LJUBLJANA TRAVEL GUIDE
We fell in love with Ljubljana when we spent just 4 nights here during our 2018 Europe Campervan Trip and can't wait to visit again. With its old school charm and modern vibe, it's no surprise that Ljubljana is often referred to as a ‘hidden gem’ when talking about the capital of Slovenia. If you're looking for What To See And Do In Ljubljana, Slovenia - then be sure to read our LJUBLJANA Travel Guide. Two things that added to an overall fantastic experience, were the fact that Ljubljana offers free Campervan Parking which is also conveniently located adjacent to their excellent public transportation facilities. That's what we want to share with you in this post.
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LJUBLJANA - WHERE TO PARK YOUR CAMPERVAN
After already having spent a few nights with our Campervan in Slovenia, we were thrilled to find out that Slovenia's fantastic and free Campervan Parkings extend beyond the rural countryside areas (which we love) and are even available in Slovenia's capital city of Ljubljana. This meant that we didn't need to rush our visit to Ljubljana. With free parking for our Campervan, we could take our time to explore this fantastic city. Take a look at our video to see the Ljubljana Campervan Parking (P+R Dolgi most) which we'll tell you all about.
LJUBLJANA - FREE CAMPERVAN PARKING IS THE BEST
We could hardly believe our luck when we found this fantastic and free Campervan Parking Facility less than 5km out of the centre of Slovenia's capital city, Ljubljana. The area is predominantly a large Park & Ride facility known as P+R Dolgi Most but also has an area dedicated to Campervan Parking. Due to this Park & Ride facility forming part of the city's well developed public transportation system, you can easily hop on the bus from here and reach the centre of Ljubljana within about 15-20 minutes. What more could one ask for when visiting Ljubljana? Oh wait, did we mention that it's also FREE?!
As you will see in the video, the facility has 10 Campervan Parkings and is complete with full servicing facilities (black, grey and freshwater servicing) as well as electrical hookup points and even wifi. There are no public toilet facilities, so you will need to be self-sufficient in that regard. The area is neat and clean with a few picnic tables and small grass areas, but bear in mind that it is a Campervan Parking facility and not a campground. We found it to be perfectly convenient for our 4-night stay to visit and explore the city of Ljubljana.
In order to use the public transportation services, you will need to purchase an Urbana Card. This can be done at the green Urbanomat machines located in the parking lot and at bus stops. It is a very simple and easy process. When you pay for a day's parking at the P+R Dolgi Most, this also includes two free bus tickets.
It is really easy to reach the centre of Ljubljana from the P+R Dolgi Most, as you can either take the public bus from here, or you could make use of the Share and Ride Bicycle Service, known as BicikeLJ. The city of Ljubljana is both very pedestrian and bicycle-friendly and the cycle path continues from the parking area all the way into the centre of town.
For other options of where to camp in Ljubljana, visit the Ljubljana Tourist Info page.
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LJUBLJANA - HOW TO GET AROUND
Ljubljana prides itself with being one of the greenest capital cities in the world. As part of this environmentally friendly initiative, the historic city centre is predominantly vehicle free and even beyond these limits, the city of Ljubljana is wonderfully pedestrian and cycle-friendly.
The majority of Ljubljana's tourist attractions are located within the Old Town area, along the Ljublijana River and in the flat landscape below Castle Hill. The best way to explore these sights is undoubtedly on foot. This will allow you to soak up the vibrant atmosphere of the town and give you the opportunity to relax at a streetside cafe along the way.
If you would like to explore a little further or faster, then we would suggest cycling. There are plenty of options available, from free Share and Ride Bicycle facilities (BicikeLJ) to organised Bicycle Tours of the city. There are more than 50 BicikeLJ bicycle stations all over Ljubljana and the cycle paths extend all the way to the outskirts of the city.
In addition to being pedestrian and cycle-friendly, Ljubljana also has a fantastic public transportation system. In order to make use of the busses, you will first need to purchase an Urbana Card. This can be done at the green Urbanomat machines located in the city parking lots, bus stops and the tourist office. It is a very simple and easy process and is also incredibly cheap.
If you really do find yourself needing to make use of a taxi, we suggest making use of the most reputable company, 'Taxi Ljubljana'. Also, note that it is usually cheaper if you are able to call to order a taxi rather than hailing one down along the street.
No matter how you decide to get around and explore Ljubljana, we hope that you enjoy the Slovenian capital city as much as we did! Why not consider getting the Ljubljana Card to save even more and see more attractions?
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