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Money and costs

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Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
  • Hostel dorm bed or low-cost guesthouse: €15–25
  • Street food and self-catering: €10
  • Train/bus tickets: €10
  • Bicycle rental: €12
  • Pint of beer: €3
  • Room in a midrange hotel or pension: €40–60
  • Dinner in a good restaurant: €30
  • Train/bus tickets: €10
  • Lipica Stud Farm entry: €16
Top end (more than)
  • Room in the best place in town: €80–100
  • Dinner in a very good restaurant: €40
  • Train/bus/taxi: €20
  • Postojna Cave entry: €26


Generally not required for tourist stays up to 90 days (or at all for EU nationals); some nationalities will need an entry visa.

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When to go and weather


Getting to Slovenia

Most travellers arrive in Slovenia by air, or by rail and road connections from neighbouring countries. Flights, cars and tours can be booked online at www.lonelyplanet.com/bookings.

Getting around Slovenia

Transport in Slovenia is reasonably priced, quick and efficient. For national bus timetables, head to Avtobusna Postaja Ljubljana (www.ap-ljubljana.si); for train timetables: Slovenian Railways (www.slo-zeleznice.si).

Bus Generally efficient and good value but very crowded on Friday afternoons and severely restricted on Sundays and holidays.

Car A great way to explore the countryside, with rental firms everywhere.

Train Cheaper but usually slower than buses (with the exception of intercity high-speed services). Getting from A to B sometimes requires returning to Ljubljana.

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Advice for travellers

Travelling with children

Slovenia is prime family-holiday territory, especially in July and August when Europeans hit the road and celebrate the summer break. Water parks, caves, swimmable lakes and walking trails designed for little legs are just part of the story – many...

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Working and volunteering

EU citizens do not require a work permit and are free to apply for jobs on the same basis as Slovenian nationals. Citizens of other countries can only work on the basis of a work permit and must normally be...

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