Slovenia Rail Pass - Slovenia Rail Passes
Slovenia Rail Pass - Slovene Rail Passes
Slovenia is nestled between the Alps and the Adriatic, Slovenia has stunning natural beauty that is best viewed from the train. Stops not to miss include: Lake Bohinj overlooking Mt Triglav, Šempeter with 1st century tombs and Ljubljana, Slovenia's energetic capital.
Slovenia or Slovene or Slovenija is officially the Republic of Slovenia or Republika Slovenija or RS, is a sovereign state located in southern Central Europe at a crossroads of important European cultural and trade routes. It is bordered by Italy to the west, Austria to the north, Hungary to the northeast, Croatia to the southeast, and the Adriatic Sea to the southwest. It covers 20,273 square kilometers (7,827 sq mi) and has a population of 2.07 million. One of the successor states of the former Yugoslavia, Slovenia is a parliamentary republic and a member of the United Nations, of the European Union, and of NATO. The capital and largest city is Ljubljana.
Ljubljana is the capital and largest city of Slovenia. It has been the cultural, educational, economic, political, and administrative centre of independent Slovenia since 1991. Ljubljana has many important Baroque and Vienna Secession buildings, with several important works of the native born architect Jože Plečnik and also his pupil, architect Edo Ravnikar. At the northwestern corner of the country lie the Julian Alps with Lake Bled and the Soča Valley, as well as the nation's highest peak, Mount Triglav in the middle of Triglav National Park. Other mountain ranges include Kamnik–Savinja Alps, the Karawanks, and Pohorje, popular with skiers and hikers.
The Karst Plateau in the Slovene Littoral gave its name to karst, a landscape shaped by water dissolving the carbonate bedrock, forming caves. The best-known caves are Postojna Cave and the UNESCO-listed Škocjan Caves. The region of Slovenian Istria meets the Adriatic Sea, where the most important historical monument is the Venetian Gothic Mediterranean town of Piran while the settlement of Portorož attracts crowds in summer. The hills around Slovenia's second-largest town, Maribor, are renowned for their wine-making. The northeastern part of the country is rich with spas, with Rogaška Slatina, Radenci, Čatež ob Savi, Dobrna, and Moravske Toplice growing in importance in the last two decades.
Other popular tourist destinations include the historic cities of Ptuj and Škofja Loka, and several castles, such as Predjama Castle. Important parts of tourism in Slovenia include congress and gambling tourism. Slovenia is the country with the highest percentage of casinos per 1,000 inhabitants in the European Union. Perla in Nova Gorica is the largest casino in the region.
Slovenian Railways or Slovenske železnice, SŽ is the state railway company of Slovenia, created in 1991 from the Ljubljana division of the former Yugoslav Railways after the breakup of Yugoslavia.
Slovenian Railways operates 1,229 km of standard gauge tracks, 331 km as double track, and reaches all regions of the country. It is remarkably well connected to all surrounding countries, reflecting the fact that Slovenia used to be part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and later of Yugoslavia. Left-hand running is used on double-track sections, unlike the remainder of the former Yugoslavian railways.
Ljubljana is at the heart of the SŽ system. Here, the Pan-European corridors V and X intersect. These transportation corridors are being established to tie larger segments of Europe economically together:
Corridor V links Venice - Trieste / Koper - Ljubljana - Maribor - Budapest - Kiev
Corridor X connects Salzburg - Ljubljana - Zagreb - Belgrade - Skopje - Thessalonica.
The freight system to Koper, a modern and growing port near Trieste, represents the shortest connection to the Mediterranean for a large portion of the hinterland of Central and Eastern Europe.
Ljubljana Railway Station
The Ljubljana Railway Station is Slovenia's main railway station. It connects Ljubljana to Trieste, Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich, Prague, Vienna, Graz, Budapest, Zagreb, and Belgrade. Railway is also a convenient means of transport within Slovenia, given that distances within the country are mainly short and travel costs low. Slovenia has a good local bus service that is easy to use.
The major Slovenian port is the Port of Koper. It is the largest Northern Adriatic port in terms of container transport, with almost 590,000 TEUs annually and lines to all major world ports. It is much closer to destinations east of the Suez than the ports of Northern Europe. In addition, the maritime passenger traffic mostly takes place in Koper. Two smaller ports used for the international passenger transport as well as cargo transport are located in Izola and Piran. Passenger transport mainly takes place with Italy and Croatia. Splošna plovba is the only Slovenian shipping company, transports freight and is active only in foreign ports.
Air transport in Slovenia is quite low, but has significantly grown since 1991. Of the three international airports in Slovenia, Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport in central Slovenia is the busiest and biggest international airport in the country, with connections to many major European destinations. The Maribor Edvard Rusjan Airport is located in the eastern part of the country and the Portorož Airport in the western part. The state-owned Adria Airways is the largest Slovenian airline, however in 2019 it declared bankruptcy and ceased operations. Since 2003, several new carriers have entered the market, mainly low-cost airlines. There are 12 other public airports in Slovenia.
Slovenia 1 Country Pass
Eurail Slovenia Pass (Eurail is a European Rail Pass for Non Europeans)
Eurail 2 Country Select Pass
Slovenia 2 Countries Pass
Discover Slovenia, Poland, Czech Republic and Germany by train.
If you want to get a taste of 2 different cultures on a single trip, choose the Eurail Two Country Select Pass (previously called the Eurail Regional Pass).
This pass lets you discover 2 bordering European countries by train and offers the best value if you want to focus your adventure on a specific part of Europe
Slovenia 3 or 4 Countries Pass
Pick your itinerary and travel to three popular cities in Europe: Hungary, Romania, Croatia, Serbia and Slovenia or Montenegro.
European East Pass
Make your way through picturesque scenery with unlimited train travel in Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria and Hungary.
Central Europe Triangle Pass
Discover some of the most popular destinations in Central Europe as you travel between Vienna, Prague and Budapest or Salzburg
The Central Europe Triangle Pass
Eurail 3 Country Select Pass
Slovenia 3 Countries Pass
Travel in 3 bordering countries in Europe.
Delve deeper into the culture, landscape, and everyday life of 1 region in Europe.
With the Eurail Three Country Select Pass you can narrow your trip to 3 bordering countries
Eurail 4 Country Select Pass
Slovenia 4 Countries Pass
Travel in 4 bordering countries in Europe.
Travel by train in 4 European countries with the Eurail Four Country Select Pass.
You can pick the 4 bordering countries you'd like to visit below
Balkan Flexi Pass 7 Countries Pass
Visit Croatia, Greece, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, and Turkey in first class.
Eurail Global Rail Pass 33 Countries Pass
Enjoy train travel in 33 countries with this one pass!
Eurail Pass Benefits in Slovenia