Ljubljana Airport Passenger Reviews and Traveller Reports
Ljubljana Airport customer review : 17 January 2011 by Yevheniy Kahanovych (Ukraine)
Customer Rating : 4/5
I used LJU twice last week for arrival and departure. The airport is small as well as amount
of flights and passenger volumes. So it easily gets crowded when two planes arrive one after
another. In my case everything was ok. No wait at immigration, somewhat longish wait for bags
to arrive, clean toilets, shuttle buses were simple to find, nice staff and ok cafes. On
departure effective and polite security staff, fast immigration, no wait at check in. Nothing
spectacular, but just fine. Free wifi across the building is a huge plus! Highly recommended.
LJUBLJANA AIRPORT customer review : 13 December 2009 by R Skopac
Customer Rating : 4/5
Quite pleasant small airport. Too small check-in area, which makes a crowd. Toilets clean,
cafe decent, security check mostly fast. New departure area (gates 1-8) modern, spacious,
enough seats. Arrival area small and efficient, baggage arrives quickly on one of 2 conveyor
belts. Airport connection with Ljubljana is a hassle.
LJUBLJANA AIRPORT customer review : 5 June 2009 : by Alexander Stare
Customer Rating : 3/5
The airport needs a facelift. Means a complete new departure and arrival building has to be
built (planned since years, but again postponed). The transport from the airport to the city
or surrounding areas is still a hassle. The only plus is the new area with the 4 jetbridges
which has plenty of seating available, however no stores or restaurant.
Ljubljana Airport by Simon Summers
5 October 2007 Customer Rating :
Not much to add to my previous posting other than the new airport extension is attractive, very light
and open with plenty of seating. Getting to and from the airport is still a hassle - passengers
wanting to get to Ljubljana have a choice between an overpriced taxi, an irregular city bus and an
erratic private shuttle service. All of which cost more than at a comparative western European
Ljubljana Airport by David Smith
5 February 2007 Customer Rating : n/a
Brnik is currently in the process of major development to increase
capacity and comply with EU Schengen requirements. The departure lounge
size is currently reduced while this work takes place. Once complete,
then direct access to aircraft will be possible but in the meantime all
flights require a bus - even though the plane is only 50m away from the
gate! Nevertheless, the airport remains one of the easiest to get
through, both for departure and arrivals, and the facilities are
perfectly adequate in terms of duty free, snack bar etc.
Ljubljana Airport by Xuess Wee
10 October 2006
Actually it should be called Brnik Airport since it is nearer to the
nearest town of Kranj than Ljubljana itself. 27km from Ljubljana. Very
small compact airport. Hardly looking the part as the "National" airport
of Slovenia. Clearing customs is breezy and efficient though and
everybody speaks English. There aren't a lot of shops inside Departure
(2 I think, plus a section selling drinks) and certainly no currency
exchange booth. Don't come here expecting fantastic shopping while you
wait. There were no connecting bridges so everyone board the planes on
the tarmac via buses from the gates.
Ljubljana Airport by Simon Summers
5 October 2006
Quite a good little airport, quick arrival, swift departure but I have a
few gripes. The terminal is currently being renovated and there are no
airbridges so you are bussed in from/out to the aircraft. There is not
very much to do airside and not enough seating when you've five flights
leaving at the same time! Connections to the city also appear to be
quite irregular and relatively expensive - the municpal bus leaves only
hourly, takes fifty minutes and costs 4euros (twice as much as the train
in Brussels or four times as much as the bus in Krakow), and the Adria
Airways coach leaves every hour and half, takes thirty minutes and costs
5 euros! Do they understand that people fly to LJU not to visit Brnik
Ljubljana Airport by Graham Brack
2 April 2006
I like Ljubljana and have used it quite often. There has been some
recent development so some of the older comments here would probably be
revised. It's small, and when a lot of flights arrive at once it can get
quite crowded, but for EU travellers immigration has added more gates
and generally we're outside the airport within 20 minutes of landing,
complete with baggage. I've never had any problems with public transport
- the drivers usually speak English and the fares are very reasonable -
around €5 to Bled, for example. Departures are relaxed in the sense that
they allow check-in very late. In fact, when we tried to book a taxi to
get us there two hours before our flight they refused to come and
insisted an hour would be more than enough - and they were right. For
quite a few flights they walk you to the plane, which may be only a
short stroll from the terminal building. All in all, one of my favourite
Ljubljana Airport by Angus Johnson
9 August 2004
My family and I caught an 8:30 flight from Ljubljana Airport in July. We found a very pleasant and
inexpensive hotel near the airport having driven from Bled the afternoon before. We checked out of
the hotel at 7:40am, arrived at the airport at 7:43am (no kidding), checked in by 7:50am, returned
keys to Avis by 7:52am, got to departure gate at 7:58am. Flight left on time! Best airport
experience on the entire holiday.
Ljubljana Airport by Alex Stare
18 March 2004
Minus: High airport taxes, almost no public transportation to Ljubljana and surrounding cities,
expensive taxi, no jetbridges, slow border control and security check
Plus: short walking distances from check in to boarding, duty free shop at arrival.
Ljubljana Airport by Annette MacDonald
15 December 2003
Arrivals at Ljubljana is a pleasant and efficient experience, but Departures is a hassle. The
check-in hall is so small that queues for desks intermingle and you can never be sure you're in the
right line. Staff could be more helpful in these circumstances.
Ljubljana Airport by Matjaz Jerman
17 March 2003
The airport is situated some 30km from the city center. There are busses and of course taxis. Two
bus companies are available. First one is state-owned LPP which will take you (via small villages)
in 45 minutes and you'll pay some 3.5$. If you are not in hurry this could be quite nice ride as
scenery is great. Busses are leaving from the main bus station. Busses are not anyhow linked to the
flights. The other possibility is small family owned company "Markun prevozi" which has contract with
Slovenian national carrier and leaves Ljubljana central bus station 1,5 hours before departure. It
takes cca. 30 minutes and you'll pay 4.6$. It will be ride in a van and it'll be ride on highway.
If you are late for your flight don't worry. As the airport is so small you'll be normally
admitted to check in even only 10 minutes before flight departure.
There are both short stay and long stay car parks. Price for an hour is cca. 1.4$ and per a day cca. 6$.
Don't expect to much. Airport is really, really small and it reminds more on bus station than on
airport. But despite small it's quite nice. Currently there are a few airlines serving Ljubljana
airport. National carrier Adria Airways, Swiss Air, Yugoslav Airlines, CSA and Aeroflot.
When entering the airport building you'll se how small it is. From the enterance you can see the
whole building. On both left and right sides there are check-in desks, some airliners offices are
directly opposite to desks. There is restaurant, cafe shop, mini market and news
stand. There are some car rental offices, post office but it is all so small. There are only
international flights as Slovenia is to small for domestic ones. Security check, passport check and
customs are all put in 10m2. Departure lounge is big enough but without any decor or imagination.
Duty free shop is small but offers quite wide range of products. There is only one lounge
and it is for business class costumers and Diners Credit Card holders no matter which class they are
flying. There is no any partition wall or anything like it between departure lounge and gates. To get
to the plane you can be taken by bus or walk, depends on where your plane is parked.
Arrivals - really small room for passport control, baggage claim and customs (all put together).
There is tiny arrival hall with cafee bar and exchange machine for foreign currency.
Staff-depends on day, weather... anything... from really nice and helpful staff to quite arrogant
and ignorant ones. There is also nice cafe bar on the terrace where you can sit down and watch those 15 planes which
lands daily. Despite it is small, I have to say I like Ljubljana airport as it is really cosy, no any pressure,
with check-in 10 minutes before departure.
On the second hand there are almost no cheap flights to Ljubljana - but this is whole another story,
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