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Delta codeshares Air France $688 SFO-LJU Ljubljana, Slovenia

Air France has a $649 fare from San Francisco SFO to Ljubljana, Slovenia LJU airport. Air France is the operator of the flights and Delta is offering the low fare as DL codeshare flights on Fares at $689 to $700 round trip are widely available through Delta Airlines ticketing. This is the first time I recall seeing an airfare deal from California to Slovenia this past year.

Slovenia is the border country of northeast Italy and Ljubljana is the capital city. This is a city that existed during Roman times so many centuries of history to discover. Ljubljana, Slovenia is four hours by train to Venice, Italy.

Google Flights shows KLM/Adria Airlines flight options as low as $649, but these result in a fare that must be ticketed by phone. Adria Airlines is a Star Alliance airline. $688 through was the lowest fare I found online.

Departure Dates: Low fares in the $600s are available for flights departing SFO from this week through April 2016.

SFO-LJU Google Flights calendar Mar-Apr16

Google Flights fare calendar March-April 2016 SFO-LJU shows most fares in mid-$600s. The lowest fare I found bookable online at is $688.

Delta ticket flying Air France operated flights 

San Francisco – Paris CDG – Ljubljana, Slovenia LJU

$688.48  Saturday April 2 – Sunday April 10

SFO-LJU AF-DL $688 Apr2-10

SFO-LJU-2 DL Apr2-10 $688

There are overnight possibilities in Paris as seen in the itinerary above, although the flight arrival at 5:25pm and morning departure of 10:30am from CDG means in reality you have about enough time to see the city of light for a couple hours or have dinner and plan a one night hotel stay.

Sacre Coeur-2

Sacre Coeur, Montmartre, Paris at night as seen on my Sep 2015 trip. The steps were filled with partiers drinking and gazing across the city from the hilltop in Paris. Someone nearby played ‘All Along the Watchtower’ on acoustic guitar. I had a good overnight in Paris at Montmartre.

San Francisco to Ljubljana is an interesting low fare deal to an uncommon and hard to spell destination in Slovenia. This fare in the upper $600s is significantly lower than any other airport in the area and another sign more low fares are coming for California to Europe routes this winter and spring.

If Paris, France or Venice, Italy is your real desire, Turkish Airlines has fares under $600 round trip SFO-VCE and SFO-CDG flying one-stop itineraries via Istanbul.

Loyalty Traveler –  Turkish Airlines under $610 fares to 17 cities in Europe from LAX and SFO (Jan 13, 2016).

Loyalty Traveler curated Airfare Deals and Google Flights and Kayak Explore tutorials.


  • Sara J January 19, 2016

    Ljubljana, when I visited on my first trip to Europe as a college exchange student (over twenty years ago), was elegant, musical, artistic, historic, and impressive. Upon returning home, I recommended it to friends and family, saying that it reminded me of Santa Cruz, CA, without the homeless or drug addicted. I would love to return for a visit.

  • Ric Garrido January 19, 2016

    Photos I saw of Ljubljana as I wrote the article looked beautiful for architecture and scenery.

    Here is a photoessay:

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