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Ljubljana Castle Funicular
Ljubljana Castle Funicular

Ljubljana Castle Funicular

Krekov trg 4, Ljubljana, 1000

The Basics

The Ljubljana Castle Funicular is an incline cable car, comprised of one cantilevered cabin that ascends 230 vertical feet (70 vertical meters) in just one minute and is the easiest way to access the castle.

If you plan to tour Ljubljana Castle, opt for a combo ticket, which can include entrance to the paid areas of the castle or a variety of guided tours and experiences. A ride on the funicular railway also is included as part of many city sightseeing tours, including walking tours and day tours from the cities of Koper; Zagreb, Croatia; and Trieste, Italy.

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Ljubljana City Tour Including Ljubljana Castle
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Ljubljana City Tour Including Ljubljana Castle
$55.45 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great Way to See Ljubljana
Great way to see Ljubljana in a small group. Anze, my guide was very knowledgeable and had a wonderful sense of humor. He seemed to enjoy the tour as much as I did. Highly recommended over the “free” tour.
Kathryn_B, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Ljubljana

Great city tour
Rita_P, Apr 2022
Ljubljana City Tour Including Ljubljana Castle
Alenka was a great guide! Very informative tour with history and culture information. Totally recommend this tour and a visit to Ljubljana
Excellent tour guide!
Malgorzata_D, Apr 2022
Ljubljana City Tour Including Ljubljana Castle
Alenka from Ljubljana Guides was excellent . She was knowledgeable, personable, and attentive and flexible. I would definitely give Alenka 6 stars and would 100% recommend her to others.
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SONIA_M, Aug 2019
Ljubljana Castle: Entrance Ticket
Bit of confusion when exchanging voucher for tickets girl at counter unsure of procedure otherwise excellent day
Ljubljana Town and Castle
Craig_U, Oct 2021
Ljubljana City Tour Including Ljubljana Castle
The tour of the town and castle was exceptional. Alenka was very knowledgable of both historical and current highlights.
Ljubljana City Tour
Robert_H, Oct 2019
Ljubljana City Tour Including Ljubljana Castle
We had a great tour with Alenka! She was very informative, friendly and helped us to understand the history of the city. Highly recommend!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The funicular is recommended for those who want to avoid the steep walk up to the castle.

  • One-way, return, and family tickets are available.

  • Each cabin can hold up to 33 passengers.

  • Bring a camera to capture sweeping views above the city.

  • The funicular is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.

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How to Get There

The lower funicular station is located at Krek Square, near the Ljubljana Central Market, and within walking distance of the tourist center of Ljubljana. Many guided tours include a ride on the funicular railway.

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When to Get There

The funicular operates year-round, with different hours depending on the season. The funicular departs about every 10 minutes during its hours of operation, and takes about a minute to travel between stations.

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Visiting Ljubljana Castle

Visible from just about anywhere in town, the well-preserved Ljubljana Castle dates back to the 11th century and is a must-see site in the city. It’s free to walk the castle grounds, but you must purchase an admission ticket to climb the watchtower, enter the chapel, and access the History Museum and the Museum of Puppetry.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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