Take a coach to Slovenia
You can come to Slovenia by taking a coach from many European cities. There are even direct coach lines from places thousands of kilometres away, e.g. from Sweden or Denmark. Most international coaches make a stop in Ljubljana. Foreign coach transport providers registered in the EU do not require special permits to travel across Slovenia. Check international coach connections with Ljubljana and find information on timetables.
The green FlixBus coaches connecting Slovenia with other European cities are also increasingly popular.
Around Slovenia by bus
Bus connections in Slovenia are good. You can take public transport to most of Slovenia’s towns and cities and to its countryside. If buses drive on local roads, drivers can make a stop in every town, if you so wish. Bus tickets can be purchased at major bus stations or from the driver.
From Ljubljana, buses take you to almost every Slovenian town or city. In summer months, there are great bus connections between Ljubljana and the towns and cities on the Adriatic coast, and in winter you can take the Ski Bus from the capital to the nearby Krvavec Ski Resort.
You can also take a bus from the capital to access tourism icons. Go on a day-trip to Lake Bled, Postojna Cave, and Predjama Castle, the Velika Planina plateau, Piran, and much more. Enter your destination into the timetable search engine and check connections.
In Slovenia’s major towns and cities, you can cover distances on city buses. A bus line network covers most of Ljubljana, and buses also go to suburban municipalities, which allows you to travel all the way to the Ljubljana Marshes, to the foot of the popular day-trip destination Mt Šmarna Gora, or to the Ljubljana Zoo. Find your bus line and explore the capital city!
Ljubljana’s city card, Urbana
The Urbana city card is a smart card that allows non-cash payments for rides on Ljubljana’s city and suburban buses. It can be purchased at newsagents' or at the Tourist Information Centre in the centre of the city. When you purchase the card, top it up with a particular amount (e.g. a bus ride costs EUR 1.20) which you can then use to pay a for ride on the city bus, pay for parking in the city centre, or pay for a ride on the funicular to Ljubljana Castle.
There is also a city bus network in Maribor, where you can also go from the city centre to the foot of the Pohorje Hills, which is a popular day trip and recreational destination for locals and visitors. You can purchase city bus tickets on the bus or at the main bus station, at newsagents’ or at the Maribor Tourist Information Centre, and you can also check the bus line map and timetables online.
Other major towns and cities and their surroundings
You can also explore other major towns and cities and their surroundings by coach: the capital of the Gorenjska region – Kranj, the Town of Princes – Celje, the town on the green River Krka – Novo Mesto, and the wonderful coastal towns of Koper, Izola, Piran, and Portorož.
Hop on, hop off buses
You can also explore towns, cities, and other interesting places on tour buses. In summer months, you can get on one at Lake Bled and see Bled’s sights, and it can take you call the way to Bohinj. This method is also great for exploring Radovljica, Kobarid and its surrounding area and coastal towns.