Sleeping in Airports

Ljubljana Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Ljubljana Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

This would’ve been closer to a 5-star airport sleeping experience had I been more prepared and brought a pillow/blanket. -corib

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Ljubljana Airport.

What to Expect

Ljubljana Airport has a single terminal that handles European flights, but an expansion is planned to begin in 2019. Amenities include free WiFi, a few shops, and several eateries, but everything closes by 11:00PM, so plan ahead for snacks.  For added comfort while you wait, economy class passengers can pay to enter an airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for location and access information.

Where to Sleep

Though the airport closes at night, it seems if you are inside before closing time, you’re able to stay landside. Look for the padded benches in the check-in area and upstairs, or bring a sleeping bag to spread out on the floor. For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service for a fee. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter through a lounge membership program (ie. Priority Pass). Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

If sleeping in Ljubljana Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Hotel Penzion Jagodic – (3 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers can be arranged through the hotel. Call when ready to be picked up, 5,00€ each way.
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  • Hotel Silvester & Wellness – (3 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers via taxis can be arranged through the hotel (approx. 8,00€ each way).
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To see more options there is a list of hotels near Ljubljana Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Free WiFi is available in the main passenger terminal and the General Aviation Centre.

Art in the Airport – Displays and exhibits can be seen throughout the passenger terminal.

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Landside.

Currency Exchange – Currency exchange services are available. Location: Lanside, near entrance of Departures Hall.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty-free shopping is available, along with a general store, jewelry / fashion boutique, and a souvenir shop. The duty-free store is open 24 hours, or according to the day’s flight schedule.

Family Services – If you are travelling with small children, these services are available and might be of interest to you:

  • Baby Change Facilities – Available in the ladies washrooms.
  • Children’s Play Area – Treat yourself to a snack while the kids play! Location: Avionček Terrace and Observation Deck. Hours: Vary.
  • Strollers – Since your child’s stroller will need to be checked, the airport has made push strollers available. Location: 1st Floor of the terminal.

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. You will find options that open as early as 5:00AM and close 11:00PM. At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options.

Information Desk – Have any questions? There are information desks to provide assistance. Locations: Landside, Check-in Area • Airside, Departure Hall. Hours: unknown.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – A reader mentioned that outlets are available behind a padded row of seats and in other random areas. If you know of more locations, click here to update this airport guide.

Observation Deck – Relax and watch planes taking off and landing from the vantage point of the airport’s observation deck. Location: Airside, 2nd Floor.

Post Office – end your last minute postcards to friends and family from airport’s post office. Location: Departures, landside. Hours: 8:30AM – 10:30AM & 2:30PM – 5:00PM (Mon – Fri) • 9:00AM – 11:00AM (Sat). Closed on Sundays.

Rest Zones – Not available.

Shower – Not available.

Smoking – Smokers are welcome at the Terrace Bar. Location: Departures lounge. Hours: Morning to evening, weather permitting. Closed during winter months. In addition, there are designated smoking areas on the 1st Floor.

Travel Agencies – If you are arriving in Ljubljana and need local arrangements or help planning a really last minute trip abroad, there are a number of travel agencies with offices at the airport that can probably be of assistance. ETI Potovanja, Kompas turistično podjetj, Intelekta M. Sobota, Palma, Turistična agencija Sonč and Relax Turizem.

The airport closes for a few hours in the middle of the night. As of our last overnight review in September 2015, passengers inside the terminal are not kicked out. If you arrive at the time the airport is closed, you won’t be allowed in until the terminal opens. As of this update, we were unable to confirm airport hours of operation. If you know the airport hours, click here to update this airport guide.

As of December 2018, Ljubljana airport is served by the following airlines: Adria Airlines • Aeroflot • Air France • Air Serbia • easyJet • Finnair • LOT • Montenegro Airlines • Transavia • Turkish Airlines • Wizz Air.

Bus

Arriva provides a bus that connects the airport to the city of Ljubljana. As of the May 2019 update, the bus fare is €4,10. For information about other bus routes and their schedules, visit the Arriva Bus Schedule website.

There is also a bus route provided by AlpeAdria Line which links the airport to the city center. For more information regarding fares, bus routes, and schedules, visit the AlpeAdria Line website.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are available onsite: ABC Rent a Car • Agio Rent a Car • Atet Rent a Car • Avant Car Rental Slovenia • Avis • Budget • Dollar/Thrifty • Enterprise • Europcar • Hertz • Sixt.

Shuttles

Shared-ride airport shuttle service is offered by these companies: GoOpti • NOMAGO • RideCar • Zup Prevozi Airport Shuttle. For contact information, routes and more, visit the Ljubljana Airport website.

Taxi

Taxis are readily available at the taxi rank in front of the airport terminal.

A recent review (Sept 2019) suggests to avoid the taxi ranks at the airport who are charging €80 – €90 for a ride to the city. If you pre-book your taxi (transfer services, or perhaps through your hotel) the suggested rate is €30.

Last updated: 2019-05-09

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.