Fly To Ljubljana, Slovenia
Petite but unique, historical and yet lively, Ljubljana in the Central Slovenia region is small and pretty, easy to get around, and full of surprises. Search and book the cheapest flights to Ljubljana from South Africa with Travelstart.co.za and discover a city where Europe meets.
Ljubljana hosts several city sponsored events during the summer months from children’s events to street performances and all types of musical events. In autumn it’s an academic venue filled with students who study at the country’s largest university. Come cold December, Ljuljana is warmed by loads of lights that decorate the city and for New Year’s Eve, you’re promised a festivity filled with local artists, food and drink from street stalls on the banks of the river.
Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South African passport holders travelling to Slovenia do require a Visa. Make sure your SA passport is valid for 6 months from the date of your return. You will also need 2 pages free for stamps.
- The closest SA Embassy can be found at Sandgasse 33, 1190, Vienna, Austria. Phone: +43 1 320 6493.
See and do
Triple Bridge comprises three separate bridges right next to one another. Cross Ljubljanica river and turn left to get to the Open Market and the Dragon Bridge. Alternatively travel straight to get to the old town. The old town is squeezed between the river and castle hill and consists of two squares: City Square where you will find the Robba fountain; and Upper Square where you can take in medieval buildings housing local shops and a number of restaurants and cafes.
Ljubljana Castle offers great views over the city. Here you can also watch a 3D Movie which portrays the history of the city right from pre-historic settlement to modern times. If you prefer the arty way of life check out Metelkova City – a gathering place for alternative artists. The area used to be a military barracks but today is populated with bars and nightclubs. It can get busy on weekends and you’ll find it just a 5 minute walk from the main train station.
If you’re on a budget, take the Ljubljana free tour, the most popular walking tour in the city. The tour starts on the steps of a pink church in Preseren Square and takes you on a 2 hour journey through the old town and city centre. You don’t need to book, just pitch up and enjoy!
There are plenty of shopping opportunities in Ljubljana from flea markets to malls. Must-buys include local produce at the farm stalls.
Ljubljana’s city centre is small enough to cover on foot or on bicycle if you prefer. There are also reliable bus and taxi services around the city.
Ljubljana Joze Pucnik Airport – LJU
Ljubljana’s airport is the main international airport of Slovenia and is located about 9.5 kilometres from the city centre. It is also the only airport in Slovenia with scheduled air traffic.
Food and beverage: There is a good selection of places to eat and drink at the airport including Zest Bar, Caffe Avioncek, Aviocek Terrace which is great as a viewing platform to watch landings and take-offs; Terrace Bar, Bar Follow Me, Bar Culto, Buffet Restaurant and Market Place and Restaurant A’la carte Globetrotter.
Lost Luggage: In the event of lost luggage you can contact your airline at their information desk in the airport. Alternatively, you can report the incident to the lost luggage counter in the arrivals hall adjacent to the baggage claim belt.
Car Hire: ATET rent a car, Avis, Budget, Thrifty, Europcar, Hertz, Avatn Car, Sixt Rent-a-Car, Agio Rent a Car.
Airport Hub: Ljubljana Joze Pucnik Airport (code LJU) is a hub for Adria Airways.