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How to get from Ljubljana Airport to Ljubljana City Centre

Ljubljana, one of the smallest capital cities in Europe, is located at the heart of Slovenia. The beautiful, forward-thinking town boasts beautiful Italian architecture, enchanting green spaces, fascinating culture and trendy nightspots; it stands to reason that it’s the most popular tourist destination in the country with over 1 million travellers annually.

When travelling to Ljubljana you will be landing at Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport (LJU). To make your way to the city centre, you have 2 transportation options; you can either take a taxi or private transfer or you can take the bus. Taking a Ljubljana airport taxi or private transfer to the city is undoubtedly the easiest and most reliable travel option. Ljubljana taxis offer 24/7 door-to-door services in the comfort of a private vehicle, taking you to your Ljubljana hotel in just 30 minutes. For a more cost-savvy option, you can take the bus from Ljubljana airport to the city centre, which would take around 50 minutes.

Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Ljubljana at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €30 30min 24/7
Bus €8.20 50min 05:00–20:00

How to get from Ljubljana airport to city centre by taxi

Taking a taxi from Ljubljana airport to the city centre is always the best option, especially when new to a city. Not only do taxis provide fast and easy transportation, but they also offer 24/7 door-to-door services for your convenience.

Taxi fare from Ljubljana airport to city centre

Taxis in Ljubljana calculate their fares using a taximeter, based on the time and distance travelled to your exact destination. A single taxi ride from Ljubljana airport to the city centre costs around €30, traffic dependant.

Nonetheless, if you wish to travel at a fixed-rate fare with no hidden fees, it is recommended to pre-book your Ljubljana airport taxi with Welcome Pickups.

Cost

€30

Trip Duration

30 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Ljubljana International Airport

Where do I get it from?

The Ljubljana airport taxi rank is located directly in front of the terminal building.

Convenience

Taking a Ljubljana airport taxi to the city centre is a great transportation option. Taxis provide safe, reliable door-to-door services in the comfort of a private vehicle, all while taking care of you, your travel partners and your belongings.

Editor’s Note

Please be aware that some taxi drivers in Slovenia try to charge higher fares to unsuspecting tourists; it is always good to keep an eye on the taximeter whilst in a taxi.

Useful Tips

It is not customary to tip your taxi driver in Slovenia, however, it is appreciated. Most travellers round up their end fare to the nearest higher amount.
It is always good to ask your Ljubljana taxi driver for an approximate price to your destination beforehand.
Make sure that the taximeter has been turned on and reset before starting your trip.

Welcome Pickups transfer

Welcome Pickups

Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Ljubljana. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

Best drivers

Hand-picked english-speaking drivers

Flight monitoring

Drivers are always on time

Quality support

24/7 email & phone support

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Prices

DAYTIME
€32.0
NIGHTTIME
€38.0
Same price as a regular taxi from the line

PRICES FOR

Sedan Car

4 pax, 4 pieces of luggage

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How to get from Ljubljana airport to city centre by bus

Taking the Alpetour bus No. 28 is a great cost-savvy option for travellers on a budget. The bus provides frequent transportation straight to the city centre, in just 50 minutes.

How much is a bus ticket from Ljubljana airport to city centre?

A one-way ticket from Ljubljana International Airport to city centre bus costs €4.10. You can purchase your ticket directly from the bus driver.

Cost

€4.10

Trip Duration

50 Min.

The Alpe Tour bus runs ever 30 minutes from Ljubljana airport to city centre.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The bus is available Monday to Friday from 05:00 and 20:00 and on weekends and holidays from 07:00 to 20:00.

Where do I get it from?

The Alpetour bus can be found in front of the airport terminal (Letališče Brnik). You will then need to alight at the main bus station (Avtobusna Postaja Ljubljana), located in front of Ljubljana’s Train Station, just 10 minutes walking distance from Prešeren Square.

Convenience

Taking the bus is a great option to get from Ljubljana airport to the central bus station, as bus tickets are cheap and buses run frequently.

However, please keep the bus timetables in mind, as if you arrive in the evening or during the night, you will have to find an alternative solution.

Editor’s Note

You can purchase your bus ticket directly from the bus driver when boarding the Ljubljana airport bus.

Useful Tips

Please keep in mind that the bus service terminates during the night, you will need to find an alternative solution if you arrive around these times.
The Alpe Tour buses are equipped with comfortable chairs, air conditioning and have a large amount of luggage storage space.

Frequently asked questions

How to get from Ljubljana airport to the city centre?

There are two transportation options to get from Ljubljana airport to downtown; you can either take a taxi or private transfer which takes 30 minutes, or you can take the public bus, which takes 50 minutes.

How much is a taxi from Ljubljana airport to the city centre?

A one-way taxi ride from Ljubljana airport to the city centre costs €30, traffic dependant.

Is there a bus from Ljubljana airport to the city?

The Alpe Tour bus (No. 28) provides daily trips from Ljubljana airport to the city centre.

Is there a train from Ljubljana airport to Ljubljana city centre?

No, Ljubljana airport does not have a train station.

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