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Travel and Useful Information

Getting There

Flights

Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport is approx. 30 km from the meeting venue, Grand Hotel Union.

Slovenian Airlines Adria Airways and its partner airlines directly connect Ljubljana with about 30 European cities including Amsterdam, Belgrade, Berlin, Brussels, Bucharest, Copenhagen, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hamburg, Helsinki, Istanbul, London, Manchester, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Prague, Podgorica, Pristina, Sarajevo, Skopje, Sofia, Tel Aviv, Tirana, Warsaw, Vienna and Zurich.

By bus

The bus is the cheapest way of travelling between Ljubljana Airport and the city centre. From Monday to Friday, buses depart every hour, between 05:00 and 20:00. Do note that on Saturday and Sunday, there are fewer buses, so make sure to check the timetable.

The price for a ticket from the airport to Ljubljana bus station is around 4 Euro. Since the bus is a public bus and not an airport shuttle, it makes numerous stops on the way to the bus station and the travel time for the 31 km long route is about 50 minutes. 

By taxi

Taxis are located in front of the arrivals terminal, and a taxi ride to the city centre will cost you around 30-35 Euro.

In general, the majority of taxi drivers are fair and reliable, so the chances of being scammed are limited. Nevertheless, agreeing on the prices before you start the trip is always recommendable.


Useful Information

Taxis

In the centre of Ljubljana, you can easily find a vacant taxi. Charges range between €0.80 and €1.50 for the starting fee and from €0.70 to €1.70 per kilometre. It costs less if you preorder taxis by phone. In any case, it is advisable to ask about the fare before the ride. Some taxi companies can be found here.

Useful telephone numbers

Slovenia uses the universal European emergency number 112 for Police/Fire/Ambulance. An operator will redirect the call to the appropriate service. For specific cases, use the following numbers:

  • Police: 113 (stolen phone, car accident, lost passport, conflict, …)
  • Ambulance, firefighters: 112

The telephone prefix for Slovenia is +386.

Currency and credit cards

The Euro is the official currency.

Credit and debit cards like Visa, MasterCard or American Express are widely accepted by all the tourist attractions, hotels, restaurants. However, you can still find some small bars or shops that deal with cash only. 

ATMs are widely available.

Language and alphabet

In Slovenia, the official language is Slovene (or Slovenian), which is similar to other Slavic languages, particularly close to Serbian and Croatian, and uses the Latin alphabet. Many Slovenes speak English very well, some use German and Italian as a foreign language.

Electricity

EU standard: 220V 50 Hz — round two-pin plugs, type C and type F.

Timezone

In April, Slovenia operates on UTC+2.

Weather

The average temperature in April is 10°C.

Tipping

Tipping in Slovenia is becoming more common, but it is not obligatory. It is appreciated, polite and appropriate for good service, though. When paying for a taxi, simply rounding up should be ok.

Tourist Information

Address: Adamic-Lundrovo nabrezje 2, Ljubljana
Tel: +386 (0)1 306 12 15
E-mail: tic _at_ visitljubljana _dot_ si

Website: Visit Ljubljana

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