Practical information

Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, lies in the heart of Europe, halfway between the Alps and the Mediterranean sea. It is the centre of the Central Slovenia region, which is known for its diverse landscape and nature. We prepared a selection of useful information which will make your stay in Slovenia easier.

Weather and climate

The climate of Slovenia is influenced by the Alps and the Mediterranean, however, in the northeastern part the climate is mostly continental, which is typical for the Panonian Basin. The average temperatures for the month of July are slightly over 20 degrees Celsius, while the average temperatures for the month of January are around 0 degrees Celsius.

The climate of Ljubljana is influenced by its location in a large basin which is surrounded by the pre Alpine landscape and the Karst region. A typical phenomenon called temperature inversion, where cool and humid air masses stay near the ground, is particularly prevalent in winter. In the summer Ljubljana's climate is more influenced by Mediterranean air currents, therefore summers are sunny and relatively warm.

W: National Meteorological Service of Slovenia 

Currency

The Slovenian currency is the Euro (€). The majority of stores accept international credit and payment cards. There is also a wide network of ATMs where you can withdraw cash.

Value added tax refund

Many stores display the Tax Free Shopping sign, which means that foreign nationals (except European Union nationals) can claim a Value added tax refund for purchases over 50 € carried out in one store within one day. The purchased goods should be exported out of the country within three months from the purchase.

W: Global Blue 

Postal service

Postal code: 1000

Post offices are open during working days from 8 am to 7 pm and on Saturdays from 8 am to 12 pm.

The self-service 24/7 post office: Slovenska ulica 32.

W: Post of Slovenia 

Important telephone numbers

  • International phone calls to Slovenia: 00 + 386 (country code for Slovenia) + 1 (area code for Ljubljana) + telephone number
  • International phone calls from Slovenia: 00 + country code + area code + telephone number
  • 113 Police
  • 080 1200 Police - reporting offenders, anonymous phone line
  • 112 Emergency call centre: firefighters, ambulance service
  • 080 1900 Tourist telephone - tourists and tourism workers can report their comments, complaints, criticism and suggestions to this toll-free number 24 hours a day
  • 1188 Information on telephone subscribers in Slovenia
  • 1180 Information on international telephone subscribers
  • 1987 Roadside assistance and towing - AMZS
  • 195 Exact time
  • 198 10 Alarm call service

Public toilets

Public toilets at the Ljubljana Railway Station and in the city centre can be used for free. They can be found under most of the bridges on the Ljubljanica river and on a few other locations. Most of the toilets have disabled access.

W: Public company Snaga