Travel and accomodation

How to reach us

Maribor is easily reachable by car, being at the motorway crossroad between Vienna, Budapest, Ljubljana and Zagreb. If you plan to arrive by car there are parking facilities at the conference Hotel City's underground garage for as low as 2€ per car per day.

There are also regular bus links from various European cities, e.g., Flixbus.

If you are interested in travelling by train, Maribor is conveniently situated on the ancient Austrian Southern Railway Vienna - Triest route, which was opened in 1856. There are connections from other directions in Graz and Ljubljana.

By plane: there are four international airports located within 250km radius: Ljubljana (129 km, all major European destinations), Graz (58km - the most convenient, major German, Austrian and Swiss destinations), Zagreb (126 km) and Triest (250 km).

I guess there will be more CESCIT participants on the same flights to the nearby airports (there are not very many flights). If you let us know your travel itineraries we will try to assist you with the logistics.

There are companies that organise transfers to/from the airports, please see, e.g. GoOpti or GRH. GoOpti, e.g., has three options - VIP, Fix (both with fixed departure time) or Opti - flexible time within 3 hours. In the latter option, if you are ready to wait a bit, so that they collect more passengers from different flights, it can be considerably cheaper. They will let you know one day in advance the exact departure time within this time frame. They are reliable and will bring you with vans to/from Maribor bus station which is less than 10 min walking distance from the City Hotel, and there are also always taxies (Mikro Taxi, Taxi Plus, Taksi Stajerka,.. should not be more than a couple of EUR).

We arranged with GoOpti, if we can organise groups we can do the joint booking, you will not have to wait, and the costs will be considerably lower. Another company offering conference transportation is GRH, see their offer

Taxi to/from Graz airport (60km, 35 min) costs 50€, to/from Ljubljana airport (130km, 90 min) 110€, both for up to 8 persons - please book in advance (contact us).

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Low-cost shuttle transfer


The most convenient accomodation is in the conference hotel City ****, located on the banks of the river Drava in the centre of Maribor within walking distances of all major sights. It is also immediately by the site of the Lent Festival, which starts on the 26th June this year. To book a room at hotel City, please use the conference registration form.

There are also a number of other hotels within a walking distance, ranging from budget hostels (but decent, from 20 EUR per night) to ****. We will be happy to assist you with informations. To find and book accomodation please use one of the hotel reservation portals, e.g.

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