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Flying from Sarajevo to Ljubljana

We are flying from Sarajevo to Ljubljana in September. We have never visited either place before. Does anyone have any advice, warnings, tips, etc. for us about getting from the airport in Ljubljana?

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Not sure what you are asking.

The Ljubljana airport is a ways out of town, but you can rent a car there very easily. It has been a few years since I was there, but the airport is somewhat small, so not hard to get around.

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4878 posts

I've been to Ljubljana four times but somehow managed never to visit the airport. But, I understand it's easy to get into town from the airport. There are public buses. There are shuttle services (GoOpti is one I know of but there are plenty of others).

http://www.ljubljana.info/airport/bus/

You won't want/need a car in Ljubljana itself, with its large pedestrian-only areas, but it is handy to have a car to visit the countryside, even if you rent for just a day trip. You can rent a car in town without needing to go all the way back to the airport.

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Thanks for the suggestions and information. Shuttles sound like an excellent means of accessing the city.

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1100 posts

I flew from Sarajevo to Ljubljana in June 2018. To transfer to my pensione in Ljubljana (fairly close to the river), I went online a month or so before my trip and booked a GoOpti transfer. Cost: 9 euros. It was so easy! The website is very clear and easy to use. The GoOpti van was exactly where they said it would be - just out the airport exit doors and across the street. There were several guys standing by several vans and I approached one, said "GoOpti?" He asked my name, then directed me to one of the vans. I waited about 10 minutes in the van as several other people got on. He dropped us off at our various hotels; mine was first. The GoOpti was not much more expensive than a bus, and he dropped me right in front of my pensione. (I also booked a GoOpti from Ljubljana to Venice and it was equally as reliable). One further note: my flight from Sarajevo ran about an hour and a half late. I called GoOpti from the Sarajevo airport and they assured me (in clear English) that they were monitoring flights, that my driver was aware of my flight delay, and that I surely would not be stranded at the Ljubljana airport.

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Also re. getting to the airport in Sarajevo: My hotel (Old Town Hotel - great place!) called me a taxi, which was economically quite reasonable. The Sarajevo airport was small and easy to navigate. I got there 90" before my flight and had LOTS of time to get through passport control. There is a shop just past passport control where you can spend your last Bosnian marks, if you have any. We did walk across the tarmac and up steps into the plane.

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In case you are interested, I posted a trip report: "Trip Report: Croatia, Bosnia, Slovenia" a couple of months ago on the "Trip Reports" link on this website. It is in several parts, so you can scroll down to the "Sarajevo" and "Ljubljana" postings.