Airport Ljubljana serves as a gateway to Slovenia


Airport Ljubljana serves the city of Slovenia, one of the smallest capital cities in the European Union. The total city population numbers about 300,000, but charming artists, museums, shops, and galleries provide relaxing tourism without the demands of fighting crowds to see world-famous attractions.

Visitors can unwind and enjoy themselves without feeling shortchanged, making holidays less stressful. Ljubljana Airport occupies an area 27 kilometers from the city proper, but convenient public bus service costs only 4 Euros. Taxis and alternate car and shuttle services also make faster transport available at a premium price.

Pronunciation of the city might pose some difficulties (lyoo-BLYAH-nah), but travelers can enjoy low fares from many European cities, charming tourism, and a historical castle that makes the effort worthwhile. Airport Ljubljana maintains an efficient website, where people can track arrivals and departures, and airport visitors enjoy many modern conveniences. The local tourism office maintains a branch where visitors can get maps, information, and local tips for making the most of their holiday. An arrival hall allows travelers to rendezvous conveniently before arranging travel to the city.

Ljubljana Airport supports Adrian Airlines, Malev, CSA, AirFrance, EasyJet, JAT, LOT, and Turkish Airlines, all of which maintain on-site sales offices. Finnair, Montenegro Airlines, and Czech Airlines also provide service to the capital city. The airport follows European rules and protocols for safety and security. Visitors can patronize duty-free shops, cafés, restaurants, bars, a post office, currency-exchange office, and a self-serve restaurant. ATM machines offer quick cash for local spending needs.

The bus trip to a small, centrally located bus station in the city takes about 45 minutes, and tickets can be purchased directly from the operator. The city terminal adjoins the train station. Unfortunately, no major hotels have chosen to locate near the airport at this time, but travelers can hire a car from numerous rental agencies for personal transportation. The airport enjoys ample parking, which costs nothing for the first 30 minutes, but visitors who lose their tickets will face a charge for two weeks of parking. The new, multi-story car park does not offer the free minutes that the automated outdoor lot provides.

Slovenia has become one of the fastest-growing destinations in Europe, so Airport Ljubljana might sometimes be a bit overwhelmed with traffic. Rapid expansion should increase capacity, and development around the airport will probably follow suit. An online reservation system provides convenient contact with Ljubljana and neighboring Kranj accommodations. The Rent-a-Car hall provides transportation rentals from directly across the street from the arrivals area. Visitors can choose from L.A. Rent, Dollar/Thrifty, National Car Rental, Hertz, Budget Car Rental, Sixt, and ABC Rental.

Slovenia nestles between Italy and Austria, and Ljubljana blends German, Slovenian, and Mediterranean cultures with a hodgepodge of Baroque, Art Nouveau, and Renaissance architecture. Throw in a medieval castle, centuries of art, and accommodating, friendly natives, and visitors get the recipe for an extraordinary holiday, free of the pressures that characterize many vacations. The city occupies both sides of the Ljubljana River, which flows from the castle walls and towers to the city center. Bridges crisscross the river and Baroque churches offer masterpieces of architectural design and cultural glimpses of the turbulent history of the state.

Tourists can explore many museums, shops, galleries and restaurants within the city. Opera, concerts and festivals offer travelers many entertaining pursuits to enjoy on holiday. Ljubljana Airport facilitates travel to all areas of Slovenia, and the proximity to the Alps, outdoor adventures and water-friendly activities at reasonable prices make holidays in Slovenia highly desirable. The capital city bustles with youthful energy, and many international exhibitions, film festivals and special events attract greater numbers of tourists each year.