Slovenia

Capital Ljubljana

Population 2,064,188

Area 20,273 km2

Key facts

Slovenia is a member state of the European Union located in Southern Europe. There are 4 countries (Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Italy) that Slovenia shares its borders with. The official language of Slovenia is Slovene.

The national currency in Slovenia is Euro (EUR). The euro (€) is subdivided into 100 cent (c).

Slovene
Banknotes

€5€10€20€50€100€200€500

Slovene
Coins

€1€25c10c20c50c1c2c

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Slovenia is 195.47 Mbps and mobile is 133.73 Mbs.The global average is 192.75 Mbps and 130.75 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density Slovenia has more ATMs than most other countries.79.78 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 39.49.

SIM Registration You can buy a SIM card in Slovenia without having to register it with your ID or passport.

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in Slovenia. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries.

Type C 230 V, 50 Hz  Type F 230 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets’ shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Public holidays

In the year 2024, Slovenia will celebrate 15 national public holidays. The next one Statehood Day will take place on June 25.

Date Holiday name
January 1, 2024 New Year’s Daynovo leto
January 2, 2024 New Year’s Daynovo leto
February 8, 2024 Prešeren DayPrešernov dan
March 31, 2024Moving holiday Easter Sundayvelikonočna nedelja in ponedeljek
April 1, 2024Moving holiday Easter Mondayvelikonočna nedelja in ponedeljek
April 27, 2024 Day of Uprising Against Occupationdan upora proti okupatorju
May 1, 2024 May Day Holidaypraznik dela
May 2, 2024 May Day Holidaypraznik dela
May 19, 2024Moving holiday Pentecostbinkoštna nedelja, binkošti
June 25, 2024 Statehood Daydan državnosti
August 15, 2024 Assumption DayMarijino vnebovzetje
October 31, 2024 Reformation Daydan reformacije
November 1, 2024 Day of the Deaddan spomina na mrtve
December 25, 2024 Christmas Daybožič
December 26, 2024 Independence and Unity Daydan samostojnosti in enotnosti

Tourism

What hotel chains are present in Slovenia?

There are no Mariott hotels in Slovenia.

There are no Hilton hotels in Slovenia.

The IHG hotel chain operates in Slovenia.

The Best Western hotel chain operates in Slovenia.

There are Radisson hotels in Ljubljana.

There are no Accor hotels in Slovenia.

What fast food chains are present in Slovenia?

The McDonald’s chain operates in Slovenia.

The KFC chain operates in Slovenia.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Slovenia.

The Subway chain operates in Slovenia.

The Domino’s Pizza chain does not operate in Slovenia.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Slovenia.

Weather

What is the weather like in Ljubljana?

Today the sun in Ljubljana, rises at 5:15 AM and sets at 8:43 PM. The climate of Ljubljana may be categorized as a Marine west coast (Cfb), according to Koppen’s classification system.

TodayMay 30ThunderstormLow: 10.6°C (51.08°F)High: 22.5°C (72.5°F)
FridayMay 31ThunderstormLow: 12.8°C (55.04°F)High: 19°C (66.2°F)
SaturdayJun 1Rain showersLow: 11.1°C (51.98°F)High: 22.1°C (71.78°F)
SundayJun 2FogLow: 9.9°C (49.82°F)High: 24.5°C (76.1°F)
MondayJun 3Rain showersLow: 11.2°C (52.16°F)High: 20.7°C (69.26°F)
TuesdayJun 4OvercastLow: 13.7°C (56.66°F)High: 23°C (73.4°F)

Weather data for Ljubljana (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are passenger trains operating between some cities.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Slovenia.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are all available in Slovenia.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 5.2, Slovenia is placed 58th out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In Slovenia traffic is right-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  772.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2020.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 5.10 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.74.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 1: Exercise normal precautions. 

Emergency phones in Slovenia

112 Police
112 Ambulance
112 Fire police

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Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is prohibited in all public places excluding entertainment and restaurants. Local limitations may apply in some areas.

Cananbis legality Recreational usage is decriminalized, and medical use is legal in certain circumstances.

Travellers under 17 years of age shall not be entitled to relief at import of tobacco products and alcohol or alcoholic beverages.

Alcohol allowance

Travellers from EU countries:

  • 90L of still wine (60L of sparkling wine)
  • 110L of beer
  • 10L of alcoholic beverages stronger than 22%
  • 20L of fortified or sparkling wine or other liqueurs up to 22%.

Travellers from non-EU countries:

  • 4L of wine
  • 16L of beer
  • 1L of spirits over 22% volume or 2L of alcoholic beverages less than 22% volume

Tobacco allowance

Travellers from EU countries:

  • 800 cigarettes or 400 cigarillos or 200 cigars or 1kg of tobacco

Travellers from non-EU countries:

  • 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco

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