Congress Venue

The 21st ESSM Congress will take place in the Cultural and Congress Centre Cankarjev Dom, which is located in the center of Ljubljana. 

Cultural and Congress Centre Cankarjev Dom

Presernova cesta 10
1000 Ljubljana


How to get to Ljubljana

Ljubljana is best served by its International Airport at Brnik, 23 km to the North West of the city, with daily connections to most major European cities.

You may also find it convenient to use one of the neighbouring airports such as
Trieste - Ronchi (Italy), 128 km to the South West of Ljubljana
Klagenfurt (Austria), 90 km to the North of Ljubljana
Zagreb - Pleso (Croatia), 140 km to the South East of Ljubljana

There are direct flights to Ljubljana from:
Amsterdam, Barcelona, Belgrade, Birmingham, Brussels, Budapest, Copenhagen, Dublin, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London, Manchester, Moscow, Munich, Ohrid, Paris, Podgorica, Prague, Pristina, Rome, Sarajevo, Skopje, Tirana, Vienna, Warsaw, Zurich.

Ljubljana is an important railroad junction and can be reached by trains from all major European cities. The railway station is within walking distance of the city centre.

Arriving to Ljubljana by car is easy. Listed below are distances to some nearby cities:
Trieste (Italy) - 95 km
Venice (Italy) - 242 km
Klagenfurt (Austria) - 83 km
Vienna (Austria) - 380 km
Munich (Germany) - 408 km

How to get to the venue?

The center of Ljubljana can be reached from its international airport Joze Pucnik Pucnik within 20 minutes by taxi (approx. EUR 40) or by bus shuttle service to Ljubljana bus station (approx. EUR 10).

From the train station Ljubljana it is only a 15 minute drive by local bus the the congress venue.

More information about public transportation in Ljubljana

Travel Information


During wintertime from November to March the time zone in Slovenia is CET (Central European time or UTC+01:00).


Euro (EUR/€) is the official currency of Slovenia. Major credit cards are generally accepted by most of the hotels, restaurants and shops.


Ljubljana has temperate climate and four distinct seasons with fairly hot summers, cold winters, nice and pleasant spring and wet autumn. Winter lasts from December to March. February is the month with the most snowfall, with a little over 25 centimeters on average.

Bank and ATM

Most banks in Slovenia have automated teller machines (ATMs) that give cash advances on foreign cards, such as VISA, Cirrus, Citibank, and American Express.


The local voltage is 230 V with C/F plugs. A voltage converter and plug adapter is needed for US and UK appliances.


Please make sure to take off your name badge and congress bags when you go sightseeing in downtown Ljubljana. Wearing the name and bag identifies you as a tourist which might attract pickpockets.