Hop on the Urban electric train Ljubljana
|Region||Central Slovenia Statistical region|
|Starting point||At different locations across the city centre|
|Route length||9 km (5.10 miles)|
|route duration||It depends|
|Best time to visit||All year|
|Appropriate for||Baby Strollers , Baby Carriers , 1-3 years of age , 3-6 years of age , 6+ years of age , Dandy Horses, Bikes|
|Level of difficulty||Easy route|
Hop on the Urban electric train and drive a lap around Ljubljana. If you want to see this city as a tourist, explore the capital with the help of this interesting means of transport. You should not miss this exciting city tour. The circular route has 10 stations and includes the city’s biggest attractions. Make exploring the capital educational and fun for your kids. Adults see the capital of Slovenia differently: we go to Ljubljana for shopping; we go to Ljubljana to college, to party on weekends, etc. With the kids, you can see our capital in a completely different light. Why not visit Ljubljana as a tourist and let yourself be driven around the city?
The electric tourist train Urban starts the circular route near the City Hall, visits Ljubljana Castle, takes you along the pleasant embankments of the Ljubljanica River and returns to the starting point via Trnovski pristan embankment, through the center of modern Ljubljana, past the Opera, the Modern Gallery and Prešeren Square with the Triple Bridge.
You can board the train at different locations and see the city from all possible angles. Visit the Modern Gallery, the Ljubljana Castle and other sights. Alternatively, you can simply sit in the sun by the Ljubljanica River having a drink or lunch and then step back on the train. You can just stay on the ride for the entirety of the circular trip and learn much about the city of Ljubljana. Customize your day to the likings of your family.
This trip was a first for us and we did not expect to find out so many new things about a city we have seen a hundred times. Even the kids were excited to learn something new about our capital!
Do you know the Legend of the Foundation of Ljubljana?
Legend has it that Ljubljana was founded by Jason, the hero of Greek mythology who stole the Golden Fleece from King Aeëtes and then fled aboard the Argo with his comrades, known as the Argonauts, across the Black Sea and up the Danube and the Sava River until they reached the Ljubljanica River. On their way to the coast, they stopped at a large lake in the marshes near the source of the Ljubljanica, where a dragon was said to dwell, whereupon Jason fought, defeated and killed the mighty worm. This is the same dragon that is featured on the Ljubljana City coat of arms and on the Dragon Bridge.
Listen story about Ljubljana
Gostilna, pizzerija in bar Jurman
Boasts more than 20 years of tradition. You can find them in Fužine on the Zaloška cesta 151 street in Ljubljana. They serve lunches every day from 11 am to 5 pm, dishes a la carte, salads, desserts and bread oven pizzas. Kids can play on several outdoor and indoor playgrounds (which are perfectly safe) and fill their hungry tummies with the tasty children’s menu dishes.
Zaloška cesta 151,
051 358 358
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You can get off the train at any stop, and catch it again before the end of all day trips. The circular route, which includes the city’s biggest attractions, has 10 stations. On the train, you get special headphones, which play the audio descriptions of the Ljubljana sights.
See the Town Hall, the Ljubljana Castle, the Špica Embankment with the starting point for the Botanical Garden, the Trnovski pristan Embankment, the Plečnik House in Krakovo, the Roman Wall, the Križanke Summer Theatre, the Slovenska cesta Street, the Kongresni trg Square, the Slovenian Parliament and the Prešernova cesta Street.
Round-trips are free of charge for children aged under 3.
A day ticket for a child under 12 years costs EUR 4.00.
A day ticket for an adult costs EUR 8.00.
We recommend family tickets, which have a better price:
2 adults + 1 child = 15€
2 adults + 2 children = 18€
2 adults + 3 or more children = 21€
A day ticket will buy one round-trip and you can pay it with cash or a card.
Persons with disabilities and their companion (except for guided tours) get a free day ticket. (Source: lpp.si website)
Daily at 9:30, 11:00, 12:30, 14:00, 15:30 from January 7 to March 31 and from September 1 to November 30
Daily at 9:30, 11:00, 12:30, 14:00, 15:30, 17:00 from December 1 to January 6
Daily at 9:30, 11:00, 12:30, 14:00, 15:30, 17:00, 18:30 and 20:00 from April 1 to September 1
The starting point is at the Town Hall on the Stritarjeva ulica Street and the whole ride lasts about 1 hour and 15 minutes. (Source: visitljubljana.com website)