Parking in Ljubljana
Parking in Ljubljana Reviews
Parking in Ljubljana Mar 21, 2013
If you are ariving in Ljubljana by car you will need to park it somewhere for a while, especially if you want to visit the old part of town, which is mostly closed for traffic.
SAFETY: Parking in Ljubljana is quite safe, be it on the street or in parking garages. The same rules apply as everywhere. Don't leave your valuables, bags etc. visible. If you have a good radio, take off the front panel and put it in the glove compartment. I don't think having foreign license plates makes any difference.
The payed parking ranges from 1.20 € a day for Park & Ride to 2.50 € per hour for parking garages in the city centre.
1.) Every day after 6.00 pm and before morning (6 or 8 am) and all day Saturday and Sunday parking is free in blue zones on the streets, even in the city centre. At this time you usually won't have much difficulty finding a free spot, unless there's some event going on.
2.) If you're cheap and want to walk a lot, try finding a parking space next to some appartment buildings. This is only possible out of the centre, but even outside of the centre more and more parts of the city are getting parking meters. You also risk some grumpy retiree without a car to vandalise yours.
3.) Park next to a huge shopping centre on the outskirts of town. On a big parking lot nobody will notice you left for the day and nobody will care. I advice not leaving your car there at night. Not that it's dangerous, but it will be the only car left and might look to inviting for any thiefs or vandals. The closest such parking lots are still about 5 kilometers from the city centre, so this is only usefull if you like walking, have bikes or want to use the bus.
One idea is somewhere here (don't tell anyone I said it's OK to park there and not shop):
4.) This is not something I recommend, but just to point it out, the parking ticket won't follow you home if you have foreign license plates. Just don't leave your car somewhere that would obstruct other people as it might get towed.
PARK AND RIDE
There are two P&R locations currently in Ljubljana. Check the official website for info:
You will need the Urbana card to pay the parking and use the free bus ride.
1.) Blue zones mentioned under the "free parking" section of this article are payable during weekdays untill 6.00 pm. They cost 0.70 € per hour, but you can only pay for 2 hours at a time, so you have to return to your car to get a new ticket. Blue zones outside the centre cost 0.40 € per hour and you can pay for up to 6 hours. The closest such parking spaces close to the centre I know of are located here:
It can take a while to find parking spaces in blue zones during the working hours, but hopefully no more than 5 or 10 minutes of driving around.
2.) If you're lucky enough, you will get a free parking space in Tivoli and there only a stroll through a park will separate you from the centre. The cost of parking there is 0.60 € per hour (from 6.00 am to 8.00 pm, after that it's free of charge).
You can see a list of public parking places, current availability and prices on this website (only Slovene version):
LESS CHEAP PARKING
1.) There are a couple of parking spaces on either side of Zmajski most and cost 1.20 € per hour.
2.) There are numerous parking garages located throughout the centre. As far as I know, they cost about 1.70 to 2.50 € per hour.
A big one with a good location is "Parkirna hiša Maximarket":
And another one nearby, new, "Parkirna hiša Kongresni trg":
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