RAA 2013 Social Events

RAA 2013 Social Events

Monday 20:00 Welcome Reception at the City Hall in the Red Hall Mag. Mateja Demšič, Head of the Department for Culture of the City of Ljubljana, will welcome the participants of the RAA 2013 at the Red Hall of the City Hall of Ljubljana. To see the location of the Reception, please...
Welcome to Ljubljana

Welcome to Ljubljana

Ljubljana is a great place to visit, it has history, tradition, style, arts, culture, and an atmosphere that is both Central European and Mediterranean; those who know it better would also add the adjectives multilingual and hospitable. Being close to many of major sights and attractions of Slovenia, Ljubljana can...

Ljubljana lies between Vienna and Venice, at a ccrossroads of important transport routes from northern Europe to the Adriatic Sea and from western to eastern Europe and further on to the Balkans and the Near East. Its geographical location overlaps with that of the so called Ljubljana Gateway, a natural passage between central Europe and the Mediterranean. For detailed information about the traffic and transport in Ljubljana see Traffic and Transport.

By plane 

The country’s main airport, Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, is 26 kilometres away from Ljubljana (30 minutes by car). It serves flights to most of Europe’s major airports. Cheap flights to Slovenia are offered by the budget airline Easyjet, from London Stansted. Ljubljana is also close to several other airports served by various budget airlines such as Klagenfurt, Trieste, Venice or Rijeka. For more information see http://www.lju-airport.si/eng.

Airport transfers

The organisers have engaged the transportation services of the company GRH chauffeur service. Arrival and departure transfers by shuttle bus service or private transfer are offered from the airport, during the period of the Congress. Transfer requests must be submitted by 28.08.2013. For more information see Airport transfers instructions.

By car 

Ljubljana lies at the crossroads of Slovenia’s most important road routes. Motorway access from any of the neighbouring countries is easy.

Road toll vignette

A road toll vignette is required for driving on Slovenian motorways and trunk roads. Annual, monthly and weekly vignettes can be purchased at all petrol stations, most newspaper kiosks, and some toll booths and shopping centres in Slovenia. They are also available at some of the neighbournig countries’ petrol stations located close to border. For more information, visit www.dars.si.

Road connections

from Villach (Austria): E651
from Klagenfurt (Austria): E652 or E61
from Graz (Austria): E57 or E59
from Trieste (Italy): E61 or E70
from Zagreb (Croatia): E70
from Budapest (Hungary): E57 or E71

Parking

Ljubljana city centre has several charging car parks and parking garages. Short-term parking is allowed in the streets within the short-term parking zone upon purchasing a parking ticket.

By train

Ljubljana has good international rail connections. Rail is also a convenient means of transport within the country as distances are mainly short and travel costs low. The Ljubljana Railway Station, which also houses a tourist information centre, is located in the city centre. For more information see www.slo-zeleznice.si.

By bus

Ljubljana is well connected by bus services from around Europe. The Ljubljana Bus Station is located in the city centre, next to the Railway Station. For more information see www.ap-ljubljana.si.

[Source: TIC, Ljubljana]