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    Car hire at Ljubljana Airport – Your main arrival point

    Ljubljana International Airport is located around 6 miles from Kranj and only 15 miles from Slovenia’s capital city Ljubljana. The airport handles both passenger and cargo, with an average 1.7 million passengers passing through per year. Both charter and seasonal flights operate out of this airport across Europe and to other key destinations such as Tel Aviv, Dubaiand Istanbul. Being so close to the capital city means that often a car hire at Ljubljana Airport is the most convenient option for a fast onward journey.

    With more than 65 years of international car hire industry experience, Auto Europe through its trusted partners provides standard car hire, luxury car hire, motorhome hire and a transfer service at various convenient locations across the globe. With a large fleet of vehicles to choose from, customers can expect great rates, regular promotions and an award-winning customer service. Contact our reservation agents today on +44 123 3225 114 to book. If you haven’t used our service before, have a look at what previous customers have said within the car hire reviews in Ljubljana section.

    Airport Information

    Ljubljava International Airport consist of one large terminal divided into Schengen and non-Schengen areas. First opened in 1963, it replaced an older civilian airport which dated back to the 1930s. It is located only 15 miles from Ljubljana and 6 miles from Kranj. The airport provides many flights across the European continent. Popular destinations include London, Brussels, Frankfurt, Paris and Amsterdam – to name but a few. Intercontinental routes also exist to Dubai and Istanbul. The airport also serves as a hub for Trade Air, Aero4m, Linxair, Solinair and Adria Airways.

    Ljubljana Airport (LJU)
    Address: Zgornji Brnik 130a, 4210 Brnik, Slovenia
    Telephone: +386 4 206 10 00
    Airlines operating at Ljubljana Airport: Many low-cost and national carriers operate out of this airport, including Easyjet, Wizz Air, Swiss Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, Air France, British Airways, Brussels Airways and more.

    Where to pick up my car hire at Ljubljana Airport

    In order to pick up your car hire at Ljubljava Airport you will need to head to the ground floor of the car park directly opposite the terminal. All the car rental desks are located here. Before arriving, make sure you have ready your car rental voucher, identification, driving licence (including an International Driving Permit, if required), and a valid credit card under the main driver’s name. There should be enough funds on the credit card for a deposit to be held on it. Details of which are contained in the rental voucher’s terms and conditions.

    The deposit will be released back onto the same credit card once the car is returned and confirmed to be in the same condition as when it left. Make sure you fully inspect the vehicle upon pick-up, noting anything of concern on the pick-up slip and taking if possible photographic and video evidence. Make sure a member of the car rental team reinspects the vehicle upon its return, and signs it off as okay before you continue your onward journey.

    Car hire operating hours

    Avant Car at Ljubljana Airport Avant at Ljubljana Airport
    Zgornji Brnik 130a,
    Brnik, Slovenia 4210

    +386 4 148 24 66
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Sun 8am-10pm
    Avis Car at Ljubljana Airport Avis at Ljubljana Airport
    Zgornji Brnik 130a,
    Brnik, Slovenia 4210

    386 4 236 50 00
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Sun 8am-10pm
    Europcar Car at Ljubljana Airport Europcar at Ljubljana Airport
    Zgornji Brnik 130a,
    Brnik, Slovenia 4210

    +386 3 138 20 51
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Sun 8am-9pm
    Sixt Car at Ljubljana Airport Sixt at Ljubljana Airport
    Zgornji Brnik 130a,
    Brnik, Slovenia 4210

    +386 4 238 24 14
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Sun 8am-10pm


    The airport consists of one main terminal which houses all the necessary facilities for a safe and secure onward journey. On the ground floor you will find the departure and arrivals facilities, whilst on the first floor you’ll find the departure gates. The second floor has a cafeteria and an observation deck over the runway. In 2021 an extension was added to the terminal which provides a large duty-free shopping area, a business lounge and a food court.

    Airport Facilities

    Contained within the main terminal, passengers and visitors can expect all the facilities for a pleasant experience. With 22 check-in desks, 5 security point checks a new baggage reclaim section and a state-of-the-art baggage sorting area – passengers can expect a seamlessly stress-free journey. In the terminal you can expect to find ATM machines, an information desk, plenty of coffee houses, restaurants and shops. Free Wi-Fi is also provided across the terminal with charging points.

    How to get to and from Ljubljana Airport

    Heading to the airport from the city takes less than 30-minutes by car. This means that if you opt to rent a car at Ljubljana Airport, getting to the city is relatively quickly along the A2. Continuing along the A2 you can also reach the cities of Kamnik, Klagenfurt and Kranj. – a popular destination for visitors. There is a taxi rank outside the terminal. Official taxis are metred with a taxi sign upon their roof. We recommend discussing with the driver estimated costs before commencing your journey. The bus stops are also outside the terminal next to the taxi rank. Two main bus operators exist, and together they provide a shuttle bus service to the city. Alpetour and Kaernten are the two bus operators. If you are driving, have a read of our driving information section for general road rules and regulations.

    Parking Tips

    The airport has three onsite car parks and a drop-off zone. The drop-off zone is free up to 10-minutes. There is ample parking with all three car parks located in front of the terminal and within easy walking distance. P1 is an open-air car park, whilst P2 is a multi-storey car park. There are both short-stay and long-stay options, with specific parking bays for electric cars.

    In Ljudljava itself, on-street parking is difficult to find in the central areas. A park-and-ride option exists where you leave your car on the city outskirts and take a bus into the centre. With your car rental at Ljubljava Airport you can head to one of the various car parks throughout the city, which are secure and generally conveniently located. On-street paid parking exists in many locations. You will have to buy a ticket the metre to display on the car. Pay attention to road parking signs as many areas could be restricted to residential or commercial parking.

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