Some road distances to Piran from:
- Ljubljana: 121 kms.
- Paris (France): 1.295 kms.
- Athens (Greece): 1.742 kms.
- Madrid (Spain): 2.017 kms.
Checking the website, you’ll find some road distances together with the driving times and the best routes.
if you need to take a taxi in piran then i would suggest the taxi company run by bogdan bevk.
it´s a very reliable company that i have used several times but for myself and my clients.
the taxis run by meter and the drivers are english speaking.
taxi is not particulary cheap in piran, but at least you know what you get and the price is the same every time.
Parking in the centre of Piran is only permitted to residents, visitors have to park next to the Tartini square or on the street to it, or use the big parking in front of the town. If you come down the hill from direction Portorož, you’ll see the huge parking on the left side. We first tried to go straight, but in front of the barrier we were told that it’s full and that we have to take this other parking. It cost 180 SIT per hour, there are free busses to the centre (which might be rather full!), and it’s about 15 minute walking distance. Be aware that if you park closer to the town, you’ll also have to pay more!
is maybe strange, but rather "user friendly". The all old part of the town is normally avaible only for residents. It you are just a driver visiting Piran you may leave your auto in a big parking place before barried on a street leading to the center. It is paid, but not so much, and your car will be guarded (as I remember even also insured).There are free buses from there to the Tartini Square every 15 minuts, but it is not bad idea to have a walk to the center (only about 5-10 minuts).
On the other hand, if you want to go to the inside of old Piran you should know that parking is allowed only at the Tartini Square. You have to take a ticket at the barrier which I have mentioned above and show it the guardian when you will be going out. The disadvantages of that solution: a charge is relatively high (about 2 euros for an hour, paid in slovenian tolars) and there are rarely free places in the square. You will have to pay for entering the "city gate" even when you do not find a place. I aware you for leaving your car at the street beyond the Tartini Square - they look for them rather thoroughly and often put a blockade for wheels. Fines are high, as I suppose.
Departs for PORTOROŽ - IZOLA - KOPER
Monday to Friday :
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays
Š - on school days(1.9.-25.6)
ŠP - on school holidays(25.6.-1.9)
To go to Piran from Ljubljana you must take a train from Ljubljana to Koper at 9.30 and the local bus from Koper to Piran. Arrival in Piran is at 12.15.
To go back there is a train from Koper at 19.13 , arriving in Ljubljana at 21.43.
In case you have your own boat, the marina is situated right in the well protected port of Piran. Everything you need to complete your suppliers can be find here. Besides, you can buy fresh fish directly from the local fisherman on a very good price.
The traffic in the old town core is very limited, in fact, it is allowed to the residents only. If arriving by car, I suggest you to place it on a huge parking before entering into the town.
To those who are non residents, the parking is allowed on Tartini trg (not elswhere), however the number of parking places is limited.
Anyhow, you cannot drive car in the streets like this one on the picture, and most of the streets in the old core are very narrow.
Piran is small enough that one can get around by feet. There is a road that goes into town if one needs a cab. To get to Piran I found a bus / motorcoach to be the best option as there nearest train station of note is in Trieste. Buses ran regularly and to main cities such as Trieste and Ljubjana. The bus station is a short 5-10 minute walk to Piran's center.
Car is severely restricted in Piran !
The space to park your car is scarce in Piran & you can end up paying high penalty. So it's best to leave your car south of the bus station.
The parking fee is 110 SIT per hour.
You can reach Piran many ways. By car, bikes, train, hike etc.
Buses to nearby Portoroz, Strunjan, Koper are every 20 minutes on weekdays & every 40 minutes on weekends.
Ljubljana (via Postojna) - 6 to 10 buses a day.
About 6 buses go to nearby Trieste, Italy.
On weekdays, there are 2 daily departures to Zagreb, Croatia at 4.30 am & 5.50 am.
One bus per day go to Istrian Peninsula (Croatia), stopping at coastal towns like Umag, Porec & Rovinj.
I arrived in Piran by my friend's car. He's driving. i just sat next to him & enjoyed the west-coast Slovenian sceneries !
Not very easy to get there, apart from a car. The nearest airport is the Italian 'Trieste', actually based in Ronchi dei Legionari/Monfalcone, some 40 km orth of Trieste. It will take around 2 hours to get there.
Several buses run along the coast, connecting Koper, Izola, Portoroz and Piran, and you may find connection from Koper to Trieste and the Italian/Slovenian railways.
Though it is convenient in the sense that you can stop at the caves en route, a car is perhaps not the best thing to have once you are there. Frequent and inexpensive buses are available from Ljubljana though reaching the caves without a car is not so easy.
Seems the locals love their boats, and why not?
I was impressed that there were bike paths in coastal Slovenia, including this one long tunnel reserved for cyclists. It made the sight seeing a bit safer and allowed me to stop when I wanted to.
It's very tight, normally besides cars there are also bicycles and people :-) It leads from the center to the cape where the lighthouse is situated.
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