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TRAVEL INFO


Collecta Fair Location:
Gospodarsko razstavišče (Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre)
Dunajska cesta 18
SI-1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia

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PARKING LOTS:


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PUBLIC TRANSPORT


Plane

Slovenia's main international airport, is situated about 25 kilometres north of Ljubljana. The airport is well connected with the major European cities.

Jože Pučnik Airport Ljubljana
Zgornji Brnik 130 a, Brnik
Phone: +386 4 206 10 00

How to reach Ljubljana from Airport?

By bus

The journey time is approximately 45 minutes. Tickets are purchased on the bus or at the bus station.For information about ticket prices, please call: 090 4230 or look at
www.ap-ljubljana.si

Shuttle Connection
Ljubljana Airport- Ljubljana City- Ljubljana Airport: the journey time of the one-way trip is 30 minutes. Tickets are purchased on the bus. For information about ticket prices, please call: 00386 41 792 865 or look at http://www.prevozi-markun.com/.

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By taxi
The taxi rank is right in front of the terminal. Taxis are available according to the actual arrivals of flights. A fare from the Airport to Ljubljana City costs approximately 35 EUR(depending on the desired destination of the trip). For reservation or more information you can call on telephone number: 00 386 4 2061 678 or visit web address http://www.skokica.com/info/.

Train

There are regular rail inland and international connections and many attractive offers for private and official train journeys. Train timetables, information on service points and online booking are available in English on the Slovenian Railways' website.


GETTING AROUND BY CAR


You can reach Slovenia via Italy, Austria, Hungary or Croatia.

The Slovenian Highway Code is in line with European standards; however, there are some specific regulations a visitor should know. All motor vehicles must have their headlights on when travelling on all roads, even in daylight. Fog lights can be used when visibility is reduced to less than 50 metres. Foreign drivers are recommended to carry a spare set of light bulbs for their vehicle (compulsory for residents).

From 15 November to 15 March and outside these dates during winter weather conditions (e.g. snow, black ice, etc.) all cars and vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes must have winter equipment, i.e. winter tyres on all four wheels, or summer tyres on all four wheels, and carry snow chains. In both cases, the minimum tyre tread depth must be 3mm.

Permissible blood alcohol levels are 0.5 g/L for drivers of private cars or motorcycles and 0.0 g/L for professional drivers.

Traffic information for Slovenia is available from DARS Traffic Information Centre (24 hours a day) or from AMZS (Automobile Association of Slovenia), which includes an online route planner:

DARS Traffic Information Centre
Phone: +386 1 518 8 518

AMZS Information Centre
Phone: +386 1 530 53 00

CUSTOM AND TRAVEL DOCUMENTS


Visas and Schengen

Visa requirements must be met before arrival in the Republic of Slovenia. In order to arrive on time, it is advisable to apply for visas at the earliest possible opportunity.

Please note that media representatives from countries requiring a visa have to apply to a diplomatic or consular mission of Slovenia or to a diplomatic or consular mission of a member state of the Schengen Agreement that represents Slovenia and is competent to grant a visa if Slovenia does not have a mission in the applicant's country of residence.

For further details and a list of nationalities requiring a visa please visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.

Customs Regulations for Travellers

Customs Administration of the Republic of Slovenia provide information on the importation of alcoholic beverages and tobacco products, restrictions applying to pharmaceutical products, plants, firearms etc.

ATA Carnet

The ATA Carnet is an international customs document that permits duty-free and tax-free temporary import of commercial samples, professional equipment, and goods for presentation or use at trade fairs, shows, exhibitions and similar functions. The web site of the International Chamber of Commerce provides an extensive information on the ATA Carnet.

MORE TIPS FOR VISITORS


Banking, Credit Cards and ATM’s

On 1 January 2007 the euro became the official currency in Slovenia, for both cash and non-cash transactions; non-cash payments with credit or debit cards are possible anywhere through POS terminals. Cards accepted for payment are MasterCard, Maestro, Visa, Visa Electron, Amex and Diners. You can also withdraw cash from the automatic telling machines of different banks located across the country. Cash withdrawal is possible mainly with MasterCard and Visa cards. Withdrawals can also be made using Maestro, Cirrus and Visa Electron Plus, where indicated by stickers on individual machines.

Banks are open weekdays between 9.00 and 12.00 and 14.00 and 17.00, and some on Saturdays between 9.00 and 12.00.

Money can also be changed in exchange offices, at hotel reception desks, tourist agencies, petrol stations and larger supermarkets.

Post Offices

Post offices are open from 8.00 to 18.00 on weekdays and from 8.00 to 12.00 on Saturdays.

Shops

Opening hours of shops are flexible. Some grocery stores are also open on Sunday.
Weekdays: from 07.00/09.00 to 20.00/21.00
Saturdays: from 09.00 to 14.00/18.00

Smoking

As of August 2007, the law prohibits smoking in all indoor public places and work areas in Slovenia. Smokers should use outdoor areas.

Electricity

Electric current in Slovenia runs at 230 volts, 50 Hz. Wall sockets are for two-pin plugs, and adapters can be bought at airports, department stores, hardware stores and specialist shops.

Telephone System

Country code: +386
Code for international calls: 00
Directory enquiries: 1188
International enquiries 1180

Emergency Numbers

Police: 113
Ambulance: 112
Fire Service: 112
Road Assistance: 1987

Local time

Central European Time: GMT + 1
Central European Summer Time: GMT + 2 (end of March to end of October)

(Source: http://www.eu2008.si/en/)
 
Tromostovje, Ljubljana
(foto: Maja Plohl)
Prešernov spomenik, Ljubljana
(foto: Maja Plohl)
Reka Ljubljanica
(foto: Maja Plohl)
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