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Ljubljana Airport

Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Zgornji Brnik 130a, 4210 Brnik, Slovenia
+386 4 20 61 000
+386 4 206 1226 (Lost + Found)
lost.found@fraport-slovenija.si (Lost+Found)
+ 386 4 20 21 220 (fax)
Ljubljana Airport - All Information on Ljubljana Airport (LJU)

Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport or Letališče Jožeta Pučnika Ljubljanai in Slovene, is the largest airport in Slovenia and it is the international airport servicing Ljubljana. The IATA code is LJU and the ICAO code is LJLJ. 

The airport is located near the town of Brnik, 24 km/15 mi northwest of Ljubljana and it is the reason why it was previously named Brnik Airport, and it is still a common name used for the airport. 

The town of Kranj at the foothills of Kamnik-Savinja Alps is located 9.5 km/5.9 mi from the airport.

The airport at Brnik was officially opened in December of 1963, with regular flights beginning in January the following year, replacing Polje Airport as the official airport servicing Ljubljana. Polje Airport was Slovenia’s first civil airport and it opened in 1933.

Brnik Airport was bombed on June 27th of 1991, only two days after Slovenia’s Independence from Yugoslavia, on the same day as Yugoslav People’s Army, JPA, began its military operations in Slovenia. The following day two foreign journalists, a German and an Austrian, were killed by a missile while driving by the airport and four Adria Airways airliners took some serious damage before the JPA soldiers surrendered after the airport was surrounded by Slovenian TO forces. The fighting ended on July 7th, only 10 days after it began, with the Brioni Agreement. 

The airport first reached an annual million passengers in December of 2004 and in 2019 they served 1,721,355 passengers, which was a drop of 5% from the previous year. 

The airport was renamed to its current name in 2007 after the leader of the Democratic Opposition of Slovenia, Jožse Pučnik. As Slovenia entered the EU the airport had to be divided into Schengen and non-Schengen zones which led to an expansion to the passenger terminal with a new upper level of an additional 4,000 square meters. 

The plan was to also build a new terminal in a second phase of the extension plan but that plan was scrapped by minority stakeholders in 2013. 

Up until 2014 the airport was run by Aerodrom Ljubljana Airport Authorities, a governmental authority, at which point the Slovenian government initiated a privatisation process through bidding that was won by Fraport who acquired 75.5% of the shares with the remaining shares being acquired in the months to follow until they had 100% ownership of the airport.

A new Master Plan for increasing passenger capacity through terminal extensions was announced in April of 2017and it will allow the airport’s departure area to handle 1,250 passengers per hour compared to today’s 500. The plan is in several phases and includes a 10,000 square meter/110,000 square feet extension to the west of the current passenger terminal. This new extension will allow for a bigger arrivals area, more check-in desks, a bigger duty free shop area and a new business lounge, and more. The current passenger terminal will be partly renovated.

The Master Plan for the development of the airport for the period leading up to 2040 with the first phase planned to be completed in 2021,

Ljubljana Airport has one asphalt runway of 3,300 m/10,827 ft.

Flights to and from the airport are within Europe at this point.

Arrivals, Departures and Airlines at Ljubljana Airport

Transfers at Ljubljana Airport

The transfer options at Ljubljana Airport are bus, taxi, shuttle, rental car or personal car. There is no train line servicing the airport. 

  • Buses – The public transportation bus line 28 services the airport and central Ljubljana daily. The airport buses service other towns and areas around Ljubljana. Bus stops are across the road of the passenger terminal, right outside the parking garage.

Tickets are around 4€ maximum and are purchased directly through the driver.

  • Taxis – the taxi rank is just outside the terminal exits and entrances. The official taxis have permits displayed on the dashboard, but pre-ordering a taxi is usually more affordable. Taxi vans can often be found outside the terminal offering shared rides to travelers. 

A one-way journey to central Ljubljana is around 50€ with the taxis at the taxi rank. A shared ride will vary depending how many that are that are sharing it, but can end up being less than 10€ per person.

  • Shuttle Buses – shuttle services can be pre-booked either through the company or through a hotel or travel agency. 
  • Rental Cars – the rental car companies at Ljubljana Airport have their on-site offices situated in the parking garage opposite the passenger terminal. Pre-booking is usually the better option.
  • ParkingThe airport has plenty of parking spaces, located in either the parking garage or as open air parking. The parking fee is counted from the moment the entrance barrier is passed and until it is paid for either in one of the payment machines or at the cashier’s office when it is open. 

Hotels near Ljubljana Airport

There are a number of hotels to suit all budgets and requirements at or near Ljubljana Airport.

WiFi at Ljubljana Airport Airport

Free WiFi is available in all areas for unlimited use without the need for registration or passwords.

Smoking at Ljubljana Airport Airport

There is no indoor smoking area at the airport, but smoking is allowed outside in designated areas, or up on the second floor terrace.

ATMs at Ljubljana Airport Airport

Several ATMs can be found at the airport, including one on the outside and at least one in the departures area of the airport. 

Food and Beverages at Ljubljana Airport Airport

There are places to have something to eat or drink both on airside and landside, but most places are located once through the security control. 

Shopping at Ljubljana Airport Airport

As with the food and beverage there are options for some shopping on landside, but most can be found on airside. This includes duty free, clothes, jewelry and more.

Lost and found at Ljubljana Airport Airport

There is a lost and found counter located near the baggage claim area in the arrivals area.

Things to do in Ljubljana

There are a number of activities to suit all ages and interests in the region - see a selection of tourist activities in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Airport Contacts

Address: Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Zgornji Brnik 130a, 4210 Brnik, Slovenia

General Phone: +386 4 20 61 981

General Email: info@fraport-slovenija.si

Lost and Found Email: lost.found@fraport-slovenija.si

Lost and Found Phone: +386 4 206 1226

Official Website: https://www.fraport-slovenija.si/en/Main/

Local Information

Drive on: Right

Electricity: 230V/50Hz

Plug: C, F 

Currency: Euro - €

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Useful Information about Ljubljana Airport

Ljubljana Airport’s Passeger Stats - 21% Higher in September 2023

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Lounges at Ljubljana Airport

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Eating and Drinking at Ljubljana Airport

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Duty Free Shopping at Ljubljana Airport

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