If you are in Slovenia and have no clue regarding how to go about getting around in Slovenia, then read on for some very helpful information.
Travel in Slovenia is made easy by any kind of public transport that is available in the country.
How to get around in Slovenia, did you ask? Well, if you have intentions of traversing on the main route that links up the capital, Ljubljana with Italy or Austria or with Maribor and Koper, the best and the fastest transport you will find is the train.
For rest of the getting around in Slovenia, buses will be the best option that is advised.
The Railways in Slovenia
If you have doubts regarding the service of the Slovenia railways, erase them, as you will be pleased to know that the trains run smoothly and efficiently.
Trains, referred to as “vlaki” in Slovenia are categorized into “IC” (intercity trains), which run fast and are more expensive and “potniski”, which are the slow trains stopping at every halt.
In the IC category of trains, you can also opt for the express services with early seat reservations; these are the “zeleni vlaki” or the green trains. It will be handy for the tourist at Slovenia to know that “odhodi” in Slovenian language implies departure and “prihodi” means arrival. Search the train timetable and ticket prices on the Slovene Train Company's website.
The System of Road Transport
Being introduced to the road system of Slovenia, you will come to know that getting around in Slovenia is not a daunting task, as the road system is reasonable and comprehensive too. The roadway in Slovenia that has been classified as motorways includes the stretches of the main Ljubljana-Koper, Ljubljana-Jesenice and Ljubljana-Maribor routes.
Dual carriageway resembles the large stretches of the roadways. When getting around in Slovenia, you will get to know that these routes in Slovenia have tolls levied on them.
You must also know that the speed limits on the roads of Slovenia are 90kph on the normal roads, 50kph in the built-up areas 130kph on the motorways and 100kph on the highways. (useful telephone number: Road Emergency or Towing: 1987)
If you feel you will enjoy getting around in Slovenia by renting a car, then know that the car rental charges are around £50/$75 a day for a standard mid-range vehicle that comes with unlimited mileage. Read more about car hire in Slovenia.
Bus network in Slovenia
The bus network of Slovenia has an array of small local companies accompanied with well coordinated services. You will find big bus stations at the big towns like Maribor, Ljubljana and Koper. These bus stations have computerized booking options that allows you to buy your ticket conveniently hours in advance. This facility will prove to be highly beneficial for traveling in Slovenia, especially when you are traveling between Ljubljana and the Slovenia's coast and that too in the peak of the summers.
For traveling to other places, you can just board the bus and pay the conductor. Do you think that you will be having items like backpacks and baggage along with you? If yes, then be ready to pay extra to the conductor; the cumbersome items that you will be carrying will be stored in the hold.
So, get set to enjoy a holiday in Slovenia and there is no need to worry about how to get around in Slovenia. Travel in Slovenia is quite simple and there are no complexities attached that might scare you.
Come to the beautiful country and have a wonderful time getting around in Slovenia!
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