Getting there & away
Although train departures are limited, the bus service to and from Koper is good. Buses go to Izola, Strunjan, Piran (€2.60, ½ hour, 18km) and Portorož every half-hour on weekdays and every 40 minutes at the weekend. The buses start at the train and bus station and stop at the market on Pristaniška ulica before continuing on to Izola. Up to 15 buses daily make the run to Ljubljana (€10.35, 1¾ to 2½ hours, 120km).
Buses to Trieste (€3, one hour, 23km, up to 13 a day) run along the coast via Ankaran and Muggia weekdays only. Destinations in Croatia include Rijeka (€7.60, two hours, 84km, 10.10am Monday to Friday), Rovinj (€11.10, 129km, three hours, 3.55pm daily July and August) via Poreč (€8, two hours, 88km), plus two or three to Poreč only, notably at 8.30am Monday to Friday.
Koper is on a minor rail line linking it with Ljubljana (2¼ hours, 153km) via Postojna and Divača. There are local services (€7.30, 2½ hours) at 10.03am and 7.12pm and faster IC services (€8.70, 2¼ hours) at 5.55am and 2.45pm. To get to Buzet and Pula in Croatia from Koper, you must change at Hrpelje-Kozina (€4, 30 minutes, 37km, five daily) for any of three trains a day.