Ptuj Guide


Where to find Ptuj

Ptuj is the oldest city in Slovenia found in the north-eastern part of the country. It is the center of Spodnje Podravje region and is situated among Slovene Hills, Haloze Hills, and Ptuj and Drava Fields.

The city lies at the main road Maribor – Zagreb, at crosroads towards Ormož, Slovenska Bistrica, Gornja Radgona and Lenart. In the eastern suburbs of Ptuj, in Spuhlja, the road leads us towards croatian border in the direction of Varaždin.

How to get to Ptuj

The city Ptuj has an interesting spot in NE Slovenia, because it is positioned not far away from the bigger cities. The second largest city in Slovenia, Maribor, is only 25 km away, the capital Ljubljana is only 120 km away.  You will reach the Hungarian border after 82 km and Town Lendava, which lies at the border in region Prekmurje, after 76 km. The Croatian border is only 16 km away and you will reach the Croatian capital Zagreb after 86 km. Also Austria is near. Austrian border is 45 km away and you will reach Graz, the second largest Austrian city after 100 km.

Mayor capiral cities in the vicinity:

  • Zagreb – 86 km
  • Graz – 100 km
  • Wienna – 285 km
  • Prague – 600 km
  • Bratislava – 350 km
  • Belgrade –  480 km
  • Budapest – 300 km


Using the highway:

  • From north: If you are coming from north, from Austria take A4, A1 and E59.
  • From west: If you are coming from west, from Ljubljana take  A1 and A4.
  • From east: If you are coming from the east take, A5.  

The train

There is a regular line from Ljubljana,Maribor and Murska Sobota to Ptuj, from other parts of the country you have to switch at mayor train stations, like Zidani most or Pragersko. The timtables are to be found here. The train connections with Austria are good, but connections with Croatia and Zagreb are bad.


The Bus Timetables are to be found here.


Useful information

Ptuj-info points

At some sightseeing spots in Ptuj you will find a QR code with some info about the spot. Just scan the QR code with your smartphone and you’ll get the information about the spot. There are 33 info points in town altogether.

Free internet access:

Find a wireless internet connection: Free-HotSpot-MM

You can access the internet also in bars or in the library.

Where to park?

In the city centre there is a blue line or zone, where you can park. Just purchase a ticket at the machine. Leave the ticket under the windshield.


You can rent a bike at the reception desk in  Terme Ptuj or
at bike store BIKE EK, Ulica heroja Lacka 9, Ptuj, 02 771 24 41


The free of charge city bus transport is available to all users and is providing mobility to all groups of passengers.


Where will the free of charge city bus drive?

ZADRUŽNI TRG (Parking spot) –  TERME PTUJ (Pot v toplice) – AVTOBUSNA POSTAJA PTUJ (Osojnikova cesta) – DOM UPOKOJENCEV PTUJ (Rimska ploščad) – RIMSKA PEČ (Kraigherjeva ulica) – BANKA (Ulica 5. Prekomorske) – BRATJE REŠ (Volkmerjeva cesta) – Maistrova ulica – POD GRADOM (Raičeva ulica) – TRŽNICA (Slomškova ulica) – TIC PTUJ (Slovenski trg) – OŠ OLGE MEGLIČ (Prešernova ulica) – ZADRUŽNI TRG (Parkirišče Zadružni trg)


City transport Ptuj will be operated with a smaller air-conditioned bus with seating and standing area, available also to people with disabilities. The bus will drive every day:

–          during working days (from Monday till Friday) from 6.30 till 21.00 o’clock,

–          on Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 6.30 till 15.00 o’clock.

On a 30-minutes interval the line will connect the parking spot at Zadružni trg and Terme Ptuj on the left river bank of Drava and the residential part with the old city centre.

State holidays:

  1. januar               New year
  2. februar               Prešernov dan – Slovene cultural holiday
  3. april                  Resistance day
  4. in 2. maj
  5. junij                   Souverenighty day
  6. avgust
  7. oktober               Reformation day
  8. november
  9. december           Christmas
  10. december           Independence day


You can use EuroCard, MasterCard or VISA.

– Trstenjakova 2

– Novi trg 1

– Lackova 5

– Zagrebška 5

– Blagovnica Mercator

– Ormoška/26 b

– Ormoška 30

– Osojnikova 9

– Osojnikova 27- Pot v Toplice 9

– Potrčeva 10

– Potrčeva 23

– Prešernova 6

Bus station

Osojnikova cesta 11
2250 Ptuj
Tel.: 02/ 771 14 91

Train station

Osojnikova cesta 2
2250 Ptuj
Tel.: 02/ 292 46 22