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How to get to Slovenia and Portoroz

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Useful Information

Visa Requirements
Traveling from the US
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Visa Requirements

You can travel without a visa to the Schengen area

(including Croatia) for up to 90 days in any 180-day period. This applies if you travel: as a tourist, to visit family or friends.

 

If you need a visa to enter Slovenia,

you can obtain one from the Slovenian consular mission in your country. If there is no Slovenian consular mission in your country, please contact a consular mission of any Member State of the Schengen Area. 

Slovenia is a party to the Schengen Agreement. Visit the Embassy of Slovenia website for the most current visa information.

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U.S. citizens must have

a valid passport to enter Slovenia, but do not require a visa for tourist or routine business travel of less than 90 days within a 180 day period.¬† You must obtain a stamp in your passport upon entering the Schengen Area and show it when departing. Note: The 90 day visa-free time-frame starts as soon as you enter the Schengen Zone ‚Äď a border-less area made up of a number of European countries including Slovenia, Austria, Hungary and Italy.¬† Once this 90-day ceiling is reached, the traveler must leave the Schengen Zone and remain outside the region for a minimum of 90 days.

Your passport must be valid for at least 90 days beyond your intended departure from the Schengen Zone.

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Traveling To Europe / Ljubljana
from The United States

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you will find from Sacramento International airport (SMF), San Francisco International airport (SFO) or Los Angeles International airport (LAX) flying to Amsterdam, London, Venice and other big cities in Europe.

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you will find from New York International airport (JFK), Atlanta International airport (ATL) flying to Amsterdam, London, Venice and other big cities in Europe.

 

When you arrive in Europe, you have to go through passport control.
Your passport should be valid for at least three months beyond the period of stay.

Slovenia is party to the Schengen Agreement. This means that U.S. citizens may enter Slovenia for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa.
Visit the Embassy of Slovenia website for the most current visa information.

Travel by car

By road you can enter Slovenia from Italy, Austria, Hungary or Croatia. Slovenia is a member of the EU, so entry from the EU Member States is rapid and easy under Schengen Agreement. 

Note:
 Slovenia has temporarily reintroduced controls at its borders with Croatia and Hungary. Passengers must show a valid border-crossing document when crossing the border.

If you are driving by car make sure you purchase a vignette at the border.

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Travel by bus or train

You can come to Slovenia by bus or train from many European cities.

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The nearest airports & transportation
to Portoroz, Slovenia

 

You can travel to Slovenia by air to¬†Ljubljana JoŇĺe Puńćnik International Airport.¬†Alternatively, you can fly to any of the¬†airports in the neighboring countries¬†then continue by bus, train or rental car to Slovenia.¬†Transport from the nearby airports is also available from budget transport operators.¬†

TRIESTE AIRPORT, ITALY
LJUBLJANA AIRPORT, SLOVENIA
MARCO POLO VENICE AIRPORT, ITALY
FRANJO TUDJMAN AIRPORT ZAGREB, CROATIA
OTHER NEARBY AIRPORTS

On these sites you can find information about flights and car rentals:

SKYSCANNER
KAYAK
EXPEDIA
MYTRIP

Trieste Airport, Italy

 

The Nearest International airport is Trieste in Italy, which is 1 hour drive by car via E70 to Portoroz, Slovenia. This route crosses the country border (Italy/Slovenia).

Airport's website
The route from the airport to the venue
Shuttle

We highly recommend this option.

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Taxi

Taxis are available in front of the Arrivals entrance from 8 am until midnight.

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Rent a car

Vignette is needed for driving on motorways! At the airport, you can rent a car at one of the rental car providers.

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Bus

The Ronchi dei Legionari (Trieste) airport has excellent road and motorway connections and regular public bus transport lines. At the airport, take the bus number 51 to the city of Trieste. There are several buses running every day from the station in Trieste to Slovenia. 

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Ljubljana Airport, Slovenia

 

The next nearest international airport is Ljubljana Joze Pucnik airport in Slovenia. Slovenia‚Äôs only airport lies about a 30-minute drive from both Ljubljana and Bled, and about 1.5-hour drive from PortoroŇĺ and most other places in the country. The airport goes by three names: Ljubljana airport, Brnik or JoŇĺe Puńćnik Airport.

Airport's website
The route from the airport to the venue
Shuttle

Direct shuttle transfer from Ljubljana Airport to Hotel Bernardin Portoroz. Book early for a better price (from 17 Euros per person).

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Rent a car

Vignette is needed for driving on motorways! At the airport, you can rent a car at one of the rental car providers.

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There are numerous public transportation connections from the airport to the capital city Ljubljana. If you choose public transportation then you need to go to Ljubljana first and then choose the bus or train to Portoroz.

Taxi to Ljubljana
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Bus to Ljubljana
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Marco Polo Venice Airport, Italy

 

The next nearest international airport is Marco Polo airport Venice in Italy which is 2 hours drive to Portoroz. This route crosses the country border (Italy/Slovenia).

Airport's website
The route from the airport to the venue
Shuttle

We highly recommend this option.

More info
Rent a car

Vignette is needed for driving on motorways! At the airport, you can rent a car at one of the rental car providers.

More info
Bus and train

If you are travelling to Slovenia from the Venice airport (Marco Polo), you must first take an ATVO bus to Mestre railway station in Venice. 

You can buy the ticket on the bus. At the Mestre railway station in Venice, then find a train to Trieste. For getting from Trieste to Slovenia, we recommend that you take a bus (as described above). The bus and railway stations in Trieste are only separated by a road.

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Franjo Tudjman Airport Zagreb, Croatia

 

The next nearest international airport is Franjo Tudjman airport Zagreb in Croatia which is 2 hours 50 minutes drive by car to Portoroz. This route crosses the country border (Croatia/Slovenia).

Airport's website
The route from the airport to the venue
Shuttle

We highly recommend this option.

More info
Rent a car

Vignette is needed for driving on motorways! At the airport, you can rent a car at one of the rental car providers.

More info
Bus and train

From the Zagreb airport, first take a ride towards the Zagreb main bus station (you can find the timetable HERE). The ride takes about 25 minutes. From Zagreb, continue your journey towards Ljubljana. You can find the timetable HERE. If you want to travel by train, take the tram no. 2 or 6 from the Zagreb bus station to the main railway station, from where there are several available daily railway connections to Slovenia that can be found HERE.

Other nearby airports

Graz Airport
Klagenfurt Airport
Salzburg Airport

Why will you fall in love with Slovenia?

1st Green Destination

 

In 2016, Slovenia was named the very first Certified Green destination in the world with the score "96% green" (including air quality, water and waste, wildlife and green businesses). 

Not only was Ljubljana named the European Green Capital in 2016, but it’s consistently been one of the top sustainable destinations in the world for years now.


3rd most forested

 

Slovenia is the third most forested country in Europe. More than a third of the country has been deemed conservation land, and is being protected and maintained for the benefit of our ecosystem.

A general respect for the forests and the accompanying soil and water sources have contributed to the stunning and pristine greenery that covers almost 60% of the country.

Top quality water

 

In Slovenia, you can drink tap water, since it is pristine. There is lots of healthy water springs and some of the highest natural water resources in all of Europe. Slovenia’s water is top quality and with sources running from all of the lakes and rivers between the Alps and the Mediterranean Sea.

You can find a lot of quality food here, since a lot of people have their own gardens and understand the importance of eating natural organic food. 

Find out more about Slovenia here

Slovenia's capital city is Ljubljana,
which means "Beloved".

Find out more about Ljubljana here