Travelling to Ljubljana
All flights to / from Ljubljana are operated through the Ljubljana International Airport (www.fraport-slovenija.si), which is located at 25 km from the city. The current nonstop connections comprise around 270 weekly scheduled flights to 31, mostly European destinations, which are operated by 7 regular and 3 low-cost airlines. Adria Airways (www.adria.si), Slovenia’s national carrier, is a member of the Star Alliance network.
The closest airports in the neighbouring countries serve as an additional gateway (Trieste and Venice – Italy, Graz and Klagenfurt – Austria, Zagreb – Croatia).
Good road (mainly motorway) and train connections are another alternative to reach Ljubljana.
Getting around Ljubljana
- City buses: Those wishing to travel on Ljubljana city buses, operated by the Ljubljanski potniški promet (LPP) public utility company, should purchase the Urbana public transport card. The Urbana card is available from LPP ticket offices, tourist information centres and most of the city’s newspaper kiosks, news-stands and post offices. The card is priced at €2.00 and can store up to €50.00 of credit to be spent on city bus fares. A single journey fare is €1.20. It covers an up to 90-minute journey regardless of the number of buses needed to be changed to reach the destination.
- Taxi: 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.
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 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.
For information about medical help in Slovenia and various types of health insurance, please visit the website of the Health Insurance Institute of Slovenia.(http://www.zzzs.si/indexeng.html)
- Pharmacies: The Lekarna pri Polikliniki duty pharmacy is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week (Njegoševa cesta 6; +386 (0)1 230 61 00).
- Emergency Medical Services: For rescue and emergency services, call the free phone number 112. 24-hour emergency GP services for adults are provided by the Emergency Unit of the Ljubljana University Medical Centre, entrance from the Bohoričeva ulica street.
Potable water and public drinking fountains
Ljubljana is a city which can be proud of its clean drinking water. Also elsewhere in Slovenia, tap water is of good quality and suitable for drinking. While rambling the streets of Ljubljana, you can quench your thirst for free at public drinking fountains, which operate from April to October. Ljubljana’s drinking fountains are regularly maintained and the water within the city’s public water distribution system regularly analyzed. For hygienic reasons, however, it is recommended that you should let the water run for a few moments before drinking or filling your bottle. Public drinking fountains operate during the warm months, usually from April to October.
Vir: Ljubljana Turizem
EEA citizens and Swiss nationals
A national of another EEA Member State (EEA citizens are nationals of EU Member States, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein) or Switzerland may enter the Republic of Slovenia with a valid personal identity card or passport, and does not require an entry permit (visa) or residence permit, regardless of the purpose of entering and residing in the Republic of Slovenia (including entry for employment, study, self-employment or residence purposes).
A national of a third country who wishes to enter and reside in the Republic of Slovenia for the purposes of a tourist, business, personal or other type of visit should obtain a visa at a diplomatic mission or consular post of the Republic of Slovenia prior to their entering the country, unless they come from a group of countries which do not require a visa or if they are already in possession of one of the following permissions.
FOR VISA APPLICANTS: A list of third countries, whose nationals must be in possession of visas and additional information, please see on website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Vir: Ministrstvo za zunanje zadeve