New Urbana Mobile App - no need to buy physical card. Download Urbana app, top up some money and use it on the bus. 90 minutes of travel in Ljubljana just 1,30 EUR!
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Users of the Urbana Single City Card can install the new Urbana mobile app on their Android or iOS smartphones, which shall serve as a virtual card. The most important upgrades included in the new app are:
- Contactless validation near the validator on LPP buses via Bluetooth technology,
- Top-up directly with payment cards,
- Purchase of time-based tickets,
- Easy overview of the balance,
- Access to information on all forms of urban mobility,
- Route planning via a multimodal interface,
- Paying bus rides for more persons and/or zones,
- Buying tickets on intercity buses without contacting the driver,
- Easy announcement of passengers with disabilities,
- Opening gates upon the entry to closed car parks and parking garages, and contactless payment of parking fee,
- Contactless use of P+R parking services,
- Viewing history of driving, parking and topping up,
- Obtaining a virtual tourist card.
The app offers a friendly and simple user experience for smartphone owners with Android 6.0 or higher and iOS 13.0 or higher operation systems.
For urban passenger transport services, the app offers everything that offers also the physical Urbana card. You can pay for your LPP bus ride, also for several passengers and areas at the same time, and transfer for free within 90 minutes. You can top up your Urbana app account with MasterCard and Visa cards, as well as with the Valú smart wallet. You can also use the app to monitor your account balance and validation history, view bus arrival schedule, plan your route around the city and access travel information.
The public city bus network makes it easy to travel within the city. The city lines connecting all districts, which run according to regular schedules throughout the day, are complemented by suburban buses, which link Ljubljana to its close surroundings.
To ride the city buses in Ljubljana, you must first purchase an Urbana card (similar to an Oyster Card in London).
These can be bought at self-service stations ("Urbanomat") found at the larger bus stops across the city, LPP sales sites, Tourist Information Centers and newspaper agents for €2,00 and need to be loaded with an amount ranging from €1,00 to €50.
Locations of Urbanomat (Use Google maps and insert "Urbanomat" in the search field)
Upon entering the bus by the front door, you need to position the card next to the reader to pay for the route. The confirmation is a quiet beep and an illuminated green light, while a negative response is a louder beep and a red light. You can ride gor 90 minutes and you can also change the bus in this 90 minutes, but you have to "check-in" on every bus, You will hear a beep and a text "Prestop" (Transfer) will be seen on the display. After that, you proceed to take your seat / stand.
Map of lines (click here for full pdf file):
Info about the lines: https://www.lpp.si/en
It is also convenient to travel by bus to reach other localities around the country. Ljubljana also has a well-organized taxi service, which is not exceedingly expensive.
There are fixed spots in the city where taxis are stationed, or they can be ordered by telephone.
In Slovenia you cannot find Uber, but teher are other apps to call a cab:
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