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 Joze Pucnik 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's 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). Transport services from nearby airports and cities to Slovenia are offered by various low-cost carriers (GoOpti, VamoTamo, naLetalisce, Point2Point etc.)
There are flights from Maribor's Airport (charter planes in high season) and Airport of Portoroz (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 nearly 700 km of well-maintained motorways and over 1,000 km of trunk roads.
Motorway tolls for passenger vehicles is paid with vignettes (toll stickers). Yearly vignette for vehicles with the permissible maximum weight of 3.5 ton is EUR 110 (price for monthly vignette is EUR 30 and for weekly vignette EUR 15). 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). Read more about vignettes.
More information about traffic: Traffic information centre
How far are major cities from Slovenia's capital?
*Distances and approximate journey time by road from Ljubljana.
Slovenia has a well developed railway network along major Pan-European transport corridors (X Pan-European corridor, Mediterranean and Baltic-Adriatic Ten-T corridor). Direct express trains from neighbouring countries and many other parts of Europe offer an easy way to get to Slovenia. Slovenia is a part of the Eurail Global Pass system.
Train travel in Slovenia is inexpensive. The national rail operator is Slovenske zeleznice (Slovenian Railways). The company runs both passenger and freight services.
A local train
Ferry lines connect Slovenia with coastal towns of Adriatic and Mediterranean countries, while large cruise ships take holiday-makers on trips in summer months. When arriving in Slovenia by sea, travellers enter the country via port of Koper, the largest port and town on Slovenia's Adriatic coast. Other ports of entry are Piran and Izola (in the summer season).
In terms of freight traffic 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.