Has anyone tried this during the Christmas/New Year time? My main concern is travel from Ljubljana to Milan to catch a flight back to USA. Has anyone used the GOOpti Shuttle? It seems a reasonable price but will it operate in January? I know we can do train but it's a bit long and complicated from Ljubljana to Milan. Thank you ahead of time.
The GoOpti shuttle is fine and operates all the time but it does have to use the roads like all other vehicles, leaving you at the mercy of traffic conditions. A friend had to go to the airport in Milan in April and took the shuttle with hours to spare, however they happened to hit a massive traffic jam around Venice and he barely caught the flight, so do be careful! Ideally, look into staying overnight in Milan. Missing a transatlantic flight is something completely different to missing the next flight to London.
By complicated (train), had you looked at taking the bus to Trieste and taking a train from there to Milan? And then connecting to the airport train? Agreed, that is more complicated than just hopping on a shuttle, and trains can experience delays too. Just wanted to make sure you'd looked at that option. But it sounds like a long shuttle ride, too, and personally, I'm more comfortable on trains - and a train in December would be less prone to weather delays I'd think than a shuttle van.
Could be you could spend the final night in Trieste or something and just hop on the train in the morning.
Thank you both. I think I can figure a plan from here. I will leave the extra day, as I usually do that.