Articles about - Transport

Travel from Venice to Ljubljana

18-Feb-2010
Venice, gondolas

Venice, gondolas

I was asked today by a follower on Twitter for tips on how best to travel from Venice to Ljubljana. Its a journey we have done by car but not by public transport. What are the options then?

By train seemed the most obvious way and there is a direct line. However, there is only one train per   … Read the rest

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Ljubljana airport to close temporarily in April 2010

30-Dec-2009

Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport (aka Brnik airport) is to close temporarily in April 2010 for two weeks to allow for runway renovation.

Flights to and from Ljubljana during this time will operate from Maribor in the north-east of the country and passengers should allow for extra transfer times. Full details can be found by following this link to the official   … Read the rest

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Motorhome hire in Slovenia

09-Dec-2009
Motorhomes for hire in Slovenia

Motorhomes for hire in Slovenia

As we said in our Camping and campsites in Slovenia article, we travel around Slovenia in our campervan and stay overnight on one of the many excellent campsites. It is a great way to explore the country and, for us very convenient, but not everyone has the time to drive across the continent on their   … Read the rest

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A drive over the Vršič Pass, or Russian Road

17-Oct-2009

The Vršič Pass, which rises to a height of 1611 metres, is the highest pass in Slovenia. It connects, in the north, the Sava Dolinka Valley in

Vršič Pass - mountain view

Vršič Pass - mountain view

Gorenjska to the the Soča Valley in Primorska, in the south. The road, impassable in the winter months, is an exhilarating and spectacular drive, climbing and descending 49   … Read the rest

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Language notes for using Slovenian timetables

08-Oct-2009

Just like any other timetables, Slovenian ones can be a bit complicated and you may need some help reading the service notes. So here a few words, phrases and terms that you may come across.

On the bus or train, “please – prosim”, “thank you – hvala” and a smile will be appreciated. If you cannot pronounce the name of   … Read the rest

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Driving and car rental in Slovenia

30-Sep-2009

Renting a car or taking your own vehicle to Slovenia gives you the most freedom to explore the country and access those areas where public transport is limited or non-existent (most of our walks can be accessed by bus but there are some where a car is more convenient or necessary).  A little research before you go will pay dividends,   … Read the rest

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Driving to Slovenia from the UK

23-Sep-2009

Driving to Slovenia is a popular option and easy to do providing that you have the time and are well prepared before you set off.  Whilst we have driven to Slovenia many times, we are not authorities on the legal aspects of driving abroad and so have only provided links to helpful websites.

All vehicles using Austrian motorways (autobahns) and   … Read the rest

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Flying to Slovenia

22-Sep-2009

Slovenia’s main international airport is the Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport (LJU) (sometimes refered to as “Brnik Airport”) located just north of the capital city, Ljubljana.  Scheduled flights from the Uk are operated by easyJet from London-Stansted (STN) and by Adria Airways from London-Gatwick (LGW), Manchester (MAN) and Dublin (DUB).  The airport is refreshingly small scale, easy to navigate and has   … Read the rest

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