Slovenia is situated in Central Europe and borders Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia. It is only a few hour drive away from Venice or Vienna. Slovenia is easily accessible from all neighbouring countries, as it has good road and rail connections, with daily flights from many European cities. Since it is a coastal country, you can also get to Slovenia by sea.
Most of the cars enter Slovenia by motorways, which is also the easiest way to travel around the country. It is easy to travel the Slovenian roads by car, since they are well and clearly signposted. Although some local roads are narrow and winding, a drive along them is nevertheless pleasant and varied. For driving on motorways, it is mandatory for you to have a vignette.
In addition to the daily flights to many European cities, there are two low-cost flight providers flying from the main Slovenian international airport Jože Pučnik Ljubljana. They are EasyJet and Wizz Air, flying to London and Brussels. Most flights to Ljubljana are made by the only Slovenian airline Adria Airways. You can also fly to one of the foreign airports in the near vicinity, and access Slovenia from there by bus, train or rental car.
Buses run to Slovenia from many European cities. In Slovenia, you can also get to most of the towns and the countryside by bus. If they run along local roads, the drivers can stop at a bus stop in any settlement. You can buy a bus ticket directly from the bus driver, while at major bus stops you can also buy a bus ticket for a specific date.
Trains to Slovenia run daily from many European cities. If travelling by train, it is also possible to ride in a sleeping car. There are only the trains of Slovenian Railways running around Slovenia, with all the timetables and price lists published on the web pages. You can buy a ticket at every railway station as well as on the train. Slovenian trains stick to the timetables.
By Boat or Sailboat
From May to October, there are frequent rides of high-speed power boats from Venice, Trieste, Poreč and Rovinj. Occasionally, large cruise ships arrive to Koper. If you arrive with your own vessel, you should know that the international border crossings are only in Koper and Piran, and from May to October in Izola as well. In Izola, Koper and Portorož, there are modern marinas available for mooring. In several places on the Slovenian coast, you can rent a sailboat.
Naturally, you can also get to Slovenia by bicycle, whether by riding the roads or by taking a train. By bicycle, you can drive on all roads in Slovenia. The only exceptions are the expressways and motorways. It is also prohibited to ride your bicycle along the forest and mountain trails.
Where to go on holiday
Travelling around Slovenia is easy because the distances are relatively short, so you can go on numerous day trips to see the sights and attractions
Cycling and biking
Explore Slovenia by bike. Riding amid the hills and plains, mountain peaks and forests, along the coast and the karst landscape and along the rivers and lakes of Slovenia is a lushly verdant fairy tale. Different trails are suitable for on-road and off-road biking.
Spend your holiday in the heart of mountainous Slovenia. Walk through vibrant and untouched nature that is criss-crossed by 10,000 kilometres of marked and arranged hiking trails. You can choose from 175 mountain huts or spend your nights in hotels and camps for hikers.
Choose your biking destination in the different landscapes of Slovenia. Learn about the natural wealth of each region. Biking tours that take you through diverse landscapes, past natural and cultural sites.