The venue

The venue is in the heart of Maribor, a beautiful city with the oldest vine in the world. The district of Lent is the center of attention for Maribor, including stunning architecture and a myriad of ways to relax with well-known spas scattered around the city. Maribor is featured among
15 European cities you have to visit now via Lifehack. Visiting the city will give you a great opportunity to enjoy Slovenia, one of the top 5 countries of the most desirable destinations for 2014, according to the Rough Guide traveler guides.

Accommodation tips

Our recommendation is City hotel****, which is venue location and offers exclusive prices for conference attendants. Reservations must be carried out via e-mail at info@cityhotel-mb.si (where you must state you are attending the KMO conference). Exclusive prices are applicable until May 1st 2015.

 
Room type Single room Double room
Standard Room 65,00 € 91,00 €
Superior Room 81,25 € 104,00 €

Price includes: breakfast, WiFi, visit to hotel fitness center, free admission and transfer to Casino Mond.

 

Additional accommodation options

Hotel Price (from) Distance
OREL*** 80,00 € 500 m
PIRAMIDA**** 90,00 € 500 m
LENT*** 69,00 € 500 m
HABAKUK***** 130,00 € 6 km, (bus line 6)
ARENA**** 40,00 € 6 km, (bus line 6)
BETNAVA**** 100,00 € 4 km, (bus line 21)
Apartment
MARIBOR CITY APARTMENT 65,00 € 500m
BAŠČARŠIJA 50,00 € 500m
STUDENT DORMITORIES
Best option is dormitory LENT
variously 500m (dormitory LENT)

See map below for venue details and accomodation options.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

By Air

To Maribor Airport
A new direct line from London Southend to Maribor will open on 1st June. The tickets are available for purchase from 30th March on Adria Airways website.

From Maribor airport the best is to take a taxi to city center as the airport is close and the taxis are affordable. You can orded Taxi Plus (International phone number: +386 2 2517 151) in advance.

To Graz Airport
Graz Airport (50 km) is only an hour away by car from Maribor and it has good flight connections from Munich, Frankfurt, Wien, Zurich, Düsseldorf and Stuttgart.

You have several options of coming from Graz Airport to Maribor:

  • Train + taxi from Graz Airport to Maribor: Train from Graz Airport – station Graz Feldkirchen (5 minutes on foot from the Airport) to Maribor – approximately 15 € – this train drives every 2-3 hours and you have to change the train in Leibnitz or in Spielfeld. When in Maribor train station, you can take a taxi to your hotel - Taxi Plus (International phone number: +386 2 2517 151). You have to order Taxi Plus in advance. If you take the taxi directly at the train station, the price will be higher.
  • Taxi from Graz Airport to Maribor: Taxi Plus – approximately 50 € (International phone number: +386 2 2517 151). You have to order Taxi Plus in advance, because this taxi company is from Maribor. If you take the taxi directly at the airport, the price will be a lot higher.
  • Shared transfer from Graz Airport to Maribor: you can search for shared transfer on GoOpti or Point2Point or FlixBus. Normally you have to wait for some time before the pick-up at the airport, but you have to order this transfer in advance.

To Ljubljana Airport
Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport (140 km) has regular schedule flights to most major European cities (Frankfurt, Munich, Vienna, Zurich, London, Moscow...). You have several options of coming from Ljubljana Airport to Maribor:
  • Bus or shuttle + train + taxi from Ljubljana Airport to Maribor: There is a bus or shuttle connection from Ljubljana Airport to Ljubljana city center. When in Ljubljana, you need to take a train to Maribor. When in Maribor train station, you can take a taxi to your hotel - Taxi Plus (International phone number: +386 2 2517 151). You have to order Taxi Plus in advance. If you take the taxi directly at the train station, the price will be higher.
  • Taxi from Ljubljana Airport to Maribor: Taxi Plus – approximately 110 € (International phone number: +386 2 2517 151). You have to order Taxi Plus in advance, because this taxi company is from Maribor. If you take the taxi directly at the airport, the price will be a lot higher.
  • Shared transfer from Ljubljana Airport to Maribor: you can search for shared transfer on GoOpti or Point2Point. Normally you have to wait for some time before the pick-up at the airport, but you have to order this transfer in advance.


To Other Airports

Alternatively, you can fly to Vienna/Austria (250 km), Zagreb/Croatia (140 km), Venice/Italy (350 km), or Budapest/Hungary (350 km).
Shared transfers can be booked via GoOpti or FlixBus (Graz, Vienna, Trieste) or Point2Point. We advise to check specific transfers from your arrival airport.


By Train

Maribor can be reached by train as there are direct trains from Austria (Vienna, Graz), Germany (Berlin, Leipzig), Hungary (Budapest) and Croatia (Zagreb). Maribor can also be reached from Venice with one stop in Zidani Most, Slovenia. For booking and timetables in Slovenia see Slovenia Railways for international transport see Deutsche Bahn.


By Car

By car you can travel to the region of Maribor:
  • from the direction of Ljubljana on the A1/E57
  • from the direction of Graz on the A9/E57/E59
  • from the direction of Zagreb on the E59
  • from the direction of Budapest on the E59/E65/E71/M7
  • from the direction of Trieste on the E57/E70
  • from the direction of Klagenfurt on the road B80/B70
  • from the direction of Villach on the B80/B70/E66/B83

In Slovenia you can borrow cars from rent-a-car agencies, among others also from: Avis rent a car, Hertz, Avantcar and Europcar Slovenija.

Additional information for drivers in Slovenia:
  • For motorways a vignette is mandatory,
  • seat belt use is compulsory in all seats where they are installed,
  • use of dipped headlights is compulsory at all times of day and night,
  • use of fog lamps is permitted only when visibility is reduced to less than 50 meters.
  • obligatory equipment includes a warning triangle, spare set of lights, first aid kit and reflective vest,
  • the maximum permitted blood-alcohol level for drivers is 0.05 percent, on the condition that no ability is impaired. The police may therefore prohibit you from driving even if the alcohol test shows a lower level. They are especially strict with younger drivers. Alcohol tests for drivers are frequent, and the penalties very high, so it is not worth the risk if you have drunk too much.



Once in Maribor

Maribor city center is fairly small, so one can walk or rent a bike to get around. Public bus timetables and lines are listed on Marprom web site.