ON THE GO
On the way by car / bus
According to youremailverifier, the transport network is well developed in Slovenia, and there are around 6,300 kilometers of state roads (motorways, expressways, main and regional roads). Motorways connect Ljubljana, Postojna and Razdrto with the coast in the south-west of the country, Ljubljana with the port city of Koper on the upper Adriatic and Ljubljana with Kranj, Ljubljana with Maribor, the Gorenjska region in the north-west and the 7 km long Karavanke tunnel from Jesenice to Austria leads. From the border crossing at Spielfeld you can now also drive from Austria on the A1 via Maribor and Ljubljana in the direction of Istria. From Austria, Balaton holidaymakers can now also get to the western Hungarian holiday region continuously on the motorways, since the A5 from Maribor to the Pince / Hungary border crossing was completed. 90% of the roads are paved.
Use of the motorway is subject to a toll. Car drivers can choose between a weekly (valid Monday-Sunday), a monthly or an annual vignette. Motorcyclists can purchase a weekly, semi-annual or annual vignette. The vignettes are available at PETROL and ÖMV petrol stations near the border, at Slovenian post offices and in branches of the Slovenian automobile club AMZS.
The ADAC international emergency call station in Zagreb (Tel. (01) 363 66 66, Internet: www.adac.de) is also responsible for Slovenia. It offers ADAC members and holders of an ADACForeign health and accident protection assistance with hotels, rental cars, vehicle or patient repatriation. The Slovenian Motorists Club Auto-Moto Zveza Slovenije (AMZS) guarantees a 24-hour breakdown service and can be reached on 1987.
Unleaded petrol is available at all petrol stations. Petrol stations on expressways and motorways are open non-stop.
Further information is also available from the Slovenian Automobile Club Auto-Moto Zveza Slovenia (address: Dunajska cesta 128, SI-1000 Ljubljana. Tel: 615 30 53 00. Fax: 568 53 17. Internet: www.amzs.si).
Rental car: Branches of international and local rental companies in all major cities, holiday areas and at Brnik International Airport. Minimum age usually 21 years (in some cases also 18 years). Documentation: National driver’s license. Customs documents are not required, but you should have the vehicle documents with you. For nationals of EU and EFTA countries, the license plate is used as proof of insurance. Nevertheless, EU and EFTA citizens are advised to take the International Green Insurance Card with them in order to benefit from full insurance protection in the event of damage. Otherwise, the statutory minimum liability insurance coverage applies. In addition, the green cardfacilitate accident recording.
– Driving with dipped headlights also during the day;
– Use seat belts on all seats with built-in belts;
– Fog lights are only permitted if visibility is reduced by more than 50%.
– Blood alcohol limit: 0.05â?? °.
– It is compulsory for drivers to wear fluorescent safety vests if they leave their vehicle outside of built-up areas and are on the road – which is the case in the event of a breakdown or accident.
130 km / h for cars on motorways;
100 km / h for cars on expressways;
90 km / h for cars on regional roads;
50 km / h for cars within built-up areas.
Bus: The local bus transport is well organized and relatively cheap. Timetable and detailed information are also available online at: Ljubljana bus station – Avtobusna postaja Ljubljana, Trg OF 4, 1000 Ljubljana; (Tel: (01) 234 46 00; Fax: (01) 234 46 01; E-Mail: avt[email protected] ; Internet: www.ap-ljubljana.si).
Traveling in the city
Taxis are available in all major cities and tourist resorts. Taximeters are mandatory in all vehicles.
On the go by train
Almost all major tourist destinations can be reached by train. Information is available from the general agencies of the Slovenian Railways in Munich and Vienna. Addresses: Fürstenriederstrasse 49, D-80686 Munich. Tel: (089) 54 68 11 55. Fax: (089) 54 68 11 56. (E-Mail: [email protected]) and Opernring 1 / R., A-1010 Vienna. Tel: (01) 587 42 51. Fax: (01) 587 42 51 15. (Email: [email protected]).
Information on timetables is available from:
” International Transport “:
Holding Slovenske zeleznice, doo,
Kolodvorska 11, 1506 Ljubljana,
Tel: +386 (01) 291 33 32. Fax: +386 (01) 291 29 23.
The Slovenian Railways museum collection includes over 50 steam locomotives, around 30 wagons and numerous other old rail cars. Four of the most important steam locomotives and 13 wagons were renewed and put back into operation. The old Bohinj route that runs through the Soca Valley is also interesting (Tel: +386 (01) 291 43 35. Fax: +386 (01) 291 39 21. Email: tadeja.novak@slo- zeleznice.si).
Out and about by ship
The main marinas on the Slovenian Adriatic coast are Koper, Izola, Piran and Portoroz. The bay of Piran is a good starting point for trips to the thousand islands of the Adriatic.