How to find us?

By car

Parking spaces are available at the foot of the ancient village of Štanjel. The old village can be accessed by car only by residents, land owners, delivery and electric vehicles up to the EV charging station.

Parking is also available in two (macadam) parking lots in the centre of the settlement.

Parking fee payments:

  • there is a parking meter near the bus stop along the Sežana–Nova Gorica regional road;
  • via the EasyPark application or by sending an SMS that includes the area code number. Parking and payment instructions are provided for all visitors to Štanjel on information boards in the parking lots and close to the parking meter. Parking is available 8.00 to 20.00 every day of the year.

By train

The Štanjel railway station lies on the Sežana–Nova Gorica railway line and is less than 1 km away from the medieval village.

The timetable for trains is available at the website of Slovenian Railways: www.potniski.sz.si.

By bus

Štanjel has regular bus links with its surroundings and all larger settlements in Slovenia. Buses regularly run to Štanjel from the directions of Sežana and Nova Gorica.

Check the bus timetable: www.nomago.si

Štanjel’s bus station is located at the foot of the medieval village.

By air

The Ljubljana Airport is 107 km away from Štanjel: www.fraport-slovenija.si.

Štanjel can be reached from the Ljubljana Airport:

The closest air connection is Trieste Airport (Ronchi, Italy), just 34 km away from Štanjel: www.triesteairport.it

 Štanjel can be reached from the Trieste Airport:

On foot or by bicycle

You can also come to Štanjel by foot or bicycle if you prefer a more active way of spending your free time. Štanjel is the meeting point of several hiking and cycling trails that criss-cross the Karst. Just to give you an idea, here are some of the more popular ones:

Hiking trails:

Cycling trails:

If you come to Štanjel by bicycle, you must leave it at the Štanjel bus stop and continue your visit into the medieval village by foot. Electric bicycles will be available for free, so at the end of a cycling ramble you can leave them at the designated locations in Komen, Sežana, Divača and Kozina.

Access for organised groups

There is not enough space for buses to park or turn so a special traffic regime applies to them. Upon arriving in Štanjel, bus passengers must disembark at the bus stop along the main regional road. Buses should then continue in the direction of Branik, i.e. Nova Gorica, and after 500 m turn at the turning point located on the right side of the road. The road continues to the village of Kobjeglava where free parking is arranged for buses near the Community Culture Centre at Kobjeglava 75. From there, a bus returns to pick up the group and, upon leaving, turns around at the macadam turning point at the foot of Štanjel.

Štanjel is a place of countless unique stories that enrich the experience of this one-of-a-kind medieval settlement. Get to know the architect Maks Fabiani and his works better, discover why flower wreaths hang on the front door of every house in the old village and much more.

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