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Car Hire Ljubljana  Mini Guide

Ljubljana is the capital and largest city of Slovenia, and it's known for its friendly atmosphere, historic architecture, and vibrant street life. Here's an in-depth review of Ljubljana and tips on driving in the area:

Ljubljana: A Brief Overview

  1. Atmosphere & Vibe: Ljubljana has a charming, small-town feel despite being Slovenia's largest city. Its center is mostly pedestrianized, and you can walk from one end to the other in about 20 minutes. The Ljubljanica River winds its way through the center, flanked by cozy cafés and terraces.

  2. Architecture: Ljubljana's architecture is a blend of Baroque, Art Nouveau, and modern styles, largely influenced by the famous Slovenian architect Jože Plečnik. Highlights include the Triple Bridge, the Central Market, and the National and University Library.

  3. Green Capital: Ljubljana was named the European Green Capital in 2016. It boasts numerous parks and green spaces like Tivoli Park, which is the city's largest and most beautiful park.

Driving in Ljubljana and the Surrounding Area

  1. City Center Restrictions: Ljubljana's city center is mostly pedestrianized, and there's a system called "Kavalir" (gentle helper) – electric-powered vehicles that offer free rides within the pedestrian zone.

  2. Parking: Parking can be a challenge. There are a few parking garages in and around the city center. It's best to park your car and explore the city on foot or by bike.

  3. Driving Customs: Slovenians generally adhere to traffic rules. However, always be aware of cyclists and pedestrians, especially in Ljubljana, which has many of both.

  4. Highway Vignette: If you're driving on Slovenian highways, you'll need a vignette (toll sticker). Ensure you buy one before driving on highways to avoid heavy fines.

Recommended Places to Visit

  1. Ljubljana Castle: Located on a hill overlooking the city, this historic castle offers panoramic views. You can reach it by a funicular or a short hike.

  2. Dragon Bridge: An iconic symbol of Ljubljana, this bridge is adorned with dragon statues.

  3. Metelkova: A former military barracks, now a cultural center and a hub for alternative art, music, and nightlife.

  4. Central Market: A bustling marketplace where you can buy fresh produce, local crafts, and sample traditional Slovenian food.

  5. Museum of Illusions: A fun, interactive museum that challenges your perceptions and offers great photo opportunities.

  6. Tivoli Park: A great place to relax, have a picnic, or enjoy a leisurely walk.

Nearby Places Worth a Drive

  1. Lake Bled: About 40 minutes from Ljubljana, it's a picturesque lake with a church-topped island and a medieval castle clinging to a rocky cliff.

  2. Škocjan Caves: A UNESCO World Heritage site, this cave system is one of the largest and most beautiful in Europe.

  3. Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle: Another fascinating cave system, followed by a visit to a renaissance castle built within a cave mouth.

Final Tips

  • Always keep some euros in change for parking.
  • Familiarize yourself with local traffic rules, especially speed limits.
  • Consider renting a bike in Ljubljana for local exploration.

Ljubljana is a delightful city that combines the charm of a small town with the culture and amenities of a capital. 

Slovenia borders with Italy and Hungary to the east and west and Austria and Croatia to the north and south.  Ljubljana Airport, is 26km away from the city and you can drive your rental car to many cities in Europe quite easily, the road network is good from as far as Munich and the closer cities of Vienna and Budapest.  Please check with your local car hire desk regarding cross border travel.

Current Rental Rates in Ljubljana

Fiat Panda

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 16.21 EUR/day
Fiat Panda

7 Days rental at 113.48 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai i20

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 16.71 EUR/day
Hyundai i20

7 Days rental at 117.00 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 17.20 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 120.46 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen ID.4

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 64.03 EUR/day
Volkswagen ID.4

7 Days rental at 448.25 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Opel Corsa-e

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 30.35 EUR/day
Opel Corsa-e

7 Days rental at 212.47 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Opel Mokka-E

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 37.60 EUR/day
Opel Mokka-E

7 Days rental at 263.24 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Tesla Model 3 4WD

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 83.29 EUR/day
Tesla Model 3 4WD

7 Days rental at 583.05 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Renault Zoe

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 32.85 EUR/day
Renault Zoe

7 Days rental at 229.95 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Volkswagen ID.4

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 140.52 EUR/day
Volkswagen ID.4

7 Days rental at 983.70 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Opel Mokka-e

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 34.02 EUR/day
Opel Mokka-e

7 Days rental at 238.19 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Tesla Model Y

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 140.52 EUR/day
Tesla Model Y

7 Days rental at 983.70 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Tesla Model 3

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 82.11 EUR/day
Tesla Model 3

7 Days rental at 574.81 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Key Highlights for Car Hire at Ljubljana: Making the Most of Your Journey.

  • With 220,000 inhabitants, Ljubljana is the capital and largest city in Slovenia.
  • Originally the city was also capital of the region of Carniola.
  • Until 1918 the city was called Laibach.
  • There have been people living in the region for over 4,000 years.
  • The Romans built a town there called Aemona.

 

Ljubljana - Popular Destinations

Best car rental companies in Ljubljana

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No.1: AVIS,
based on 22 reviews
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No.2: CARWIZ,
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No.3: BUDGET,
based on 49 reviews
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Ljubljana car hire information

  • 9.2/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Avis Europe Franchise
  • € 113.47
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 16.21
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 39
    Most Popular Type:
    Compact
  • 10
    Most popular model:
    Volkswagen Golf
  • 105
    Total Cars Available
     

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