20 Easy Slovenian Vocabulary About Transportation

September 13, 2021

When it comes to potovanje or traveling, learning the basic Slovenian vocabulary about transportation is a must since it will significantly help you go from one place to another without any hassle. After all, Slovenia is a small country, and the best way to navigate the whole place is by traveling using their very efficient and quick public transport system. To help you learn all the details, this post will provide you with the exact words and phrases used by the Slovenian people so that you can understand and speak the Slovenian language with style. If you are up for that, then let the learning begin!

As you probably are aware, Slovenia is one the best destinations for the holidays since it is landlocked between other countries like Italy, Hungary, and Croatia. Everyone can agree that this place offers a vibrant community, snow-capped mountain trails, and jaw-dropping beaches, making it a good travel site for families, couples, and individual travelers. Some of the best locations include the Koper, Maribor, Lake Bled, and Celje.

Fortunately, visiting these locations is easy since the whole country is very much reliant on three types of transportation modes: Bus, Car, Train. However, if you are more interested in enjoying the view while being away from the crowd, you can also rent a bicycle and travel with style by just paying anywhere between €3 to €7 per hour or €17 to €25 per day (just be sure to bring an ID). Fortunately, cycling is a safe choice in the country since they have dedicated lanes and even traffic lights!

For the case of busses and trains, you can simply monitor the timetables by checking the Avtobusna Postaja Ljubljana and Slovenian Railways. Through the data that you can see on their websites, you will be able to plan your trip better, purchase your ticket online or via their apps, and see for yourself whether a specific bus will drop by your desired location. To understand the timetables, just do remember that odhodi refers to departures while prihodi means arrivals. No need to use Google to check everything, right? How cool is that!

Hitchhiking or avtostopom is also pretty popular among the locals. While it is a free mode of transportation, please remember that this is not entirely safe. If you do still plan to do this, be sure to learn some of the basic words and expressions so that you can engage in a conversation so that you can enjoy the ride.

Now that we have an understanding of the essential modes of transportation let us now focus on the translations of each so that you can start using this during a talk with the locals.

 

Slovenian Vocabulary About Transportation

Slovenian Vocabulary About Transportation

When it comes to traveling, the locals mainly use land and rail modes since Slovenia is in between different other countries. But for the sake of giving you an idea of the other vehicles used in prevoz (transportation), we will give you the translations below.

Land Transport

EnglishSlovenian
BicycleKolo
MotorcycleMotorno kolo
CarAvto
TaxiTaksi
BusAvtobus
TruckTovornjak
ScooterSkuter
TractorTraktor
VanKombi
Pickup truckTovornjak
TricycleTricikel
Mountain BikeGorsko kolo

Rail Transport

EnglishSlovenian
TrainVlak
TramTramvaj
SubwayPodzemna
Express trainEkspres vlak
Intercity trainIC vlak

Water Transportation

EnglishSlovenian
BoatČoln
FerryTrajekt
MotorboatMotorni čoln
KayakKajak
Steam boatParnik
SpeedboatGliser
ShipLadja

Air Transport

EnglishSlovenian
HelicopterHelikopter
AirplaneLetalo

 

Reading Timetables

Reading Timetables with Slovenian Vocabulary About Transportation

When it comes to your travel, we can all agree that checking timetables is a must so that you won't ever have to waste your time waiting for the right bus to arrive. In order for you to search and understand the service notes.

The day of the week is the first thing you school to search for when looking at the Slovenian vozni red (for the bus station and train station). Luckily, memorizing it is easy. Just practice and review this quick guide below:

  • Monday = Ponedeljek 
  • Tuesday = Torek 
  • Wednesday = Sreda 
  • Thursday = Četrtek 
  • Friday = Petek 
  • Saturday = Sobota 
  • Sunday = Nedelja 

Since you can click and order your ticket n their website even if you are traveling in the coming months, you must also review the months of the year to avoid purchasing the wrong ticket as there will be no refunds (no matter what your excuse is).

  • January = Januar 
  • February = Februar 
  • March = Marec 
  • April = April 
  • May = Maj 
  • June = Junij 
  • July = Julij 
  • August = Avgust 
  • September = September 
  • October = Oktober 
  • November = November 
  • December = December 

Below are some phrases which you should watch out for when buying your ticket and looking at timetables:

EnglishSlovenian
Runs  every day from ____Deluje vsak dan od ____
Runs on weekdays from Monday to FridayDeluje ob delavnikih od ponedeljka do petka
ClosedZaprto
Runs on Sundays and holidaysDeluje ob nedeljah in praznikih
Runs only on SundaysDeluje samo ob nedeljah
Runs from Monday to Friday, June, and SeptemberDeluje od ponedeljka do petka, junija in septembra
Runs on weekdays from Monday to SaturdayDeluje ob delavnikih od ponedeljka do sobote
Not runningNe vozi 
Bus stationAvtobusna postaja
Train stationZelezniška postaja
Ticket saleProdaja vozovnic
Slovenian RailwaysSlovenske železnice

 

Other Basic Words And Phrases In Slovenian

Now that we have discovered the words for the transportation types, let's now check out other related words and phrases you can use to further enhance your sentence.

EnglishSlovenian
Can you show me on the map? Mi lahko pokažete na zemljevidu/načrtu?
Does this train stop in ____Ali ta vlak ustavi v ___
EastVzhod
How do I get downtown? Kako pridem do centra?
How do I get to ___Kako pridem do ___
How do I get to the airport? Kako pridem na letališče
How do I get to the bus station? Kako pridem do avtobusne postaje?
How do I get to the train station? Kako pridem do železniške postaje?
How much does it cost to get to ___Koliko stane do ____
How much is a ticket to _____Kakšna je cena vozovnice do____
NorthSever
One ticket to _____, pleaseEno vozovnico do _____, prosim
SouthJug
Straight ahead Naravnost
Take me to _____, pleaseOdpeljite me, prosim, v/na ____
Turn leftZavijte desno
Turn on taximeter, please! Vključite, prosim, taksimeter!
Turn rightZavijte levo
WestZahod
When does the bus for _____ leave?Kdaj odide avtobus za ____
When will this train arrive in __Kdaj pride vlak/avtobus v ___
Where does this bus go? Kam gre ta avtobus?

As we reach this part of the page, we hope that you have learned all the important words and phrases that you can use in different sentences when speaking with the Slovenians. Suppose you enjoyed this post and would like to get me information about the Slovenian language. In that case, we highly recommend that you learn for free by checking out our previous Slovenian posts, including how to say I love youbasic words, and easy greetings.

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