Airfare to Ljubljana, Slovenia
Ljubljana is Slovenia’s largest city and capital, with a manageable population size of 330,000. Although subject to a number of earthquakes throughout history, the downtown Attractions include the Water City of Atlantis with thermal baths, the popular shopping street of Stari trg and the Ljubljana Castle.
Airfare to Ljubljana will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates.
Also consider flights into Zagreb, Croatia; Vienna, Austria or Venice, Italy. To get between the cities, you can grab a spot on a train, bus or flight. Look for cheap flights on no frills Europe airlines. WizzAir and easyJet fly to Ljubljana. Although it will take longer to reach your destination, a bus or train could save you enough cash to make it worth your while.
Another possible money-saving tip is to look for flights that go through London, England; Frankfurt, Germany; or another major gateway city instead of flying direct. Because there are more flights – and competition – from these cities on Europe low budget airlines, you can save some cash over flying non-stop to your destination. Flights within Europe rarely exceed two-and-a-half hours. It is very common to layover in one of these main cities.
Finally, consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. Adria Airways is the national airline. However, CSA, JAT Jugoslav and other airlines also stop in Ljubljana.
The most expensive air tickets to Ljubljana are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the summer Eurail season. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.
Summary of Money Saving Tips:
- Fly mid-week
- Book your holiday during the off-peak winter season, January-March
- Consider flying into Zagreb, Croatia; Vienna, Austria or Venice, Italy and traveling overland to Ljubljana via train or bus
- Look for flights that go through large cities, with many flights
- Check out carriers besides the national airline – they may undercut the monopolistic competition
For more information on Ljubljana, check out BootsnAll’s Ljubljana Travel Guide.