Getting Around Slovenia

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    Slovenia by bus

    by Avieira67 Updated Jul 20, 2013

    To travel around the country, buses are popular and go everywhere.
    Bus tickets can be bought at the bus station, ticket office or even automatic machines, and inside the bus.
    To travel inside Ljubljana, it is not allowed to buy a bus ticket aboard. You must buy the Urbana City Card in advance.

    Stara Fuzina

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    Slovenia by train

    by Avieira67 Updated Jul 3, 2013

    Trains in the country are cheap and go to the most important tourist places. However, in some routes, where connection is required, or even the train station is located outside the centre, it is advaisable to travel by bus. Eg. Ljubljana - Bled/Ribcev Laz.
    A 30% discount is provided if you are travelling in one of the following situations:
    on weekends and public holiday with a return ticket;
    with a group of people of six or more;
    younger than 26 years.

    Children between 6 and 12 years old have 50% discount.
    Children under the age of 6 travel for free.

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    Bus Ljubljana to Bled

    by bliskavica Written May 20, 2012

    Alpetour coach operates on holidays , from Ljubljana bus station departure at 6.00, 7.00 , 9.00, 10.00. Journey takes about 1h20min, cost 6,30 .
    6.00 Bus is Bus to Bohinj with stay in Bled.
    More information and tickets at: http://www.ap-ljubljana.si/eng/

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    Bus between Venice and Ljubljana

    by georgiak Written Jan 31, 2012

    I went to Ljubljana last week (through Venice) having no idea that there is not anymore train connection between them, a Slovenian friend recomend to use GoOpti as last minute solution because they are new and reliable.I booked on line at www.goopti.com
    At first I was worried because they do not have a fixed timetable,you actually state the earliest possible time of departure or the latest time of arrival so they reply you with a confirmation mail statiting that your departure is quarantee between this hours and let you know the excact time one day before.
    So I called them and the employee explained me that the time is confirmed 24hrs before according to the one that will satisfied most of the customers.Indeed one day prior to departure I received both mail and sms with the excact time,place and the drivers mobile.
    I may sound like a freak,but I was not afraid of losing my money(25euro one way) only that I wouldn't have a way to leave Venice.Finally all those fears were just stupid,they came on time,transfer me to Ljubljana in just 3 hours and I also use them to return back to Venice.
    About DRD I don't know but GoOpti was ok for me and I totally recommend them.

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    All means are allowed.

    by croisbeauty Updated Oct 20, 2011

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    Slovenia is a very small country and have a highwy road network appropriate for easy transportation from side to side. East to west distance is almost twice longer but it could be traveled with the car in two or three hours only.
    Bus connection is pretty well organized while train is connecting the major centres only.

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    Make the most of Slovenia's splendid road network

    by CatherineReichardt Updated Jul 27, 2011

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    Slovenia is a marvellous place to drive around, even if you are nervous about driving in Europe: it is stunningly beautiful, and if you restrict yourself to public transport, you will miss out on some of the most beautiful parts of the country. The road network has been substantially upgraded in recent years - due in large part to funding from the European Union - and travelling between the major centres is quick and easy. Even the roads in rural areas are generally well maintained, and make driving an absolute pleasure.

    Many of the main roads are toll roads. To be able to use these roads, you need to purchase a 'road shield token' (commonly called a 'vignette' in English or 'vinjeta' in Slovenian) when you enter the country. There are kiosks by the road signs just after border crossings, and the one we used (coming in from Trieste in Italy) was fairly well signposted - otherwise, most petrol stations will sell them. The cost depends on the period of time you plan to spend in the country: the cost in 2009 was 30 Euro per week.

    The token is then displayed on the windscreen and monitored by automatic sensors along the highways. The fines for non-compliance are apparently substantial (especially when you consider the wealth of more worthwhile things that you could spend your hard-earned tourist Euro on) - but probably a bigger consideration is the inconvenience and unpleasantness involved. We had little interaction with the police during our time in Slovenia and I have no doubt that like their fellow citizens, they would be pleasant, fair-minded people, but dealing with police - especially in a foreign country - is always an unsetlling experience, and I can't say that I'd care to meet even the most pleasant police when I'm in the wrong!

    As mentioned previously, if you are flying into a neighbouring country and picking up a hire car to drive into Slovenia, beware that there are restrictions on where you can take your car if you are coming from certain countries. For example, it would apparently have been problematic if we had flown into Croatia and taken a hire car across the border into Slovenia, whereas the hire car companies were very relaxed about cars hired in Austria and Italy being driven in Slovenia. I am not quite sure what the logic might be (probably that Croatia is not yet part of the EU, and therefore not part of a common customs union?) but rather be safe and check before you go rather than being disappointed once you're there.

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    Affordable flight options to Slovenia

    by CatherineReichardt Updated Jun 4, 2011

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    In addition to the standard scheduled flights, Ljubljana has long been a fixture in the 'low cost carrier' network, and is served by easyJet from Stansted, which is the obvious option.

    At the time we wanted to travel, the Ljubljana flights weren't all that cheap, so we explored other alternatives. We ended up with the counterintuitive option of flying Ryanair from Stansted to Trieste in northern Italy, from where we picked up a hire car. As we were planning to visit the area south west of Postojna as part of the trip, this meant that we had a drive of less than three hours - only a little longer than it would have taken to drive from Ljubljana - and was a much more cost-effective alternative at that time of year (July).

    If you are planning a fly/drive holiday and are exploring the option of flying into a neighbouring country and picking up a hire car, beware that there are restrictions on where you can take your car if you are coming from certain countries. For example, it would apparently have been problematic if we had flown into Croatia and taken a hire car across the border into Slovenia, whereas the hire car companies were very relaxed about cars hired in Austria and Italy being driven in Slovenia. I am not quite sure what the logic might be (probably that Croatia is not yet part of the EU, and therefore not part of a common customs union?) but rather be safe and check before you go rather than being disappointed once you're there.

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    Car - Train through the mountain

    by KristaB Updated Jun 5, 2010

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    Getting from Primorska (coast and Karst) region to Gorenjska region would be much more difficult without this option of driving your car up on a train and then through the tunnel . You board the train with your car, pay very cheap ticket ( 11 EUR one way per car, not per person) and sit in your vehicle enjoying 10 minutes long ride through complete darkness! We went from Bohinjska Bistrica to Most na Soci, and even though it was a grim rainy day, we had such a great time. You might find yourself steering the wheel while the train is taking a curve hehehe!

    The whole journey lasts around 45 minutes, and the view from the train is gorgeous - emerald green Soca river and small villages passing by. We shall do this again!

    Approaching Most na Soci bridge
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  • Direct travel from Slovenia to Sarajevo and back

    by jirzi Written May 21, 2010

    Direct travel from Slovenia to Sarajevo and back

    BY TRAIN

    NO DIRECT TRAINS

    BY BUS

    KOPAR, .............. dep. 18:25 everyday
    LJUBLJANA, ........ dep. 20:00
    NOVO MESTO,.... dep. 21:00
    SARAJEVO, ........ arr. 08:10

    SARAJEVO, ......... dep. 15:15 everyday
    NOVO MESTO, ... arr. 02:10
    LJUBLJANA ...... .. arr 03:10
    KOPAR, .............. arr. 04:45
    The bus line: Kopar-Ljubljna-Brcko-Tuzla-Doboj-Zenica-Sarajevo.
    Company: “Salinea” Orasje http://www.salinea.net/index.asp
    Ticket: 82 BAM (42 €), return 131 BAM (66 €) on-line booking of bus ticket https://www.adriatouring.com/BookingStep1.aspx
    on-line booking of bus ticket: from Ljubljana http://www.ap-ljubljana.si/shop.php

    LJUBLJANA, ...... dep. 19:15 Monday, Wendsday, Friday
    SARAJEVO, .. .... arr. 04:55

    SARAJEVO .......... dep. 20:40 Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday
    LJUBLJANA........... arr. 06:00
    The bus line: Ljubljana – Bosanska Gradiska – Banja Luka – Jajce –Travnik – Sarajevo
    Company: “Centrotrans-Eurolines” http://www.centrotrans.com/loc/
    Ticket: 45 €, return 72 € on-line booking of bus ticket: from Sarajevo: http://www.centrolines.ba/loc/template.wbsp?wbf_p_id=2
    on-line booking of bus ticket: from Ljubljana: http://www.ap-ljubljana.si/shop.php

    LJUBLJANA....... dep. 16:00 Wendsday, Friday
    SARAJEVO, ...... arr. 02:03

    SARAJEVO .......... dep. 16:00 Thursday, Sunday
    LJUBLJANA ......... arr. 1:53
    The bus line: Ljubljana – Derventa – Doboj jug - Zenica - Zavidovici – Sarajevo
    Company: “Prevoz putnika” Zavidovici http://www.prevozputnika.ba/on.htm
    on-line booking of bus ticket: from Ljubljana http://www.ap-ljubljana.si/shop.php

    BY AIR

    LJUBLJANA , Aiport Brnik ... ..... dep.15:00 everyday except Saturday
    SARAJEVO, Aiport Butmir ......... arr. 15:55

    SARAJEVO, Aiport Butmir ......... dep. 16:25 everyday except Saturday
    LJUBLJANA, Aiport Brnik ........ .. arr. 17:20
    Company: “ Adria Airways” http://www.adria.si/en/index.cp2
    Ticket: from 103 € (one way travel)

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  • Transport Italy-Slovenia

    by mat-trst Written Jul 25, 2008

    Hi, if you are staying at a friend's place in Trieste, ask him to take you by car to Koper or to Sezana (it's only 10 km) and then take a train or a bus to Ljubljana or whatever destination in Slovenia, it would be much easier for you. For railway timetables visit www.slo-zeleznice.si. Travelling by train is a little bit slower, but more relaxing and pleasant. Beware, there are fewer trains on weekends than on working days.

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    Vignettes

    by robvirtour Updated Jun 15, 2008

    Vignettes will be required on motorways in Slovenia from 1 July 2008 and will be on sale at service stations etc.. Fines if you don't have one are quite steep, but if you are spending 8 days (or 6 months) travelling in Slovenia I don't think 35 Euros is too much to pay. The motorways will certainly get you around more quickly and easily than the other roads so I would say, spend the money, forget about it, and enjoy the trip!

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    Slovenia Round Trip Suggestion

    by KristaB Written Jun 15, 2008

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    Once you are in Bled, you can drive further to lake Bohinj, take the cable car up to Vrsic - the cable car leaves every 30 minutes. Amazing views over this stunning glacier lake towards the highest peak Triglav, have a stroll up there, in March it will probably still be full of skiers, maybe have a meal at "Merjasec".

    Back from Bohinj, or coming from Bled - between these two places there's a small town Bohinjska Bistrica where the train station is situated - one of the most amazing train rides I've ever had begins here, make sure you check the timetable:
    http://www.slo-zeleznice.si/en/inland_transport/auto_train/
    - you drive up on a car-train, sit in your car and enjoy the ride: first through a tunnel dug through the mountain
    then enjoy the ride along beautiful river canyon towards Most na Soci, from where you can visit:
    Kobarid - a lovely town famous for it's museum dedicated to Isonzo Front battles of WW1, very inteersting, good guided tours, doesn't take long to complete and gives an abundance of info about this famous and tragic battle(s)
    there are two great restaurants on the main square:
    Kotlar - http://kotlar.si/english.html
    and Topli Val

    Drive along Soca river, stop to have a closer look at it's amazing emerald waters. Maybe if you wish to have a true experience of this area visit Lepena village and stay at Pristava farm-resort.
    http://www.pristava-lepena.com/en/

    From Kobarid, you can drive towards Italy
    or through famous wine-growing region of Vipava (try Zelen, it is something truly special!)

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    I exclusively entered Slovenia...

    by lotharlerch Updated Apr 18, 2008

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    I exclusively entered Slovenia by car on many occasions from all neighbouring countries and that is all easy. I never had any problems with the frontiers except sometimes short (up to 20 min.) queues on main checkpoints which often can ´be overcome just taking a nearby less known border crossing. From Hungary some minor checkpoints are only open for Slovenians and Hungarians. I am not sure whether such rules are still valid at the borders to the EU members Austria and Italy but I know that they were valid earlier.

    This is a historical remark! Now Slovenia is part of the Schengen area which means that there are no border checks at the borders towards Austria, Italy and Hungary but very strict controls at the Croatian border.

    The fastest way from Austria is via the Karawanken tunnel (road toll 90 ATS) on the Autobahn between Villach and Jesenice or the motorway between Graz and Maribor. From Italy you are probably fastest over Trieste and one of the roads to Slovenia in the surroundings of Trieste.
    it is very convenient by car if you are able to avoid in July and August all roads to and around the principal touristy places. Most minor roads are rather narrow and very curved and not fast at all but often very scenic. Avoid the top of the season also here.

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    Ljubljana to Budapest or v.v. transportation

    by GyuriFT Written Mar 30, 2008

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    There is one intercity train called "Citadella" between Ljubljana and Budapest. It does not go via Croatia - it goes via Hodos-Zalaegerszeg. There is a "Budapest special"/"Ljubljana special": if you travel by that train, the one-way ticket costs 29 Euro, round-trip 39 Euro. There is no seat limitation or forced Internet booking. In the fact, as far as I know, seat reservation is optional on that train.

    Only downside: it does not have dining car, buy your own food.

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    Driving

    by smirnofforiginal Updated Jun 12, 2007

    You must be at least 18 years old and carrying a full UK drivers licence. If your licence is still the old style (with no photo) you will need to have your passport to hand for I.D back-up. You should have your vehicle registration documents with you and if you are not the registered owneer you should also carry a letter from them giving you permission. Adequate insurance is a must and a green card is handy.

    Your lights must be on regardless of whether it is day or night.

    The speed limits are : Urban 50kph Open road 90kph Dual-carriageways 100kph Expressways 130kph unless you are a car towing a caravan when you are restricted (I think to 80kph - but check it).

    Good & easy road system - many places you can choose between the scenic and the direct route - some direct routes still benig built.

    Some tolls but they are inexpensive.

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