Ljubljana Slovenia

Airport bus Ljubljana

IATA code: LJU
Passengers: ~ 1 million

The Ljubljana Airport – Jože Pučnik, often referred to as Brnik Airport as well, is located 26 km north of Ljubljana’s city center.

The airport yearly handles about 1.5 million passengers, of which the majority come during the summer season.

If you’re flying to Ljubljana, make sure to read our comprehensive guide with all necessary information about LJU airport.

How to get from Ljubljana airport to Ljubljana

Getting to and from Ljubljana airport to Ljubljana centre is fairly easy; depending on your budget you have various travel options to choose between.

Airport Shuttle Bus

The cheapest way of travelling between the airport and Ljubljana city is to take the airport buses which depart on the whole hour from the airport, on most weekdays there is a bus from 05:00 till 20:00.

The price for a ticket from the Airport to the bus station is around 4 euros.

As the bus is a public bus and not an airport shuttle, it makes numerous stops on the way to the bus station and the travel time for the 31 km long route is about 50 minutes.

  • Buses are in general parked outside the main terminal building, you can not avoid seeing them when you exit the terminal.
  • The airport bus has several stops on the route before reaching the Ljubljana main bus station.
    If some of these stops are more convenient for you to reach your accommodation, you may get off the bus prior to reaching the bus station.
  • From the airport there is also a public bus to Kranj which departs more or less on the hour.
    The timetable for that route can be found here; also in this case you have to enter  “Letališče Brnik” as departure station, as arrival station you need to pick “Kranj AP”



Another way to travel to Ljubljana is with a private, door-to-door transfer to your accommodation in the city.

To explore transfers to the most popular destinations, visit Ljubljana Airport taxi & transfer page.

You can also pre-book a transfer to almost any city in Slovenia from Airport Ljubljana that you would like to visit for a hassle-free experience.

You will find a list of the most popular transfer routes from the airport below where you can pre-book your private transfer and pay on arrival.

Ljubljana Airport to Ljubljana from 6€ p.pLjubljana Airport to Trieste from 19€ p.pLjubljana Airport to Bovec from 21€ p.p
Ljubljana Airport to Bled from 7€ p.pLjubljana Airport to Zagreb from 26€ p.pLjubljana Airport to Umag from 24€ p.p
Ljubljana Airport to Pula from 35€ p.pLjubljana Airport to Kranj Gora from 11€ p.pLjubljana Airport to Maribor from 21€ p.p
  • NOTE: The prices displayed in the table above are per person (Minibus for up to 8 Passengers) and NOT per vehicle.
Lake Bled Island


Taxis are located in front of the arrivals terminal and a taxi ride to the centre of town will cost you from 30 – 35 euros, depending on where you need to be dropped at. But to be on the safe side, book your taxi ride online – it’s much cheaper.

In general, the majority of taxi drivers are fair and reliable, so chances of being scammed, like in Prague for example, are limited.
Nevertheless, agreeing on the prices before you start the trip is always recommendable.

Renting a car at Ljubljana airport

At the airport, you’ll find offices of all major car rental companies like Sixt, Budget, Avis etc, plus several local car rental companies.

As everywhere else, renting a car from the airport is a bit more expensive than renting it from a downtown office.
You can see prices for car rentals from Ljubljana airport here.

Renting a bus at Ljubljana airport

If you are a large group arriving at the airport, you might consider renting a bus prior to your arrival.

Bus rentals are offered by several bus companies in the area; vehicles for up to 70 people can be chartered.

Airlines at the airport

20 airlines operate here, mostly international and seasonal flights. The airlines fly to European destinations including Amsterdam, Budapest, Belgrade, and London. However, there are also seasonal flights to Tel-Aviv and Zanzibar.

Here’s a list of some of the airlines:

  • Air France
  • Air Serbia
  • British Airways
  • easyJet
  • Turkish Airlines

Ljubljana Airport Services and Facilities

Various facilities and services are available at the terminal for passengers who are on a layover or simply waiting for a flight.

Here are some of them listed:

  • ATMs
  • Business Lounge
  • Baby Change Facilities
  • Children’s Play Area
  • Currency Exchange Office
  • Post Office
  • Snack bars & Shops
  • WiFi (free)

Accommodation near the airport

Check out our map below and find out where to find accommodation near Ljubljana Airport.

Ljubljana airport bus FAQs

Is there a direct bus from Ljubljana airport to Lake Bled?

Yes, there is a direct route from Ljubljana airport to Lake Bled which you can check HERE

Can I catch an intercity bus at the airport if I am for example going to Zagreb or Vienna?

Yes, there are intercity buses running from the airport. If you wish to travel specificly from Ljubljana to Zagreb, Ljubljana to Vienna, you first have to go to the main bus station and then change buses there, but if you wish to go to some other destination, you can check the possibilities HERE.

How much does parking cost at the airport?

You can see the parking prices at Ljubljana airport here.

I have an early morning departure from the airport, are there any airport hotels I can stay at?

Unfortunately, there are no hotels directly by the airport. The nearest hotel can be found in the small city of Vopovlje which is 3 km from the airport.


  1. Helena Achilleos   •  

    Is there a bus from the airport to Bohinjska Bistrica ? I travel on 22/2 to Bohinj Park Eco Hotel arriving at the airport at 13:15 pm.

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Helena,
      There is no direct bus from the airport to Bohinjska Bistrica, but you can take a bus to Kranj and then transfer to the bus line Kranj-Bohinjska Bistrica.

      Best regards,
      Melani, GBB Team

  2. Steve   •  

    Hi, we are 4 adults visiting Ljubljana on Monday 16th April to Saturday 21st April. One of us is in an electric wheelchair. Are you able to transport us to and from the airport? If so please quote me.
    Many thanks in advance,

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Steve,

      You can book a transfer from Ljubljana Airport to Ljubljana via Transfers by Getbybus. Here’s a direct link (https://goo.gl/oDngg3). You can choose between two minibuses (4-8 people). Hope I helped!

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team

  3. NAna   •  

    Hi, Is there a bus from Ljubljana Airport to Cankarjev dom?
    If I have to transfer, where can I get to the next bus?

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Nana,

      There’s a bus from Ljubljana Airport to Cankarjev Dom, but You need to transfer to another bus, and there are two options for that: exit at Main bus station in Ljubljana and take bus nr.18. Or You can exit at Konzorcij stop and take bus nr.6.

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team

  4. Els Franken   •  

    Wij willen vanaf Ljubliana een shuttlebus naar het vliegveld nemen. Waar vertrekt de bus en hoe duur is een ticket?

  5. Rota   •  

    Taxi from airport to city seems to be exremally expensive. I was charged 65eur. Is it ok?

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Rota,

      As it was stated in the article, the taxi rate for Ljubljana Airport should’ve been around 30 to 35 Euro if it was official airport taxi. It is always a risk to take a taxi from the airport. To avoid getting scammed, it is advisable to always ask the price of the ride in advance.

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team

  6. namik   •  

    how can i fix a shuttle from the airport to my hotel at city center

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Namik,

      The airport shuttle runs from Ljubljana Airport to Main bus station. Check the location of Your hotel and see if it’s close to the bus station. Also, I suggest to contact directly the hotel staff, I’m sure they will give You more information about the transportation to Your accommodation.

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team

  7. Michèle Hunter   •  

    I need to get from the airport Lubljana to Savica, close to the lake bohinj.
    Please can you indicate the best route and best price for one person.

  8. Veronica   •  


    I am very interested in booking a room in a hotel at Litijska cesta 57, but my plane lands late and I would need to be there before 23.30. What’s the quickest and cheapest option?


    • Melani   •  

      Dear Veronica,

      Unfortunately, the last bus departs from the airport at 21:05 so I would suggest a taxi or a private transfer.

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team

  9. Natasha   •  

    Hello is there a bus from the airport to Lake Bled? Thanks!

  10. Gert Larsson   •  


    We will arrive from Copenhagen, if we wanna go to Maribor, what is the easest way to go, bus or train and how?

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Gert,

      There are regular daily departures from Ljubljana Bus and Train Station to Maribor so you can choose either option. Train is a bit faster, you’ll get to Maribor 20-30 minutes earlier than with a bus.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  11. Paola   •  

    Hello, which is the best way to get from the airport to Ljubljana’s train station? And how much does it cost, and how long does it take?

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Paola,

      The train station is located at the same place as the main bus station so you can just use the bus which goes to the bus station in Ljubljana. The price of the ticket is €4 and the journey takes around 45 minutes.

      Best regards
      Melani GBB Team

  12. lenny gottllieb   •  

    We want to take a bus with our dis-assembled bicycles in a special bike bag from the Ljubljana airport to the central bus station. Will the two of us with our bags be allowed on the bus?

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Lenny,

      Bags with bicycles will probably need to go to the luggage compartment. Other than that, there should be no problems with boarding the bus.

      Best regards
      Melani GBB Team

  13. Chris   •  


    Presuming there’s a return service for the airport buses, from Ljubljana bus station back to the airport? Does this also leave on the hour?

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Chris,

      The same airport bus departs twice an hour from 05:20 until 20:10 from the Ljubljana Bus Station.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  14. Billy Paisley   •  


    I’m 99% sure I’ve booked a bus to Ljubljana from the airport for Sunday but I can’t see anything on my emails as confirmation or anything on my bank account.

    Is there any way of checking??


    • Gabriela   •  

      Dear Billy,
      Since there was no confirmation on your e-mail or transaction on your bank account, something went wrong during the booking and your ticket has not been booked. We kindly ask you to book it again.
      Best regards,
      Gabriela GBB Team

  15. Airtrail   •  

    I think it should be pointed more clearly that passengers will pay for taxi 30-35 eur only if they book it in advance. If they just hop in the first taxi at the airport itself, they will pay 60- 70 eur , can be even more.

  16. Jasper   •  


    What is the easiest way to get from the airport to Izola?

    Thank you for your answer…


    • Kristina   •  

      Hi Jasper,

      There are several ways you can reach Izola from the airport.
      One of them is boarding the shuttle bus from the airport to the main bus station in Ljubljana and then taking another bus from Ljubljana to Izola. Another solution, maybe the easiest one, would be booking a private transfer directly from Ljubljana Airport to Izola.

      Best regards,
      Kristina, GetByBus

  17. Nick   •  

    Is there any available bus after 20:00 that gets you from Ljubljana Airport – Jože Pučnik to the city center? Thank you in advance.

    • Maja   •  

      Hi Nick,

      yes, there are usually up to 3 departures after 8:00 pm. You can check out the details here. Just pick a date and you will see all the departures for that day.

      GBB Team

  18. Gayle   •  


    We’ll arrive at the airport on a Sunday at 8:40 pm.

    Can you please recommend a safe, reliable taxi company that we could book in advance for 30 – 35 Euros to the centre of town?

    Thank you!

    • Maja   •  


      you will notice reliable taxi companies with a special permit placed under the windscreens.
      bookTAXI and Taxi Rondo are some of the options. You can search for them online a book a ride.

      GBB Team

  19. Pung   •  

    I am scheduled to arrive at Ljubljana airport at 19:30 on a Tuesday, so I am likely to miss the bus 28 (last bus 20:00) by the time I clear customs & immigration.

    Can I just board a bus shuttle (either GoOpti or Nomago) at the airport without booking? Will there be bus shuttles for those who don’t have a booking? I am not sure of the time when I can actually get out of the airport (e.g. due to delay).

    Thank you very much, and best regards!

    • Maja Tramontana   •  


      getting on a bus without booking a ticket is probably going to be possible without any problems, but it is always good to have in mind it all depends on the number of passengers.
      It is definitely better to book your ticket for one of the scheduled departures. Click here and see all the details as well as book your tickets in a few clicks.

      GBB Team

  20. Emma   •  

    Hi there, I am travelling from the airport to Portoroz. I land at 14.10. What is the best way to do this?
    Many thanks

    • Maja Tramontana   •  

      Hi Emma,

      there are buses departing from Ljubljana Airport to Portoroz daily. Click here and see more details, just pick the date in the date picker and you will see all the departures for that day, as well as ticket info.

      GBB Team

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