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Getting to Ljubljana

By Plane

All flights to and from Ljubljana are operated through the Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, which is located 25 km from the city center. 

Airlines currently flying to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport include Air Serbia, Air France, Lufthansa, Montenegro Airlines, EasyJet, Turkish Airlines, Wizz Air, Finnair, LOT Polish Airlines. In total there are more than 220 direct weekly flights. 

Flight connections with the highest frequencies from Ljubljana to major destinations are given below:  



Distances from some other closest airports to Ljubljana by road

The closest airports in neighboring countries are listed as an additional gateway, with special regards to direct connections to some cities or additional low-cost airlines.

Klagenfurt Airport, Austria 85 km / 1:30 h - https://airport-klagenfurt.at/en/ 
Trieste Airport, Italy 120 km / 1:30 h - https://triesteairport.it/en/ 
Zagreb Airport, Croatia 140 km / 1:45 h - https://www.zagreb-airport.hr/en 
Graz Airport, Austria 187 km / 2:00 h - https://www.flughafen-graz.at/en/home.html
Venice Airport, Italy 230 km / 2:30 h - https://www.veneziaairport.it/en/

Transfer Services

If you are arriving by plane, you can reach GR Congress Centre or any Hotel from Ljubljana airport or any of the nearby airports with GoOpti Dynamic Airport Shuttle. By clicking on search you can book a transfer directly to GR Congres Centre or Hotel from Ljubljana, Venice, Zagreb, Trieste, Vienna, and several other regional airports.

GoOpti is rated 4.5 based on travelers’ reviews on TripAdvisor. You can choose between a shared and a private transfer available to you at any desired time. We also recommend to book in advance as prices rise when closer to the date of your trip. Booking on time can get you a personalized shared ride for very affordable price.

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Offer from Turkish Airlines for FEBS 2020 participants

Through an arrangement with the Congress Secretariat Dekon, special discounts are available for FEBS 2020 participants flying to Ljubljana and Zagreb airports on certain booking classes with Turkish Airlines (e.g. 15% discount on economy class). To access this discount, please go to the Turkish Convention’s booking tool for flights at https://www4.thy.com/TKC/app/main?language=en and use the event code"038TKM20" under the delegate section.


By Car, Rail and Bus

Slovenia’s road and rail network have been modernized over the past decade in order to provide an efficient transport system, integrated with the broader European area and specifically the neighboring countries, Austria, Hungary, Croatia, and Italy. 

Railway connections from Ljubljana to the major cities across the borders are often operated by intercity trains. Modern comfortable trains serve the capital as well as almost every important tourist destination in Slovenia. Railway travel is convenient and inexpensive. Information on international timetables is available from this website of the Slovenian Railways: www.slo-zeleznice.si

The Ljubljana Bus Station has regular services to all Slovenia’s neighboring countries and the most popular destinations within the country.

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