Under normal circumstances, the best way to reach Ljubljana is by plane. However, due to current pandemic limitations, we encourage the participants to explore other options, such as travelling to Ljubljana by train, by bus or by car.
By plane: Ljubljana is best served by Ljubljana Airport (LJU, 30 km). In normal times, the best connections are from Frankfurt, London, Brussels, Paris, Istanbul… From the airport, the city centre can be reached either by bus, airport shuttle (~ 10 €), or taxi (~ 50 €). For more details and booking see Getting here.
Other options include flying to neighbouring airports, such as Trieste (TRS, Italy, 120 km), Venice (VCE, Italy, 240 km), Treviso (TSF, Italy, 235 km), Zagreb (ZAG, Croatia, 150 km), and even Vienna (VIE, Austria, 345 km) or Munich (MUC, Germany, 440 km). Please check ground transportation availability and pricing to Ljubljana before booking the flight (some transfer options are GoOpti or Nomago). Also be aware that reaching Ljubljana from these airports includes border crossings so there may be specific country regulations regarding entry, visa, transit, Covid testing and quarantine … Please note that Zagreb airport is located outside the Schengen area.
By train: Ljubljana is a regional railroad junction and can be reached by direct trains from many European cities, such as Munich, Vienna, Budapest, or Zagreb. The railway station is within walking distance of the city centre and 2.8 km from the institute.
By bus: Ljubljana can also be reached quite conveniently by intercity buses, such as Flixbus.
By car: Driving on Slovenian motorways requires a vignette that you stick to the windscreen. You can purchase a 1-week vignette (15 €) or a 1-month vignette (30 €). The vignettes are available at border crossings and at petrol stations. Headlights are required to be turned on at all times.
When buying travel tickets in advance, we strongly advise you to get a good cancellation policy as travelling conditions may change rapidly. If the conference will have to go fully online due to worsening of the Covid situation, the organisers will not be able to refund the transportation costs.
Health insurance: European Economic Area and Swiss nationals should obtain, and bring with them, their European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), whereas UK citizens should have a valid EHIC or GHIC. All other nationals are advised to arrange appropriate health insurance for the duration of their stay in Slovenia that covers Covid pandemic. We encourage the participants to get vaccinated.
Slovenia is a member of the Schengen Area. For citizens of many countries therefore a valid passport (or personal identity card for residents of the EU) is sufficient to enter the country. An updated list of the countries, whose nationals must be in possession of a visa before entering Slovenia, is found here.
Participants, who need a visa to enter Slovenia have to request a Letter of Guarantee which will be prepared by the Organising Committee. All the costs regarding issuing the visa are to be covered by the participant. Please note that the registration fee should be paid before the visa procedure starts.
We are kindly asking the participants to book their own accommodation. There are many options to choose from, from luxury and boutique hotels to hostels and apartments, plenty of which are within walking distance from the conference venue. Due to Covid uncertainty, we advise you to choose options with free cancellation.