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Arrival to Velenje

Velenje can be reached in various ways: by bike, by car, motorcycle, taxi, bus or train, and different combinations of some of these.

By car

Velenje is 84 km (1 hour drive) away from Ljubljana, and just 15 km from motorway A1 (Ljubljana – Maribor). Chose the motorway exit Žalec/Dravograd/Slovenj Gradec/Velenje/Dobrna/Arja vas and turn left. Drive about 15 minutes and stay on the priority road. 

The GPS coordinates of the Tourist information center:
N: 46,3571 
E: 15,1116 

By bus

Regular bus connections allow you to arrive in Velenje from all parts of Slovenia.


By train

Velenje can be reached by train from Ljubljana or Maribor.

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By plane

We don't have an airport in Velenje. But you can fly with different airlines to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik international airport and continue your jouney with other means of transport. Even airports in neighbouring countries (Austria, Italy, Hungary and Croatia) are relatively close and allow you a great platform to start your holiday adventures.

- Ljubljana airport (SLO): 86 km, 1 hour
- Klagenfurt airport (A): 105 km, 1,5 ure
- Zagreb airport (CRO): 180 km, 2 uri
Trieste airport (I): 207 km, 2 uri
- Venice airport (I): 315 km, 3 ure

Velenje lies...

Velenje lies at the heart of nature at an altitude of 396 metres. It is encircled by the hills of the Šalek valley, the Kamniško-Savinjske Alps to the west and Pohorje to the east. The valley alongside the river Paka is where the city centre lies. According to the number of inhabitants, Velenje is the fifth largest town in Slovenia. Over the past 50 years, it has come to encompass the former hamlets and villages of Škale, Stara vas, Staro Velenje, Šalek and Šmartno. The town of Velenje, a very industrial town (Gorenje, the Velenje coal mine, Esotech), is at the heart of the municipality, which also comprises the regional centre of the Savinja and Šalek valleys with trade, administrative, educational and other activities.