Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, lies at the heart of Europe, halfway between Vienna and Venice. It is easily accessible by train, by motorway and by air. The country’s main international airport –Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport – is close to the city.
Travelling to Ljubljana by air
Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, located in Brnik, is the country’s main airport. Just 26 km from the capital, it is a mere 20 minute drive from the city centre.
Other nearby airports:
- Zagreb (152 km)
- Venice (231 km)
- Trieste (121 km)
- Rijeka (139 km)
- Klagenfurt (88 km)
Travelling to Ljubljana by bus or coach
Foreign bus and coach operators registered in the European Union do not require special permits to travel through Slovenia.
Motorway tolls (including the Ljubljana bypass) are charged electronically via the DarsGo system.
Slovenia’s climate has a mixture of Alpine and Mediterranean characteristics, while the continental climate typical of the Pannonian Basin prevails in the north-east of the country. Average July temperatures across the country are a little over 20°C, while average January temperatures are around 0°C.
Information on embassies with contact details and locations is published on the website of the Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Important telephone numbers
- International telephone calls to Slovenia: 00 + 386 (country code for Slovenia) + 1 (Ljubljana area code) + telephone number
- Making international calls from Slovenia: 00 + country code + area code + telephone number
- 113 Police
- 112 Emergency, fire, ambulance
- 1188 Directory enquiries (Slovenia)
- 1987 traffic information (AMZS)
Shops in the city centre are in most cases open from 8.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. on weekdays and from 8.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. on Saturdays.
Out-of-town shopping centres are open from morning until evening (in most cases from 9.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m.) every day except major holidays. Opening hours are shorter on Sundays (in most cases until 3.00 p.m.).
Public toilets at the railway station and in the city centre are free of charge. Toilets are located under most of the bridges over the Ljubljanica and in a number of other locations. The majority of them also offer disabled access.
Tourist information centres
The two tourist information centres in Ljubljana, which are open 365 days a year, offer all general information about Ljubljana and free informative literature.