Ljubljana airport is situated some 20 km North of Ljubljana in the direction of Kranj. The international airport code is LJU. Previously known as Brnik Airport, recently it has been renamed to Joze Pucnik Airport. There are cheap flights to Ljubljana from several European cities.
Public bus service no.28 operates to and from Ljubljana bus station and runs about every hour. The journey takes 45 minutes, the cost is around 4 EUR and you buy your tickets directly from the driver. There is also a private shuttle service running less frequently but it's a bit faster. The bus station in Ljubljana is small and situated immediately in front of the railway station. If you take a taxi from the taxi rank in front of the airport it will cost about 35 EUR. Nevertheless, there is some private tansfer service that can get you to Ljubljana cheaper.
City buses have electronic payment system based on no-contact smart card called Urbana. Urbana cards are electronic ticket carriers. Urbana value card (yellow) is without a name of the holder and is transferable. You can buy and top it up with credit up to 50 EUR (at Urbanomat top-up stations; the lowest amount of credit is 1 EUR) or with transferable monthly and yearly tickets. The payment must be made at the beginning of the ride by touching with your card at one of the green readers (validators) on the bus. One fare will cost you 0,80€ including 90 min ride within all the City Public Transport bus routes. However, you should validate your card (touch the reader with the card Urbana) every time you enter the bus. In order to pay for two or more passengers, please tell the bus driver – before validation at the driver's reader (validator) – that you wish to buy more than one ticket and how many would you like to buy. The passengers you paid for should during the ride stay near you. More information: www.jhl.si
Taxis are easy to find in the city center. But if you would like to get cheaper price, we suggest you to call taxi, not to hail it on the street. If 3 people share a taxi, the ride would only be a little bit more expensive as taking the public bus. Numbers below are the most popular taxi choices:
Metro taxi: +386 (0)80 11 90
Rumeni taxi: +386 (0)41 731 831
Taxi Intertours: +386 (0)31 311 311
Taxi Laguna: +386 (0)80 12 33
There are about 27 hotels in Ljubljana city, from budget hotels to luxury ones, offering a good overall standard at affordable prices. Most of the hotels are conveniently located down town, where all of the culture and night life also happens to be. We would like to recommend this ones: (When you make your reservation you should mention you are part of ICMC so you get the special rates)
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