LJUBLJANA & SLOVENIA SAFETY
How safe is Slovenia? Is Ljubljana safe?
Ljubljana is probably one of the safest cities you`ll ever visit. The city is safe even at night. Slovenia ranks among 10 safest countries in the world. The crime rate in Slovenia and in Ljubljana is negligible.
Ljubljana has no slums and is safe to walk anywhere.
Probably the biggest Ljubljana safety issue are fast riding cyclists which are quite numerous also in pedestrian zones. There are not many beggars in Ljubljana but if you meet one, no worries, they are harmless.
Pickpocketing has been noticed in the last years. Thefts are rare but it is smart to take basic precautions anyway.
Taxi drivers are mostly fair when it comes to prices but there have been reports of rip-offs. Here are some trustworthy taxi companies in Ljubljana that we recommend.
Slovenia Safety Emergency Numbers
113 – Police (stolen phone, car accident, lost passport, conflict, …)
112 – Ambulance, firefighters
1987 – AMZS (technical assistance in case your car brakes down; their units are all over Slovenia)
1970 – Traffic information
Eventhough Ljubljanians are relatively tolerant when it comes to question of sexual orientation, you have to know, that Ljubljana is not like Berlin or Amsterdam yet and still needs some time to fully accept and understand the nature of homosexuality.
It is advised to keep your nature down a bit or visit some of the Ljubljana gay friendly areas, bars and clubs.
Try to avoid Euronet ATMs
Try to avoid yellow-blue ATMs with the word Euronet as they have very high fees and bad exchange rates.
Euronet Worldwide is not a bank, but an ATM service provider. Their ATMs are placed at carefully chosen locations. They are where tourists are most likely to look for them – at airports, main railway stations, on the way to the beach, next to restaurants, tourist attractions, often with inappropriate interventions in cultural heritage. Because they are at hand, many people choose them.
However, it is better to look for a bank ATM. The advantage of bank ATMs is also evident when anything goes wrong at the ATM. If the card is “devoured” by a bank ATM or any other problems appear, you can simply turn to the nearest bank branch. With non-bank ATM operators, this will be more difficult.
If you are not careful enough, a raise due to unfavourable exchange rates and commissions can cost you much more than you would expect.
Like anywhere in the world thefts can happen but are very unlikely to. It never hurts to take basic precautions like not being too showy of your possessions or leaving your valuables on a visible place in your car.
Lost and Found
In case you happen to lose your valuables or you get them stolen, visit the nearest police station or call 113.
Ljubljana Center Police Station is based on Trdinova
If you know where you`ve left your item, don`t panick. Return to the place and ask if it was noticed or found. There is a high possibility you will get it back. Try to remember special characteristic of the lost item or make photos of valuables before leaving your country. Photos may help the police to find and identify them easier.
Lost on a Train
You forget your phone, umbrella or a piece of paper with a phone number of the cute passenger from your compartment. What to do? Call:
+386 1 29 12 598 for Ljubljana or +386 51 660 568 for Maribor.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- Is Slovenia a safe country? Is it safe to travel to Slovenia?
Yes. Slovenia ranks among the safest countries in the world. Crime rate in Slovenia and in Ljubljana is very low.
- What is Slovenia safety index?
Slovenia Ranked 7th Safest Country In The World By 2017 Global Peace Index. Global Peace Index (GPI) ranks 163 independent states and territories according to their level of peacefulness.
- Is Slovenia safe for solo female travellers? Is Ljubljana safe to visit alone?
It is very safe and very easy to get around Slovenia. Ljubljana is a very suitable city for solo women travellers, too.
- Is Ljubljana safe at night?
Yes. Ljubljana is one of the safest capital cities in the world. If you are wondering if you need to take a taxi to get back to your hotel at night to stay safe, the answer is no. You can also take a walk if your hotel, hostel or apartment is not too far.