Uber in Slovenia

Is there Uber or any similar rideshare service in Slovenia?

 

   A lot of tourists ask this question, is there Uber in Slovenia? Long story short, no, there is no Uber or Lyft services yet in Slovenia. We posted a few low-cost, safe and reliable transportation options in lower part of this page. Scroll down for rides from Ljubljana city, Ljubljana airport Shuttle service, Bled lake transfers or long distance transfers to and from Slovenia.

 

About Uber 

 

 Uber is a ridesharing app that took over many cities in the USA and across the world. Many traditional taxi companies had to close their businesses because of UBER. The main difference between Uber and traditional Taxi service is that anyone with a car can drive for Uber, while to be a taxi driver in Slovenia you have to satisfy many different conditions, which makes taxi driver spend a lot of money and time to start. In 2019, Uber services were not available and also not legal in Slovenia!

 

Uber wants to start in Slovenia back in 2016!



 Debates about Uber in Slovenia have been ongoing for years .The Slovenian minister for transportation wanted to bring Uber to the market back in September 2016 reasoning that Uber services complement the existing transport system and lower the need for cars in city centers. Already at that time, local taxi companies pointed out that allowing Uber to operate as in other places, would be unfair competition to existing taxi services. A taxi car in Slovenia needs to have a measuring device installed and checked twice a year. Taxi car also needs to be inspected every 6 months, plus it pays premium insurance for the car and passengers. On top of that, every taxi driver needs to pass a test to get a license and additional tourist exam in city Ljubljana. Nothing of this applies to Uber drivers in Slovenia, which would make them have an advance of a few thousand euros before they even start working.

 

2018 Slovenian government push for "Uber bill"

 

  Another push for Uber in Slovenia came in 2018 before the fall of Mr. Cerar's government. The Slovenian bill, which was supposed to allow the arrival of Uber in Slovenia, was not welcomed nither by local taxi companies, either by Uber. In their opinion, the proposed law which should regulate shared transport and digital platforms, such as Uber and Lyft, would in fact completely disrupt the functioning of these in Slovenia.

 

What taxi or shuttle services to use in Slovenia?



  Even though there is no Uber or Lyft service in Ljubljana, or any other city in Slovenia, local taxi and shuttle companies will provide you with very good service for a price that will be similar or even lower that you pay for Uber at your home. An alternative to Lyft and Uber in Slovenia are cheaper taxi solutions and because of the strict local transportation laws you also have a plus of insurance in case something goes south. Because all drivers are vetted, there are no negative stories related to local taxi drivers and you can be sure you will have no problem as long as you use any of the well known and regulated companies in Slovenia. Still, you need to avoid jumping into the freelancer unregulated taxis at the road, train station or the airport, as they are prone to charge you double or more. There are many taxi or shuttle service providers in Ljubljana and prices differ from one to other, the final cost of your ride will depend on the provider you choose. We listed a few safe and affordable options in links below! Clink on any of them and it will take you to booking options. If you have any additional question, you can reach us via email (click), call or Whatsapp message +386 41 281 228 (click)

 

Services need to be booked in advance!

 

 Taxi transfers with standard car (click):

Ljubljana airport to city flat rate   30 eur
Ljubljana airport to Bled flat rate   45 eur
Ljubljana city to Bled lake flat rate 55 eur
Ljubljana city to Postojna flat rate  50 eur
Long distance transfers Slovenia - Italy
Long distance transfers Slovenia - Austria

Long distance transfers Slovenia - Croatia

 

Shared ride minivan transfers Goopti:

Ljubljana airport to city per person 10 eur
Ljubljana airport to Bled per person from 13 eur

Ljubljana city train station or hotel :

Taxi Metro or Taxi Laguna 0.89 eur per kilometer
most rides inside city will cost you 5-7 eur

 

uber in Slovenia page provides basic information on availabilty of rideshare companies in slovenian cities Ljubljana, Bled, Bohinj. Information about rideshare app Uber in Slovenia is from open source available online and we bare no responsabilty for the accuracy of data. Uber rideshare service is not legal in Slovenia , users of Uber services from other countries risk to be canceled once on teritory of Slovenia . As of time of posting Uber in Slovenia page mentioned Uber or lyft services are not available on the teritory of Slovenia. Any taxi services listed on Uber in Slovenia page are a sole responsability of the respective company. All information at Uber in Slovenia page, taxi and shuttle prices in Slovenia and availabilty of taxis and shuttles in Slovenia is valid for 2019 .tag Uber in Slovenia, Uber in Slovenia info , Uber in Slovenia info page, Uber in Ljubljana, rideshare Uber in Slovenia , Uber app Slovenia geo Tag; Ljubljana , LJU airport, Bled lake

Getting from the airport

   When your visit to Slovenia starts with flying in, you will land on Slovenia´s main international airport Ljubljana or in slovenian aerodrom Jožeta Pučnika.If you didn´t pre-book a transfer to your destination, there are a few options available. The quickest is to take taxi stationed right in front of the exit from the airport building. Of course like everywhere in the world this type of transfer is the most expensive one. Using one of the taxis from the airport taxi stand to the city center of Ljubljana, which is some 25 km away, will cost you some 60 eur. Much cheaper are low-cost taxi companies as Airtrail, that offer transfers from Ljubljana airport to Ljubljana city per flat rate of 30 eur. Problem is just you need to prebook them in advance, otherwise you will wait some 30 minutes on your cab, which is not something you want after a long flight.

 

  Even cheaper are shuttle companies standing at the parking place across the main airport terminal. They offer shared ride transfers with Minivan to the city Ljubljana for 10 eur per person, what is a fair price, specially because some of the companies offer door to door service per same flat rate. Of course there is also a downside, like always. Sometimes you can wait for your shuttle bus for a full hour and if you travel in company with two others, price per person is the same if you book low cost taxi for 30 eur. That will cost you the same, just your driver will wait for you in front of the arrivals terminal exit, with your name on a small board, ready to go. After you hop in your cab, driving to city center should not take more than 25 minutes.

 

  Third option is public transport. There is no train from the airport, only one bus line. Bus drives regularly from 5:00h in morning till 20:00h in the evening every full hour. Bus ticket to Ljubljana main station will cost you 4.5 eur and yourney last approximately 45 minutes.Tickets are purchased on the bus, all the buses are clean and safe. Checked personally :)

 

  What ever you gona choose, people in Slovenia are always friendly to visitors and likewise drivers. In Slovenia there is no such thing as obligatory tip. However the habit is to tip at some 10% and please look in the eyes when talking to or shaking hand. That is something slovenians pay great attention to. Not looking in the eyes of your counterpart means you´re not honest. Honesty and nature is something people in this small but unbelivable beautiful country value the most.

 

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1-6-2014

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