Entering Slovenia

Border formalities are none since Slovenia is a part of Schengen Area and correspond to the European standards. Citizens of member countries of the European Union, Croatia, and Switzerland can cross the border with a valid personal identification document, but the visit cannot be longer than thirty days. All those who need visas to visit Slovenia can obtain them from Slovenia’s representative  offices in their home countries. Please find all the latest information on the procedure and conditions for obtaining a visa to enter Slovenia at the Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.

Invitation Letters (Letters of guarantee): We do not issue letters of invitation for employees of commercial organizations from countries that require a visa to Slovenia unless the company is known for being active in Web search, data mining and related fields. If in doubt, please contact us before registering.

We can ONLY issue invitation letters when a delegate is duly registered to ECML PKDD 2009, i.e. a registration form has been made, and the related registration fees have been fully paid and received by our accounting office.

How to get to Bled

Airplane: Slovenia’s national carrier Adria Airways offers regular schedule flights to most major European cities. Ljubljana is linked to Frankfurt, Munich, Vienna, Zurich, Brussels, Paris, Barcelona, London, Dublin, Manchester, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Moscow, Split, Skopje, Sarajevo, Ohrid, Tirana, Tel Aviv, Istanbul, Podgorica, Prague, Priština and others. Airport Joze Pucnik Ljubljana is 36 km away. Regular daily services mostly provided by the Slovenian national carrier Adria Airways operate between Ljubljana Airport and all major European hubs. Numerous carriers offer regular flights to Slovenia: Adria Airways, Austrian Airlines, Swissair, Aeroflot, British Airways, Avioimpex, Montenegro Airlines, Croatia Airlines, Czech Airlines. In addition, EasyJet flies from London Stansted to Ljubljana once a day.

Bus: It is also possible to reach Slovenia from neighboring countries by bus. International bus transport is well organized and relatively inexpensive. The timetables and other information can be found at the web address of local bus transport agency.

Car: You can best get to know a country if you visit it by car. You can reach Slovenia via one of the border crossings with Italy, Austria, Hungary or Croatia, or you can rent a car in one of our car rental agencies. Slovenia’s highways are good and clearly signposted, beside the roads you will find rest stops, inns with overnight accommodation, and motels.

Train: Lesce – Bled railway station, which is on the route between Munich, Salzburg, Villach, Ljubljana, Belgrade, Athens and Istanbul, is just 4 km from Bled.

Links to other useful information:

Traffic info

Automobile association of Slovenia

Slovenian road web cams