About Škocjan Caves Park
Škocjan Caves (Škocjanske Jame in Slovenian) is a massive cave system in south-western Slovenia. Included in the UNESCO list of world heritage sites on 28 November 1986, the cave system was created by the Reka River, which flows from 50 kilometres on the surface and then sinks into the karst underground, resurfacing again, 34 kilometres away, at Timavo Springs near the Gulf of Trieste.
Getting to Škocjan Caves Park
The Škocjan Caves Park’s ticket office (information centre) and car park is located at these coordinates: 45.663195, 13.989329.
If you are renting a car, just use Google Map to reach the place – there is free parking available at the park for cars and buses. To save on data, use Google Map to download the offline map of Slovenia when you have access to WiFi. If you need a SIM card, you can consider getting the Visitor Sim offered by Si.mobil, which provides 15 days of 10GB internet access at 15€.
If you are getting there via public transport, take a train from wherever you are to a small town called Divača. From May to October, free shuttles buses are provided Divača but on very limited schedules. Though the Park’s website did not offer any official information, a photo of the schedule can be found here. If there are no shuttles buses available, you will have to walk about 35 to 45 minutes to reach the ticket office (no taxis available around the area too)….