Ljubljana is served by the Jože Pučnik International Airport. The airport was named in honour of the former dissident and intellectual who is regarded as one of the founding fathers of modern, independent Slovenia.
Getting to the airport
The airport is situated 26 km to the north of Ljubljana and is served by both a bus and shuttle service from the city. The bus transfer takes approximately 45 minutes whereas the shuttle does the trip in about half an hour. The bus station in Ljubljana is next to the main train station (Trg Osvobodilne fronte 6). Naturally, a taxi service also exists and cost in the region of 40€ (one way). Eight car hire firms are based at the airport (Hertz, Avis, Budget, Sixt, Budget, National. Atet and Europcar).
Ljubljana airport is well served with shops providing the usual snacks, newspapers, books, souvenirs, cameras etc. Banking, exchange facilities ATM machines and a post office are also on site. Three Travel Value and Duty Free shops are located in the departure area. Bars and self-service or a la carte restaurant, cater to the hungry traveller. A free WiFi system is available within the terminal area. The information counter and meeting point are located in the departure hall next to passengers registration counter.
There are no hotels on the airport site. Passengers needing to stay near the airport will find two hotels in nearby Vopolovje (3 km) or Kranj (10 km). Alternatively, there is a very wide range of accommodation to be found in Ljubljana (26 km) to suit all tastes and budgets.
The authorities aim to turn the airport into the leading regional airport over the next decade. Plans include modernisation of the passenger facilities and construction of a new terminal; development of an on-site hotel complex; re-routing trunk roads; expansion of the apron and construction of a new runway. Some of these activities are already in hand; others will take until 2020 to realise.