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How to Get to Portorož?

You can reach Portorož by:

  • Land, on the highways from the directions of Triest and LjubljanaRailway, railway station Koper
  • Air to Ljubljana, airport Brnik; to Triest, airport Ronchi (Italy), to Venice (Italy) or nearby Sečovlje, airport Portorož
  • Sea, to modern harbours marinas of Koper, Izola, Portorož and Piran

By Road

All major European motorways passing through Trieste (Italy), Klagenfurt and Graz (Austria) etc. are connected with Ljubljana and Portorož. Drive from Ljubljana or Trieste to Koper and then continue along the coast for Portorož. The Bernardin Convention Centre is located on the coast halfway between Portorož and historic town of Piran. For more help please visit to find your preferred road connection.
Listed below are the distances from Portorož to some nearby cities:
Trieste (Italy) - 32 km
Venice (Italy) - 198 km
Klagenfurt (Austria) - 195 km
Vienna (Austria) - 502 km
Munich (Germany) - 517 km
Budapest (Hungary) - 570 km
Zagreb (Croatia) – 253 km


By Train

Portorož may be reached by train from major European cities through bordering countries (Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia) going mainly through Ljubljana to Koper. You can find the appropriate train connection at From Koper to Portorož you can take public bus (it drives every 30 min from 5.00 to 22.00 hours) for approx. 3 € or take a taxi.

By Air

Ljubljana has an international airport Brnik (, located 23 km northwest of the capital Ljubljana and 145 km from Portorož. Other convenient airports are Trieste-Ronchi (Italy -, 75 km west of Portorož, Venice international airport (Italy -, 185 km form Portorož,

Direct flights to Ljubljana from: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Belgrade, Birmingham, Brussels, Budapest, Copenhagen, Dublin, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London, Manchester, Moscow, Munich, Ohrid, Paris, Podgorica, Prague, Pristina, Rome, Sarajevo, Skopje, Tirana, Vienna, Warsaw, Zurich.

Good connected flights to Trieste from: Toronto, Dublin, Reykjavik, Kobenhavn, Oslo, Rønne, Billund, Stockholm, Helsinki, Ibiza, Djerba, Kefalonia, Heraklion, Rhodos, London, Munich, Frankfurt, Torino, Milano, Genova, Napoli, Rome, Tirana, Belgrade.

Important: an early booking of your flight is strongly recommended!


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