Getting Around in LjubljanaEdit This
Ljubljana is small city and the best way to get around is on foot. From the railway and bus stations to center is a short ten minute walk. Once you are on Presernov trg (square) or in front of City Hall, all of the major sights are within a ten minute walk.
Bicycles are available from a small street-side rental kiosk just off Presernov trg, run by the city. First two hours are free, with a nominal fee per hour after that. Small deposit is required. Bicycles are simple unisex "coaster" bikes with a basket and lock. Most of the streets in the core of the city have special bicycle lanes, and at major intersections there are bicycle traffic lights. This is an excellent way to tour the city at very low cost.
This is the prefered method of public transportation. The bus network is extensive and served at frequent intervals, somewhat less so on weekends. You can pay the bus driver when you get on, but you are expected to have the change ready. It's much better to buy bus tokens at any newsstand or post office. Bus tokens cost 0,80€ if you pay at the bus it's 1€ and you must have exact change!
Night services are very reduced or there aren't any at all.
Lots of cabs can be found in the city center, especially at night after most buses stop running.
Parking is a major problem in Ljubljana, although the representatives of city hall have recently presented plans for P+R (park and ride) bus system. . It is suggested to park the car in a garage or car park near Tivoli hall close to the centre and continue on foot. Garages are generally well marked. The closest to the center is in Trg Republike (across from the Parliament building). If you nevertheless want to park at the city centre during the daytime, you must buy a prepaid parking ticket (sundays and holidays excepted) and display it in your car.
December 29, 2004 change by srdjan
There is no Metro in Ljubljana. There are a few stations in the suburbs, but these are not shown on the main departure timetables, so it is necessary to get detailed leaflets or buy a timetable from the main station.
However, to visit destinations outside the capital, the railway is easier to use and less confusing than the bus or coach services. Staff at the main station speak good English and are extremely helpful.
The departure timetables are always printed on yellow paper, the arrivals on white. They are not split into strict more..
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Buses - an additional note: You CAN ride the bus if you don't have exact change, but the bus driver won't give you change. So, if you don't mind over-paying for your trip, it is still possible to ride. But the best way to go is to buy a token (pronounced dje-ton, with a long 'o') from any of the news kiosks, and also lots of other places. The bus company, LPP, has a website but it is all in Slovene. Bus service to most areas DOES run all night, with the exception being between midnight and 3:00 a.m., where service is suspended to some of the outer neighborhoods. There are more..
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