Ljubljana is easily accessible by air, train, bus or car.
Ljubljana by plane
Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport (LJU) is located 25 km north of the city centre. It can be reached from many major European hubs.
Ljubljana by train
Slovenia has a well-developed railway network connecting Ljubljana with Graz and Klagenfurt (Austria) to the north and Trieste (Italy) to the west. The main train station is within walking distance of the city centre. Information on train schedules (also in English) can be found on the website of Slovenian Railways (Slovenske Zeleznice): www.slo-zeleznice.si/en/.
Ljubljana by car
Ljubljana can be reached via major motorways from all directions:
From the north:
- via Villach (Austria) E 651 (100 km)
- via Klagenfurt (Austria) E 652/E 61 (85 km)
From the east:
- via Graz (Austria) / Maribor (Slovenia) E 57/E 59 (195 km)
- via Budapest (Hungary) E 57/E 71 (430 km)
From the south:
- via Zagreb (Croatia) E 70/A 2 (120 km)
From the west:
- via Trieste (Italy) E 61/E 70 (110 km)
Road tax vignettes are compulsory on the Slovenian motorways, including the Ljubljana bypass. Vignettes are available for one week (15 EUR), one month (30 EUR) or one year (110 EUR) at petrol stations located in the border areas of Slovenia's neighbouring countries, at petrol stations, post offices and most newspaper kiosks in Slovenia, and at branch offices of the Automobile Association of Slovenia (AMZS) and other automobile clubs.
The speed limits in Slovenia are 50 km/h in built-up areas, 90 km/h outside built-up areas, 110 km/h on dual carriageways and 130 km/h on motorways.
More information is available on the DARS website.
Ljubljana has an excellent network of public transport that covers approx. 93 % of the urban area of the Municipality of Ljubljana.
The Ljubljanski potniški promet (LPP) public utility company offers the Urbana public transport card, which can be bought from LPP ticket offices, tourist information centres and most of the city's newspaper kiosks, newsstands and post offices for the price of 2.00 EUR and can be topped up with cash at the above-mentioned points of sale as well as at Urbanomat ticket machines. A single journey fare is 1.20 EUR and covers an up to 90-minute journey regardless of the number of buses needed to be changed to reach the destination.
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Central Post Office, Ljubljana
Čopova ulica 11
The conference will take place at the Central Post Office in Ljubljana. The Central Post Office is a late 19th-century building along the main street in the city centre, Slovenska. Its immediate neighbours are the Slon Best Western Hotel and the Nama department store, while the busy pedestrian Čopova Street separates it from the Old Town. The building features a particular function space – the Atrium, which is an attractive setting for receptions, banquets and other events. Its style slightly resembles the atrium of the National Museum, as the two buildings were created at about the same time.
Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, has a population of about 287.000 and ranks as one of the smaller European capitals. Thanks to more than 50,000 university students, this city with a history of several thousand years and an average population age of 41 years has an incredibly youthful feel. Harmonious coexistence of tradition and contemporaneity can be seen on many levels, from the city's diverse cultural production and creative society to its culinary art.
The official language spoken in Slovenia is Slovene/Slovenian. The most common foreign languages are English and German as well as Croatian (+ variants) and Serbian.
Currency, credit cards, banking
The official currency in Slovenia is the euro (EUR, €). The most common international credit cards (such as Mastercard or Visa) as well as debit cards (Maestro) are generally accepted in Ljubljana. ATMs are available throughout the city.
If you need to exchange money, the best place to do so is at a bank. Banks are usually open between 9:00 and 12:00 and 14:00 and 17:00 Monday to Friday, and some on Saturdays between 9:00 and 12:00. Money can also be exchanged in exchange offices, at hotel reception desks, tourist agencies, petrol stations and larger supermarkets.
Tipping: When a gratuity is not included in your bill, which may or may not be the case, paying an extra 10 % (or sometimes 15 %, for outstanding service) is customary. With taxi drivers, it is more common to just round up the sum.
The climate in Ljubljana is oceanic with continental characteristics such as warm summers and moderately cold winters. In February, the weather can be cold with average temperatures around 0°C (32°F). For local weather report and forecast, visit the ARSO website.
Ljubljana is located in the Central European Time Zone (CET = GMT+1).
Electricity is supplied at 220-240 volts. Type C, E and F plugs are used.
Please note that the information provided on this site has been obtained from several different sources and therefore the organisers cannot accept any responsibility for errors therein.