Monday, 28. 9. 2009

Ljubljana city bus transport

Those wishing to travel on Ljubljana city buses, operated by the Ljubljanski potniški promet (LPP) public utility company, should purchase the Urbana public transport card.

The card is available from LPP ticket offices, tourist information centres and most of the city's newspaper kiosks, news-stands and post offices.
The card is priced at €2.00 and can store up to €50.00 of credit to be spent on city bus fares.
The Urbana card can be topped up with cash at all the above mentioned sales outlets and the green Urbanomat ticket machines located across the city, mostly next to bus stops. The ticket machines accept both cash and credit and debit cards.
A single journey fare is €0.80. It covers an up to 90-minute journey regardless of the number of buses needed to be changed to reach the destination.
Two versions of the Urbana card are available: the yellow top-up card and the green monthly card. The top-up card, available from all the above mentioned sales outlets, is not issued in the cardholder's name so no identity document is required to obtain it. A single Urbana card can be used to pay for several people's fare. Such payments must be made to the driver, who selects the required number of fares on a special terminal.
The monthly card, which can, after the end of a monthly period, also be used as a top-up card, can only be purchased from LPP ticket offices.
From the beginning of 2010, the Urbana card will be the only means of payment on Ljubljana's public city buses. Until then cash payments will continue to be accepted. If paid in cash, the fare is €1.00 and it only covers a single journey on a single bus. To pay cash, insert the exact amount of money into the fare box next to the driver's seat.