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    Cycling around Ljubljana

    by Zo72 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    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

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    Car in Ljubljana

    by Zo72 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    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.

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    Flying to Ljubljana

    by zamot Updated Apr 4, 2011

    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.

    Adria Airways's Airbus A320
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    Cute little tourist train

    by GillianMcLaughlin Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    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.

    The tourist train
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    By Car: How Far/How Long...?

    by Redang Written Dec 18, 2009

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    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.

    Ljubljana (Slovenia)

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    airport

    by iaint Written Jul 28, 2009

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    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.

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    airport shuttle

    by iaint Updated Jul 28, 2009

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    From the airport you can take a taxi for €40. Alternatively you can take the airport bus (or the Easyjet one) for very little. However, the airport bus only runs every hour and drops you at the railway station.

    A VT member put me onto the airport shuttle run by Prevozi Markun. Costs €9 and drops you at the hotel door. Departures from the airport tie in with arrivals. I had to wait about 10 minutes for someone off another flight, but still much better than waiting for the airport bus.

    Recommended.

    UPDATE

    Just used it again for a 5.20am pick-up to go back to the airport. Right on time. Reliable, so double recommended!

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    Easy access

    by novsco61 Updated Mar 17, 2008

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    Ljubljana is small city so you can reach everything on foot. You can also hire a bike to move around faster .

    Address: Krekov trg 10, Ljubljana

    Opening hours
    Bicycles are available for hire daily from 8:00 to 19:00 in April, May and October, and daily from 8:00 to 21:00 in June and September.

    During the summer and early autumn months, a fleet of bicycles are available for hire from Ljubljana's Slovenian Tourist Information Centre as part of the Ljubljana Bike project.
    Hire charges are low: €1.00 for up to two-hours, €5.00 for full day hire.

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    Tourist train/funicular to Castle Hill

    by Dabs Written Jun 24, 2007

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    At one time the tourist train was the only way to get up to Ljubljana Castle without having to work up a sweat, now there is a funicular that makes the trip in just a few minutes.

    The tourist train is a 15 minute taped narrated ride that leaves Preseren Square every hour on the hour from 9am-9pm between May-September (October-April 10am-7pm on good weather days)and at 20 minutes after the hour on the way back down from Castle Hill. The cost is 3E for a round trip, 2E for children.

    The funicular was 2E round trip, 1.50E if you decide to walk back down, the ride only takes a couple of minutes and I think they go up every 10-15 minutes. You can find the funicular near Krekov Trg.

    Funicular Funicular Tourist train

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    Flying from London

    by Dabs Updated Jun 23, 2007

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    We flew back to London on Easy Jet, one of the no frills inexpensive airlines that operates in Europe. Compared to the Ryan Air nightmare on the way from London to Venice, it was a dream, OK that might be overstating it but the flight was on time, we actually landed where we were supposed to, the baggage limit is 20 kg (5 kg more than Ryan Air), no limit on hand luggage within reason.

    But it's still no frills, 7.50E per checked bag (15E if you don't prepay online), all drinks and snacks are extra cost, 7.50E for priority boarding. Even with one checked bag each, it was still only 45E ($60US) per person one way, I booked in January for our trip in May. Flights arrive at Stansted, you can book the Stansted Express at a 10% discount on their website.

    Ljubljana's airport is VERY small, one terminal, a couple of snack shops and one duty free store so if you're looking to have a snack for the plane or buy souvenirs do it before you leave Ljubjlana. EasyJet checks in 2 hours before the flight and the desk closes 30 minutes before departure and I think they are pretty strict on that. 90 minutes should be more than enough time to check in, clear customs and walk to the gate.

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    From the airport

    by VolsUT Written Jun 8, 2007

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    The bus service from the airport to the city only operates at certain parts of the day and is not a service that runs very often. A taxi ride is about $20 US so plan to take a taxi unless you get to town at the right time.

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    Airport

    by boltonian Written Apr 13, 2007

    The 'Airdrome; is 35 long KM from Ljubljana. I understand that the bus leaves on the hour before 6pm, but every 2-3 hours after this time and on weekends.

    We took the far easier option, got a lift from the owner of the appartment.

    Small place, very few shops, and next to nothing once you go through the security check.

    Nice views as you come in though, in the foot of the alps.

    Easyjet from Stansted, under 2 hours flight time.

    Alps, airport and Easyjet

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    Funicular to ljubljana Castle

    by novsco61 Updated Feb 6, 2007

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    The funicular takes you from the old town to the Castle.Drive takes about a minute.The diffrence in height beetween 2 platforms are 70 meters.
    Return ticket cost 2 Euro, one way 1,5 Euro.
    The funicular operates from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

    The entrance is from Krekov trg square - Central market.

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  • Getting to Ljubljana

    by xuessium Written Oct 14, 2006

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    Flew into Ljubljana from Zurich (Switzerland) via Adria Airways (code-shared with Swiss International Airlines).

    I believe 2 budget airlines, Easyjet from London Stansted and Wizzair from London Luton and Brussels-Charleroi, fly into Ljubljana. (circa Oct 2006)

    For Singaporeans, there is no direct flight. You'll have to make your way to Europe first.

    NATIONAL AIRLINE OF SLOVENIA
    The National airline of Slovenia is Adria Airways. It flies to a number of European cities and is affiliated to German airline, Lufthansa, and thus is part of the Star Alliance group. Unfortunately, it does not have e-ticketing and does not send physical tickets to Singapore.

    My experience with them:
    ..."About 2 hours+ journey. Both sector uses the Bombardier Regional Jet CRJ200. Small plane but the 2-3 crews on both sectors were friendly and the service efficient. Seats were comfortable and the planes in good clean conditions. Light meals were served - generally a roll here or a pie there plus drinks. The inflight magazine is surprisingly rich with information on Slovenian culture and way of life and is one of the best I have read. You board the planes on the tarmac via buses from the gates though and not through connecting bridges"...

    LJUBLJANA AIRPORT
    Located at Brnik, Ljubljana Airport is in fact, nearer to the nearest town of Kranj than Ljubljana itself as it is 27km from Ljubljana. Very small compact airport. Hardly looking the part as the "National" airport of Slovenia. Clearing customs is breezy and efficient though, and everybody speaks English. There aren't a lot of shops inside Departure (2 I think, plus a section selling drinks) and certainly no currency exchange booth. Don't come here expecting fantastic shopping while you wait. There were no connecting bridges so everyone board the planes on the tarmac via buses from the gates. Lots of construction going at the moment with plans to expand the airport.

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    Airport/Easyjet

    by Willettsworld Written Aug 16, 2006

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    Ljubljana's airport is the smallest capital city airport I've seen. When you walk off the plane and into the terminal building you go straight up to passport control and then 10 yards further on is the luggage reclaim and then you're out! One point to note is that there is no money exchange desk. Instead there is a machine where you can manually feed in notes and receive the local currency but it wasn't working whilst I and other passengers were there. Don't fret as everywhere in Ljubljana takes euros so bring some along with you.

    The easiest way to reach Ljubljana by air from the UK is to take an easyjet flight from London Stansted. It only takes around 2hrs and is, of course, very cheap.

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