ISSEP 2015
September 28 – October 1
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Travel & Visas

Getting to Ljubljana

By Air

Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport (IATA code: LJU) is the international airport of Ljubljana, located 25 km northwest of the city center. Once you reach the airport you have multiple transportation choices for traveling from the airport to the city center. The company Alpetour - Potovalna agencija, d.d. offers a bus service. The fare is 4.10 EUR and the ride takes around 50 minutes. You can find the schedule of the buses here. You can also rent a taxi or a shuttle bus.

By Car

Ljubljana is easily reached by car from one of the four neighouring countries. Driving on motorways requires drivers to purchase a vignette. A weekly vignette (valid for 7 days from the day of the purchase) costs 15 eur and can be purchased at petrol stations and post offices.

When travelling from Austria on motorway through Karavanke tunnel a road toll of 7 eur is charged.

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By Bus and Rail

Participants from neighbouring countries might also consider traveling by train or by bus. The central Ljubljana Railway Station and the Ljubljana Bus Station are located in the city center next to each other. Ljubljana has direct railway connections to Vienna in Austria, Prague in Czech, Zagreb and Rijeka in Croatia, Münich in Germany, Thessaloniki in Greece, Budapest in Hungary, Trieste and Venice in Italy, Belgrade in Serbia, Zurich in Switzerland, and a whole host of other European cities. 

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Getting around Ljubljana

The best way of getting to the conference venue is taking one of the numerous buses of Ljubljanski potniški promet (Ljubljana Public Transport, shortened as LPP). LPP's sprawling network of bus lines covers the entire city of Ljubljana and its surrounding areas and offers a convenient and inexpensive way of getting around the city.

A ride with an LPP bus costs 1.20 EUR. Payment is done by using the so called Urbana single city card value card. The card can be purchased and topped up with credits at:

  • stand-alone machines called Urbanomats, mostly found near bus stops,
  • Ÿin larger shopping centres such as Mercator and Spar and at select Petrol stations,
  • Ÿat newsagents’ shops,
  • at Tourist Information Centres,
  • at the central Ljubljana Bus Station

After validating your card at the bus entrance you have 90 minutes during which you can transfer between bus lines at no additional cost.

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Visa Information

Foreigners entering Slovenia must hold a valid travel document. EU/EEA do not need a passport to enter Slovenia, only an identity card. 

Persons from certain countries may need a visa to enter Slovenia. Further information can be found here.