All you need to know before visiting Slovenia

Budget

Prices in Slovenia very by region. Generally, Slovenia is considered to be cheaper than Italy and more expensive than Croatia. You can save some money by avoiding the most popular tourist places, skipping some major attractions, finding cheap accommodation, using public transportation, and eating at inexpensive restaurants.

Slovenia travel info

• Prices for private rooms start at 25/35 USD (20/30 EUR) in Ljubljana, 35 USD (30 EUR) in Maribor, 40 USD (23.25 EUR) in Bled and Piran, and 45 USD (36.3 EUR) in Postojna.

Food prices vary greatly by region and type of restaurant. Prices for a budget dinner start at around 8 USD (6.4 EUR). Street food and fast food restaurants are generally cheaper.

Transportation costs are reasonable. Public transportation fares in Ljubljana start at 1.5 USD (1.2 EUR). In Ljubljana, you can also rent a bike. You’ll have to pay an annual subscription of 3 EUR (3.72 USD) or a weekly subscription of 1 EUR (1.24 USD), but the bike itself is free for up to 60 minutes of use. Prices for a 2.5-hour train ride from Ljubljana to Maribor, for example, start at 9.56 EUR (11.86 USD).

To save some more money, check out our Budget cutting tips.

Slovenia vineyards

Where to stay

You can find great accommodation options on Booking. Make sure to search for private rooms popular for romance. 😉 On Airbnb you can rent furnished apartments – those are usually cheaper than most hotels and they offer you the real Slovenian experience.

Best time to go

Weather-wise, the best time to visit Slovenia is during the summer (June to August) when the weather is most reliable. However, the main tourist destinations tend to get crowded in the summer and during the holidays. Most attractions are enjoyable year-round, depending on your personal preferences.

Other information

Planning and preparation: check out our planning routine here.

Packing: check out the honeymoon adventurers’ ultimate packing list here.

♦ For other travel tips check out Travel like a pro, Travel for couples, Honeymoon styles, Honeymoon activities, Responsible tourism, and Travel resources.

Language: The official language in Slovenia is Slovene. Check out the typical travel vocabulary (in English) here. Learn useful travel phrases in Slovene here.

Ptuj Slovenia

Currency: Euro (EUR)

♦ Visa or other entry requirements: All visitors to Slovenia are required to have a valid travel document. Visa requirements depend on the traveler’s nationality. For more information check out our official website.

♦ Electricity standards: The power plug types in Slovenia are C and F, the standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

♦ Time zones: UTC+01:00 (Standard Time Zone),

UTC+02:00 (Daylight Saving Time – during the summer, from March to October)

Immunization recommendations and requirements: There are no vaccination requirements for visitors to Slovenia. However, it is recommended to get travel vaccines and medicines for tetanus, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and rabies.

Slovenia Adriatic sea

Health and safety tips:

You should always make sure to follow the usual travel safety precautions:

  • Leave your jewelry and other valuable belongings in the hotel safe.
  • Keep your emergency cash apart from the rest of your money.
  • Dress comfortably and carry only the items you will need for the day.
  • Don’t carry a lot of money.
  • Always make sure to lock your room before leaving the hotel.
  • Be aware of your surroundings at all times.
  • Stay in well-lit areas.
  • Try to maintain a low profile and do your best to fit in.
  • Carry a travel wallet/money belt/money pouch for carrying money and documents safely.
  • Avoid contact with potential scam artists.
  • Avoid showing off valuable belongings (like cameras) in public.
  • Don’t count your money in public.
  • Keep an eye on your belongings at all times.

Lipica Slovenia horses

For other common safety concerns in Slovenia, check out Lonely Planet’s safety tips. For common health concerns check out Lonely Planet’s health tips.

To stay healthy while traveling, check out our health travel tips.

Tap water in Slovenia is safe to drink (and of exceptional quality). 
* While traveling, make sure to reuse a water bottle to cut down on waste.

Local Customs: Slovenians are initially somewhat reserved, but once you get to know them/us, they/we are very friendly, open-minded, polite, and welcoming. 😉 When meeting someone personally a friendly handshake is customary; friends may kiss on one cheek. Slovenians appreciate punctuality. There is no particular dress code required on the streets of Slovenia. Avoid wearing a bikini elsewhere than on the beach and make sure to dress up for formal occasions. Tipping in Slovenia is not obligatory, however, it is customary and appreciated to round up the bill.

Bled island Slovenia

Check out top things to see and do in our lovely home country. 😉

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