|2014-01-06 - 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 options available. 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 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 euro. Much cheaper are low-cost taxi companies as Airtrail, which offer transfers from Ljubljana airport to Ljubljana city at a flat rate of 30 euro. The 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 minibus shuttle companies standing at the parking place across the main airport terminal. They offer shared ride transfers with Minivan to the city of Ljubljana for 10 euros per person. Which is a fair price, especially because some of the companies offer door-to-door service at the same flat rate. Of course, there is also a downside to shared shuttle rides, like always. Sometimes you can wait for your shuttle bus for a full hour and if you travel in company with two others, the price per person is the same as if you book a low cost taxi for 30 euro. That will cost you the same, just your driver will wait for you in front of the arrivals terminal with a name board, ready to go. After you hop in your cab, driving to the city center should not take more than 25 minutes.
The third option is public transport. There is no train from the 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 main train station will cost you 4.5 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 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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