More about getting around in Slovenia
The development of transport and other infrastructure has been going hand in hand with the changes in economic and travel patterns. Traffic jams are rare but plan your trips to avoid the most popular routes in high tourist season and don’t forget that many people are on the move around Easter and Christmas.
Three international airports provide easy access by plane to every corner of Slovenia. The Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, 25km from the capital Ljubljana is the main Slovenian airport for passengers and cargo. Regular and charter flights carry passengers to all important European destinations. The national carrier Adria Airways, member of the Lufthansa group Star Alliance, boasts a modern fleet of aircraft for passenger and cargo service.
Detailed information about scheduled flights from/to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport.
There is a taxi service from the airport and one-way fare to Ljubljana city should not exceed EUR 50. If you provide your flight details, most of the hotels in Ljubljana will organise you the shuttle service from/to the airport (one-way fare is around EUR 30 per person).
There are flights from Maribor (charter planes in high season) and Portorož (private planes and sight-seeing tours). Several air strips are available for light aircraft and gliders.
It is easy to reach Slovenia from anywhere in Europe by car or lorry within a day or two. Currently, there are about 630 km of well-maintained motorways and around 1,050 km of trunk roads. The completion of the motorway network is scheduled for 2013.
Motorway tolls for passenger vehicles is from the 1st of July 2008 on paid with vignettes (toll stickers). Yearly vignette for vehicles with the permissible maximum weight of 3.5 ton is EUR 95 (price for monthly vignette is EUR 30). Vignettes are sold at petrol stations in Slovenia and neighbouring countries and at branches of the national and foreign automobile clubs, at post offices in Slovenia and at some magazine stands (Vignettes' sales points).
More about vignettes.
More information about traffic: AMZS
How far are major cities from Slovenia's capital
*Distances and approximate journey time by road from Ljubljana
Railway infrastructure on the Pan-European Transport Corridor No. 5 (Barcelona - Kiev) and Corridor No. 10 (Salzburg - Thessalonica) is being modernised at fast pace. Thanks to huge investments, rolling-stock has been replaced to provide speed and comfort in commuter service and high-speed trains for other domestic and international travellers. Freight traffic is well developed, and the rail link between the Adriatic Sea and the waterways connected to the Danube River offer plenty of opportunities. The new shunting yard in Ljubljana guarantees quick transport across the Slovenian territory criss-crossed by more than 1,200 km of railway lines.
International passenger trains connect Slovenia with other countries on the continent. The national rail operator is Slovenske železnice - Slovenian Railways. The company runs both passenger and freight services with focus on frequency, passenger safety, shorter travel time and good customer service.
Port of Koper is a fast-growing cargo port at the Adriatic Sea. It provides 7 to 10 days shorter route for shipments arriving from Asia than Europe’s northern ports. There are currently 11 modern and fully equipped terminals specialised for various types of goods.
Ferry lines connect Slovenia with coastal towns of Mediterranean countries, while pleasure boats take holiday-makers on trips in summer months.