Slovenia has 3 international airports (Ljubljana, Maribor, Portorož).
Ljubljana (Jože Pučnik Airport) – main airport in Slovenia
It is located about 26 km north of the capital city. You can catch a taxi, an airport shuttle, rent a car, or opt for our transfer options, depending on your traveling itinerary.
The Ljubljana airport is the best option when traveling to Slovenia, particularly for visiting places in the central, north, or north-western part of the country.
Maribor (Edvard Rusjan Airport) – second international airport
It is located about 10 km south of Maribor, the second-largest city in Slovenia.
Traveling to and from the airport is done by taxi or a pre-booked transfer.
Maribor Airport is mainly used for seasonal and charter flights.
Portorož Airport – smaller charters, business and cargo flights
The Airport in Portoroz is located 6 km south of Portorož, and you can reach the following towns within an hour’s drive: Trieste (Italy), Koper, Postojna, Ljubljana (Slovenia), and Croatian towns on the Istrian Peninsula.
Alternative airports near Slovenia:
Zagreb, Pula, Klagenfurt, Graz, Trieste, Venice, Vienna
Brnik airport with mountains in the background
Traveling to Slovenia by bus from numerous European cities is quite straightforward.
direct coach lines from as far as Sweden and Denmark.
Most international coaches stop in Ljubljana.
Foreign EU bus transport providers registered do not require special permits to travel across Slovenia. FlixBus coaches and Nomago buses are growing in popularity.
Traveling to Slovenia by bus is quite straightforward
Taking a train to Slovenia is easy as it gets. There are
good rail connections from neighboring and many other countries: Croatia, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Serbia, Czech Republic, Germany, Switzerland, etc.
Slovenia is included in the
Eurail Global Pass system.
You can also travel by rail from the nearby airports, like Trieste, Zagreb, or Vienna.
Slovenia has good rail connections
By car, bike, motorbike, or on foot
You can visit Slovenia by virtually any ground means you want.
If you’re traveling to Slovenia by car or motorbike, the road connectivity via regional roads and motorways is very straightforward.
If you’re going by bike or even on foot, there are plenty of smaller border crossings connected by local roads that will take you to wherever it is you’re going to.
Well-maintained regional roads
You can catch a direct ferry from Italy or sail in from Croatia.
4 small ports/marinas which you can use when traveling by boat.
sailing to Slovenia, always check availability and other requirements.
There are also many cruises that stop in the port main Slovenian port, Koper, and the neighboring Trieste or Venice.
Ships near the Koper Port
Do I need a VISA for Slovenia?
Citizens of the Member States of the European Economic Area (EEA) may enter Slovenia with a valid identity card or a valid passport and do not require a visa or a residence permit.
Third-country nationals must acquire a visa or a residence permit from Slovenia’s diplomatic mission abroad.
* The list of countries that require a visa to Slovenia can be viewed on the official government website
How do I get around Slovenia?
Slovenia is a very small country, which translates to
short transfer times. Roads and railway connections are good, so traveling around Slovenia is a piece of cake. The country is very small and driving conditions are excellent.
easiest means is of course by car, but local public transport (bus, train) is well-organized, accessible, affordable, and will certainly take you to where you want to be. If you’re vacationing in Slovenia and would like to explore the country day-by-day, Day Trips are the ultimate way of seeing all the main sights and offer extremely reliable transfer options.
Switchback road to Vršič Pass
Driving in Slovenia CAR / MOTORBIKE
The roads in Slovenia are well-maintained and up to EU standards.
Traffic is commonly quite light, except on major motorways during the high seasons (July, August).
You can rent a car in any bigger Slovenian town (Ljubljana, Maribor, Celje, Koper, etc.).
Driving times between places are short. It takes approximately 2.5 hours to drive from one part of the country to another.
Petrol stations are frequent and repair services are responsive.
There are more than 240 charging stations for electric vehicles all around Slovenia.
Emergency numbers: 112 (ambulance, fire department), 113 (police)
Roadside assistance: 1987
*And remember: we drive on the right in Slovenia 🙂
Driving times in Slovenia are short CAMPERVAN
All the top destinations provide suitable campervanning facilities.
The best and most practical way to travel around Slovenia by campervan is to book a
Slovenia has suitable campervanning facilites TRAIN
Most popular destinations in Slovenia are connected by railway.
However, rain transfer can be quite slow when traveling around Slovenia, as we do not have speed trains, and rides usually include many local stops.
Railway bridge over the Soča River BIKE
Cycling around Slovenia is fantastic.
Low traffic and good quality local roads are very suitable for cyclists.
If you would like to explore Slovenia by bike, we highly recommend booking a special
*Reduce the carbon footprint!*
The most sustainable means of travel are rail, electric car, and bicycle.
Where do I stay in Slovenia?
The accommodation situation in Slovenia is excellent, so finding a nice place to stay in Slovenia is easy. There are plenty of accessible, comfortable
hotels and hostels in both urban and rural areas, equipped with all the modern facilities.
Camping and its luxurious variant glamping are excellent for those who want to spend their holiday in Slovenia’s wonderful natural environment.
Located in idyllic countryside locations, many
tourist farms offer lodgings as well as tasty local cuisine. For those who like to venture high in the mountains, mountain huts serve as unique overnight stays with a surreal panorama.
There are also plenty of
private options in the form of Airbnb and Booking.
Slovenian accommodation in beautiful scenery
Useful Information & Tips: Are accommodations in Slovenia child-friendly?
Yes, most places are very well equipped to accommodate youngsters and babies.
Slovenia is a family-friendly country Are accommodations wheelchair accessible?
Although many places are wheelchair accessible, certain places might not be.
We advise you to
always check in advance before booking. Can I bring my pet along?
It depends on the accommodation. Most outdoor campsites and some hotels and private accommodations allow pets (dogs, cats, etc.), but most hostels and luxury lodgings do not.
The best thing to do is check before booking.
Lake Bled at sunrise Can I get married in Slovenia?
In fact, we highly recommend it.
Slovenia is an
exceptionally romantic destination, so getting married or proposing to your soulmate here is unquestionably a very attractive option.
Slovenia is home to one of the most idyllic wedding locations in the world:
Check it out!
Happy wedding at Bled Castle