I only saw trains right now, when I did look at itinerary it wasn't clear on the switch in Trieste and it's only a 15 min before boarding the next. It notes about ground transport, is the station not the same? No direct buses to Koper? Do kids pay on public buses and trains? Thanks!
I was very excited and encouraged to go to Slovenia this year after a few discussions with some European friends who claimed prices even in August are cheaper than elsewhere, even last minute. I thought it was logical as Italy can be pricey, but when I started looking Slovenia seemed just as pricey with less options . I checked Airbnb and as usual either they are sold out or limit visitors to 2 people per room. I checked booking site , hoteles.es Expedia, trivago you name it. Is there something I am missing? It would be from July 29 to first week of August at different places. I even tried the thermals as I find them interesting but when you click to book they have a limit that you need to stay minimum 3 nights or 5, we don't have that time as we want to visit elsewhere. We have 2 minimum. The places we are interested is Bled, Capital city, Vintgar gorge, soca river, caves. We will skip the east side this time.
WE do have a CAR and we don't mind travelling up to 30 minutes if it gives us a better room.
We would want to have some information on Soca river. First, we have two small children none swim, 6 and 7 years old, neither I. We would like to take advantage of this beauty though the river looks calm, is there a place we come to enter and rent, swim, easy picturesque hikes besides Vintgar gorge, other activities for kids? Is it cool near/ in lake at this time of year? Thank you!
Dear VT friends in Ljubljana
I am coming to Slovenia for the first time at the end of the month. I'm staying a few days then flying out for a day then coming back. So I will have four trips to the airport and as my hotel (the Radisson Blu Plaza on Bratislavska Cesta) is offering me a transfer at €25 I wanted to see if there was a cheaper option by bus and tram.
My second question is about how the Ljubljana bus/Tram system works and if you pay the driver or by a bus card in advance.
All help very gratefully received!
In August we (a late 20s couple) are traveling from Ljubljana to Bled then back to Ljubljana and then on to Budapest. Is taking a train the best option for our travels? If so, do you have any recommendations on which train company or the best times to travel?
Many thanks for your assistance :)
Slovenia Izola walking to Piran is it worth walking or should I catch a bus
What's it like for traveling on trains in Slovenia
Hi, I am planning travel to Slovenia for several days, but the last day I have to go to Vienna to catch my flight. My last night will stay in Bled. I would like to know if there are any bus or other ways can take directly from Bled to Vienna( Austria), so that I don’t have to back to Ljubjana to take bus or train. Many thanks!
Can you recomend me some event ? and good cheap restorants?
In May I'm going on a study trip to Ljubljana with 23 students. I would love to take them to a traditional brewery in Ljubljana (or very near). I myself have been to Slovenia many times when I was young, but never in Ljubljana, I remember the trees with the bottles, and grappa!
Any tips (also for other fun activities) would be very much appreciated! (since we are students our budget is limited..)
We are thinking of driving to Kranjska Gora from Budapest between Christmas and New Years. How are the roads in winter?
I'm looking a companion to take a taxi from Ljubliana airport to Rogaska Slatina on 23 October. Is there anybody to join?
I'm looking for a companion to take a taxi from Ljubliana airport to Rogaska Slatina on 23 October. Is there anybody to join?
I have planned to visit Slovenia July 2016. Planning to spend 5 full days in Slovenia. Have distributed those precious days like below:
Day1:Ljubljana Day2:Ljubljana Day3:Day trip to Lake Bled Day4:Day trip to Piran or Kranj - Please suggest the most picturesque one ?
Day5: Day trip to Maribor or Ptuj - Please suggest the most picturesque one ?
This is a rough itinerary. Need your expertise suggestions to alter the itinerary to make it a best one:) If 2 days not at all required for Ljubljana then you can suggest alternatives as well!!
Thanks in advance :)
How difficult is the trail? Many steps? Is it possible to walk only part of the way?
My plan is to travel from Zagreb to Ljubljana in the morning then get the bus to Bled . I would like to visit Vintgar Gorge the same day and back to stay in the hostel in Bled.
How often of the bus from Bled lake to Vintgar Gorge ? Is it safe to walk there alone ?
The next day I'm thinking of staying in Ljubljana then try to go to Venice the day after but I'm not sure if travel from Bled or Ljubljana to Venice is better and cheaper and how to get there. ( I'm on a budget solo backpack )
Plesse help , Thanks in advance :)
I need to travel from Piran to Venice on 24th Sep , friday.
Did not find any ferry options.
If I need to take atrain from where is it advisable ?
Can someone please advise ?
Any other travel options ? I have checked Goopti ? Is this a good option ?
I need to travel from Piran (Slove to Venice on the 24th Sep 2015, Friday.
We are a Team of 5 adults and a 2 year infant.
I checked the ferry lines and none are available on that day.
I checked rail connections and did not find any that day.
What other solutions do I have ?
I need to reach venice that night since I am flying back the next day.
I arrive in Ljubjana airport next week and I have to meet my friend at the bus station to get a bus to Kranjska Gora. Is it easy to find the bus which takes you to the bus station from the airport and how much should I expect to pay for a return to and from KG?
My flight to Maribor lands at 23:05.
I haven't seen any buses running at that time so I'm going to need a taxi.
Does anyone know if taxis wait around outside, or do I need to book one in advance?
My husband and I are seniors and will be spending 8 days in Bled.
We'd appreciate information on day trips to see some must sees.
We like scenery and lakes. We'll have a car, but we intend to do
leisurely walks around Bled rather than go on a trip every day.
We'd also like to possibly drive to Croatia 1 day to Plitvice, so would
appreciate advice regarding that as well. (We do not eat in restaurants,
so not interested in restaurant advice)
I was in Bled at the end of May and stayed at house klasika. I purchased a really amazing childrens backpack on my way from the tourist center to house klasika. The store was on ground level, on the right side of the street before I got to the post office. It was stolen on the train home and I would really like to purchase another from the same store. Do you Know the store? Can you send me their information? It was a childrens backpack, pink, whimsical with a Victorian style cartoon on the front and amazing. Thank you for your help. I know this is a strange request, but it's the only thing i purchased for myself the whole vacation and Bled was my most favorite place we visited. I would love a reminder of it.
I'm interested in a recommendation for a lakeview apartment not a hotel, for 2 seniors,
near a walkway around the lake where we don't have to climb down a hill to
get to the lake.
Hi, is there any place in Koper, Slovenia, where we can swim with the dog? I mean some place without big stones at the edge of the sea. We are already in Koper. Many thanks. Jitka ;)
I'm looking for a pleasant place to stay our last night, 100 km or less from the Zagreb airport. The day before we'll be coming from the west side or Ljubljana and have to return the car in the early afternoon.
Maybe in this case I will have to use highways, but I don't now yet if in Slovenia or Croatia.
We'll drive around the north side of Slovenia the area of Logarska Dolina. I see on my old map that the roads cross corners of Austria. Of course I'll get updated info when we're there.
Years ago when we drove in Austria we had to pay for a vignette, which was valid for a whole year - even if we're in Austria only a day or two. Now we rent our car in Zagreb, and most of our driving is in Slovenia.
Is it the same now?
We're going to Slovenia for ten days, mostly in the mountains. In the past, in Slovenia and other countries, we found rooms in the afternoon – without reserving in advance.
In the last years I reserved in advance, and of course had to get there. Now I don't know how far we'll drive, or if the weather will be bad and we have to change direction.
On our earlier trip in September there was no problem finding rooms, even with three beds (we don't need that this time). But in July would it be more crowded? It's also fourteen years after our first trip.
I can always try to reserve one day ahead, probably people have cancellations.
We'll have nine days in Slovenia, including the drive from Zagreb and back. We've visited Slovenia before, seen the famous caves and castles, and drove all the Soca valley, which I would like to see again.
From the maps it looks interesting to drive north to Austria through the high mountains. As short as possible tunnels, not main roads with fast traffic - but not deserted. Some places where we can stay overnight. Back and forth the same road, or a different one.
Can we depend on weather reports for a few days? We don't want to drive in fog. The trip is in the middle of July.
We'll have more than a week to drive in Slovenia, in the middle of July. We've been in Slovenia before and visited Bled and lake Bled, Ljubliana, the big caves, the seashore, the whole Soca valley. All places are worth visiting again, but this time I'm looking specially for roads that go between high mountains in the direction of Austria. Decent roads, maybe views of snow, somewhere to stay overnight. No long tunnels, some paper and internet maps ignore the tunnels.
I marked some such route on my old map, but I haven't been there, it just looked nice on the map.
What the best way to get from venice to ljubljana by train mainly to keep down extra cost because I've already got a interrail pass. I've seen a few forums on this journey but they're all really old so didn't know if things have changed, train lines changed or updated because most of them say take the bus but my pass doesnt cover that