Local information

Maribor is the second-largest city in Slovenia and the largest city of the traditional region of Slovenian Styria.

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About the Conference Venue

The conference will take place at the HOTEL CITY MARIBOR**** (Ulica Kneza Koclja 22, 2000 Maribor, Slovenia)

Accomodation options

For any other accomodation options than Conference hotel, see e.g. Booking.com.

Conference hotel discount (Hotel City Maribor****)

For registered participants of the conference. There is limited number of available rooms with discount price. Prices are for bed with breakfast per night*:

  • double bed room STANDARD single use: 65.00 EUR (135.00 EUR regular price without discount)
  • double bed room STANDARD: 91.00 EUR (180.00 EUR regular price without discount)
  • double room SUPERIOR single use: 81.25 EUR (160.00 EUR regular price without discount)
  • double room SUPERIOR: 104.00 EUR (200.00 EUR regular price without discount)

*All rooms have air conditioning and modern furnishing, mini bar, SAT TV, WiFi, safe, room opening card system, daylight, soundproof windows, and are non-smoking. Beds can be separated and there are elongated beds (210cm) and beds for people with disabilities. Price includes free unlimited entry to fitness which is open 24h every day. Surplus tourist tax is 1.27 EUR, parking is 2.00 EUR per day and late departure or early arrival is charged 50% surplus. Suite price is 40.00 EUR per room surplus.

Getting Here – Transportation

Distance from nearby larger cities:

Ljubljana: 130km
Graz, Austria: 70km
Vienna, Austria: 250km
Zagreb, Croatia: 120km
Budapest, Hungary: 340km

By Plane

3 international airports are within 2 hours to Maribor: Ljubljana (LJU), Zagreb (ZAG), and Graz (GRZ). Airports Vienna (VIE), Budapest (BUD), Trieste (TRS), or Treviso (TSF) are also options. From airports directly to your accomodation, book your shared or private GoOpti Airport Transfer or use regular line bus service, or train to reach Maribor city.

Airport Transfer

From airports directly to your accomodation, book your shared or private GoOpti Airport Transfer in advance. It will pick you at airport and transfer directly to your hotel and vice-versa.
GoOpti Airport Transfer – Airport-Hotel


You can travel to Maribor with different international trains. There are direct connections available with Zagreb (CRO), Rijeka (CRO), Graz (A), and Vienna (A). On some lines it is necessary to change trains in Ljubljana or Zidani Most. Nearby Pragersko, which has good train services with Maribor, also enables fast train connections with Budapest (H) and Venice(I). The Maribor train station is situated in the eastern part of the Maribor city centre at Partizanska cesta 50.
GoEuro – Graz-Maribor
Trainline – Graz-Maribor
Czech Railway – Maribor-Prague


Maribor is connected to Zagred (CRO), Graz (A), Belgrade (SRB), Amsterdam (NL) Rotterdam (NL) and most places in Germany by regular international bus lines. Otherwise Slovene towns are connected by regular bus services to Austria, Croatia, England, France, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden and countries of the former Republic of Yugoslavia. Maribor has also good bus services with other Slovene towns. However, it is recommended to travel by train between most Slovene places and cities, because the railway connections are more frequent and more often than not also cheaper. The Maribor bus station is situated in the eastern part of the Maribor city centre at Mlinska ulica 1, only few metres from the main train station.
CheckMyBus – to/from Maribor
GoEuro – to/from Maribor
FlixBus – to/from Maribor


Maribor has good road connections with all neighbouring countries, as well as with other places in Slovenia. From Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, to Maribor you need only a good hour driving (road A1/E57), from Maribor to the Austrian border just a few minutes (road A9/E57/E59), to Zagreb (road 1/E59) less than two hours, to Hungary a little longer (about 80 km), and from the Italian border a two and a half hour drive separates you from Maribor.

Getting arround

Public transport in Maribor is good with a substantial bus network and the price for a single ticket is 2€ if you purchase it on a bus or 80 cents if you purchase it in advance at newsagents that are scattered around the city. The newsagents sell tickets for 2 journeys (1,6€), 6 journeys (4,4€), 10 journeys (7€), 20 journeys (13,8€) and a daily travel card (3€).

More information: Maribor public transport service company MARPROM

For more detailed explorations of the surrounding areas you can rent a car in most tourist agencies around the city but the best options are online.

The cheapest option is to walk and Maribor can easily be explored by foot. Most shopping centers, open markets, pubs, bars, restaurants, cafés and attractions are within or in a close proximity to the city center.

There are two tourist information centres in Maribor. One is located at Partizanska ulica 6a, just next to the Franciscan Church (the red-brick one). The other one is in the Old Vine House on Lent, the oldest part of the town next to the river embankment (at Vojašniška ulica 8). The tourist information centres are open every day, provide free maps, and will help you arrange accommodations. Maps of central Maribor (aerial photos) can also be found in the streets fitted on the walls of houses.