Postojna

Postojna is a town in the Coast and Karst region of Slovenia, pronounced in Slovenian as 'Post-oy-nah'.

Get in

By car, Postojna is about one hour west of Ljubljana on the A1 highway. There are also train and bus connections with Ljubljana. The bus station is closer to the caves than the train station.

Get around

A free shuttle bus used to run between the train station, Postojna Caves and the Predjama Castle but no longer operates (their website claiming it does is out of date). The caves are a short walk from the bus station. The castle is 9 km away and a difficult walk up hill along a windy road with no foot paths (it is quite picturesque though). Driving is the easiest route but hitchhiking may also be possible during tourist season. This chap runs a taxi service that will take you from the town center to the castle and back for ~€35. (031-777-974)

See

Postojna Caves
Predjama Castle emerging from its cave

The main attractions of the area are all run by the same agency. The prices below are if you tour each attraction separately. Some of the attractions can be bundled together to reduce the cost of admission -- the Visitor's Information Center at the Postojna Caves have more information.

Do

Eat

As of 2007 a 2-course meal for two with a drink each in a nice restaurant can cost between €20 and €40, for a 3-course meal add another €5 to €15. Fast food or a quick sandwich can be €3 to €7 per person.

Sleep

Hotels around Postojna cost €60 to €100 per night for two people staying in a double room in a 3-star hotel. There are no 4-star (or higher) hotels in the region (as of 2007). The prices for hostels are significantly lower. Some hotels publish their prices per person but rather than per room, thus if you want to book a double room you may be quoted a price of €35, which means the room actually costs €70 per night for two people staying in it (2 x €35 = €70).

Go next

Moving on from Postojna, Divača and the Škocjan Caves are about 25 km southwest along the A1. Further along the A1 are the Slovenian coastal towns of Koper, Izola, Piran and Portorož, and the Italian city of Trieste (direction Sežana).

The highway south of town leads to Rijeka in Croatia, providing access to the Kvarner and Istria regions of the country...

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