The zoo in Ljubljana is a relatively small one but if you are in town it's well worth seeing. It is situated within the natural forest on the west side, only 20 minutes walk from the city centre under the Roznik hill. At € 6,5 for adults and € 5,00 for students the price is certainly reasonable. It is recommended that you visit the zoo on weekends when guided tours and workshops usually take place. It is reachable by foot, bike, car or bus.
Ljubljana zoo is not huge, but is big enough to make a lovely day out. It has a certain charm, being situated within the confines of a forest, which also gives you the chance of a pleasant walk and the combination of local flora and world-wide fauna. With numerous workshops and activities Ljubljana zoo is very welcoming to visitors. You can help out or just watch the feeding of the animals, or lose your fear of spiders, snakes and scorpions by holding them in your hands - under the supervision of a zoo mentor, of course. If you prefer these scary creatures behind bars then join the pigs and sheep instead or simply stroll around and admire them from a safe distance! If you are tired, take a seat and have a coffee or a snack at the zoo bar. Saturdays or Sundays are usually the busiest.
The zoo is located on the west of the city and is only half an hour walk from the centre. Thus a pleasant stroll or bike ride on a lovely sunny day is always a smart and healthy option.
If you are travelling by car head towards Vecna Pot. Since the zoo is located by the road, you cannot miss it – and with many parking spaces available you won't have any issues there.
From May 1st until the end of September, you can use a special zoo bus, which travels 5 times a day from the city centre to the zoo and back. Its starting point is at Kolodvor (a bus-stop where Slovenska cesta meets Tivolska). Here is the schedule:
City Centre – Zoo: 9.00, 10.00, 12.00, 16.00, 17.00;
Zoo – City Centre: 10.20, 12.20, 16.20, 17.20, 19.20.
In winter time take bus No. 14.
Ticket for adults cost € 6,5 while students and school pupils get it for € 5,00. For pre-school children it is € 3,50 and children up to 2 years of age can enter for free. A discount is granted to senior citizens, disabled people and groups of over 10 people.
May, June, July, August: 9.00 – 19.00
April and September: 9.00 – 18.00
March and October: 9.00 – 17.00
Winter time: 9.00 – 16.00
Vecna pot 70, Ljubljana
Phone: +386 (0)1 24 42 182