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 are no Uber or Lyft services yet in Slovenia. We posted a few low-cost, safe, and reliable passenger transportation options in the 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. Check here a price list for most of the private car transfers in 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 drivers 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 an 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 than 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 another, the final cost of your ride will depend on the provider you choose. We listed a few safe and affordable options in the links below! Click on any of them and it will take you to booking options. If you have any additional questions, you can reach us via email (click), call (click) or Whatsapp message +386 41 281 228 (click)

 

Services need to be booked in advance!

 

 Taxi transfers with standard car Slovenia (click):


Ljubljana airport to city flat rate  40 eur
Ljubljana airport to Bled flat rate  60 eur
Ljubljana city to Bled lake flat rate  80 eur
Ljubljana city to Postojna flat rate  65 eur
Long distance transfers Slovenia - Italy
Long distance transfers Slovenia - Austria

Long distance transfers Slovenia - Croatia

 

Shared ride minivan shuttle transfers Goopti:

Ljubljana airport to city per person around 15 eur
Ljubljana airport to Bled per person around 20 eur

Ljubljana city taxi service train station or hotel pick up:

Taxi Metro or Taxi Laguna 01.09 eur per kilometer
most rides inside city will cost you 6-10 eur

 

Info and legal. Uber in Slovenia page provides basic information on the availability of rideshare services and companies in Slovenian cities Ljubljana, Bled, Bohinj. Information about the rideshare app Uber in Slovenia Bled and Ljubljana is from open source available online and we bear no responsibility for the accuracy of data. Uber rideshare service is not legaly available in Slovenia, users of Uber services from other countries risk having their share ride canceled once on the territory of Slovenia. As of the time of posting Uber in Slovenia page mentioned Uber or Lyft services are not available on the territory of Slovenia. Any taxi and shuttle services listed on the Uber in Slovenia page are the sole responsibility of the respective company. All information at Uber in Slovenia page, taxi, and shuttle prices in Slovenia, and availability of taxis and shuttles in Slovenia is valid for 2020. Uber's price in Slovenia as of 2020 is not known. Tag Uber in Slovenia, Uber in Slovenia info, Uber in Slovenia info page, Uber in Ljubljana, rideshare Uber in Slovenia, Uber app Slovenia, Uber in Slovenia booking. Geotag; Ljubljana, LJU airport, Bled lake, Slovenia.

Getting from the airport Ljubljana

 

  When your visit to Slovenia starts with flying in, you will land at 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 passenger transportation options available at the airport. The quickest is to take a taxi stationed right in front of the exit from the airport building. Of course like everywhere in the world this type of airport 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 60 euros or more. Much cheaper are low-cost taxi companies such as Airtrail, which offer private transfers from Ljubljana airport to Ljubljana city at a flat rate of 40 euro. The problem is as they are based in the city, you need to prebook them in advance, otherwise, you will wait some 30 minutes on your on-budget cab. Which is not something you want after a long day of traveling. 

 

  Even cheaper are minibus shuttle companies standing at the parking place at the exit from the main airport terminal. They offer shared ride transfers with Minivans to the city of Ljubljana for 15 euros per person. This is a fair price, especially because some of the companies offer door-to-door service at the same flat rate. Of course, there are also downsides to shared shuttle rides. Sometimes you will wait for an hour or more for a shuttle bus to be filled up with other passengers. It will also take much longer for every passenger to be delivered to their final address in the city. Plus, if you travel in company with two others, the price per person will be actually lower if you book a low-cost private taxi ride for 35 euro. That will cost you less, plus your taxi driver will wait for you in front of the arrivals terminal with a name sign, ready to go. After you hop into the taxi, driving to the Ljubljana city center should not take more than 25 minutes.

 

The third option is public transport. There are no train connections from the Ljubljana airport, only one bus line. The Bus drives regularly from 5:00h in the morning till 20:00h in the evening every full hour. A bus ticket to Ljubljana's main train station will cost you around 5 euro and the journey lasts approximately 45 minutes. Tickets are purchased on the bus, all the buses are clean and safe. Checked personally :)

 

  Whatever means of passenger transportation you gonna choose, people in Slovenia are always friendly to visitors and likewise cab and bus drivers. In Slovenia, there is no such thing as an obligatory tip. However, the habit is to tip at some 10%, and please look in the eyes when talking to or shaking hands. That is something Slovenians pay great attention to. Not looking in the eyes of your counterpart means you´re not honest. Honesty and nature are two things people in this small but unbelievable beautiful country value the most.

 

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1-6-2014

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