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Ljubljana is the capital city of Slovenia with long history, stretches back to pre-Roman times. Both residents and numerous visitors perceive Ljubljana as a city made to the measure of man. Local residents are also always ready to share some of the best experience in their daily lives with you and invite you to explore one of the smallest and most charming European capitals – a city whose name means “the beloved”.

Ljubljana is classified as a mid-sized European city, but it has preserved its small-town friendliness and relaxed atmosphere while providing all the facilities of a modern capital. It is a very unique city dotted with pleasant picturesque places where you can expect all kinds of nice little surprises. During winter, its dreamy central European character prevails, and during summer its relaxed Mediterranean feel. Due to its geographical position, Ljubljana is a perfect base for exploring the many faces and beauties of Slovenia.

How to Get to Ljubljana

By Train

Ljubljana is an important railroad junction and can be reached by trains from all major European cities. The railway station is within walking distance of the city centre.

By Road

Arriving to Ljubljana by car is easy. Listed below are distances to some nearby cities:

  • Trieste (Italy) - 95 km
  • Venice (Italy) - 242 km
  • Klagenfurt (Austria) - 83 km
  • Vienna (Austria) - 380 km
  • Munich (Germany) - 408 km
By Air

Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport is only 26 km from the centre of Ljubljana. From the airport, Ljubljana can be easily reached either by bus shuttle service to Ljubljana bus station (approx. EUR 10) or by taxi (approx. EUR 40).

Getting around

Slovenia has a well-developed rail and bus network.Ljubljana railway station is the central railway hub and there are regular train connections with all major Slovene towns. There are also several trains a day departing for major European cities: Munich, Vienna, Venice, Budapest and Zagreb. 

The network of bus stations and stops throughout the country makes travelling by bus easy and effective. The main bus hub is Ljubljana, from where it is possible to reach almost any part of the country within a couple of hours.

The best way to see the country is by car. There are several rental agencies at the international airport in Brnik and in all major cities. The rental prices are very competitive; the same goes for petrol and tolls.