LIVING IN SLOVENIA
TRANSPORTATION IN SLOVENIA
It is simple to travel around Slovenia by any means of transport. It is obviously easiest to use your own transport, but if you have none you can rely on public transport and thus help to protect the environment. In any case it is worth checking what should be done to make your travel around Slovenia as efficient as possible. In this way you can also adjust the speed of your travel by road, rail, air or sea according to your requirements.
Public Transport in Slovenia
You can travel around Slovenia by public bus or train. Train travel is mostly on local trains, and on some routes there are also Eurocity and Intercity (ICS) trains, which provide the fastest means of train travel. Connections between larger cities and towns are regular and quite frequent and the trains are comfortable and air-conditioned. The main train station in Ljubljana is located very near the centre of the city. The transportation of bicycles is possible on trains and on the route Bohinjska Bistrica – Most na Soči, cars can also be transported.Besides local connections, international connections are also available. Ljubljana is directly connected with Vienna, Graz, Villach and Salzburg in Austria; Sofia in Bulgaria; Prague in the Czech Republic; Solun (Thessaloniki) in Greece; Zagreb, Pula, Opatia and Rijeka in Croatia; Venice in Italy; Budapest in Hungary; Skopje in Macedonia; Munich in Germany; Belgrade in Serbia; and Zurich in Switzerland.The main bus station in Ljubljana is located directly across the road from the train station. Bus connections are frequent and available to distant locations throughout the country.In larger cities and towns the hire of bicycles is also available, with which, either with a guide or alone, you can uncover the many interesting corners of our country.
You can reach Slovenia by coach and bus from a number of European cities. There are even direct coach services from cities thousands of kilometres away, in Sweden and Denmark for example. Most international coaches stop in Ljubljana. Coaches travel through here from Italy, Austria, Germany, Serbia, Poland, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Denmark, Sweden, Kosovo and Macedonia.The majority of towns and also rural areas can be reached by bus. When taking routes along local roads, the driver can drop you off at a bus stop in any village or town. Bus tickets can be bought from the driver, while tickets for a specific date can be bought at major bus stations.Since 1 May 2004, when Slovenia joined the European Union, the new door has opened for the country. On the daily base Slovenian innovations are ready to meet and change the world.
Slovenian Railways is the sole rail operator in Slovenia, and all its timetables and price lists can be found on its website. Tickets can be bought at any railway station, or on the train. Trains in Slovenia generally run on time. Direct express trains from neighbouring countries and many other parts of Europe offer you an easy way to get to Slovenia You can also travel overnight on trains with sleeper cars. Travelling by train is one of the most comfortable ways to travel. Slovenia is part of the Eurail Global Pass system, which means that you can use this pass to travel in Slovenia.