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Want to relax and have some fun after some intense sightseeing? Feel like swimming? Perhaps bowling, shopping or indoor go-karting?

Visit the city within the city. With 500.000 m2 and growing, it is one of the biggest business, shopping, amusement, recreational and cultural centres in Europe.

About BTC City 

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Set as warehouse space to Ljubljana’s retail and industry in 1954, BTC has changed its image and function throughout the past 60 years.

After being the biggest customs warehouse in former Yugoslavia and the largest land terminal for goods in Europe, BTC started getting a completely new, commercial and more attractive image in the 90s.

Soon the company’s shares were listed on the Ljubljana Stock Exchange and later on the London, Frankfurt and Munich Stock Exchanges as well and the company’s dream was becoming a reality. The former rural area was transforming into a shopping city.

With constant improvements, stable business growth, a continual increase in the number of visitors and a clear vision for the future, BTC City has clearly become a place of success and possibility. It has over 18 million visitors every year.

BTC City Ljubljana

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Points of Interest

Getting There

BTC City is located just next to the northern Ljubljana bypass and is  3,5 kilometres away from the city centre. Regular bus connections serve BTC from Ljubljana city centre. You can also get to the BTC City by car or by bike. How? Please see below. For a more comfortable option, you can also take a taxi.

By Car

If you are going on your own from the city centre, stick to the wide Smartinska road. Travel straight ahead and turn right by the (red coloured) petrol station, just before the road comes to an end. Finding yourself at the city bypass means you have gotten just a bit too far.

If you are coming down the bypass from any side, try not to miss the “BTC” or “Nove Jarse” turn:

From the direction of Austria, take the motorway in the direction of Maribor and take the exit –  BTC City: Nove Jarse.

From the direction of Italy / Trieste take the motorway to the exit of Nove Jarse

From the direction of Croatia / Zagreb take the motorway in direction Ljubljana-East, then exit BTC / Industrial zone Moste.

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By Bus

Departing from the city centre (you can use the bus stop at the end of Copova street – by the Post Office and opposite the Nama shopping center, it is best to take bus number 27. Buses no. 2, 7, 12 and 24 will do the job as well. 

Bus line no. 27 is runs directly through BTC City (stops: administrative building BTC, Hall A, Trznica, Kolosej, Emporium).

Bus lines no. 2, 7 and 12 stop by the petrol station at Smartinska road, less than 100 meters from where you want to be. From there it sure is difficult to miss.

Bus line no. 24 brings visitors to the Atlantis Waterpark and passes Emporium shopping mall.

Taking a bus on a work day is a smart choice, since they run very often (every 5 to 15 minutes), so there is no need for checking timetables. Just take care not to miss the last one back to the city centre, if you are staying in BTC until the late night. 

Find more about how to use city buses HERE.

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By Bike

It takes approx. 15 min to get from the city center to BTC City by bike. You can whether rent a bike o use public bicycle share system – BicikeLJ with around 50 stations all around the city. For that you will need Urbana Card. 

There are 3 stations for public BicikeLJ bikes in BTC City. One is located by the City Park, the second one beteween Hall A and BTC vegetable market and the third is adjacent to Atlantis Waterpark.

You can find out more about the BicikeLJ – public bike hire system HERE.

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BTC City  is a place where you can find everything from nails to cars and is a paradise for those who love shopping, large shopping centers, brands, modernity and commercial content in general.

Parking your car in BTC City

Parking spaces are a plus point for BTC City. All are free of charge, whether they are situated outside or in a parking garage.

Approximately 100 are intended for disabled users (lowered pavements and adjusted hall entrances also make an appearance).

All the streets are properly marked and roundabouts situated for better fluctuation of traffic.

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Getting around BTC City

If you are not an excited walker the easiest way to reach all the corners of the BTC City is to use a bike

To get yourself in the heart of BTC City, us a city bus number 27.

Buses 2, 7, 12 and 24 will get you to a walking distance to it, too.

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BTC City Info Point 

BTC City is a big complex of shops, malls and halls and sometimes it is a challenge to find what you search for.

In the high ground floor of the Shopping Arena A there is an Info Point with information about shops, cafés, restaurants and events. BTC City’s advertising material and maps are also available. At the Info point, you can also buy tickets for various events.

Phone: +386 1 585 22 22
E- mail:

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Address:  Ameriska ulica 2, Ljubljana
Phone: +386 1 585 22 22
Phone 24/7:  +386 1 585 13 10

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Working Time

  • Shopping Centers
    Monday – Saturday: 9 am – 8 pm
  • The Crystal Palace shopping gallery
    Monday – Saturday: 9 am – 8 pm
  • Emporium, Massimo Dutti, Zara, Pull and Bear, Stradivarius, Bershka
    Monday – Friday: 10 am – 9 pm
    Saturday: 9 am – 9 pm
  • BTC City Open Market
    Monday – Friday: 8 am – 7 pm
    Saturday: 7 am – 6 pm

Photo: BTC d.d. archive