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
    770 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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 19, 2023
  • Travel R
    Rochester, Minnesota2,029 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
    Traveled with family
    Written July 7, 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
    Traveled with family
    Written July 21, 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
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 28, 2023
  • Sn9wolfy
    Basel, Switzerland503 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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 30, 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
    Traveled with family
    Written August 1, 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
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 7, 2023
  • Vicki J
    Muskego, Wisconsin85 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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 11, 2023
  • Gaetano P
    Milan, Italy117 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
    Traveled with family
    Written August 15, 2023
  • M B
    42 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
    Traveled with family
    Written August 25, 2023
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Bedford, NH79 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 May 16, 2024
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Judike2
United Kingdom364 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Arrived 9.45am, no queue at ticket office. Got 10.30 tickets. €58 for 2 is expensive but when you see the size of the caves and the train system etc it makes more sense. We were on the English tour so no audio guide needed. Our guide was very informative. Train takes you 3.5kms inside, from there you walk a further 1.5kms before arriving at the gift shop and post office. The return train is waiting here. Although inside was wet we were surprised how grippy the paths were and we never slipped once. Amazing structures inside. Several cafes and gift shops outside. We parked on P3 and paid €6 even though we were in a motorhome. Maybe a mistake. Well worth a short detour from the motorway.
Written May 9, 2024
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iidaliinas
Helsinki, Finland17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We were extremely happy to do this excursion, as it was even more stunning than we expected. Full of visitors even on an April Monday, probably quite crowded in tourist season. 1,5h duration was perfect, 8-year-old was easily happy for the whole time, could do it with an even younger child.
Written April 22, 2024
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Sebastien
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
The cave was HUGE! The pictures cannot depict how huge it is and the experience was amazing and mindblowing! Everyone would enjoy it and there isnt huge waitinglines either.
Written April 4, 2024
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Katie Smith
Baumholder, Germany78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We stayed in Bled and made the hour drive down to the caves. It was totally worth it. We were traveling with 3 kids (11-18). We booked the combo ticket for the Predjama Castle/Postojna Cave/Audio Tour and it was around €186 for everything. At the caves, you park and walk about 5-10 minutes to the entrance. I only mention that because you are supposed to report for your tour time 15 minutes early and need to account for a short walk. Parking does cost money. Once at the entrance, we checked in and were routed inside for the audio tour. There were bathrooms inside while you wait. At our tour time we were guided to a train and taken deep inside the cave. There was an intense steep climb in the beginning of the walking path but the tour guide keeps a very slow pace and it really wasn’t bad at all. The views are so breathtaking and the audio tour keeps your mind off of the incline. Our kids were a little bored but ultimately they enjoyed the tour: with the train as their favorite part. The whole thing took about 90 minutes. Would definitely recommend this to others.
Written March 28, 2024
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GrandTourist468
27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Really cool and worth it even if you’re not a cave person! It was beautiful and our tour was interesting. Bundle up because it was cool inside.
Written March 14, 2024
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Irena T.
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
The Postojna Cave is an awe-inspiring marvel of nature that should be at the top of every traveler's list in Slovenia. Spanning kilometers and sculpted over millions of years, its beauty is simply breathtaking. The site is exceptionally well-organized, featuring a convenient mini-train that transports visitors through the initial 3 km of the cave. A guided walk, lasting approximately an hour and covering 1.5 km. The caves themselves are expansive, well-lit, and utterly spectacular. Remember to dress warmly, as the cave's temperature maintains a cool 10 degrees year-round. It's an adventure not to be missed!!!
Written February 19, 2024
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Andy C
39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Astonishing. The caves themselves are exceptional. Hasn't suffered from a glitzy, touristy makeover. Giva was an excellent, informative guide.
Written February 12, 2024
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William K
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Excellent day out and great value - caves were amazing and easily accessible for all. Good selection of Food and drink on site.
Written January 30, 2024
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Michaela
Malta2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
We were staying in Trieste and called in the morning to confirm that there will be tickets available before paying 200eu just to go to Slovenia. When we got there, they told us that there weren't any more tickets available which was quite disappointing. What we could do were the interactive exhibit, which teaches you a lot about the cave, and the vivarium, which is in part of the cave, and where we got to see a real olm from the cave. Will definitely go again for the train ride in the cave!
Written January 8, 2024
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