Getting there & away
Intercity buses, which leave from the main station, run at least once an hour (less frequently at weekends) to Mozirje (€4.60, one hour, 36km), Rogaška Slatina (€4, one hour, 34km) and Zreče (€3.50, 45 minutes, 26km). Count on up to six buses on weekdays and three at the weekend to Ljubljana (€7, 1½ hours, 71km) and Maribor (€5.80, 1½ hours, 55km). Other destinations accessible by bus from Celje and their frequencies include: Dravograd (€6.50, 1¾ hours, 65km, one daily), Gornji Grad (€5.80, 1½ hours, 53km, one or two daily), Logarska Dolina (€12.50, four hours, 149km, 9.10am Monday to Friday April to October), Murska Sobota (€10, three hours, 115km, two daily) and Podsreda (€4.60, one hour, 39km, six weekdays).
For destinations like such as Šempeter (€2, 20 minutes, 12km, hourly), Škofja Vas and Šentjur, go to the bus stops south of the train station on Ulica XIV Divizije.
Celje is one of the few rail hubs in all of Slovenia, and for once you have a real choice between taking the train or the bus. Celje is on the main line between Ljubljana and Maribor; from Ljubljana (€5.35 to €9.40, 1½ hours, 89km) you can reach Celje up to two dozen times a day by regular train and eight times a day by ICS express train.
A spur line links Celje with Velenje (€2.65, 50 minutes, 38km) via Šempeter up to nine times a day Monday to Saturday in each direction. A third line connects Celje with Zabok in Croatia via Rogaška Slatina (€2.65, 50 minutes, 36km), Rogatec and Dobovec. Up to seven trains arrive and depart on weekdays but only a couple at the weekend.