All delegates for the Arts Festivals Summit must register at the Registration Desk in order to receive a conference badge and welcome bag. The Registration Desk is located at the Grand Hotel Union Foyer on the ground-floor (behind the hotel lobby) and will be open at:

  • Wednesday 11 April 2018, between 13:00-19:00
  • Thursday 12 April 2018, between 9:00-9:30

We kindly ask to register as much as possible on Wednesday (13:00-19:00) to reduce waiting time and long queue lines on Thursday morning. 

Contact details


Lennart Deroo: +32 474 76 29 38   (
Eva Nunes: +32 478 37 16 95   (

Grand Hotel Union

Reception Desk: +386 1 308 1270 (

Grand Union Hall

Summit venues

Grand Hotel Union
Accommodation & main conference venue
Miklošičeva ulica 1
1000 Ljubljana
+386 1 308 1270

SNG Opera in balet Ljubljana
Ballet 100
1 Župančičeva St
1000 Ljubljana
+386 (0) 1 / 24 15 900

Ljubljana Town Hall
Mestni trg 1, 1000 Ljubljana 
+386 (0)1 306 10 20

The Ljubljana Castle
p. p. 72, SI,  1001 Ljubljana
+386 1 306 42 30

National Gallery of Slovenia
Dinner reception
Prešernova 24
1000 Ljubljana
+386 (01) 24 15 418

How to get to Ljubljana

Flying with Adria Airways to Ljubljana is relatively expensive but there are a lot of other options for you to reach the city. You can find below a list of airports close to Ljubljana. It is really easy and sometimes a lot more reasonable to take a GoOpti or any other shuttle from these airports to Ljubljana to cut down travel costs (especially if you can share the ride with other participants).

Other members may arrive at the same time so you might be able to share the transfer!

From Ljubjana Airport

  • TAXI

Ljubljana taxi: +386 41 970 000 
Markun Borut: +386 41 792 865
GRH Transportation services: +386 41 376 964
Hopin taxi app:
Laguna taxi: +386 31 492 299 / +386 1 511 26 14
Metro taxi: +386 80 11 90 / +386 4 124 02 00
Taxi brink: +386 41 755 539 / +386 41 606 716

For transportation from Union to City Hall (400m) you can call “Kavalir”, a free transportation in Ljubljana walking zone, numbers are +386 31 666331, +386 31 666332 or +386 666299; call them about 30 min before you will need them.

For transport from/to Ljubljana airport we recommend to use a shuttle service to/from you destination. Please pre-order via the GoOpti website or by e-mail to Markun Borut. The price is 9 € one way and it takes about 30 minutes to the city centre. This shuttle service can be used as well from other airports, of course with different prices. You can also make use of a private transfer or taxi (see info below).

  • Shuttle service


Markun Borut
+386 41 792 865

  • Private transfer

GRH Transportation services
Private car transfer (economy) Ljubljana Airport – city centre: about 39€ (one way)
+386 41 376 964

  • Bus

The bus takes roughly an hour, tickets are 4,10€

Two companies:  - ALPETOUR timetables
                                - ALPE ADRIA LINE timtables

Where to stay

EFA Members will be accommodated in the Grand Union hotel. 
Some other hotels in Ljubljana center are:

Central Hotel Ljubljana
Miklosiceva 9, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Ljubljana
Bratislavska 8, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Hotel Park Ljubljana
Tabor 9, Ljubljana, Slovenia

BEST WESTERN Premier Hotel Slon
Slovenska Cesta 34, Ljubljana, Slovenia

City Hotel Ljubljana
Dalmatinova 15, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Hotel Mrak
Rimska cesta 4, Ljubljana, Slovenia

SNG Opera in balet Ljubljana


  • Currency & exchange rate

The currency in Slovenia is euro (EUR)

  • Time zone

Slovenia is in the Central European Time Zone (CET). Central European Standard Time is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+1).

  • Weather forecast

Check here the updated weather forecast for Ljubljana here.

  • Language

The official language of Slovenia is national language of Slovenia is Slovene, which is spoken by a large majority of the population. Two minority languages, namely Hungarian and Italian are recognized as co-official languages. Other significant languages are Croatian and Serbian.

  • Power supply

In Slovenia the power sockets used are of type F. This socket also works with plug C and E. If your appliance's plug doesn't match the shape of these sockets, you will need a travel plug adapter in order to plug in. Travel plug adapters simply change the shape of your appliance's plug to match whatever type of socket you need to plug into. If it's crucial to be able to plug in no matter what, bring an adapter for all three types.

  • Visa requirements

Slovenia is a member of the European Union (EU) and of the Schengen area; therefore most tourist visitors do not require a visa to visit Ljubljana, just a valid passport (or ID card for EU citizens).

Visas are NOT required for stays up to 90 days by citizens of these countries:

(a) UK and other EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland;

(b) Albania*, Andorra, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia & Herzegovina*, Brazil, Brunei, Canada*, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong*, Israel, Japan, Macedonia*, Macao*, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro*, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Saint Christopher & Nevis, Salvador, San Marino, Serbia*, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan*, USA, Uruguay, Vatican, Venezuela.

*some restrictions apply.

Visas are required by all visitors not covered by the above.

Please consult the Slovenian Embassy in your country for the updated Slovenia Visa requirements! 

Ljubljana Town Hall


Late Night Talks: Bars

The Grand Union Café is open until 23h. In case you are still up to some late night talks and networking after the Arts Festivals Summit programme activities, we recommend all delegates to visit and meet each other in one of the following places:

SOBA 102
Cankarjeva cesta 4
1000 Ljubljana
+386 (0)41 300 102
Location: 350m from Grand Hotel Union

AS Aperitivo
Čopova ulica 5a
1000 Ljubljana
+386 1 425 41 68
Location: 300m from Grand Hotel Union

Dvorni Bar
Dvorni trg 2
1000 Ljubljana
+386 1 25 11 257
Location: 450m from Grand Hotel Union

National Gallery of Slovenia