Ljubljana Jože Puènik Airport
I flew to Ljubljana via Vienna, however there are quite a number of other routes that can be flown to reach this pleasant destination. Adria Airlines is the national flag carrier and is pleasant enough.
I was advised by colleagues and by the airport staff that it is better to check in via the airport website - I tried using the airline links and it did not work.
for flight information try www.adria.sl
Taxi and Shuttle from airport Ljubljana
Getting from the airport Ljubljana
When visiting slovenia by plane, you will land on Slovenia´s main international airport- Ljubljana or in slovenian aerodrom Jožeta Puènika.If you don´t have arranged transfer to your destination, there are a couple of possibiltiys. The quickest is to take taxi stationed right in front of exit from airport building. Of course like everywhere on the world this way of traveling is the most costly. Taxi to the capitol Ljubljana, which is some 25 km away will cost you some 45 eur.Much cheaper are low cost taxi-transfer companies like Airtrail ,they offer fixed price 20 eur to Ljubljana city. Problem is just you need to prebook them otherwise you will wait some 20 minutes on your cab, which is not something you want after a long flight.
Even cheaper are shuttle companies standing on parking place across main terminal. They offer transfer to the capital Ljubljana for 8-9 eur, what is a fair price specialy because some of the companies offer door to door service for fixed price. Of course ther is a but inside, like allways. Sometimes you can wait for your shuttle for a full hour and if you travel in company with two other it is cheaper to book low cost taxi for 20 eur. That will cost you less and driver will wait for you in front of the exit,with your name on small board, ready to go.
Third option is public transport. There is no train from the airport, but there is bus. Bus drives regulary from 5:00h in morning till 20:00h every full hour. Ticket to Ljubljana will cost you 4.5 eur and yourney last approximately 45 minutes.Tickets are purchased on bus, all buses are clean and safe. Checked personaly
What ever you gona choose people in slovenia are always friendly likewise drivers. In slovenia there is no such thing as obligatory tip. However the habit is to tip at some 10%. One good advice for the end. Allways look in the eyes of your countetpart when talking to or shaking hand,that is something slovenians pay great attention. Not looking in the eyes of your counterpart means for them you´re not honest. Honesty and nature is something people in this small but unbelivable beautiful country value the most.Related to:
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Ljubljana's Jože Pučnik Airport (Airport Code: LJU), located 26 km (16 miles) north of downtown Ljubljana, is the only international airport in Slovenia. The hub for Slovenian flag carrier Adria Airways, the airport also receives flights from Air France, Czech Airlines, Easyjet, Finnair, JAT, Malev, Montenegro Airlines, and Turkish Airlines.
To get downtown from the airport, you have a number of options. TAXIS are available, but a ride downtown will set you back about EUR 40. CAR RENTALS are available at the airport from 8 different companies, including Hertz, Avis, and Sixt. BUSES also run roughly hourly to Ljubljana, as well as Kranj and other locations in Slovenia. In addition, Adria Airways runs a periodic shuttle between the airport and Ljubljana. Cost for the public bus to/from Ljubljana is EUR 4.10 per person, while the Adria shuttle costs EUR 5. The Adria bus station in Ljubljana is only a short distance from the public bus station.Related to:
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airport is 980SIT, takes about 45mins from the bus station.(in 2002)
Bled is 1 1/2 hour.
In 2013, on new years day, the bus doesnt run to the airport even though the timetable says it runs on holidays! there is however a shuttle bus from the Adria airways stop, which is 9 euros per person.Related to:
To Ljubljana by plane
In September 2012 I left Ljubljana by plane to Frankfurt in Germany. Slovenia's national airline is called Adria Airways and belongs to the Star Alliance network. My flight cost only 49 Euro and was quite convenient.
Ljubljana's Joze Pucnik Airport is also known under its previous name Brnik Airport. It is located about 26 km north of Ljubljana in the town of Brnik. The airport is served by several bus and shuttle services from surrounding cities in Slovenia.
As our flights on a Saturday morning left too early for the public bus service, I contacted a shuttle service in advance by e-mail.
Taxi Brnik Shuttle service charged 20 Euro for the two of us and collected us at our accommodation at 05:15 h in the early morning. The trip to the airport took about 25 minutes. A normal taxi is said to cost around 40 Euro.
Website Airport Ljubljana: http://www.lju-airport.si/
Website Taxi Brnik: http://www.taxibrnik.com/Related to:
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Explore Ljubljana on foot
As Ljubljana is one of the smallest capitals of Europe, it is best explored on foot. Most sights are in walking distance to the Preseren Square.
Even the steep castle hill can be climbed on foot. For the lazier travellers a tourists street train serves the route between the Preseren Square and the castle.Related to:
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Explore Ljubljana by bike
The Municipality of Ljubljana has set up a bike project that enables everybody to explore the city by bike for free. The offer is limited to two hours and in summer 2004 a full refundable deposit of 1000 SIT had to be paid.
Bikes are available from staffed bike-stands at several locations in the city. The most central one is probably at the end of the Trubarjeva ulica street, just next to the Preseren Square.Related to:
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I hadn't read about taking a boat trip along the Ljubljanica River but we saw several mostly empty boats pass by while we were walking through. The tourist guide we picked up at the tourism office says they go from April-September, last 1 hour and are narrated in Slovenian and English. The trip starts from the pier at Ribji Trg, near the Cankarjevo nabrezje embankment (on the other side of the river from the Triple Bridge and a little south) and goes to the Dragon Bridge, turns around and goes by the Triple Bridge, Cobblers' Bridge, St. James's Bridge to the Spica embankment, where it turns around. Cost is currently 7.50E, 4E for children under 12.
We easily saw all of that on foot but if you are looking to relax for an hour and get a different perspective plus a narrated tour this might be a nice thing to do.
There are decent taxis in Ljubljana. They are not very cheap, neither too expensive. Tipical fare within Ljubljana should be about 4-5 EUR for about 4-5 km, which makes it more convenient than bus for 3-4 people. Still prices may vary significantly between companies.
I have read many scary stories about taxi drivers cheating on customers in many cities. I doubt it is like that in Ljubljana, and if it happens than it is certainly not frequent.Of course visitors must be somewhat cautious for they are not aware of local customs, therefore it is always smart to ask for approximate price before entering the taxi - that is general rule anywhere!
Cycling around Ljubljana
During hot season bicycle is excellent option to get to know Ljubljana. There is relatively good network of bicycle paths around Ljubljana. Also trail of remembrance and comradeship around Ljubljana is very convenient for cycling.
You can hire bike for free here:
Presernov trg square (at the end of the Trubarjeva ulica street), in the Plecnikov trg square and in the square in front of Ljubljana Railway Station
Car in Ljubljana
As kilometers of new automobile highways are built every year in Slovenia, it is possible to reach Ljubljana quickly by car from many locations. I.e. Ljubljana can be reached from Vienna in only 4 hours.
There is automobile highway ring outside Ljubljana which is convenient when reaching diffirent parts of the city or when bypasing Ljubljana. Within new parts of Ljubljana the roads are wide and good, while the old city centre is not the best place for car, especially during traffic jams around noon.
Parking is also problem in the city centre. Until 6 p.m. you have to use parking ticket (buy it at newspaper shops) but parking is mostly limited to 1 hour. There are also some parking houses around the city centre.
Flying to Ljubljana
There is a low fare route between London and Ljubljana with easyJet. There will be another low fare route ( easyJet ) between Berlin and Ljubljana from November 2004.
Otherwise, there are good connections between Ljubljana and other major cities across the Europe with slovenian national carrier Adria Airways.Related to:
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Cute little tourist train
There is a cute little train that covers a 15-minute ride from the old town (Prešernov trg /Prešeren Square), through the picturesque city centre, taking in the Stritarjeva ulica, Poljanska ulica and Ulica Janeza Pavla II, and on up the green hill to the Castle.
The train runs once an hour, on the hour from the city centre and at 20 minutes past from the castle, between 9am and 8.20 pm. On nice days the sides of the train are open, enabling passengers to have some great photo opportunities. However when it is wet (like the day I was there) the sides are closed. In this case I’d advise you strongly to take a seat at the back of the last carriage, where you can watch the city pass you by, unhindered by translucent plastic windows.
In the winter the schedule of the train depends on the weather: you’d need to have a sunny day with temperatures above 8 degrees Celsius (46 Fahrenheit).
Price: 600 tolars for adults, 400 tolars for children.Related to:
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By Car: How Far/How Long...?
Some road distances to Ljubljana from:
- Zagreb (Croatia):142 kms.
- Bratislava (Slovakia): 427 kms.
- Hamburg (Germany): 1.193 kms.
- Madrid (Spain): 2.056 kms.
Checking the website, you’ll find more road distances together with the driving times and the best routes.
It is a very small airport, but modern and it all works well. All the usual potential b*** breakers were smooth and hassle free - baggage collection on arrival, check-in, security etc on departure - when I used it twice in July 09.
Even for the usual crush of early morning departures the only congestion seemed to be at the departures coffee shop. I just went to the one at arrivals!
Couple of real plus points. First, the setting is beautiful (see my intro page) and I've just watched sunrise over the Alps. Second, it provides free, publicly accessible wifi (which I'm using to write this tip). Unsecured of course, so don't use it to do your banking, but a great facility.Related to:
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