Palace Trevisini, Kidričevo nabrežje 2, 6330 Piran, Sovenia
The nearest airports are the International Airport of Ljubljana, Slovenia (Jože Pučnik - 23 km northwest of Ljubljana and 150 km away from Portorož) and the International Airport of Trieste, Italy (Ronchi - 70 km away from Portorož).
By car or taxi
You can reach Slovenia and Portorož via major highways from Italy, Austria, Hungary (via Koper), and Croatia (via Rijeka or Pula). You may want to consult the online route planner application of ViaMichelin or Google Maps. As there are poor bus or train connections with both airports we highly recommend to use the taxi. For more information on booking a taxi you can contact them by email or telephone number: +386 40 458 988.
Slovenia can be reached by train as there are regular connections with Italy, Austria, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, Hungary, and Croatia. There are no direct lines to Koper, so you have to get to Ljubljana or Trieste (Italy), from where you can reach Koper by local train or bus. Portorož cannot be reached directly by train (as the coastal railway line terminates in Koper), but the 15km route between Koper and Portorož is well serviced by bus and taxi. You may want to consult the Slovenske železnice (Slovenian Railway Company) or Trenitalia (Italian Railway Company) website for more details. The Koper main bus station (phone: +386 5 66 25 100) is situated next to the Koper railway station (phone: +386 5 639 52 63).
It is also possible to reach Slovenia and Portorož from neighboring countries by bus. National bus transport is well organized and relatively inexpensive. Buses from Trieste to Portorož are scheduled only during weekdays. There is several buses running daily between Ljubljana and Portorož, the journey takes just under 3 hours. You may want to consult the Ljubljana bus station or Trieste bus station website for details.
Border Formalities and Entry Regulations
Border formalities are limited to the minimum and meet European standards. With the joining of the Schengen area, internal borders have been eliminated, which means that road border crossings between Slovenia and Italy, Austria and Hungary can be freely made. All passengers that are arriving by plane and are traveling inside the Schengen area, must still present their identification documents at check-in and boarding. ID or passport is necessary for identity confirmation of airline ticket. If you are not travelling inside Schengen area a passport is needed. All those who need visas to enter Slovenia can get them at the Slovenian embassy or consulate in their country.
For visa regulations, embassy and consulate contacts please visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website or refer directly to the Consular Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia, Prešernova cesta25, Ljubljana, phone: +386 1 478 23 05 or +386 1 478 22 19 (permanent duty). To find out if visa is required, please click here and choose a country.