Travel & Lodging

Arriving to Ljubljana

How to get here

The Ljubljana Airport

The Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport (also known as the Brnik Airport) is situated 26 km or 16 miles North of Ljubljana.

You can get direct flights to Ljubljana from Amsterdam, Belgrade, Berlin, Brussels, Frankfurt, Helsinki, Istanbul, Kiev, London, Manchester, Moscow, Munich, Niš, Paris, Podgorica, Tel Aviv, Warsaw, and Zurich.

Other nearest airports include Trieste (Italy), Graz (Austria), Klagenfurt (Austria), Vienna (Austria), and Zagreb (Croatia).

Some of the most often used airline connections to Ljubljana are:

Border formalities

Slovenia is a Schengen member country. There are no border controls at borders to Austria, Italy, and Hungary. However, there is a border control at the border to Croatia. Border formalities are minimal and correspond to European standards. Citizens of European Union countries, Switzerland, Hungary, and Croatia may cross the border using a valid personal identity document only.

Please consult the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the details regarding the visas.

 

From Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport
The airport is located 25 km from the city centre.

Shuttle services
Offered at the airport to the desired address in Ljubljana for 10 EUR one way (offered for each flight, can be purchased at the exit of the arrivals terminal)

Taxi#1: price to the city center around 35-40 EUR.
Website: http://airporttaxi.si/En/

Bus (to the central railway station, 45 minutes)
Price: 4.10 EUR
Timetable: link

For nearby airports: Ljubljana, Trieste, Venice, Klagenfurt, Zagreb please contact: https://www.goopti.com/en/

or NOMAGO

Railway connections to Ljubljana

from the major cities across the borders are often operated by intercity trains. Modern comfortable trains serve the capital as well as almost every important tourist destination in Slovenia. Railway travel is convenient and inexpensive. Information on international timetables is available from this website of the Slovenian Railways:

www.slo-zeleznice.si

 

Useful information

Local time

Local time is Central European Time (GMT+1, summertime: GMT+2) – the time zone is the same as for Berlin.

Electricity

Electric sockets are 230 V and take 2 round pin plugs. For the electricity use Europlug or schuko with 220V and 50Hz.

Currency

The official national currency in Slovenia is Euro.

Language

The official language of Slovenia is Slovenian, but most Slovenians (especially the younger generation) also speak English and, in certain regions, German or Italian.

Public Transport

Ljubljana is a city best explored on foot. Other options are City buses, bicycle hire, and taxi services.

For those who wish to use the City buses, we recommend the purchase of the Ljubljana card, which, besides the free rides on city buses, the tourist boat and the tourist road also includes free admission to the city’s major sights and free guided city tours.

The nearest bus station is located by the Faculty of law or by Central Post Office, at the crossing of Čopova and Slovenska street.

Post Office

The Central Post Office is located at the top of the Čopova street, a few minutes’ walk from our venue.

Phones, Mobiles

Public phones operate on magnetic cards that are sold at post offices and other stores. The international outgoing call prefix is ’00’. The incoming prefix is ‘386’ for Slovenia and ‘1’ for Ljubljana. Please add a ‘0’ when making an intra-Slovenian call (for Ljubljana, for example, dial 01 xxx yyyy). Making a telephone call from a Post Office or a Hotel is possible, but substantially more expensive.

GSM and LTE networks are available.

Important Numbers
  • 113 – police
  • 112 – fire dept., ambulance
Climate

Average daytime temperatures in Jun range from 13 to 24 degrees Celsius. For daily forecast please see here.

Water

You can drink water from the tap everywhere in Slovenia.

Safety

Slovenia belongs to the safest countries in the world, with very low crime rates. The police advise not to leave any valuables visible in the car. Bag filching happens very seldom.

Always settle the price for a taxi ride in advance, as taxi drivers sometimes overcharge.

Any public transfer is absolutely safe.

HealthCare for Foreign Visitors

The level of health care in Slovenia corresponds to European standards. Every city has major health care where clinics operate from 7 am to 7 pm. On-duty health services are also organized as well as home visits by doctors.

Over-the-counter and prescription medicines are sold in pharmacies. Pharmacies are open from 7 am to 7 pm, and for urgent needs, certain pharmacies are open at night.

Every foreign visitor has a right to emergency medical care. Slovenia has signed conventions on free emergency medical care with several countries (check with your health authorities and ask for the appropriate bilingual form). In this case, the patient is entitled to free emergency medical help. Other services must be paid in cash, and a receipt will be given on the basis of which the patient may apply for a refund in his own country.

Citizens from countries with whom no convention has been signed are also guaranteed emergency medical care; however, they must bear the costs of such services themselves.

Tourist Information

For more information on Ljubljana and Slovenia please visit:

or contact Tourist Information Centre, which is located just across the Triple Bridge from the main venue:

TIC Ljubljana Tourist Information Centre Slovenia
Stritarjeva ulica 6
Ljubljana

Phone: +386 (0)1 306 12 15
Fax: +386 (0)1 306 12 04
E-mail:

 

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