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Ljubljana Train Station

Ljubljana Train StationThe main train station in Ljubljana was built in 1849 when Slovenia was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. It was constructed as part of the route from Vienna (Austria) to Trieste (in modern day Italy). The building was renovated in 1980 under the direction of architect Mako Mušič.
The address of the station is Trg Osvobodilne fronte 6, 1000 Ljubljana and the telephone number is +386 (0)1 291 33 32.

International rail travel
Ljubljana train station is integrated into the European train system. As a signatory to the Shengen agreement, European Union citizens travelling on the international train network do not need to show their passports when travelling within the Shengen area. Visitors from outside the EU should check visa and entry requirements for all the countries they intend to visit. Tickets for international journeys can be bought from main stations and licensed travel agencies.

Regional rail travel
Slovenia is served by a good rail network. Being a small country, all Slovenian destinations lie within a three hour train journey from Ljubljana; so rail travel can be a great way to relax and explore the country. All intercity trains (ICS) require a (free) reservation be made before you board the train.

Trains to Ljubljana’s Jože Pučnik Airport
There is no direct service to the airport from Ljubljana. The nearest train station is in Kranj from which there are reasonably frequent busses to the airport (the timetable can be found at http://www.lju-airport.si/eng under the “Getting here” tab, then “Bus” tab).

Cheaper travel
The SŽ-EURO 26 card costs 18€ and is valid for one year and is available to persons under 26. The card will get you a 30% reduction on inland train journeys and a 25% reduction on international trips.
Families using ICS trains can get a 40% reduction with a K-17 card. Children between 6 and 12 years old travel for half price.
A 30% discount (Tourist Weekend) is available for return trips over a weekend or national holiday.

Concerts and car hire
Perhaps surprisingly, tickets for concerts and other shows can be purchased from the train information centre. The same office will also help you with car hire too.

Further information
Slovenian trains have a very helpful website which is also available in English.