:
The AlpeAdria line site only allows Klagenfurt and Kirschentheuer as options when "Aerodrom Ljuljana" is selected, despite the bus going via Kranj.
One of the three shuttle companies listed on the airport site, Zup Prevozi, appears to offer shuttles from the airport to Bohinj (sounds like basically a shared taxi) to Kranj, Bled and Bohinj, and their website suggest these to Bohinj are €28 per person for two people or cheaper for more people, but their timetable is confusing and suggests they only run 3 journeys a day except for early morning and late evening, and seems to give no indication of journey time:
* means advance booking required)
They have no modern booking facility, just an old-style contact form.
Lake Bled is a hugely popular destination on the Kranj - Bohinj route and not far from Ljubljana airport, so I thought it might be possible to get a simple transfer to Bled then continue from there. However I'm finding routes from the airport to Bled as difficult to find as routes to Bohinj.
I'm sure I must be missing something obvious or simple.