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TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION

Getting to Velenje 

...by plane

The airports closest to Velenje are :

Ljubljana Joze Pucnik Airport (81 km)
Klagenfurt Airport (109 km)
Trieste/Friuli Venetia Giulia Airport/Ronchi (200km)
Treviso Airport (304 km)
Marco Polo Venice Airport (309 km)
Graz Airport (138 km)
Vienna International Airport (338 km)
Zagreb Franjo Tudjman Airport (186 km)

...by car
From Ljubljana: https://www.google.de/maps/dir/Ljubljana,+Slovenia/3320+Velenje,+Slovenia/@47.2298139,14.4897096,8z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x476531f5969886d1:0x400f81c823fec20!2m2!1d14.5057515!2d46.0569465!1m5!1m1!1s0x4765613b10df4603:0x400f81c823ff260!2m2!1d15.1106582!2d46.3622743!3e0

From Vienna/Graz/Maribor: https://www.google.de/maps/dir/Vienna,+Austria/3320+Velenje,+Slovenia/@47.2298139,14.4897096,8z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x476d079e5136ca9f:0xfdc2e58a51a25b46!2m2!1d16.3738189!2d48.2081743!1m5!1m1!1s0x4765613b10df4603:0x400f81c823ff260!2m2!1d15.1106582!2d46.3622743!3e0
From Munich/Salzburg: https://www.google.de/maps/dir/Munich,+Germany/3320+Velenje,+Slovenia/@47.2298139,14.4897096,8z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x479e75f9a38c5fd9:0x10cb84a7db1987d!2m2!1d11.5819805!2d48.1351253!1m5!1m1!1s0x4765613b10df4603:0x400f81c823ff260!2m2!1d15.1106582!2d46.3622743!3e0
From Udine: https://www.google.de/maps/dir/Udine,+Italy/3320+Velenje,+Slovenia/@47.2298139,14.4897096,8z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x477a32287b74833d:0x307098715907f40!2m2!1d13.1662896!2d46.1407972!1m5!1m1!1s0x4765613b10df4603:0x400f81c823ff260!2m2!1d15.1106582!2d46.3622743!3e0
From Budapest: https://www.google.de/maps/dir/Budapest,+Hungary/3320+Velenje,+Slovenia/@47.2298139,14.4897096,8z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x4741c334d1d4cfc9:0x400c4290c1e1160!2m2!1d19.040235!2d47.497912!1m5!1m1!1s0x4765613b10df4603:0x400f81c823ff260!2m2!1d15.1106582!2d46.3622743!3e0
From Zagreb: https://www.google.de/maps/dir/Zagreb,+Croatia/3320+Velenje,+Slovenia/@47.2298139,14.4897096,8z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x4765d692c902cc39:0x3a45249628fbc28a!2m2!1d15.9819189!2d45.8150108!1m5!1m1!1s0x4765613b10df4603:0x400f81c823ff260!2m2!1d15.1106582!2d46.3622743!3e0  

Before going on a trip, please check the latest traffic conditions: https://www.promet.si/portal/en/1traffic-conditions.aspx.

Road tax vignettes

Road tax vignettes must be purchased for the use of Slovenian motorways, including the Ljubljana bypass. The roads where the vignette is required are marked by special vignette signs. Vignettes can be purchased at petrol stations located in the border areas of Slovenia's neighbouring countries, at petrol stations, post offices and most newspaper kiosks in Slovenia, and at branch offices of the Automobile Association of Slovenia (AMZS) and other automobile clubs.

...by train

You can take a train from Ljubljana or Maribor to Velenje. There are more than 10 trains per day (except Sunday). The ride is not even 3 hours from Ljubljana, and less than 2 hours from Maribor. .

The Ljubljana Railway Station is Slovenia's main railway station. It connects Ljubljana to Trieste, Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich, Prague, Vienna, Graz, Budapest, Zagreb, and Belgrade. The railway is also a convenient means of transport within Slovenia, given that distances within the country are mainly short and travel costs low.

Information on train schedules:

Slovenian Railways

call centre T:080 81 11(indicative call price; €0.75; the price depends on the phone network you are calling from)

Answering service (information on train timetables from Ljubljana) T: +386 90 93 9801

E-mail: potnik.info@slo-zeleznice.si

...by bus

There are several bus routes from Ljubljana and Maribor to Velenje every day. More info and booking:https://www.ap-ljubljana.si/en/.

Bookings for bus tickets;

Phone: 1991 (the number is available only for calls placed from within Slovenian phone networks).
E-mail: narocanje@ap-ljubljana.si

 

Getting around in Velenje?

"Lokalc" is a free public transport service in the Municipality of Velenje, provided by special yellow buses.
https://www.velenje.si/e-obcina/lokalc

Another environmentally-friendly option is renting a bike, or just have a nice walk.

 

Official MetalDays shuttle service.

Are you flying to a nearby airport and have no idea, where and how to get to the festival? Shuttle transfer might be the solution to all your problems. Carefully selected pick up times, reliable and comfortable transfer with modern vehicles. You can already check and book your transfer on the webpage: https://www.markun-shuttle.com.

Besides the shuttle transfer, they are also offering private transfers in fancy cars, where your trip is faster and more comfortable.

For all additional information or inquiry, they are available on: info@markun-shuttle.com.

Please be advised, that Shuttle Markun is a standalone company and are operating shuttle transfers independently from organisers of the MetalDays festival.

Organized Bus Transportation.
Enjoy the company of fellow metalheads, and start the party already in your city by jumping on the Bus to MetalDays.
Maximal Trips
Check out and find more information about the trips organised by Maximal.
Please be advised, that Maximal Trips is a standalone company and is operating transfers independently from organisers of the MetalDays festival.

By Bus from Belgium:
Travel safe, convenient and with like minded people to MetalDays from Belgium by bus. Multiple pickup points. See for all travel options from Belgium here.

By Bus from Germany:
Travel safe, convenient and with like minded people to MetalDays from Germany by bus. Multiple pickup points. See for all travel options from Germany here

By Bus from The Netherlands:
Travel safe, convenient and with like minded people to MetalDays from The Netherlands by bus. Multiple pickup points. See for all travel options from The Netherlands here.

 

Accommodation.
We believe that MetalDays can be experienced fully only if you stay in our festival camp. You will meet the best people you can imagine, and you will become part of the MetalDays family. 
...but we understand that due to many reasons you may want to stay in a hotel, apartment or hostel nearby. 
For the best offer on accommodation, please visit this link: https://www.visitsaleska.si/en/accommodations/
For available accommodations in surrounding area, visit links below: 

Accommodation in Saleska Valley:

1. https://www.visitsaleska.si/en/accommodations/

2. https://www.metaldays.net/.../1f270d...

Accommodation in Savinjska Valley: https://visitsavinjska.com/kategorija/rezerviraj/nastanitve/

Accommodation in Celje and surroundings: https://www.visitcelje.eu/.../kategorija.../okusi-prespi/

Accommodations throughout Slovenia: https://www.slovenia.info/sl/potovalni-nacrt/nastanitve


TIC, Touristic Info Center.
The Vista Velenje Tourist Information Centre, will be happy to provide you with information and a variety of presentation material to help you explore Vista Park, choose cultural, social, or sporting events, learn about local cuisine, and discover tourist attractions and a variety of adventures offered by the Šaleška Valley.
Get in touch via this link: https://www.visitsaleska.si/en/vista-2/tic-vista/

*MetalDays does not guarantee the accuracy of third-party information and reserves the right to change all information without notice.

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