Travel information

There are several ways how one can reach Portorož.

By road

Portorož is located 125 km from Ljubljana (SI), 252 km from Zagreb (HR), 33 km from Trieste (I), 190 km from Venice (I), 490 km from Vienna (A), 485 km from Munich (D).

Important: We kindly inform you that in accordance with the amendment of the Public Roads Act, as of 1 July 2008, use of vignettes in Slovenia is obligatory for all vehilcles with the permissible maximum weight of 3.500 kg. Purchase of a vignette is obligatory for use of all toll roads. Vignettes can be purchased on all petrol stations in Slovenia, Italy, Austria and in Croatia and in branch offices of automobile clubs.

By train

The nearest railway station in Koper is 16 km away. It is reachable by train through Ljubljana. Info:

Also at a convenient distance of 38 km is the railway station of Trieste (I). Info:

By bus

Portorož is reachable from Trieste (I) (Info: or and Ljubljana (Info:

By plane

The nearest international airport is Trieste, Ronchi dei Legionari (I), 74 km from Portorož. Other convenient choices are Ljubljana, Brnik (SI) at 143 km, Venice (I) at 190 km and Klagenfurt (A) at 196 km.

Arranged transfer from nearby airports

We have organized a shuttle service to the workshop venue. To book a shuttle you should fill out this formulaire with your arrival/departure details as soon as possible (for the first field, Organisation, choose ''Portoroz 2015''). In case of problems or if you have any questions, contact Mrs. Oresnik. The following rates apply for one-way transfer per vehicle. Notice that the transfer is paid on the spot in cash.

Trieste (Ronchi)Ljubljana (Brnik)Venice
Car (1-3 persons)80 €130 €160 €
Shuttle (4 - 8 persons)105 €160 €210 €
Mini bus (9 - 16 persons)160 €275 €360 €

Alternatively, Hotel "Slovenija" offers one-way car or shuttle transfer between the following airports and the workshop venue. Informative prices are for one-way transfer per vehicle.

Trieste (Ronchi)Ljubljana (Brnik)Venice
Car (1-3 persons)95 €136 €195 €
Shuttle (4-7 persons)120 €185 €250 €

If none of the above suits one can arrange transfer on her/his own through one of the transfer providers (e.g. GoOpti)


Internet access

Free wireless internet access will be provided for all workshop participants within the conference venue for the duration of the workshop.

Social Events

For participants of the workshop all social events are covered by the registration fee. Accompanying persons' fee covers excursion, social activities, and conference dinner.

Conference Dinner

Thursday, April 9

Excursion: Škocjan caves, karst villages and wine tasting

Friday, April 10 afternoon.

The bus will pick us up at 14:00 and will take us to Škocjan Caves, a karst system of caves carved by the Reka river. The underground river canyon is 2.6 km long and hosts, among numerous karst phenomena, one of the largest underground chambers in Europe. After visit to the cave we will head for the medieval village of Štanjel, with picturesque narrow streets and the famous Ferrari's garden, designed by Max Fabiani. Our last stop will be at Goče, a village on top of a hill in the midst of vineyards, where we will visit a 650 years old wine cellar. Wine tasting will be accompanied by authentic Karst cuisine. Departure from Goče is scheduled at 21.00 and arrival to Portorož at around 22.00.

Skocjan Stanjel Stanjel