Traveling by train in Slovenia

Map Slovenia with capital city Ljubljana

Your Eurail Slovenia Pass is your key to a true rail travel adventure. Discover the splendid architecture, mountain vistas and the lovely Adriatic coast of Slovenia. If you want to explore this fascinating and beautiful country by rail, there are plenty of Eurail passes to choose from. The convenience and efficiency of train travel will make it well worth your while.

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Trains in Slovenia
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Eurail passes for Slovenia
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Ljubljana

Ljubljana

Church on the island in Lake Bled

Church on the island in Lake Bled

View of Soca river in the summer

View of Soca river in the summer

Predjama Castle, Slovenia

Predjama Castle, Slovenia

Cave in Rakov Skocjan park

Cave in Rakov Skocjan park

Slovenia quick facts

 
  • Capital: Ljubljana

  • Population: 2 million

  • Language: Slovene

  • Currency: Slovene

  • Dialing code: +386

Trains in Slovenia

 
Logo ZS Slovenia

Slovenia's train network is operated by Slovenske Železnice (SŽ) and will get you to most destinations in the country. The capital, Ljubljana, is the train hub for domestic rail connections.

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Places to visit

 
Bled Island in Lake Bled
Bled Island in Lake Bled

Bled Castle and Vintgar Gorge

Take a pletna (a special boat only known in this region) to the only real island in Slovenia. In this picturesque little town, you’ll see Bled Castle emerging from the rocks overlooking quaint and charming Bled Island and the sparkling Lake Bled. Next, take a guided trail tour on the narrow bridges above Vintgar Gorge, which ends in a stunning waterfall. The trail also leads to breathtaking views of the area.

There is a bus service from Ljubljana to Bled, or you can take the train to Bled-Lesce station, and then a bus into Bled center.

Ljubljana, Slovenia
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Luminous and lively Ljubljana

The capital city of Ljubljana is the political and cultural heart of Slovenia. You’ll find unmistakable evidence of its rich history. It’s also a vibrant, modern city that’s home to theaters, museums, galleries (such as the National Art Gallery) and one of the oldest philharmonic orchestras in the world. A remarkable 10,000 cultural events take place here every year, including nearly a dozen international festivals. When you visit, don’t miss the 15th century Ljubljana castle

The National Art Gallery (Narodna Galerija) is less than 10 minutes from station Ljubljana Tivoli. Of course, Tivoli Park is also accessible from this stop.

Bridge in Škocjan Caves Regional Park
Bridge in Škocjan Caves Regional Park

Škocjan Caves Regional Park

Located on the main karst plateau in the southwest of Slovenia, these vast caves with their underground halls and gorges boast unique natural beauty and cultural heritage, they’re also the world’s largest underground wetlands. In fact, most visitors to Škocjan rarely see the village itself, as they’re immediately drawn to the treasures and discoveries of the caves. Try to do both when you visit.

Take the train to the nearby town of Divaca, and then pick up a taxi or bus to the park.

Savica Waterfall near Lake Bohinij
Savica Waterfall near Lake Bohinij

The beauty and bounty of Lake Bohinij

Outdoor enthusiasts won’t know where to begin in this natural wonderland and heavenly playground. Hiking, climbing and white-water rafting in the summer, gives way to unbelievable skiing in the winter, as the lake is surrounded by imposing slopes. Most visitors come for the spectacular Savica Waterfall, a 250-foot (75 m) drop for the river Sava. If weather allows, swimming and boating are also encouraged.

Take the train to the town of Ribcev Laz, and then get a cab to the lake.

Predjama Castle
Predjama Castle

The creepy-cool town of Predjama

A few miles from Postojna, you can visit the centuries-old Predjama Castle (Predjamski grad), perched high atop a 400 foot cliff. Nestled deep into the limestone, the castle seems to emerge directly from the caves underneath. See the living quarters and dungeon. Then take in the views from the observation post on the rocky cliff and legendary Erazem’s Tunnel. Some believe the castle is haunted. You be the judge.

The castle is best reachable by car. From Predjama center, it’s just a few minutes’ drive by taxi.

Postonja Caves
Postonja Caves

The limestone wonders of Postojna

In the chilly corridors of the Postojna Caves (Postojnska Jama), you’ll discover over 12 miles of passages, nearly 80 different species of cave animals and galleries bursting with stalagmites and stalactites. Hop on a cave train and uncover a dazzling natural world, and learn centuries of history, too. Check out graffiti from the 13th century and the soot-covered stalactites that show where the Germans hid their fuel supplies during the war.

During high season, there are buses from Postojna train station to the caves. Otherwise, a taxi is your best bet.

Events

 
Bonfire Night, Lake Bohinj
Bonfire Night, Lake Bohinj

Bonfire Night

August 16 - August 19, 2013

Lake Bohinj, already beautiful in daylight, lights up with fireworks, floating candles and of course bonfires. A celebration of the Feast of the Assumption, the fires light up the entire area.

Bohinj can be reached by train. Lake Bohinj is located 6 km out of Bohinj city and can be reached by bus.

Ljubljana Jazz Festival, Ljubljana
Ljubljana Jazz Festival, Ljubljana

Ljubljana Jazz Festival

July 2 - July 5, 2014

The program for Ljubljana’s jazz event includes both local and international talent and the music style ranges from traditional through to Latin American jazz.

The jazz festival is held at venues across the center of the city which are within walking distance of the train station.

Eurail passes for Slovenia

 

Most popular passes with Slovenia

Eurail Global Pass from USD$261

The Eurail Global Pass is the flexible and value-for-money train pass that lets you explore up to 27 countries by rail. Hop on board comfortable trains that take you right to the center of Europe's cities. One day you're relaxing on a gondola ride in Venice and the next you're discovering Prague's fairy-tale castle.

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Eurail Slovenia Pass from USD$50

Travel by train through Slovenia.

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Eurail Austria - Croatia - Slovenia Pass from USD$209

The Eurail Austria-Croatia-Slovenia Pass is your key to discovering these three beautiful countries by rail. Go on the Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg, watch the world go by at a café in Zagreb and wander around the charming city of Llubljana. 

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All Eurail passes with Slovenia

Here's a list of all Eurail passes for your travels through this country:

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USD$ 184
USD$ 261
USD$ 50

Pass Benefits in Slovenia

 

Check out the extra discounts and offers for Eurail pass holders in Slovenia, including reduced prices on hotels, spas and water parks.


Eurail benefits in Slovenia

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