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Getting here

We are always happy to see you, so to make it as easy as possible for you to get here, please find some travel tips below. There are many ways to get here. The Postojna mini region is easily accessed by road, rail, air and by foot. Not surprising when you know that Postojna is the lowest crossing point from central eastern Europe into the west and has a rich history of different armies building bases here and placing strategic importance on this little town! 

By car

You can reach Postojna from the motorway via the Postojna exit (41) in various ways: from the Ljubljana–Koper direction (A1), from the Sežana–Italy direction (the E61 joins the A1 at Gabrk), from the Nova Gorica–Italy direction along the express road (along the H4 to the Nanos toll station, then along the A1 motorway in the direction of Ljubljana). 

By regional road: from the Ljubljana direction (R2-409), from the Nova Gorica direction (first R2-444, then R2-409), from the Sežana direction (first R2-445, then R2-409), from the Koper direction (R2-409) and from the Ilirska Bistrica direction along the main road (G1-6).

By train

Postojna train station is just 1 km from the town centre, but please note there is quite a steep hill to go up from the town. You can reach Postojna by train from Ljubljana (direction Austria), Ilirska Bistrica (direction Croatia) and from Koper, Divača and Sežana (direction Italy). 

Slovenian Railways (on this website you can find all the train locations and times that you need to travel to and from Postojna).

Here is a photo of the wonderful Italian built locomotive that was delivering visitors to Postojna and our cave since 1857. You can find it just the outside the entrance to the station.

By bus

The main bus station is really close to the town centre. Postojna can be reached by bus from all major towns in Slovenia and also from the local villages and towns. Some extra-urban bus services also operate within the town itself. 

Ljubljana bus station (on this website you can find all the train locations and times that you need to travel to and from Postojna).

By air

Photo: Ivan Majc
Photo: Ivan Majc

Postojna is just 40 mins from Ljubljana airport, 50 mins from Trieste airport and 2 hours from Venice or Zagreb airports! Not to mention Treviso, Klagenfurt, Rjeka and Pula!

We also have a local airfield called Rakitnik, (see the photo left), just 3 km SW of Postojna, direction Pivka. It is suitable for sports and touring aircraft of a total mass of up to 5,700 kg. 

If you have your own plane, by chance! Then the airfield can be used by aircraft from EU countries but only if they have previously landed at one of the country's international airports (Ljubljana, Maribor or Portorož), after which, having notified the airfield and obtained permission, they can land at Postojna (Rakitnik).

Aeroklub Postojna (did you know you can take private flights and even fly ''James Bond style '' over the local countryside on a dragon-like gyroplane!

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