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About Ljubljana and Travelling in Slovenia

About Ljubljana

Check out Ljubljana Tourist Guide, Slovenia Tourist Guide and Taste Slovenia.

Tipping in Ljubljana

Tipping is not required. In restaurants, rounding up the bill is welcome if the service was excellent, especially for a larger party (six or more people). Such a tip would constitute up to 10% of the total.

Drinking water

Tap water in Slovenia is of high quality and is perfectly safe to drink.

Time zone

Slovenia is in the Central European Time zone in winter and changes to Central European Summer Time (UTC+2) in March

Please see: Time Zone & Clock Changes in Ljubljana, Slovenia (timeanddate.com)

Climate and Clothing

For weather information and forecast in Ljubljana, please visit: https://meteo.arso.gov.si/met/en/ 

Local Currency

The Slovenian currency is the Euro. Credit or debit cards are the most common form of payment in Slovenia, but cash is widely accepted, as well.

Smoking policy

Slovenia has a non-smoking policy, i.e. smoking is prohibited in public buildings, public transport, taxis, buses and trains. In addition, hotel rooms are non-smoking. Often, designated smoking points are located outside.


In Slovenia the power plugs and sockets are of type F. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

Passport and Visas

All EU citizens, as well as citizens from the Schengen area and the countries with special agreements on visa-free movement with Slovenia do not require a visa for tourist purposes. To find out if a person needs a visa to enter Slovenia, we recommend consulting the official government’s website: https://www.gov.si/en/topics/entry-and-residence/#e53413

Important numbers

In Slovenia, emergency numbers for the police, the ambulances, as well as the firemen, are united in the unique 112 emergency number. You should only use this number for real emergencies. The number to report traffic accidents, crimes or other police matters is 113. For any other queries, please contact a local hospital or healthcare center. More information available on this website.