Set on Slovenia’s sliver of coastline, Piran is a popular seaside destination just 75 miles (121 km) from the country’s capital of Ljubljana. Despite its proximity to the capital, the journey isn’t always quick. If you’re looking for speed and convenience, your best bet is to travel by car—either rental or private transfer. Renting a car also gives you the freedom to explore Slovenia’s southwest coastal region, as suggested in this 11-day tour that dips across the border and into Croatia

A slower, yet more budget-friendly, alternative includes the regional bus, which offers about eight departures per day.

By Rental Car or Private Transfer

Duration: 1.5 hours

The most convenient and fastest way to reach Ljubljana from Piran is by rental car or private transfer. And thanks to Slovenia’s modern highway network, you will find the journey stress-free with the A1 highway leading you straight to the capital. Despite being the most expensive option, those who opt to rent a car will find the freedom an advantage. The route takes you across the country’s scenic, southwestern landscape.

Keep in mind that Piran’s old town is car-free, so locating your rental car or transfer may require a short walk.

By Bus

Duration: 2 - 3 hours

Although less convenient than driving, Slovenia’s extensive network of regional buses is reliable and budget-friendly. Timetables are convenient, with buses leaving about eight times per day. You will traverse about half the country, though, so your journey will range from 2-3 hours depending on departure time.


Map of How to Get from Piran to Ljubljana
Map of How to Get from Piran to Ljubljana