By Car

Maribor is located at the crossroads to Graz (Austria), Zagreb (Croatia), Ljubljana (capitol of Slovenia) and Klagenfurt (Austria). In terms of travel distance, travelling by car is recommended from Graz (1hr) and from Ljubljana, Zagreb and Klagenfurt (1hr 30 min). Travelling from Vienna and Trieste will took 2 hrs and 30 min. The location of the Hotel Habakuk is indicated on all roads leading to the centre of Maribor. There are two parking options at the Habakuk Convention Centre: an indoor parking lot and an outdoor parking lot. For more information on driving in Slovenia, visit the Automobile Association of Slovenia (AMZS) web site. For information about road condition visit the Traffic centre for Slovenian public roads.

By Train

Maribor lies in the middle of the old classic Austrian Southern railway line (Südbahn) formerly operating from Vienna to Italy. The city is well connected by rail to Zagreb and Budapest. It takes approximately one hour to get to Graz, two hours to Ljubljana, three hours to Zagreb, and four hours to get either to Vienna or Trieste. For information on international train timetables, please visit the international site of Deutsche Bahnen.

By Plane

The closest airport to Maribor is Graz Airport, which is 60 kilometres away and has regular connections to Vienna, Munich, Frankfurt and Zurich. Hotel Habakuk has a special offer to delegates for a transfer with taxi from Graz Airport to Hotel Habakuk (85€ - see Booking Form). The cheapest way to reach Maribor from Graz Airport is by train. The train station (Flughafen Graz-Feldkirchen) is within walking distance of the terminal. Even though the railway line south leads straight to Maribor every two hours, it is necessary to change at the last station before the border (Leibnitz). Exceptions are international trains from Vienna to Ljubljana or Zagreb. A one-way ticket from the airport to Maribor costs around 20€ (see ÕBB Info).

Next closest airport from Maribor are Ljubljana Airport in Slovenia (153 km away). If you decide to land in Ljubljana Airport you could ask for a shuttle to Maribor (company ONEXPRESS +386 41 470 474 - cca. 50€ one way).

Next possibility is a flight to Vienna Airport in Austria. Vienna Schwechat International Airport is 2.5 hour drive from Maribor by car. It is the main international airport in the region and offers connections to virtually all parts of the world. The easiest way to get from Vienna to Maribor is by train. The journey takes between 3.5-4 hours and costs approximately 40 (one way).

Taxi in Maribor

After arriving in Maribor call for taxi services 080-12-22 (Radio Taxi) or 080-11-22 (Taxi Plus). The taxi fare is about 1€ per 1 km. The GPS coordinates of Hotel Habakuk are 15.60110, 46.53320.


About Slovenia

Slovenia is a well-organised small country with a population of only two million inhabitants. It practically lies in the South of the Alps, combining the geographical characteristics of the Mediterranean Coastline, the Alps and the Pannonian plain. The country itself is easily accessible, its people are friendly and open-minded, many of them speak foreign languages such as English, German and different Slavic languages.

Climate and temperatures

As a general rule, the weather could be mixed in December, from very pleasant sunny weather to snow. The average daytime temperature is 5-10℃, the average night time temperature lies at about 0℃. There is always a chance of heavy snow, so do not forget to bring an umbrella and a warm cardigan and good shoes.

Currency and payment methods:

Official currency: EUR - offical currency of the European Union


Official Travel Guide for Slovenia and Official Tourist Guide for Maribor

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