Ljubljana Public Transport
Altough Ljubljana is enough small that you will be able to walk everywhere in the centre, but it has very user-friendly public transport system.
There are a total of 21 lines, and half a dozen of them (Nos 1, 2, 3, 6, 8 and 11) are considered main lines. Buses on the main lines run about every five to 15 min; service is less frequent on other lines and on Sunday and holidays. You can pay on board with exact change or use a tiny plastic token (zeton) available at many newsstands, kiosks and post offices.
Bus passes (and tokens) can be purchased from three LPP locations, including the company's head office. More central is the LPP Information Centre and the LPP kiosk just opposite at the system's central stop (Bavarski Dvor). Passes are available for a day or a week. From the bus or train stations, bus No 2 will take you down Slovenska cesta to Mestni trg (Magistrat stop) in the Old Town. To reach Trnovo, catch bus No 9 to the terminus (Trnovo stop).
Travellers are advised that changes are afloat at LPP, with schedules extended, routes changed and the introduction of a smart-card fare paying system.
You can pick up a free city map in one of the Tourist Information Offices either in the train station or in the city centre (Adamic-Lundrovo nabrezje 2).
LPP - Ljubljana urban traffic
22 Bus lines - from 5.00 to 22.30
Privce: 230 SIT (ca. 1 EUR)
Busjeton 170 SIT (ca. 0,7 EUR)
(Busjetons are available in Kiosks)
daily-, week- and montly cards available.
Tel: +386 1 434 32 49
Tel: 090 42 30
Trg OF 6
Tel: +386 1 291 33 32
The train and bus station are within easy walking distance of the centre of town - which is roughly speaking the "Three bridges" area. From the station take any of the roads heading into town and this will lead you to this area.
AMZS - Slovene Automobile Association
Tel: +386 1 530 53 00
From airport to Ljubljana
There are regular public buses (EUR 2.50, 50 min) between Ljubljana and Brnik Airport. It departs from the bus station (stop No 28) hourly during the day on week days and every two hours on weekends.
Minibus runs (EUR 4.00, 30 min) to the bus/train station at Trg OF. (Schuttle Service, Prevozi Markun, Tel: +386 41 670 528, +386 41 792 865)
Alternatively, a metered taxi to the center will cost about EUR 30.
Taxis are very cheap, and between two or three people it can be a convenient way to get back to the hotel if you're not in the centre. Notice that not all taxis charge the same fare.
Metered taxis can be hailed on the street or hired from ranks near the train station, at the TIC on Stritarjeva ulica, in front of Hotel Slon on Slovenska cesta, or on Mestni trg.
Tel: 9700, 9701, 9702, 9703, 9704, 9705, 9706, 9707, 9708, 9709
Parking in the city center
Parking is not easy in central Ljubljana and, if you're not prepared to pay in some form or another, you're bound to get a ticket, or even get towed away. There are car parks throughout the city, and their locations are indicated on most maps.
Parking: blue zones: 30 minutes: free of charge
white zones: 1 hour with parking ticket
Price: 100 SIT (ca. 0,5 EUR)
parking tickets available at: kiosks, gas stations.
Dunajska 130, Tivolska 43, Celovska 226, Trzaska 130
Rent a bike
Ljubljana is a city of cyclists, and there are bike lanes and special traffic lights everywhere. Ljubljana Bike, run by the municipal government, offers visitors the free use of one-speed bicycles in summer from three locations: the train station, Presernov trg at the start of Miklosiceva cesta, and Trg Republike, just off SubiCeva ulica.
There are also commercial outfits renting bikes scattered around town:
in front of Café Macek: 1 Hour - 600 SIT - 3 EUR
1 Day - 3000 SIT - 13 EUR
Tir Bar - Train Station (from 8.00 to 20.00): 1 Hour - 200 SIT - 1 EUR
1 Day - 500 SIT - 2,5 EUR