Car Rental in Ljubljana

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Ljubljana Airport
Mini
Renault Twingo or similar
Renault Twingo
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Free2rent
$33.92 per day
Ljubljana Airport
Economy
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 5
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Flizzr
$35.75 per day
Ljubljana Train Station
Compact
Volkswagen Golf STW or similar
Volkswagen Golf STW
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Garage Nr1
$43.20 per day
Ljubljana Airport
Intermediate Elite
Mercedes Benz B Class or similar
Mercedes Benz B Class
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Carwiz
$53.82 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Hotel Slon
Intermediate
Nissan Qashqai or similar
Nissan Qashqai
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avis
$65.14 per day
Hotel Slon
Standard
Volkswagen Passat Variant or similar
Volkswagen Passat Variant
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
RENTY
$86.98 per day
Ljubljana Airport
Compact Elite
BMW i3 or similar
BMW i3
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$90.51 per day
Ljubljana Airport
Premium
Jaguar XE or similar
Jaguar XE
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$100.61 per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 08:12 on 2024-07-13. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
Slovenian, Hungarian, Italian
Currency
EUR
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+386
Average car rental price
$64 per day
Average car rental length
7 days
Speed limit within town
50 km/h or 31 mph
Speed limit out of town
90 - 110 km/h or 56 - 68 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.5 / 10
Average gas price
$1.59 per liter or $6.02 per gallon
Lowest gas price
$1.50 per liter or $5.69 per gallon
Highest gas price
$1.73 per liter or $6.55 per gallon

Why rent a car in Ljubljana?

Ljubljana is a charming place to visit. One of the up-and-coming travel destinations of Europe, it attracts more and more visitors not only with affordable prices, but mainly its picturesque architecture, fun atmosphere, and proximity to stunning nature. From Ljubljana, most destinations in Slovenia can be reached in two hours or less by car, and you can even visit one of its neighboring countries, Italy, Croatia, Austria, or Hungary.

Ljubljana

One-Way Car Rentals in Ljubljana

The most popular one-way rental options for pick up in Ljubljana and drop off in another city include:

  • From Ljubljana to Trieste - 43 offers from $39.62 per day
  • From Ljubljana to Dubrovnik - 57 offers from $57.28 per day
  • From Ljubljana to Venice - 43 offers from $56.70 per day
  • From Ljubljana to Split - 41 offers from $53.10 per day
  • From Ljubljana to Maribor - 10 offers from $40.48 per day

Top ways to enter Ljubljana

  • Ljubljana Airport: Also known as Jože Pučnik, it is the only international airport in Slovenia. Constantly growing, it served more than 1.7 million travelers in 2019. The airport is located about 24km (15 miles) north of Ljubljana’s city center and can be reached in 20-30 minutes, depending on the traffic.

  • Venice Airport: Also known as Marco Polo Airport, Venice Airport is by far the largest in Northeast Italy and the fourth-largest in the country. Located 230km (142 miles) southwest of Ljubljana, the airport can be reached in about 2 hours and 40 minutes.

  • Treviso Airport: Another small airport near Slovenian border, Treviso Airport is a huge base for Ryanair and is also served by Wizz Air. The airport is 230km (142 miles) southwest of Ljubljana, and the distance between the two can be traveled in around 2 hours and 30 minutes.

  • Zagreb Airport: The busiest in Croatia, Zagreb Airport served almost 3.5 million travelers in 2019. The airport is a hub for Croatian Airlines,Trade Air and Ryanair and is served by around 21 other companies. About 150km (93 miles) southeast of Ljubljana, the airport can be reached in one and a half hours.

  • Vienna Airport: Not only the largest in Austria, but among the 16 largest in Europe, Vienna Airport is served by many airlines, including some low-cost carriers. About 380km (236 miles) northeast of Ljubljana, the airport can be reached in under four hours.

  • Important: All of the mentioned airports except Ljubljana Airport are located in one of Slovenia’s neighboring countries. To travel from them to Ljubljana, you’ll have to cross an international border, so ask your rental car provider in advance if they permit it. Another option is to take public transportation from the airport to Ljubljana and pick up a rental car upon arriving in Slovenia’s capital.

City facts

Although not on the coast, Ljubljana has an continental climate with humid subtropical influences. The average temperature is 22°C  (72°F) in July, the warmest month, and 1°C  (33°F) in January. Precipitation increases from June to October; the driest months are January and February. Snowfall is quite common in Ljubljana from December to February.

With nearly 300,000 inhabitants, Ljubljana is not only Slovenia’s capital, but also by far the largest city in the country. Another 240,000 people live in the city’s larger metropolitan area, which means that nearly every third inhabitant of Slovenia lives in or around the capital city.

Top sights and activities

  • Ljubljana Castle. First built in the 11th century and made up of a large number of buildings and structures, the Ljubljana Castle complex is one of the best-known landmarks of the city. Highlights include the Archers’ Tower, the Castle Prison, and the Castle Chapel of St. Georg, as well as the impressive panoramic views of the rest of the city. 
  • Dragon Bridge. Known as Zmajski Most in Slovenian, the famous bridge is guarded by four dragons representing the one that can be seen in the city’s coat of arms. The bridge was built in 1901 when most of Slovenia was still part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and has now become a beloved tourist landmark. The bridge is located near the city’s Open Market, another place that’s definitely worth a visit.
  • The National Museum of Slovenia . Both the largest and the oldest in Slovenia, this impressive museum celebrated its 200th birthday in 2021. Focusing on the long and diverse history of the country, it has artefacts from the Stone Age and Roman times, as well as a number of exhibitions focusing on the more recent past of the country. Located in an impressive Neo-Renaissance building, the museum is near the Slovenian Parliament.
  • Nebotičnik. Literally meaning ‘Skyscraper’ in Slovene, the 70-meter (230-foot) high-rise towers over Ljubljana, offering magnificent views of the city below and the mountains in the distance. The building, which was constructed in 1933 and has become one of Ljubljana’s most popular landmarks ever since, is known not just for its height, but also interior that includes Art Deco spiral staircases and a lobby decorated with the traditional Slovenian karst marble.
  • Botanical Garden. Affiliated with the University of Ljubljana, this is one of the oldest botanical gardens in this part of Europe and one of the nicest green spaces in the city. Created more than 200 years ago, the garden provides home to many local species, as well as various exotic plants from all over. The botanical garden is located in the Rudnik neighborhood in the southern part of the city.

Traffic and parking

  • Unless specifically indicated otherwise, the speed limits are 130km/h (80 mph) on motorways, 110km/h (68 mph) on dual carriageways, 90 km/h (62 pmh) on country roads, and 50km/h (31 mph) in populated and built-up areas.
  • The legal alcohol limit is 0.05% for experienced drivers and 0.00% for novice drivers. Exceeding the limit can lead to large fines, an EU-wide license ban, or even imprisonment.
  • All vehicles must drive with headlights on at all times, even if the weather is sunny.
  • Parking spaces in Ljubljana are indicated by zones. In Zone I you can park for 1,20 EUR/hour for 2 hours max. In Zone II you can park for 0,70 EUR/hours for 6 hours max. In Zone III you can park for 0,60 EUr/hour for 10 hours max. All parking tickets can be purchased in a nearby parking machine or booth. Parking on Sundays is free. There are a number of large paid car parks in or near Ljubljana’s city center. It can be a good idea to park your car there and explore the city’s landmarks on foot because the amount of street parking spaces is very limited in the city center.
  • There are a number of large paid car parks in or near Ljubljana’s city center. It can be a good idea to park your car there and explore the city’s landmarks on foot because the amount of white (available) parking spaces is very limited in the city center.
  • Ljubljana, and Slovenia in general, experiences quite a lot of snow every winter, especially in the mountains. Using snow tires is obligatory in such weather. Ask your rental car provider in advance about the availability of snow tires and the price of this service if visiting Ljubljana in winter.
  • Proof of insurance and the car’s registration need to be in the car whenever you’re driving.
  • Using a mobile phone is prohibited while driving a car.
  • When driving, you need to have your passport or ID card with you at all times.
  • The emergency number, like elsewhere in the EU, is 112.

Toll roads

  • There are many toll roads in Slovenia and a mandatory e-vignette system is in place. Tolls are collected automatically via the e-vignette, an electronic sticker. 
  • The e-vignette service is prepaid. The e-vignettes are available for three different time periods - weekly, monthly, and yearly.
  • Most rental cars will be equipped with an e-vignette. Many car rental providers will charge an additional service fee for this. Ask your rental car provider in advance about this service.
  • An additional toll fee is required to drive through the Karavanke Tunnel that connects Slovenia and Austria. 
  • Learn more about toll roads in Slovenia and buy a vengette online on the official Slovenian toll road website. See the map of Slovenian toll road websites here.

Ideas for day trips

  • Triglav National Park. Named after the park’s most famous landmark, the three-headed mountain, Triglav National Park is a stunning place to explore. Highlights of the visit include the Vintgar Gorge, the Pokljuka Plateau, Lake Bohinj, the Soca River as well as many beautiful waterfalls. There are many hiking trails as well as mountain huts for spending the night. Part of the Julian Alps, the national park is located near Bled in the far northwestern corner of the country, about 60km (37 miles) from the capital.
  • Carinthia. A region of neighboring Austria that has been strongly influenced by Slovenian culture, Carinthia is known for its stunning highland landscapes and many mountain lakes. A winter sports wonderland and a hiking mecca, Carinthia is also home to Hohe Tauern National Park which it shares with the provinces of Tyrol and Salzburg. The drive north from Ljubljana to Carinthia’s charming capital, Klagenfurt, only takes about 90 minutes.

Most popular cars

The most popular rental car in Ljubljana is the Renault Clio, followed by the Opel Corsa and the Fiat Panda. The most popular rental car types are economy, mini, and compact.

Further destinations

  • Triglav National Park. Named after the park’s most famous landmark, the three-headed mountain, Triglav National Park is a stunning place to explore. Highlights of the visit include the Vintgar Gorge, the Pokljuka Ravine, Lake Bohinj, as well as many beautiful waterfalls. There are many hiking trails as well as mountain huts for spending the night. Part of the Julian Alps, the national park is located near Bled in the far northwestern corner of the country, about 60km (37 miles) from the capital.
  • Trieste. Although not as famous as Rome, Milan, or its next-door neighbor Venice, Trieste is a treasure of a city. Now located in Italy, but for a long time a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, it is famous for its Austrian Quarter, unique architecture, and many art galleries. Other highlights include the city’s unique cuisine; a mix of Venetian, Austrian, and Slavic influences,; as well as Molo Audace, the Adriatic Sea promenade. Located just 93km (57.7 miles) southwest of Ljubljana, Trieste can be reached in 1 hour and 15 minutes. Since you’ll have to cross the international border, ask your rental car provider in advance if they permit it.
  • Italian Dolomites. Alta Pusteria (Hochpustertal in German), the northern gateway to this vast mountain range, which stretches across three Italian regions, is only a 3 hour 15 minute drive away from Ljubljana. From Upper Puster Valley, you can visit Lago di Braies, Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Cortina d’Ampezzo, and many other famous destinations in the Dolomites. 
  • Croatia. Famous for the beautiful beaches in the nearby Istria Peninsula and further along the coast, beautiful coastal cities like Split and Dubrovnik, vast national parks, and Zagreb, the charming capital city in the center of the country, Croatia is one of the hottest travel destinations in Europe. If you’re in Slovenia, it would be a shame not to pop over the border to experience it for yourself, especially since Zagreb is only 145km (90 miles) and can be reached in less than two hours. Meanwhile, Pula, a large Istrian city on the coast, is 200km (124 miles) south and takes 2 hours and 30 minutes to drive to. Ask your rental car provider in advance if they permit crossing the border; also check to see if you need a visa to visit Croatia (unlike Slovenia, it is not part of the Schengen Area).
  • Vienna. The capital of neighboring Austria is one of the most sophisticated and interesting cities in Europe, so if you have enough time and your rental car provider permits it, driving to Vienna can be a great idea after exploring Slovenia. Famous for its well-preserved architecture, cuisine, and nightlife, the city has something for everyone. A car trip from Ljubljana takes about four hours.

Car rental prices in Ljubljana

  • Station wagons - from $43 per day
  • Large cars - from $54 per day
  • Medium cars - from $41 per day
  • Vans - from $78 per day
  • Premium cars - from $99 per day
  • Small cars - from $34 per day
  • SUVs - from $41 per day

Money-saving tips

Follow these simple tips to land a good rental car deal in the capital of Slovenia:

  • Compare the rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit during the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Ljubljana is the cheapest in April when renting a car is about 44% cheaper than the yearly average and a whole 69% cheaper than renting a car in December. Come visit Ljubljana in early springtime!
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What is the cheapest month to rent a car in Ljubljana?

Car rental prices in Ljubljana vary by time of year. This graph shows the average prices per month to help you find the best time of year to rent.
Average rental costs per day in Ljubljana
$32.60
January
$22.07
February
$25.56
March
$27.56
April
$24.87
May
$30.11
June
$50.30
July
$49.97
August
$33.06
September
$30.94
October
$24.05
November
$28.08
December
The cheapest month to rent a car in Ljubljana is February (when prices average $22.07 per day). This is 30% cheaper than the yearly average and 56% cheaper than renting in July (when prices average $50.30).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

What’s the usual rental length in Ljubljana?

How long travelers keep their rental cars for varies from month to month: in August, the average renter keeps their car for 8 days, and in January, they keep their car for 5 days.
Average number of rental days in Ljubljana
5
January
6
February
5
March
7
April
6
May
7
June
7
July
8
August
7
September
7
October
7
November
6
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Ljubljana?

Based on the number of searches by our customers, the most popular month for renting a car in Ljubljana is August, and the least popular is November.
Monthly searches in Ljubljana by pick-up date relative to the average
30%
January
27%
February
36%
March
59%
April
154%
May
154%
June
200%
July
242%
August
159%
September
82%
October
21%
November
36%
December

Car rental information

Car rental locations 8
Airport locations 1
Popular suppliers Garage Nr1 Slovenia, SIXT, Flizzr, Free2rent, Carwiz
Popular car categories Small cars, SUVs, Medium cars, Station wagons
Lowest price $34 per day
Cheapest supplier Free2rent

Most popular car models of rental suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Flizzr Renault Clio 3 2 Small cars
Garage Nr1 Slovenia Toyota Yaris 5 2 Small cars
Garage Nr1 Slovenia Toyota Aygo 4 2 Small cars
Flizzr Fiat 500 2 1 Small cars
SIXT VW Polo 5 1 Small cars
Garage Nr1 Slovenia Volkswagen Polo 5 2 Small cars
Garage Nr1 Slovenia Opel Astra 5 2 Medium cars
Flizzr Fiat Panda 4 1 SUVs
Flizzr Opel Astra 5 2 Medium cars
SIXT Fiat 500 3 0 Small cars

Our customers' reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have the option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic.

Malta
Renault Clio
May 27, 2024
Renting a car in my opinion is the best way to explore around Triglav National Park. Bovec, Mojstrana, Bohinj and Bled were all beautiful. Did some great hikes and some some amazing scenery
United States of America (USA)
Volkswagen Polo
May 20, 2024
Drove to Lake Bled, Lake Bohinj, Predjama Castle and Postojna Cave…all in the comfort of our spacious car!
New Zealand
Opel Corsa
January 5, 2024
Lake bled, postonja cave, Piran, kranska Gora were the highlights
Malaysia
VW Tiguan Aut.
December 13, 2023
Very beautiful scenery in all 3 country that we went to , Croatia, Slovenia and Bosnia, overall cost was cheaper that other part of Europe, food are delicious too. Una National park Bosnia is surprisingly pretty, a must go place.
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Australia
Kia Ceed
December 7, 2023
Slovenia is an amazing country. Beautiful with the mountains, lakes, caves and scenery in general. We had noting but great experiences and found the people to be proud of their country and keen to help wherever they could and make us feel right at home.
United States of America (USA)
Peugeot 208
November 30, 2023
Our selection of restaurants were mostly excellent.
United States of America (USA)
Opel Corsa
November 18, 2023
Slovenia is very beautiful. Slovenians are very pleasant and helpful. Most of them speak English very well.
India
Opel Astra
October 21, 2023
To rent a car was the best decision in the trip as it was very useful to get around whenever we wanted. We rented in Slovenia and almost reached all the corners of Slovenia with ease. From crystal clear Lakes to picturesque mountains to enchanting roads, we have seen it all. A really wonderful experience.
New Zealand
Peugeot 2008
October 20, 2023
I went toTriglav National Park in Slowenia (Mountain) hiking and to Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia. The most beautiful place in Europe I have ever seen,like in a fairy tale.
Israel
Peugeot 2008
October 17, 2023
I had great time in Slovenia and would probably return . Traveled in gorges and high passes . However the car was so under powered It was simply means to get from point to point .
Netherlands
Toyota Yaris
September 22, 2023
Stayed at LJUBJIANA; en drove to Portoroz/ Piran for the beach ! Another day to the lake of Bled !
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United States of America (USA)
Toyota Aygo
September 19, 2023
Went to climb Triglav. Found out Krma approach was closed, so had to drive back to Rudno Polje to begin hike. Very good trip, but did not drive a lot
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Brazil
Skoda Octavia STW
August 31, 2023
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United Kingdom
Volkswagen Polo
August 16, 2023
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Israel
Volkswagen T-Roc
August 14, 2023
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United Kingdom
Fiat 500
July 6, 2023
My time in Slovenia was amazing want a beautiful place so much to see and experience. I will definitely be making a trip again sometime soon
Singapore
VW Polo Aut.
June 17, 2023
Having a car meant that we could travel at our own time, at our own pace! It allowed us to stop by national parks and lakes and little towns along the way!
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United Arab Emirates
Fiat 500
June 8, 2023
Did some Slovenia, fantastic country. And went to the South if Austria.
United Arab Emirates
Opel Corsa
October 24, 2021
It’s a best choice to rent a car in slovenia. Get to see the whole country with having a car.
Spain
Opel Corsa
October 15, 2021
Renting a car in Slovenia is a must. You are free to move wherever and whenever you want, nothing like some people that have to wait to the bus for hours and so on (like I've heard on the hostels)
Belgium
VW Up!
March 4, 2020
No car is really needed if staying only in LJU, but is much practical and ecoňomical even just to come from/to the apt. By car you could easily visit Bled, Piran, Postojna, Goriska Brda, Trieste..
Finland
VW Up!
August 23, 2019
It was a lovely city, easy to drive in. The only Negative thing is that it was very crowded in many places, like mountain car parks, Gorge near lake Bled . They were not prepared for it enough. Generally people were friendly, it was clean and lot to see and do.
Slovenia
Peugeot 2008
July 29, 2019
Discord between the beauty of Ljubljana and parkin of rental cars (not only SIXT). Not so good replacement cars.
United Kingdom
Opel Corsa
October 6, 2018
Great place !
Finland
Opel Corsa
June 26, 2018
I wouldn't actually recommend a rental car IN Ljubljana, but FROM Ljubljana. No need for a car in the beautiful city of Ljubljana, but it's a great starting point for driving around in Slovenia and other surrounding countries.
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest-rated company
Free2rent
9.2 / 10
)
Lowest-rated company
Goldcar
7.5 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
53
Total rental companies
20
Average daily price
$63.74
Lowest daily price
$33.92
Total cars available
761

Top 20 suppliers in Ljubljana in 2024

Free2rent
Free2rent
Exceptional 9.2 / 51 reviews
2 locations
$34 - $349
Autounion
Autounion
Exceptional 9.1 / 92 reviews
2 locations
$104 - $474
SIXT
SIXT
Exceptional 9 / 179 reviews
2 locations
$40 - $210
RENTY
RENTY
Exceptional 9 / 35 reviews
5 locations
$41 - $103
Flizzr
Flizzr
Very good 8.8 / 207 reviews
2 locations
$35 - $74
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Very good 8.8 / 51 reviews
1 location
$51 - $93
Carwiz
Carwiz
Very good 8.6 / 29 reviews
2 locations
$37 - $139
ABBYCAR
ABBYCAR
Very good 8.5 / 40 reviews
6 locations
$70 - $397
Dollar
Dollar
Very good 8.5 / 24 reviews
1 location
$55 - $404
Alamo
Alamo
Very good 8.3 / 69 reviews
1 location
$53 - $236
Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8.2 / 14 reviews
2 locations
$48 - $343
Europcar
Europcar
Very good 8.1 / 10 reviews
2 locations
$62 - $312
Hertz
Hertz
Good 7.9 / 7 reviews
2 locations
$59 - $300
Garage Nr1
Garage Nr1
Good 7.9 / 5 reviews
2 locations
$43 - $105
National
National
Good 7.7
1 location
Thrifty
Thrifty
Good 7.7
1 location
$69 - $426
Surprice
Surprice
Good 7.6 / 42 reviews
2 locations
Avis
Avis
Good 7.6
2 locations
$41 - $143
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Good 7.6
2 locations
Goldcar
Goldcar
Good 7.5
1 location
$58 - $151
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