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Travel Information and Local Information

Travel Information

How to get to Ljubljana by air: Jože Pučnik Airport, 25 km from the centre of Ljubljana, has good connections with Vienna, Munich, Frankfurt, Venice and others. Shuttle buses take passengers to the main bus station in the centre of Ljubljana. For more information please visit their website.

How to get to Ljubljana by rail: Ljubljana has good rail links with all large European cities. The station is in the centre of Ljubljana. Organisations in your own country such as Wasteels, EuroDomino, Interrail and City Star may be able to offer discounts to students and others under 26. For more information please visit their website.

How to get to Ljubljana by bus: The bus station is in the centre of the city. Major transport companies offer student discounts of up to 22 per cent. For more information please visit their website.

How to get to Ljubljana by car: Travelling by car can be the most convenient way to reach Slovenia from neighbouring countries, though finding a parking spot in the city centre might prove difficult. However, the Faculty of Social Sciences does have public parking.

Transport Options – Ljubljana Airport Transfers

Shuttle Buses: Shuttle GOOPTI can be booked in five easy steps from their website. They also provide transfers to Ljubljana from a few other airports from neighbouring countries. Prices start at €8. Shuttle MARKUN costs €9. As these are shuttle services you may have to wait before departure.

Taxi: If you prefer to travel by taxi, please contact Taxi Rondo, phone +00386 7082 8358; e-mail: The cost from airport Joze Pucnik-Ljubljana is €19.90 and anywhere around the city is €5.

Travelling around Ljubljana: The most efficient public transport in Ljubljana are the buses, which have a no contact smart card payment system, called Urbana cards. After purchasing the card for €2 you are free to upload credit on it. A single journey of up to 90 minutes costs €1.20, regardless of the number of buses you take to reach your destination. For more information please visit their website. To view the local bus route plan please click here. Locals and visitors can ride around Ljubljana using bicycles from Bicikelj, a self-service rent-a-bike system which also takes Urbana. 300 bicycles and 600 parking spots are available all year round at 31 stations around the city centre. For more information please visit their website.

Local Information

Currency, Exchange Rates, and Credit Card Services: Slovenian currency as of January 2007 is the Euro. Eurocard, VISA, Diners Club and American Express, and other cards are widely accepted in shops, hotels and restaurants.

Student and Youth Card Services: The most useful cards are the Student ID card of University, International Student Identity Card (ISIC). Your ordinary plastic student photo ID card should provide discounts on admission to museums and sights, meals in some restaurants and many forms of transport.

Embassies and Consulates: Please visit the local website or contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Prešernova cesta 25, SI-1000 Ljubljana +386 1 478 20 00 or email.

Email and Internet Access: WiFree Ljubljana allows visitors to the city centre free wireless internet for up to 60 minutes a day. For more information please visit their website. The Faculty of Social Sciences provides staff and students at the Summer School access to computers and the internet, including usernames and passwords for email. More than 120 PCs with internet access will be available; 20 computers for terminal work; 32 computers in the Library; and a wide range of general and specialised analytical programs. Eduroam gives users free, secure access to the wireless network of their own institution, plus hosting in networks of other institutions in the Eduroam network, using the same username and password as is used to access their home Eduroam network. The user is assigned access by the organisation where they study or work. When joining, organisations commit to providing all their students with accounts. For more information please visit their website.

Telephone: Slovenian SIM cards can be used in mobile telephones made for the European market to enable inexpensive local calls and receive incoming calls from abroad. For more information visit

Useful telephone numbers:
Slovenian Country Code 386
Ljubljana City Code 1
Slovenian Exit Code 00
Police 113
Fire Brigade 112
Emergency First Aid 112

Useful information: In Ljubljana there are around 30 post offices, open Monday–Friday, 8am–7pm, and until 1pm on Saturdays. Ljubljana’s postcode is SI-1000. The city’s tap water is safe and drinkable. Electricity current is 220 V, 50 Hz. Plugs are central European so you need a converter if your country uses different plugs.

Eating Out: The influences of the East and West, North and South have mingled in Slovenia, a phenomenon noticeable in the country’s traditional dishes. Ljubljana offers a great variety of cuisine and prices. Most restaurants serve food until 23:00, but some do so until early in the morning. There are numerous ethnic restaurants, including Chinese, Italian, Mexican and Spanish. The gratuity is not included in the price of the meal.

Laundry: Bistra, Dunajska 59 (Linhartov podhod). Open 9am–5pm; closed Saturdays and Sundays. Telephone 23 10 922.

Climate: Ljubljana’s climate is Central European, but also subject to the influences of warm air from the Adriatic and cold air from the Alps. The average daytime temperature in the summer is usually 30°C.

What to see in Ljubljana: The Summer School has a comprehensive social programme, please view the full information here. For further tourist information please visit