Googlemaps / Sat Nav / = Landol 17, Postojna, Slovenia (or Landol city centre!!)
You will be pleasantly surprised how excellent and quiet the Slovenian motorways are.. driving here is very easy and there is not usually much traffic.. so you can really enjoy the views!
..why not try the beautiful green shortcut turning off the motorway at UNEC on the way down from Ljubljana.. it is a lovely way to avoid the last stretch of motorway and takes only 5 mins longer.. click here for the GREEN SHORTCUT ..
From the North /Ljubljana..
Ljubljana airport is just 50 minutes, turn left out of the airport, then left again taking the A2 motorway towards LJUBLJANA, then after the tunnel, look for the turn off (right) towards POSTOJNA (also Koper & Italy) on the A1 motorway and follow the motorway for about 25 mins until you get to the POSTOJNA junction, we are 8 minutes away..
Turn right after exiting the motorway towards POSTOJNA and at the BIG ROUNDABOUT turn left (towards the big mountain of NANOS). The road is really pretty, after 5 mins you will see a sign to LANDOL and PREDJAMSKI GRAD, (PREDJAMA CASTLE), turn right and follow this beautiful road all the way to LANDOL. When in LANDOL turn left at the white sign for Lipizzaner Lodge in the centre of the village and our car park is immediately on your left.
From the South / Italy Trieste..
Trieste airport (in Italy) is just 45 minutes, follow motorway signs to SLOVENIA and LJUBLJANA, you have to pay a few Euros for Italian motorway tolls. Slow down at the Slovenian border and stop to buy a VIGNETTE sticker for Slovenian motorways, then keep following signs to LJUBLJANA until you meet the huge NANOS mountain... you will notice it! Now it's time to immediately take the RAZDRTO exit..
Turn right after the motorway exit towards POSTOJNA and we are 5 mins from here. After you go through HRUSEVJE you will soon see a yellow sign to LANDOL and PREDJAMSKI GRAD, (PREDJAMA CASTLE), turn left and follow this beautiful road all the way to LANDOL. When in LANDOL turn left at the white sign for Lipizzaner Lodge in the centre of the village and our car park is immediately on your left.
From 2022 you MUST have an Electronic Vignette to drive anywhere on the Slovenian Motorway network.. or your number plate will be photographed and you will get a big fine.. So please don't forget to buy an E Vignette for your car when entering Green Slovenia.
If you hire a car in Slovenia, the YEARLY vignette "should" already be paid, but still check with your provider first..
If you rent a car in Italy or other neighbouring countries, it is VERY UNLIKELY there is a current Vignette covering the car, so you need to take the responsibilty of buying one yourself..
We were so worried about visitors being caught out by this change that we did an E Vignette Blog with everything you need to know and the link to the website to buy an E Vignette online.
The E Vignette is not so expensive for getting to drive on Slovenia's fantastic motorway network and currently costs 15 Euros for one week and 30 Euros for a month, so if you are here for 10 days for example, then buy a month one!
Personally, we would not risk buying an E Vignette online, we would prefer to buy it in person from a petrol station, but you can buy online, here is the Slovenian Motorways website..
We are really close to Ljubljana airport in Slovenia (50mins) and Trieste airport in Italy (45mins). Some other nearby Airport options are Venice and Treviso, both in Italy and about a 1hr 50 min drive, but you could also choose Zagreb, Rijeka or Pula airports in Croatia or Klagenfurt airport in Austria, both offer different connections for you, depending where you are flying from.
Please see our flights page for a more detailed listing of airlines and airport destinations close to Lipizzaner Lodge.
Slovenia has recently added some new double decker trains to the network and we couldn't be more happy if you came by train as this is one more car off the road.. Our local train station is Postojna, a really lovely 1 hour ride from Ljubljana.
We will happily pick you up from the station for free to do the 10 min drive to the Lodge. You can also come up from the south via Italy, but again, aim for Postojna..
Please just make sure we know where and when you will arrive and text us on the day..
We would also be delighted if you came by bus.. Our local bus station is Postojna and travelling here by bus is probably the cheapest option. We will pick you up from the bus station for free to do the 10 min drive to the Lodge.
We are pretty good at logistics and can help you work out the best way to fly, drive or cycle to Lipizzaner Lodge, please just mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org in any of our Flag languages, English, francais, svenska, Deutsch, suomeksi or italiano.
And last, but not least.. a funny true story.. almost nobody gets lost finding the Lodge, particularly with Gurgle maps nowadays.. but we did get a desperate call from one guest a few years ago, saying he was lost.. so of course we asked him to give us some kind of description of where he was.. (don't forget Green Slovenia is the third most forested country in Europe).. he looked around and said excitedly.. "I'm next to a really big tree"..