Getting to the Conference Venue
The Faculty of computer and information science is located in the South-West of Ljubljana within walking distance (3-4km) of most hotels in the center of Ljubljana. To reach the Faculty from the center take bus lines 18 (direction “Center Stožice”) or 14/14B (direction “Vrhovci” or “Bokalce”). See the figure below for the street map.
Bus no. 18 (Kolodvor – Center Stožice)
Enter the bus with Urbana card and drive to the Faculty by taking bus number 18 (direction Center Stožice) . Get off at the Živalski vrt ZOO stop. When you get off the bus, turn right and go to the first pedestrian crossing. Cross the road and continue walking in that direction. The Faculty building is located at the end of this road.
Bus no. 14 or 14B (Savlje – Vrhovci or Savlje – Bokalce)
Enter the bus with Urbana card and drive to the Faculty by taking bus number 14/14B (direction Bokalce/Vrhovci). Get off at the Jamnikarjeva stop. When you get off the bus, continue walking in the opposite direction and turn left onto Jamnikarjeva ulica. At the end of the street, when you come to the river, turn left again. Continue walking for about another 200m and you will arrive at the faculty building.
Getting to Ljubljana
Ljubljana Airport (or Jože Pučnik Airport) is the nearest international airport. The international code for the airport is LJU. It is located about 25 km North of Ljubljana (approx 25min. ride by car). There are numerous ways of getting to the town:
- Bus: There is regular bus service from the airport to Ljubljana. The journey time is no more than 45 minutes and costs 4.10 eur. The tickets are purchased on the bus. The bus arrives at the main bus station.
- Taxi: From the airport you can take a taxi as well. The cost to the city center is appx. 35+ euros.
- Suttle: There are several suttle services to the city (rate 9-12 €, one way), opposite the arrival lobby, operating for all arrivals.
- For more detail information and other options, please check link.
The main bus and rail station are both at the same location. The distance from the station to the city center is about 0.5 km.
Travelling by bus to Ljubljana is an option most likely from Italy or Croatia.
Taking the train is probably a better option than bus. There are several connections to cities outside Slovenia. Ljubljana has direct connections to Vienna in Austria, Prague in Czech, Zagreb and Rijeka in Croatia, Münich in Germany, Thessaloniki in Greece, Budapest in Hungary, Trieste and Venice in Italy, Belgrade in Serbia, Zurich in Switzerland, and a whole host of other European cities.
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Ljubljana is easily reached from all of the four neighbouring countries. For driving on motorways a vignette is required. A weekly (lasts 7 days from the day of purchase) vignette costs 15 eur and can be purchased at petrol stations or post offices.
When coming from Austria on motorway through Karavanke tunnel a road toll of 7 eur is attracted.
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Some participants from foreign countries may require a visa to enter Slovenia. Please note that Slovenia is a part of the Schengen Area. You are encouraged to apply for a visa as soon as possible. The time frames for visa processing are difficult to predict with accuracy for any individual applicant and could vary significantly depending on the country of residence of the applicant. You need to contact the Slovenian consulate in your country (or the consulate of another country that may handle visa applications for Slovenia) and enquire about the necessary documentation to be provided.
Prior to contacting the Organizers, check the information on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. To go directly to the web site containing the most relevant information regarding visas and applying for one, click here or here.
If you need a Letter of Guarantee for your visa application, please contact Albatros Agency. A Letter of invitation or some other document may be obtained from the local Organizers (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Computer and Information Science upon request). In order to be sent a letter of invitation, the participation fee must be paid first.
Please note that a Letter of invitation is not a guarantee that a visa will be granted. Applicants for a visa must still demonstrate to the authorities that they qualify for a visa individually based on their own merit.