Postojna Cave
Postojna Cave
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Postojna Cave is the best-known cave in the world. It is also the greatest tourist attraction in Slovenia and one of the world's largest karst monuments. A fantastic web of tunnels, passages, galleries and halls, the astonishing diversity of Karst features as well as easy access are certainly the main reasons for such popularity of the cave and a large number of visitors. Check the timetable of visits by months.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • JJJC_Family
    775 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous
    It’s a toss-up. Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico or this cave. Who’s the best? Who cares? You should see both, because they are both spectacular. What is unique about this cave is the wild train ride into its bowels, where you actually take the tour. So much fun. Absolutely fantastic formations greet you everywhere. Expect to take as many pictures as you can manage as you are pulled along by the tour guide, despite your desire to be able to linger over and over at particularly desirable spots. Alas, tempus fugit. Thy even have great magnets. What else could you ask for? It was so good that we would have done a second tour, but we simply did not have the time. Just a quick few words about Slovenia. Slovenia can be visited well in just a few days and should definitely be on your list of places to see. It’s cheap, very pretty ( particularly the Lake Bled area ), the food’s good, the people are extremely friendly and almost everyone seems to speak English. Oh and it’s very safe. Sounds like a good place to live, let alone visit. And I am told by locals, it is and getting better. I’ll be back.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 June 2023
  • Travel R
    Rochester, Minnesota2,036 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great cave experience
    A very deep, long, and spacious cave. Nice that you can take the train up and down yet still get to walk about for 30-45 minutes as a group. It is about 50F so make sure to dress warm or rent one of the cloaks at the entrance.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 July 2023
  • Nicola F
    Stevenston, United Kingdom9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic day out
    Fab day out, the train ride around the cave was the best part. Audio guides were really useful and included in the price. Plenty places to eat within this complex and they offer shuttle buses to and from the castle, you can buy tickets taht include several attractions including the castle.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 July 2023
  • Natalia
    London, United Kingdom351 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Magnificent
    Magnificent!! Must visit when in Slovenia:) Be there a minimum of 30 min before the entry time, every hour. The first visit starts at 12:30. Cold inside, it's 10°all year round. I did wear a Kashmir pool over and I light jacket, Sommer trousers, snickers. It was just right for me:) If you are traveling by public transport, organise your time, buses, shuttles and trains departing not often.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 28 July 2023
  • Sn9wolfy
    Basel, Switzerland506 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Easily the STAR of Slovenia visit! BEST!!
    Never thought a cave visit can be this interesting! The whole thing is so well organized. Every single detail, from ticket purchase to parking to entrance to the visit itself until the end. I am truly amazed at how they managed the whole thing with tonnes of visitors everyday. The train ride is definitely something new to visit a cave. Real fun. Make sure arrive 30mins before your time slot. Join the group with your chosen language. The walk inside with the guide is easy and well pathed. Very insightful and informative about the cave history. Sufficient time to admire all the magics inside the cave. Kudos to them for making it all the way accessible even for the handicapped. So inclusive! Lots of souvenir shops and eating places. Plenty of parking places at eur6 for whole day. Also a shuttle bus option to Predjama Castle at eur1 per person for return trip. Not to be missed! Such a worthwhile time spent here!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 July 2023
  • Chris G
    47 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Astonishing architecture by nature.
    We visited the caves on the way from Ljubljana to Porto Roz. We didn't know what to expect and we were overwhelmed by the beauty and magnitude of the caves and the perfect organisation of this famous tourist attraction. I recommend to book an early timeslot to visit the caves. It gets really crowded later during the day. We were there at 10.00 o' clock and finnished at lunchtime. Perfect timing for the freshly roasted suckling pig which is served at one of the restaurants on the premises. What a treat. The ride into the caves by train is really fun and partly you also go on foot with a guide. Perfect!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 August 2023
  • DennyWentAway
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible cave
    This cave is magnificent! We went there on a Sunday in August, which meant a massive amount of tourists had to be handled. To my surprise, waiting in line did not take too long, and the trains leading into the caves are very long, so all managed quite well by the organizers. The train and tour was a real adventure. Our guide was very knowledgable and answered all my questions. If you're anywhere close to that place, this is a must-see!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 7 August 2023
  • Vicki J
    Muskego, Wisconsin97 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Postojna Caves - Amazing!
    This tour is about 1-1/2 hours. You begin by riding in a tram which is "scary" and fun. Later, you get out and walk through the cave with a guide. You return via tram. It's absolutely beautiful! It's huge. Be sure to bring a jacket as it gets quite cold inside.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 August 2023
  • Gaetano P
    Milan, Italy121 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The biggest European cave
    A wonderful experience, admiring the amazing work made by the nature in millions of years. At the entrance, an electric train brings you through very narrow galleries, till the hearh of the cave, were one after the other you can admire the jewels of stalactites and stalagmites, often touching eachother. When the train stops, you can walk for a while. Take your time, but do not lose the sight of your guide, for going back to the train on time for the return ride.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 August 2023
  • M B
    48 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stalag-mighty caves
    Once in a lifetime experience of the natural world. Truly breathtaking. Take the train and pay for the audio guide and get ready to see some incredible caves. Spectacular. (The vivarium and buttery exhibit not really worth the visit and only bundled into the same ticket - but did not spoil the experience!)
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 August 2023
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r.parker99
South Coast UK97 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Yes this is an awe inspiring sight, and you can spend quite some time marvelling at the cave structures, however this is a terrible tourism rip off when you look at the quantity of people accessing it. The Tour wasn't worth listening to as it is not at all educationally accurate, you are hustled round at speed and the departure point is a massive press of people to get the return train! We paid in advance for headphone trail guide....we didn't get them/ didn't see them/ weren't offered them but were repeatedly assured that we would get them when on the train......NO!
Don't let my negativity put you off, it is an amazing sight (and I guess kids will love it) but the whole place is dreadful!
Written 14 June 2024
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Leanne G
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Postjana Caves offers no customer service. It also takes no responsibility to ensure you are not purchasing useless tickets. It's website is full of sales pitch promotional ideas of all the tickets you can buy. It encourages you to buy combo tickets to save money. It's fine print tells you to check things are open. But it is not linked to any information about the experiences. So how can you check?
What you can check is a shuttle bus that only runs in summer.
I bought online as many do today to save waiting in queue. But on arrival I find there is no shuttle bus. The 9km distance is clearly indicated on website. Not a problem with a bus. But neither the town nor this business is interested in sustainable tourism. The option given was to take a return 30-40 Euro taxi trip!
The ticket office offered me a taxi number but would not refund the cost of the castle ticket as I had bought it online.
I really wanted to go to the cave castle. When I saw I could combine the two with apparent ease I did not look at just going to the castle by PT. The caves website offered the shuttle bus.
I am reviewing this business as a tourist trap that takes money and offers a preprogrammed mass produced product that treats people like cattle. They make a lot of money on tickets to the cave alone. The guides keep the group together and offer no information, it is all prerecorded. They do not need to sell tickets to a place 9 km away unless people can get there. The taxi offered to take me back to Ljubljana for the same return price.
I regret going to Postjana Caves and not getting to the Castle. They are not connected in any way and the Caves have the 34 Euros it cost me to add 2 Castle tickets on for a combo ticket to save money! (4Euros) I got scammed as a tourist even after doing all the research I could online. If the shuttle bus had been running my day and review would have maybe been different.
Written 7 June 2024
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Katy P
31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Incredible experience
Cave is out of this world
Kids loved the train
Be warned very wet in there if it’s recently been raining (rain takes 3 days to make its way to the cave) I would suggest good footwear - trainers/boots
Kids age 10,13 and 14 enjoyed it. Not sure it’s for younger kids - they might enjoy the train but would not appreciate the caves.
Overall, would recommend
Written 5 June 2024
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feather B
69 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Took the local bus to the caves. Buses aren't frequent. Its about 1 hour bus trip from bus station through scenic areas. Booked tour online, €29.90 each. Large self service cafe, usual gift shops. Hotel on site. 3-4 min walk from the centre to the cave. Arrived early for our 2pm slot, asked if we could go on 1pm but it was fully booked. they do have a few seats if you turn up on spec. It is cold inside the caves. train takes you in quite a distance then you walk. The guide stops to give bits of information. There is a fair bit of walking, up small gradients and steepish down slopes. hand rail. Walkway is wet but doesn't feel slippy. Cave system is spectacular. Train takes you back out of the cave through the gift shop and post office. A good 1.5 hour trip
Written 5 June 2024
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Newman36
High Wycombe, UK117 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Great tour of the caves which all the group enjoyed. The train ride into the caves takes you deep into the caves but then there is 1.5km to explore on foot with the tour guide, before exiting again on the train. Comfy well gripped shoes will be of benefit .

As others have mentioned it can be chilly inside and many water drips so be prepared .
But great caves and a must-do

We did also explore the Vivarium . Was ok and filled the wait time before our train but if you’re short on time this could be missed
Written 4 June 2024
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David R
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Fascinating voyage into a large cave.
Worth booking ahead, queues look worse than they are, you get a open train to go into the main cave, then walk through the system safely with a guide seeing the amazing structures created by centuries of erosion and deposition. The main caves are vast, its an unique view.
Written 3 June 2024
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Fiona G
Floreat, Australia131 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
I never knew a cave could be so big! We thought it would be the usual cave tour - this is a stalactite, this is a stalagmite etc. - but it was more than that. To begin with you get on a train which takes you into the middle of the cave - you sometimes feel like you are going to hit your head but it is obviously all very well tested. Then you have a 1.5km stroll (it was very slow) with an audio guide provided upon entry around various caverns. It is all slopes, no stairs, so you could take a stroller or someone in a wheelchair. However, be prepared for some steep slopes both up and down. I would also recommend wearing a raincoat, even if it is fine outside.
Written 1 June 2024
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RBucks
London, UK114 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
After checking bus timetable at Ljubljana bus station (cash only) we took the book to Postojnska centre and walked 10 mins to caves. Bought the combined ticket for caves and Predjama Castle as they advertise a shuttle bus between the 2 places as they are 9km apart. The shuttle bus wasn't running so we shared a taxi with 4 others (Eur25 between us) and visited Predjama Castle. Taxi returned to return us to the cave car park so we could catch the bus back to Ljubljana. Both place were interesting and a lot cheaper than doing an organised tour. Bus station staff are helpful with the buses.
Written 22 May 2024
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Suzie G
Cape Town, South Africa201 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
A beautiful underworld. The train ride is quite fun, and the walk is very interesting. The audioguide is very helpful and explains a lot of facts.
There are plenty of shops and cafes around the entrance.
Pictures with flash are not allowed, please respect the rule.
Written 21 May 2024
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FirstClass
Bedford, NH334 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Oldest cave in Europe. You take a train which is very Disney like and then have a walking tour with guide. The guide gives very little information and you should get an audio if you want more information.

You also cannot bring in your private guide into cave. It is forbidden.

Lots of uphill and downhills but not difficult as railings are all around to hold onto.

Organized until end of tour. After you walk through gift shop, commercialism at its best, you just stand around and don’t know what to do for ten minutes. I took a star off for this.

On way back on train, make sure you have camera out to take a picture of the chandelier in cave. I missed it.

Definitely an experience.
Written 16 May 2024
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