Opening hours Slovenia

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Retail opening hours are regulated by law in Slovenia, as in Germany. However, there are more exceptions. Large shopping centres in particular are also open on Sundays. Almost all other shops, however, are closed at night and on Sundays.

Opening hours shops: Almost no shop opens before 7 am, very many only at 9 am. Bakeries and many grocery shops open before 9 a.m., while shops for clothing, for example, only open at 9 or 9:30 a.m. They usually close at 7 p.m. and on Sundays.

Closing time is usually 7 pm, but more and more shops are open longer (often until 9 pm). Many shops close at 1 pm on Saturdays. Only large shopping centres open on Sunday, but then usually only in the morning, around 9 am to 1 pm. The large Europark shopping centre in Maribor is even open until 3 pm on Sundays. Pharmacies are usually open until 7 pm during the week. Saturdays only in the morning. As with us, certain pharmacies in Slovenia are on night duty and on weekends.

We also wrote an article about the opening hours in Venice: Click here

Book day tours Slovenia online

You can book many great day trips within Slovenia by bus online.

Many of these tickets are available on the well-known website Getyourguide.com

– Bus tours to the Postojna Caves: click here

– Tours to and from Lake Bled: click here

– Tours and bus trips Ljubljana: click here


Opening hours banks: These are open late in Slovenia compared to other countries, typically from 9am to 5pm. Banks are closed on Saturdays and of course on Sundays.

Post office opening hours: Mostly from 9 am to 6 pm and on Saturday mornings for a few hours. In very large cities, the central post office is also open longer in the evening and possibly also on Saturday afternoon. The post office is simply called PoŇ°ta in Slovenian.

Opening hours of the ticket offices: The opening hours of the Slovenian railways vary. However, there are more ticket offices than in Germany or Austria.

Book day tours Slovenia online

You can book many great day trips within Slovenia by bus online.

Many of these tickets are available on the well-known website Getyourguide.com

– Bus tours to the Postojna Caves: click here

– Tours to and from Lake Bled: click here

– Tours and bus trips Ljubljana: click here


The state railway and other companies also offer long-distance buses to Slovenia. These are often even cheaper than the railway.

Since the public transport network in Slovenia is well developed, you don’t necessarily need a car in Slovenia. If you travel by train or plane, you can of course rent a car. This is often cheaper in Slovenia than in Germany, especially outside the high season.

Great city tour of Ljubljana incl. cable car to the castle: More info and booking

There are many rail connections from Austria to Slovenia. There are several direct trains from Vienna daily, e.g. to Maribor or Ljubljana. From Germany, of course, you can also travel to Slovenia by train with a change of trains. Often you change trains to the capital Ljubljana in Villach (Austria), to Maribor in Graz (also Austria). For such connections, too, you can find cheap saver prices for advance bookers on the internet at Deutsche Bahn, often even a few days before the start of the journey. For some time now, the Bahns’ savings price has even been available up to one day before the journey.

Related pages:

Information about opening hours in Amsterdam in German can be found on this page.

Information about opening hours in Florence can be found on this page.

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