Ljubljana Airport (LJU)

Ljubljana airport is situated some 20 km North of Ljubljana in the direction of Kranj. The international airport code is LJU. Previously known as Brnik Airport, recently it has been renamed to Joze Pucnik Airport, after a contemporary Slovenian statesman. There are cheap flights to Ljubljana from several European cities.

Ljubljana airport arrivals
Ljubljana airport arrivalsThe airport arrival times can be tracked online at the airport's homepage. A miniature arrival hall offers a small space to meet your friends. There is a cafe and a branch of the tourist office where you can get some maps of Ljubljana, travel tips for Slovenia and approximate instructions on how to get to the city.

Ljubljana airport departures
Ljubljana airport departuresOn the left hand side, there are the check-in desks and sales offices of Adria Airlines. Other airlines with sales offices at Ljubljana airport also include AirFrance, Malev, CSA, EasyJet, LOT, JAT airlines and Turkish Airlines. The airport departures can be checked online. All check-ins are subject to the European air safety rules. In the departure hall, you will also find a cafe serving croissants, sandwiches and pizza's, and offer your last chance for a "gibanica" or Union beer from the tap. At the airport departure lounge you will also find a souvenir shop, exchange office, restaurant, self-service restaurant, and bar. Entering the VIP saloon costs some 70 Euros.

Ljubljana airport transfer
Public bus service no.28 operates to and from Ljubljana bus station and runs about every hour. The journey takes 45 minutes, the cost is around 4 Euros and you buy your tickets directly from the driver. There is also a private shuttle service running less frequently but it's a bit faster. The bus station in Ljubljana is small and situated immediately in front of the railway station. If you take a taxi from the taxi rank in front of the airport it will cost about 35 euros. Nevertheless, there is some private tansfer service that can get you to Ljubljana cheaper.

Car parking at Ljubljana airport
Ljubljana airport parking carThere is an extensive car park (P2) to your right hand side when you enter Ljubljana airport. For the first 30 minutes, parking your car here is free of charge. Just look after your parking ticket, otherwise you will be charged the full two-weeks parking fee. There is an automated machine where you pay your fee. Free minutes are not available with the new multi-storey car park (P1).

Car rental in Ljubljana airport
Ljubljana airport car rentalMany local and international car hire agencies have their outlets directly in the airport. The Rent-a-Car hall is situated opposite the arrivals, across the road. Competing car rental companies like Dollar/Thrifty, Atet Rent a Car, Sixt, L.A. rent, National car rental, Budget car hire, Hertz, ABC rent a car, Europcar, AVIS are represented.

Ljubljana airport hotels
There is no hotel in the immediate area, however there are several hotels that can be reached conveniently from the airport using the shuttle service. A secure online reservation system is available for selected hotels at Ljubljana airport, either in the nearby town of Kranj, or between the airport and Ljubljana.

Expansion plans
Slovenia is a fast growing European destination, overwhelming the current capacity of the airport, which will be extended considerably in the following years. Terminal T1 was extended in July 2007 according to the European requirements for the Schengen-agreement countries.

Airport information
Ljubljana airport's homepage contains all the information you might need, including the schedule of arrivals and departures, how to get there and parking options. A map of the airport, panoramic pictures and a live webcam are all available to.