I arrived in Ljubljana, Slovenia from Vienna, Austria by train for 69 euro’s and it took 6 hours. Buying the train ticket in Vienna was very easy, I just arrived at the train station on the day of departure and bought my ticket.

Slovenia, a country in Central Europe and is known for its mountains, outdoor recreation and ski resorts. Set on a glacial lake fed by thermal springs, the town of Bled contains a church- topped islet and a cliff side medieval castle. Nearby Triglav National Park in the Julian Alps offers skiing and hiking, plus rafting along the Soča River, renowned for aquamarine water.
Ljubljana is Slovenia’s capital and largest city. It’s known for its university population and green spaces, including expansive Tivoli Park. The curving Ljubljanica River is lined with outdoor cafes dividing the city’s old town and modern city. Ljubljana has lots of museums, including the National Museum of Slovenia, displaying historic exhibitions, and the Museum of Modern Art.

Ljubljana’s old town is a city full of architectural buildings and a beautiful river flowing right through the middle. Ljubljana really is a romantic place and would be the perfect romantic getaway.

Hotels are a very reasonable price in Ljubljana as was everything else in Ljubljana.

The old town of Ljubljana is quite small compared to other city’s old town’s, however still has enough to keep you entertained for a few days, any longer than this and I feel you would have done all the best bits and will start to repeat yourself, but do not miss out on this beautiful old town.

Ljubljana’s does have a lot to offer still, ranging from exciting museums to great castle’s and streets packed full of coffee bars, to sit back, relax and enjoy.

The food is a very good price, you should expect to find a lot of pizza and pasta dishes.

Ljubljana is a very nice city and it is the perfect quiet, romantic retreat to relax.

Getting from  Ljubljana airport to city centre of Ljubljanacity centre of Ljubljana

Ljubljana’s airport is 26 km from the city centre.centre.centre.

I would recommend a minibus that will take you to the city centre for 9 euros, found just outside of arrivals.centre for 9 euros, found just outside of arrivals.centre for 9 euros, found just outside of arrivals.

Pubic transport bus no 28 can also get you to the city centre for 4 euros.centre for 4 euros.centre for 4 euros.

A taxi for 25 euros.
Travelling Around

Ljubljana is small and can be walked across in 10 minutes

Bikes are available for rent, 1 euro for 2 hours, 5  euros for the whole day. Longer lets are possible if required for a week or more.

There are 20+ bus lines that run around Ljubljana and to other nearby towns. To ride these buses you must visit the tourist information and buy a card and fill this with credit (same as the London oyster card) and then each Journey up to 90 minutes will cost 1.50 euros.

There is, of course, a train station for getting out further afield.

Click the Logo for the great company I used for my Ljubljana card.

Ljubljana Card

Admission to 15+ attractions

Offer’s free WIFI.

Travel on city buses and bike rental.

Plus discount’s on other attractions.

1- day card: 21 euros

2- day card: 27 euros

3- day card: 32 euros

If you plan to hire a bike and do at least 2 attractions then I recommend you buy a Ljubljana card.

My perfect hotel in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

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Highly recommended, with just a few minutes walk to the centre.

Accommodation, Eating and Drinking in Ljubljana Slovenia

Hotels and hostels budget for every price range with:

Hostel’s in the centre of Ljubljana can be found for around 14 euros (£10) per person.

3- star hotels with 2 sharing a double room with breakfast can be found from around 50 euros (£40).

4- star hotels with 2 sharing a double room with breakfast and spa facilities can be found for around 76 euros (£60).


If you’d rather, you could find a 5- star hotel for 316 euros (£250).

Restaurants are all over the central area of the old town of Ljubljana

If you’re looking for a 3- course meal in a mid- range restaurant you could expect to pay 15 euros (£12) and a beer for 3 euros (£2).

If you were to look for a single course meal in an inexpensive restaurant you could expect to pay 8 euros (£6).

For nightlife in Ljubljana

For nightlife in Ljubljana, there are plenty of good bars to choose from. I didn’t find any pub crawl’s to join so I just headed for the centre of the old town and found lively bars to enjoy a pint or 2 and then finished my evening enjoying a couple more beers along the Ljubljanica River.

Museums worth a visit in Ljubljana, Slovenia

A few museums are free with the Ljubljana card, so if you plan to see a lot of museums and sights it’s worth getting the Ljubljana card.

The National Museum of Slovenia is located in Ljubljana. It is in the Centre district of the city near Tivoli City Park.

The Slovenian Museum of Natural History is the oldest cultural and scientific Slovenian institution. It is a Slovenian national museum with natural history and scientific exhibits.

The Slovenian Railway Museum, Perfect for any train lovers out there.

Things to do and must see in Ljubljana, Slovenia

The Triple Bridge is a group of three bridges across the Ljubljanica River. It connects the Ljubljana’s historical, town on one bank and the modern city of Ljubljana on the other.

Cekin Mansion is a mansion on the northern edge of Tivoli Park in Ljubljana. It is located next to Tivoli Hall in the Šiška District.

Tivoli City Park is the largest park in Ljubljana. It is located on the northern outskirts of the Centre District,

Ljubljana Castle is a castle complex standing on Castle Hill above the downtown of Ljubljana.

Metelkova, formally a military base and is now a place of art, mainly street art.

Franciscan Church (Franciskanska Cerkev).

Dragon Bridge (Zmajski Most).

Preseren Square.

Also, a few churches and cathedrals to pop in.

Free things to do Whilst in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Take a free walking tour, yes, It’s free (tips excepted but not expected).

Ljubljana Castle is a castle complex standing on Castle Hill above the downtown of Ljubljana.

Mount Saint Mary, is an inselberg in the north of Ljubljana. The mountain is part of the city’s Šmarna Gora District. It is the highest hill in the city and a popular hiking destination offering the best views of Ljubljana.

The Ljubljana Botanical Garden, officially the University of Ljubljana Botanical Garden, is the central Slovenian botanical garden, the oldest botanical garden in Southeastern Europe.

Metelkova City is an autonomous social centre in the centre of Ljubljana.  It is located on the site of former military barracks.

Also plenty of churches and cathedrals to pop in, however, a few have an admission fee.