Before Arrival

Here you will find some important information to help you plan your trip and your stay in Ljubljana and Slovenia.

Time Zone

Central  European Time (GMT +1)




Slovenian. Many people speak English, German and/or Italian.


Slovenia has three distinct climate types: continental, Alpine and sub-Mediterranean. A good part of the country, including Ljubljana, is characterised by a typical European continental climate with warm, dry summers and fairly cold winters, while the coastal areas and the lowlands in the south have a milder climate. Average temperatures: July 21°C, January 0°C.


Slovenia uses the so-called European plug with the official designation CEE 7/16. This is the plug with two round pins used in most other European countries.

Units of Measurement

Metric – metres, kilometres, grams, kilograms. Temperatures are given in degrees Celsius.

Dial-in Codes

    • Country code: +386
    • Ljubljana city code: 1

Credit Cards

Most stores accept international credit and payment cards. There is also a wide network of ATMs where you can withdraw cash.

Important Telephone Numbers

    • Police: 113
    • Emergency Reporting Centre (fire and rescue stations): 112
    • Ambulance & First Aid: 112
    • Medical assistance: +386 (0)1 232 30 60

Potable Water

Ljubljana is a city which can be proud of its clean drinking water. Also elsewhere in Slovenia, tap water is of good quality and suitable for drinking.

Medical Assistance and Pharmacies

Wheelchair Accessibility

Ljubljana is a wheelchair-friendly city for persons with disabilities – you can access almost every part of the city with a wheelchair. The city is covered in cycling paths, which means there is no need to hop on and off the pavements.

Read more about accessibility of Ljubljana by wheelchair >>

WiFree Ljubljana

The WiFree Ljubljana wireless network allows visitors to Ljubljana city centre to use free wireless internet for up to 60 minutes a day.

Wireless access to the websites owned by the City Municipality of Ljubljana, including the Visit Ljubljana tourist website, through the WiFree Ljubljana network is free for everyone for an unlimited period of time.

Read more how to connect to WiFree Ljubljana >> 

Turist Information Centres

If you want to explore Slovenia, the Tourist Information Centres are a great resource. Ask for tips, advice, free brochures and maps and book excursions across the country.

Read more about Turist Information Centres >>


For more information please turn to Visit Ljubljana