Foreign citizens can enter Slovenia with a valid passport (or in some cases identity card, e.g. for EU/EEA citizens). Citizens of countries outside of the EU/EEA require a visa or residence permit, unless otherwise stipulated by law or international agreement. Slovenia has been part of the Schengen zone since 2007. Citizens of EU do not need a passport to enter Slovenia, only a valid identity card. For official information please consult the website of Slovenian Government or your embassy or consulate.
The closest airport to Ljubljana is Ljubljana Airport. It is located 20 km North of Ljubljana in the direction of Kranj. The airport is connected to Ljubljana via public buses, shared shuttles (with door-to-door service, booking in advance is advisable) and taxis. The airport also hosts car rental offices.
The schedule of public busses from Ljubljana Airport to Ljubljana Bus Station (Ljubljana city center) can be found at this link:
The price for a one-way ticket is 3,7 €.
There are several shuttle services that will take you from Ljubljana Airport to your accommodation in Ljubljana. The station for shuttle vehicles is located in front of Terminal B. They offer group transportation that leaves about 30 minutes after the planes land. The price for group departures is about 12 € per person. There is also private transportation offered, which costs about 50 € for 1-3 people and about 70 € for 4-8 people. Private transportation must be booked in advance.
Some of the shuttle services are listed below:
The price of a taxi from Ljubljana Airport to the center of Ljubljana is about 40 €. Some taxi services are listed below:
Other accessible airports in the neighbouring countries are: Venice (Italy), Trieste (Italy), Klagenfurt (Austria), Vienna (Austria), Zagreb (Croatia). Ljubljana can be reached from some these airports via rail or via shared shuttles (but please not that rail connections are not always fast and shared shuttles can involve lengthy waiting times).
Slovenia can also be reached by car, rail or bus.
The Republic of Slovenia is a Central European country located between the Alps and the Adriatic Sea, bordering Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia. Its approximately two million inhabitants live on an area just over 20 000 square kilometers. It is a country of great cultural and natural diversity concentrated in a small area, sometimes dubbed “Europe in Miniature”. Over two thirds of the country are covered by forests, making it an attractive green destination. Slovenia joined the EU in 2004, adopted the euro in 2007 and is part of the Schengen area from 2007.
Ljubljana is the capital of Slovenia and its largest city, with a population around 300 000 people. The area has been settled since at least around 2000 BC and is rich in history. Due to its relatively small size it is easy to navigate and most of the main sights can easily be accessed from the city centre on foot. The city is organised around a lively historical town centre by the river. The city is generally very safe (but the usual common sense precautions apply).
The meeting will be held at the Biotechnical Faculty (University of Ljubljana). The address of the Biotechnical Faculty is: Jamnikarjeva 101, Ljubljana. You can reach the Faculty on foot, by city bus, by bicycle and by taxi.
The approximate time from the center of Ljubljana to the Biotechnical Faculty, where the meeting will take place, is 40 minutes on foot.
To use the buses you will need to obtain the Urbana City Card, which is a no-contact smart card, allowing quick and convenient cash-free payment for rides on Ljubljana city buses (LPP). The Urbana card can also be used to pay for cable-car rides to the Ljubljana Castle, parking fees for white zones and parking lots managed by Javno podjetje Ljubljanska parkirišča in tržnice as well as the services of the Ljubljana City Library.
Price for a single ride with Ljubljana city buses (LPP) with free transfers within 90 minutes is 1,3 EUR (purchase of an Urbana card is 2 EUR). Rides can only be paid for with Urbana and not with cash or credit cards.
You can purchase the Urbana City Card at Urbanomat, there are many of this points of of sale (´prodajna mesta´) in the Ljubljana city centre.
Users of the Urbana City Card can install the new Urbana mobile app on their Android or iOS smartphones, which shall serve as a virtual card. The app offers a friendly and simple user experience for smartphone owners with Android 6.0 or higher and iOS 13.0 or higher operation systems.
To obtain the Urbana City Card you have to register at https://urbana.jhl.si/en.
Mobile application Urbana – instructions: https://www.lpp.si/sites/www.jhl.si/files/dokumenti/instructions_for_the_new_urbana_application_3.pdf
Ljubljana public transport:
The app for predicted arrival of busses is linked here:
The nearest bus stops for the conference venue are:
Ljubljana has a bicycle service called BicikeLJ (https://www.bicikelj.si/en/home). The weekly subscription costs 1 € for an unlimited number of rides (60 minutes per ride). Bicycle stations are located throughout Ljubljana. The closest BicikeLJ stations to the Biotechnical Faculty are Viško polje and Živalski vrt (circled in red).
The price of taxi from the center of Ljubljana to the Biotechnical Faculty is approximately 7 €. Some taxi services are listed below:
Ljubljana lies in the Ljubljana Basin and has a moderate continental climate. The temperature in September is between average lowest daily temperature of 11 °C and average highest daily temperature of 22 °C. September generally provides plenty of sunny days and possible occasional showers. Plan for the possibility of rain and chilly nights. The weather in other parts of the country is generally colder in the mountains and milder around the coast, with a lot of variation over relatively short distances. Further information on the climate of Slovenia can be found here.
Slovenia has adopted the euro in 2007. ATMs are numerous, especially in city centres (extra charges may apply for withdrawing cash with foreign cards). Major credit cards are widely accepted, with few exceptions.
Numerous large and small hotels and hostels serve the growing number of tourists visiting Ljubljana. Most are located in the city centre itself, which also offers the best opportunities for relaxation and sightseeing. A large part of the city centre is designated as a pedestrian area – if necessary, please enquire with your accommodation provider about the possibilities to reach them by a car. However, please note that the conference venue is not located in the city centre. Shuttles from and to the city centre will be provided for the participants of the conference every day in the morning and evening.
Some accommodation options are listed HERE. Many more can be found on various online booking platforms.
Link to Hotel Slon: https://bookings.travelclick.com/102655?groupID=3844795#/guestsandrooms
Link to City Hotel: https://www.cityhotel.si/events/eid/512/
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