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Getting there & around

Buses from Ljubljana to the coast as well as Nova Gorica stop in Postojna (€5.75, one hour, 53km, half-hourly). Other destinations include Cerknica (€3, 30 minutes, 24km, four on schooldays), Koper (€6.15, one hour, 56km, four to six a day), Nova Gorica (€6.15, one hour, 58km, five to eight a day), Piran (€6.65, 1¼ hours, 69km, three or four a day), and Snežnik and Stari Trg pri Ložu (€8, two hours, 88km, one on schooldays at 2.10pm).

International destinations include Zagreb (€16.50, three hours, 195km, one daily at 6.07am) in Croatia, and Trieste (€5.75, 1½ hours, 51km, one at 6.50am Monday to Saturday) in northern Italy.

Postojna is on the main train line linking Ljubljana (€5.90, one hour, 67km) with Sežana and Trieste via Divača (€2.65 to €4.30, 40 minutes, 37km), and is an easy day trip from the capital. As many as 20 trains a day make the run from Ljubljana to Postojna and back. You can also reach here from Koper (€5.35 to €6.75, 1½ hours, 86km) on one of up to seven trains a day.

Čeho Bike Rental (040-169 401; Tržaška cesta 23; 9am-noon & 3-7pm Mon-Fri, 9am-noon Sat) has bicycles for rent; they cost €5 for three hours or €10 per day.

If you need a taxi in Postojna, call 031-777 974.