Birokrat Aparthotel

Dunajska 191, Ljubljana, 1000, Slovenia
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ljubljana travel

by dstockdale

I read a review of train travel Venice to Ljubljana - a 4hr journey - is it possible to do this in the reverse? ie Ljubljana to Venice without going via Austria. Can anyone help with this question - all advice gratefully received.
thanks, doreen

Re: ljubljana travel

by HansDK

There is a direct night train from Ljubljana to Venice.

You can check timetables here: http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/bin/query.exe/en

Re: ljubljana travel

by leics

There are fewer trains to/from Venice than you might expect; there has been some difficulty over the past few years (not related to safety or whatever).

The Slovenian railway website (in English) has a useful page which gives details of train, train + bus and bus services to Italy:

http://www.slo-zeleznice.si/en/passengers/abroad/italy

Re: ljubljana travel

by craic

I did this journey back in 2006 - I had several choices of trains, mine left at about 4pm - I'm sorry to hear there isn't so much choice now

it crossed the border at Dubova.

Re: ljubljana travel

by hundwalder

There are not many trains specifically from Venice to Ljubljana, but a there is some kind of train from Venice to Trieste departing every few minutes. From Trieste there are numerous buses and trains to Ljubljana. Take your pick. The train station is in the same building as the bus station, which makes it so convenient. Not only that, Trieste is one of the most fascinating cities that I have ever visited, but it has no tourism promotional budget, so most tourists automatically think that the city sucks. I can't imagine anyone travelling from Venice to Ljubljana via Villach, AT, unless Villach was on their itinerary. So indirect.

Just let me fill you in on a little secret. You don't need reservations as long as you can follow the directions on the automated ticket vend machines in the train stations.

Re: ljubljana travel

by hundwalder

Woops, just noticed that the person asking the question has not logged on to VT since the day that they joined up and asked the question. Please remind me to have a look at this before I take the time to answer a question.

Re: ljubljana travel

by leics

But for info:

According to the Italian railway website:

http://www.trenitalia.it/homepage_en.html

there is now only one train per day from Trieste to Ljubljana (at 22:21).

The wonderful

http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/bin/query.exe/en

gives a few other departure options, but they are very lengthy (5+ hours) and involve more than one change.

Trieste>Ljubljana buses here:

http://www.autostazionetrieste.it/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=15&Itemid=0

Re: ljubljana travel

by hundwalder

Leics, I guess that I have to agree with you, but it is truly amazing that they would be down to one train per day from Trieste, considering how many people travel between the two cities.

Re: ljubljana travel

by leics

I don't know all the ins and outs, but I do know (from Slovenian friends) that there have been 'difficulties' with the railway connections for at least a couple of years now.

Of course, Venice is now a fairly quick zip along the motorway/autostrada from Lub. That doesn't help......

Travel Tips for Ljubljana

View ON Ljubljana castle

by Airpunk

If you would like to enjoy a special view on Ljubljana castle or the city center, go to this building in Slovenska Cesta. On top of the building, there is a café/bar called "Global" which becomes a disco/club at night. Take the elevator to the bar and from there you can enjoy the view onto the city.

Preseren monument

by xaver

The monument in the main square, as far as I could understand, also a very popular meeting poit.
Preseren has been one of the most(if not the most) imprtant slovenian poet and in this monument he is looking at the house of the girl he was in love with, but could never get, because she was very rich and he was very poor.A story that somehow reminds me of the italian poet Leopardi, his house in front of the house of the gilr he was in love with, but he could never get cause he was rich and ugly and she, poor and beautiful.....sometime men's frustrations create great poetries, sometime the same frustrations make pubs owners very rich :-)

PUT ON EASY SHOES FOR A WALK THROUGH LJUBLJANA

by eden_teuling

THIS CITY ISN'T EXCESSIVELY LARGE it is even smaller than one would expect from a capital.......
A new spirit has revitalised the streets of the historical centre without corrupting them.

The splendour of old houses of well-to-do families has remained untouched.

The city centre salvages fragments of former stories and opens the door ahead to the future or back to the past. depending......

Between the old walls are many quiet places to sit, take a rest on the way from one errand to another or to the other end of the Old Town.

The GREAT vegetation from these places has never been moved, which is great indeed, an example of how to make cities and towns as green as possible, which means as pleasant as possible. The branches of the city park willow trees spill into the green (oh, such special green) coloured river Ljubljanica.

Not far away, in the very centre, behind the Town Hall rise the wooded slopes of Castle Hill.

The castle itself is the main place of pilgrimage and whoever leaves the city without having been there, well, s/he hasn't really seen Ljubljana.

Check out the sunday flea...

by pandrews

Check out the sunday flea markets in the center of old town. The best collection grade of 'A grade' material I've ever seen. A perfect place to pick up that that elegant painting of 'Marshall Tito' your aunt back home has been clamouring about..

Euros are accepted in many places.

by antistar

I don't think it will be long before Slovenians adopt the Euro, putting an end to their short lived, and slightly silly, currency. I mean that with all respect, because it's very quaint and I love carrying my Tolar notes around in my wallet to show people, but Slovenia must be one of the smallest countries in Europe with its own currency, but the one with the highest denominations. There are about 240 Tolari to the Euro, which makes for some very large numbers on the prices.

In Ljubljana, as well as on the major roads of Slovenia and the popular tourist destinations like Bled and Postojna, Euros are accepted in many places. Not everywhere, the National History Museum for example did not, but many of the restaurants and bars did. Not only did they accept them, but they gave a very fair rate of exchange. Of course you are going to do better from a bank, but I didn't find anyone ripping us off, even though most tourists find the 240 to 1 ratio completely baffling. Usually if you pay in Euros, you get Tolari as change.

You can also draw money out from any of the hundreds of ATMs around the city. All the ones I used had an English option, and many had more advanced functions than I'd seen in other countries. I was definitely able to use both my English Visa and Cirrus debit cards, I think I also used my German EC/Maestro card, but I am not 100% certain of that. I was charged about 3-5 euros per withdrawal, but the exchange rates used were always better than the tourist rate.

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