Slovenia is in central Europe, and is bordered by Italy, Austria, Croatia and Hungary. It is just a few hours’ travel from Venice or Vienna. Slovenia is easy to reach from neighbouring countries, with good road and rail links, and daily flights from numerous European cities. As a maritime nation, Slovenia can also be reached by sea.
How to get to Slovenia?
The majority of drivers enter Slovenia by motorway. To drive on motorways in Slovenia you must have a vignette or face heavy fines. The basic X-shaped motorway network in the country is almost complete, with only a short section of the Dolenjska road yet to be built.
Local roads are the most picturesque and interesting routes around the country, and provide the best opportunities to get to know its natural beauty and sights.
There are daily flights from Slovenia’s main international gateway, Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, to a number of European cities, including flights operated by two low-cost airlines, EasyJet and Wizz Air, which fly to London, Paris and Brussels. Adria Airways, Slovenia’s flag carrier, has the most flights to Ljubljana. Another possibility is to fly to one of the foreign airports in the region, and access Slovenia from there by bus, train or hire car. Zagreb Airport (Zračna luka Zagreb) is not far from Kostanjevica na Krki, 73km away to the south east. Transport services from nearby airports (also Zagreb airport) to Slovenia are also offered by the low-cost carrier GoOpti.
BY BUS AND TRAIN
Buses and trains to Slovenia run every day from numerous European cities. It is also possible to arrive by sleeper car.