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).
- Ljubljana airport (LJU) is the closest airport to Ljubljana City, however it is also possible to reach the city from:
- Trieste Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport (distance: 90 km
- Zagreb Airport Franjo Tuđman (140 km)
- Graz Airport Flughafen Graz (190 km)
- Venice Marco Polo Airport or Aeroporto di Treviso A. Canova (230 km)
Other members may arrive at the same time so you might be able to share the transfer!
From Ljubjana Airport
Markun Borut: +386 41 792 865 www.markun-shuttle.com
GRH Transportation services: +386 41 376 964 www.grh.si
Hopin taxi app: www.hopintaxi.com/en
Laguna taxi: +386 31 492 299 / +386 1 511 26 14 www.taxi-laguna.com
Metro taxi: +386 80 11 90 / +386 4 124 02 00 www.metroprevozi.net/taxiprevosi.htm
Taxi brink: +386 41 755 539 / +386 41 606 716 www.taxibrnik.com
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
- Private transfer
Private car transfer (economy) Ljubljana Airport – city centre: about 39€ (one way)
+386 41 376 964
The bus takes roughly an hour, tickets are 4,10€
Where to stay
EFA Members will be accommodated in the Grand Union hotel.
Some other hotels in Ljubljana center are:
Miklosiceva 9, Ljubljana, Slovenia
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
Rimska cesta 4, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Grand Hotel Union
Accommodation & main conference venue
Miklošičeva ulica 1
+386 1 308 1270
Hotel Union – Silver Room
EFFE Hubs, EFA Collective Members and National Tourism sector Meeting
Grand Hotel Union – Grand Union Hall
Official Opening & EFFE MeetUp
SNG Opera in balet Ljubljana
1 Župančičeva St
+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
+386 (01) 24 15 418
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 16:00-19:00
- Thursday 12 April 2018, between 9:00-10:00
We kindly ask to register as much as possible on Wednesday (16:00-19:00) to reduce waiting time and long queue lines on Thursday morning.
- 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.
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!
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:
Cankarjeva cesta 4
+386 (0)41 300 102
Location: 350m from Grand Hotel Union
Čopova ulica 5a
+386 1 425 41 68
Location: 300m from Grand Hotel Union
Dvorni trg 2
+386 1 25 11 257
Location: 450m from Grand Hotel Union
Ljubljana For Art Lovers
Restaurant & Bars ideas