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As a Slovene/Slovenian, I can confirm that credit card coverage is quite good. You may find small local stores that only deal with cash, perhaps more frequently in remote areas, but that just means you got lucky. Even if you find yourself in need of cash, it shouldn't be a problem finding an ATM machine. You can find them here. The page lists location, ...


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I was not able to find train connection but on the pages of the central bus station in Ljubljana you can find buses that go to Trieste (local name in Slovenian: Trst). This is much shorter trip than taking detours and taxis as suggested by Paola. Here is a sample: Date 18.7.2012 Departure Trst Arrival LJUBLJANA AVTOBUSNA POSTAJA Departure Arrival ...


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Soča is fast flowing only in it's upper part (from Bovec upwards) where people mostly indulge in whitewater canoeing, rafting and other sports. From Bovec downwards the river slows down and is great (and safe) to swim in. Generally there are many places to swim - even upwards of Bovec where water tends to be colder and swimming sites can be less accessible -...


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For EU citizens: According to the Slovenian Ministry of the Interior: If you are a member of a EU and EEA country you may enter the Republic of Slovenia with a valid identity card or a valid passport and you are not required to obtain an entry permit, i.e. a visa or a residence permit. For the first three months after entry, you may stay without ...


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There is a railways (in fact even several) between Italy and Slovenia, but they only carry freight at the moment. The main reason is that Trenitalia is not an easy company to cooperate with, and the Slovenian railways don't have the money to go on their own (like for example the German and Austrian railways have done) I have travelled from Ljubljana to ...


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Strange as it may seem because of the limited distance, the journey between Trieste and Ljubljana is rather tortuous and complicated, but there surely is a connection between Italy and Slovenia. As you can find in this link, you go to Gorizia by train, then you need to catch a bus or a taxi to reach Nova Gorica in Slovenia, from where you will catch another ...


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There appears to be a difference between registering your presence, and registering your residence. The former is allowed within the first 3 months, the latter is not. Directive 2004/38/EC, Article 5 The Member State may require the person concerned to report his/her presence within its territory within a reasonable and non-discriminatory period ...


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My colleague is Slovenian (last visited there last year) and said that VISA, MasterCard, and American Express are widely accepted. The country is generally "chip" but if you don't have a chipped card, you can usually swipe it and sign. Many places and some cards issued locally accept Apple Pay.


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While the answer from Primož is good, I thought I'd add a couple of places I had found: Slap Virje Photo by CMaster, released under CC BY-SA A 5 minute drive or probably 20 minute walk or so outside of Bovec, and a popular sight-seeing spot. There are two pools under the fall, one of significant size and depth making for a good swimming location. The ...


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We were there last summer and used credit-cards, both Mastercard and VISA, just about everywhere, even small shops around Bled. It seems like both these cards were widely used and it's also common to accept credit-cards even in relatively small shops.


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I agree that the information on the linked webpage is useless. The SŽ discount card refers to SŽ-Ej!KArtica card (webpage in Slovenian), which is a localized co-branded variant of the European Youth Card. There is also a localised non-branded version, called Ej!Kartica, which does not provide the same benefits (no rail related discounts) and is therefore ...


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The official Swiss Train Company, called SBB, has a lot of connections from Triente to Ljubljana. However, you have to change the train twice, and it is a rather long journey. On the other hand there are frequent connections. Typically, you have to change in Udine, Italy and Villach, Austria which is a ridiculous detour. The fastest connection includes a bus ...


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There is no direct bus from the Airport to Lake Bohinj. Having said that you already had the answer by yourself but maybe where looking at the wrong place. The bus from the Airport is going first to Kranj where you have to change to the bus to Bohinj. First Bus going to Kranj, second from Kranj to Bohinj. If you want to double check or just get times for ...


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As said by Michael Hampton, no additional documents other than passports are necessary for you, so: Yes, unless you come with a truck etc. (content check), it´s as easy as it can get. Take (one of) the correct lane(s) for normal, private cars (see the symbols above in the picture, all border points look similar); hand your passport through the window, get ...


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According to the European Comission website: If you enter the EU from a non-EU country, goods having no commercial character in your personal luggage can be imported free of customs duties, VAT and excise duties within the following limits: ... Other goods (including perfume, coffee, tea, electronic devices etc.) Up to a value of €...


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How good are my chances for snow at that time? It is very likely to encounter snow in Slovenian mountains in March. You may still find patches of snow in June, perhaps even later. In fact, you should be an experienced hiker and have full winter hiking equipment if you plan to visit. You should also be fully prepared for the hike, monitor weather reports, ...


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I am not sure to see any question in what you wrote. However, you should know that in your current situation, it is normal that you haven't been allowed inside Croatia. Indeed, Croatia is not part of Schengen, it will become a member country at some point. As written in the Wikipedia article regarding Schengen visa policy, Croatia requires travellers with a ...


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If you really want to travel by train but still want to travel less than a day, then take a bus from Trieste bus station to Sezana and then a train from Sezana to Ljubljana. The train station in Sezana is right close to the bus station. The alternative, and a longer option, is to take a bus to Koper (about 20km), and then a train from there to Ljubljana.


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I found it easy to get around Slovenia on the bus, despite not speaking the language. We didn't travel directly from the airport to the lakes but got a bus into Ljubljana. The next day we got a bus from Ljubljana bus station to Bled, where we stayed for two days. Then we got another bus to Bohinj. After that we got another bus back from Bohinj to the ...


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National Institute of Public Health of Slovenia (NIJZ) suggests you can get vaccinated in an outpatient clinic in Ljubljana. Here is their information: Address: Zaloška 29, 1000 Ljubljana Phone: 00 386 1 58 639 00 They are open from Monday to Friday, 08:00 - 12:00 (local time, 24h format). You will need an appointment, which you can get via phone (...


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Well, I can't provide a general answer (so anyone who lives locally or otherwise knows better should still answer), however I can provide a single experience: Arriving almost exactly 30 minutes before scheduled departure, we were the last vehicle to be permitted to board the train. Some 6-10 cars were turned away, and presumably made the drive over the ...


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I'm not a lawyer, so take what is written below as purely informational. The relevant law that deals with your friend's situation is referred to as the Foreigners Act (could only find the Slovenian language version). If you open that in Chrome and use its translate to English feature, you'll get a somewhat awkward translation of it. There is also a language ...


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The answer is nowhere. The National Institute of Health (Slovenia's main organization for vaccinations) doesn't consider the existing cholera vaccinations to be effective enough. Rough translation: Vaccination against cholera is poorly effective, and therefore is not recommended. I've received the same reply when contacting them by email: Sorry, ...


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Very high level of acceptance at 1 through 3, on a visit 8 years ago. Must be even higher today. All hotels, restaurants, and tourist attractions we visited accepted Visa. Can't speak to tiny shops, but Slovenia is a very connected country. Our hotel had fast wifi and large digital TVs with cable.


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There is actually a train connection between both cities again since September 2018. From The Man in Seat 61: A new twice-daily regional train started running between Trieste & Ljubljana from 9 September 2018, restoring rail travel between Italy and Slovenia after a gap of several years. It's now the comfortable and civilised way between ...


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Live 15 min from that border. There will be to lines. EU/EEA/CH and All other. If you have EU/EEA/CH passport you have to get in the EU/EEA/CH line. You will need to show your passport of EU ID card. You will not be questioned, only your document will be checked if it is genuine. If you dont have EU/EEA/CH passport take "All others" and you will have to stop ...


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VAT is handled by Financial Administration of the Republic of Slovenia. You can find an Identification and obligations of foreign tax payers document on their site, where the rules are stated in English. I believe you might fall under the VAT refund to passengers without place of residence in The Union category (Section 9.), IANAL, however. It says here ...


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This is old, but still can be useful for some people in the future. We have public transports, such as railway and buses, which you can check most at: railways http://www.slo-zeleznice.si/en/ buses https://www.ap-ljubljana.si/en/ The third option is https://prevoz.org which is paralel to https://www.blablacar.com but it's used mostly for inside traffic ...


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Forgive me for not directly answering your question, I want to offer some alternatives to the particular solution you're seeking. To be honest you seem to have done most of the work to answering your own question already! First off, Ljubljana is a lovely city with things worth seeing and a decent nightlife, is there any reason you don't want to head there ...


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I did that train ride a few years ago and remember sitting on the right side of the train. The River was on the right side for most of the time as well. We were in a compartment and we could always go outside to stand in the corridor to look out on the left side as well. I don't remember it being a very narrow valley, so I think you have some views on both ...


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