Getting around Ljubljana

There are several ways of travelling around the city of Ljubljana, most recommended are by bus, by bike or on foot.

City Buses

Those wishing to travel on Ljubljana city buses, operated by the Ljubljanski potniški promet (LPP) public utility company, should get the Urbana public transport card. A single journey fare is €1.30. It covers an up to 90-minute journey regardless of the number of buses needed to be changed to reach the destination.

Passengers travelling on Ljubljana’s city and intercity passenger transport lines can also pay for bus ride using payment cards (Visa and Mastercard), mobile wallets or other devices. With the payment card, the passenger can pay the fare only for one bus ride and does not allow you to transfer between different buses without paying the fare again.

Renting a Bike

Ljubljana is one of the most bike friendly cities in the world.

BicikeLJ bicycle-sharing system

The BicikeLJ bicycle-sharing system gives you an opportunity to hire bikes from self-service terminals located across the wider Ljubljana city centre. BicikeLJ bikes are particularly suitable for shorter, up to an hour-long rides as hire is free if you return a hired bicycle to the nearest docking station within an hour and wait for five minutes before hiring a new one.

The use of the BicikeLJ system is practically free of charge. The only cost involved is the symbolic fee for compulsory online registration with the system, which stands at €1.00 for a week and €3.00 for a year and must be completed in advance of hiring.

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Ljubljana Bike

Tourists and other visitors can hire bicycles as part of the Ljubljana Bike project. Bicycles, available from the Tourist Information Centre during the warm months (1 April – 31 October), can be hired at very reasonable prices at Tourist Information Centre, plus you can get all the tourist information you need while picking up your bicycle.

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Ljubljana’s electric-powered vehicles referred to as Kavalirs (Gentle Helpers) are a free city centre public transport option friendly both to people and the environment. Kavalirs, mainly intended for the transport of the elderly, mobility-impaired people, and visitors, run around the pedestrianized historical city centre at a speed slow enough to allow you to hail them anywhere on the street. Telephone ordering is also an option.

The Kavalir fleet currently consists of four vehicles, two of them open-sided and two glazed and heated in winter time. Friendly Kavalir drivers will take you anywhere within the city centre pedestrian zone. The vehicles, moving at a speed of up to 25 kilometres per hour, can carry five passengers.

The two open-sided ‘summer Kavalirs’ run in the warm part of the year, from April to the end of October, whereas the glazed ‘winter Kavalir’ runs throughout the year, during the summer season along a regular route between the Krekov trg square and the city bus stop across the way from the Drama Theatre.

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In the centre of Ljubljana you can easily find a vacant taxi. Charges range between €0.80 and €1.50 for the starting fee and from €0.70 to €1.70 per kilometre. A taxi ride from Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport to Ljubljana costs from €20.00 to €45.00. Charges are lower when taxis are ordered by phone. In any case, it is advisable to enquire about the fare before the ride.

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Ljubljana’s car parks managed by the Javno podjetje Ljubljanska parkirišča in tržnice public utility company are classified into different tariff categories, depending on the distance from the city centre. You can read more about parking fee payment here. Parking is also possible at a large number of privately owned car parks and parking garages.

In the city centre, short-time parking is allowed in the short-term parking zone. Parking fee can be payed at a parking meter, a ticket machine, an Urbanomat machine or by using the Urbana SMS Parking service. Parking tickets that are bought from automated parking machines must be placed in a clearly visible place in the car, close to the windscreen. The parking machines do not give change, so drivers are advised to have the exact amount required for the parking ticket. Parking periods range from 30 to 120 minutes.

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