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Slovenia: Best Tourist eSIMs Reviewed (2024)

Slovenia – known for its stunning landscapes, skiing opportunities & lakes.

It is apparently also one of the most environmentally friendly countries worldwide.

And my dad agrees – he says it is one of the cleanest countries he has ever visited (and the contrast is apparently apparent when you visit the Granični Prijelaz Bregana (Croatia-Slovenia) border crossing).

So, what can you do in Slovenia?

You better visit at least one of the stunning lakes, like Lake Bled or Lake Bohinj.

If you are into caves, visit Postojna Cave or the Skocjan Caves.

Of course, you cannot miss the castles, like Ljubljana Castle or Predjama Castle.

As you can see, the country has a lot to offer.

What it cannot offer you, unless you have an EU/EEA SIM card, is low international roaming rates.

Instead, if your phone supports eSIM, you may want to go with a travel eSIM to skip the queues in Slovenia and avoid the SIM card registration bureaucracy.

So, how much do Slovenian (travel) eSIMs cost?

You can get an eSIM for Slovenia for as low as 5 USD and up to 99 USD from Airalo, Holafly & Nomad offering between 1 GB and unlimited data to be used locally, in Europe, or globally.

Buying an eSIM for Slovenia Guide (logos of Holafly, Nomad, Eurolink, Discover+, Živjo, Alosim & Airalo)

Original publication: 19th of August 2022. Last updated: 8th of March 2024.


Table of Contents

In a Hurry? A Quick Introduction (+Discount Codes)

I will write about four eSIM providers that offer eSIMs for Slovenia, regional eSIMs covering Slovenia & eSIMs covering multiple countries (including Slovenia, of course) and continents.

These eSIM providers are Airalo, Alosim, Holafly & Nomad.

Airalo Logo
© Airalo

Airalo, the largest eSIM store, has three eSIMs covering Slovenia:

  • Airalo Živjo eSIMs for Slovenia: six eSIMs between 1 GB (seven days @ 5 USD) and 20 GB (30 days @ 46 USD)
  • Airalo Eurolink eSIMs for Slovenia and 38 other European countries: six eSIMs between 1 GB (seven days @ 5 USD) and 100 GB (180 days @ 185 USD)
  • Airalo Discover(+) eSIMs for Slovenia and 125+ other countries: 12 eSIMs between 1 GB (seven days @ 9 USD/15 USD (+10 minutes/10 SMS)) and 20 GB (1 year @ 69 USD/89 USD (+200 minutes/200 SMS))

Use code NEWMAY15 for 15% off if you have never purchased an Airalo eSIM before OR code AIRALOMAY10 for 10% off if you are an existing Airalo user (valid until the 31st of March – only the first 3000 users can redeem either discount code).

Alosim Logo
© Alosim

Alosim, a rapidly growing eSIM store with competitively priced eSIMs, has two eSIMs covering Slovenia:

  • Alosim Slovenia eSIMs: six eSIMs between 1 GB (seven days @ 5 USD) and 20 GB (30 days @ 46 USD)
  • Alosim Europe eSIMs for Slovenia and 31 other European countries: five eSIMs between 1 GB (seven days @ 5 USD) and 10 GB (30 days @ 37 USD)

You can use code PTW for 5% off any Alosim purchase (as many times as you wish for as many eSIMs as you want).

Holafly Logo
© Holafly

Holafly is known for its unlimited data eSIM offering, which it introduced in June 2022 and has been expanded to about 100 countries since. It has two eSIMs covering Slovenia:

  • Holafly Slovenia eSIMs: eight eSIMs with unlimited data for five days (19 USD) to unlimited data for 90 days (99 USD)
  • Holafly Europe eSIMs for Slovenia and 31 other European countries: eight eSIMs with unlimited data for five days (19 USD) to unlimited data for 90 days (99 USD)

Pro tip: if you plan on visiting two or more European countries supported by the Holafly Europe eSIM, always go for the European one because the prices for country-specific and European eSIMs are literally the same.

If you use code PHONETRAVELWIZ, you will get 5% off your order (as many times as you wish for as many eSIMs as you want).

Nomad eSIMs Logo
© Nomad

Nomad is an eSIM store that often has the lowest-priced eSIMs for its most generous data allowance ($:GB ratio) while selling eSIMs from multiple providers. It has three eSIMs covering Slovenia:

  • Nomad Slovenia eSIMs: 10 eSIMs between 1 GB (seven days @ 6 USD/8 USD) and 20 GB (30 days @ 33 USD)
  • Nomad Europe eSIMs for Slovenia and 29/34 other European countries: 11 eSIMs between 1 GB (seven days @ 5 USD) and 20 GB (30 days @ 35 USD/45 USD)
  • Nomad Global eSIMs for Slovenia and 108/138 other countries: six eSIMs between 1 GB (seven days @ 19/25 USD) and 5 GB (30 days @ 45 USD/57 USD)

Use code ADU123 for 3 USD/2.70 EUR/2.40 GBP/4.05 CAD off your first Nomad order.

Now that you have an overview of the eSIM providers I will write about, we will go through them alphabetically and cover all their options for Slovenia.

But if you already have an eSIM store in mind, just click on the links next to jump to the respective sections: Airalo, Alosim, Holafly & Nomad.


Airalo eSIMs for Slovenia (Živjo, Eurolink & Discover+)

Airalo Logo
© Airalo

Currently, Airalo has three types of eSIMs that can be used in Slovenia only or include Slovenia:

  • Živjo – Slovenia only
  • Eurolink – Slovenia and 38 other European countries in Slovenia
  • Discover(+) – Slovenia and 129 other countries worldwide with 5G NR access in Slovenia (+calls and SMS (up to 200 minutes/SMS) for global use if you choose the “+” variant, regardless of the selected eSIM)
Slovenia Živjo eSIM Airalo
© Airalo
Airalo Europe Eurolink eSIM
© Airalo
Airalo Discover+ eSIM
© Airalo

Remember to use code NEWMAY15 for 15% off if you have never purchased an Airalo eSIM before OR code AIRALOMAY10 for 10% off if you are an existing Airalo user (valid until the 31st of March – only the first 3000 users can redeem either discount code).

Okay… what is Airalo?

Airalo Logo
© Airalo

It is, according to itself, the world's first eSIM.

Airalo sells eSIMs for almost every country and territory, making it by far the most comprehensive eSIM provider.

It says it covers over 200 countries, although some are “duplicates” (such as a specific eSIM for Scotland (Nessietel), even though the United Kingdom eSIM (Uki Mobile) can be used in Scotland without any issues).

United Kingdom Uki Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo
Airalo Scotland Nessietel eSIM
© Airalo

Airalo was the first eSIM I ever installed on my dad's phone (I did not have an eSIM-compatible device back then, lmao – now I have multiple for eSIM testing purposes 🤪).

It worked flawlessly, which is why I still try out Airalo eSIMs in every country I visit.

Airalo General Review & In-Depth Analysis by Phone Travel Wiz

Anyway, because Slovenia is a popular travel destination, the country is covered by Airalo's regional European eSIM (Eurolink) and global eSIM (Discover(+)) as well, giving you plenty of options to choose from.

If you only plan to see Slovenia, stick to its local offering: Živjo – which can be used in the country only.

Slovenia Živjo eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

But if two European countries are part of your trip, getting the Eurolink eSIM will be more cost-effective in most instances (and can be used in 39 countries, including Slovenia).

Airalo Europe Eurolink eSIM
© Airalo

Then we have the true globetrotters, who visit multiple countries on any continent numerous times a year.

For now, Airalo has two types of eSIMs: Discover and Discover+ – the latter gives you an Austrian phone number (+43) and up to 200 minutes and 200 SMS for global use.

Airalo Discover eSIM
© Airalo
Airalo Discover+ eSIM
© Airalo

Let's start with the Airalo Živjo eSIM, which is for local (Slovenia) use only.

Slovenia Živjo eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

You have these six Živjo eSIM choices:

  1. Slovenia/Živjo 1 GB eSIM for 7 days, costing 5 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  2. Slovenia/Živjo 2 GB eSIM for 15 days, costing 8.50 USD
  3. Slovenia/Živjo 3 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 10 USD – most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  4. Slovenia/Živjo 5 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 15 USD
  5. Slovenia/Živjo 10 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 22.50 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  6. Slovenia/Živjo 20 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 46 USD

Note: Phone Travel Wiz reader popularity ranking was updated in December based on data up to the 30th of December (2023 data only). The (promotional) prices were updated on the 31st of January.

Airalo Slovenia Živjo eSIM with Prices
See the list above for up-to-date prices and allowances. The figures in this image may be outdated.

With the Airalo Živjo eSIM, you get access to two Slovenian mobile networks, as shown in the image below:

Airalo Eurolink eSIM Supported Networks in Slovenia (Mobitel & A1)

In my Slovenia SIM card buying guide, I tell you more about which Slovenian mobile operator(s) is/are the best in terms of coverage or speed, but we have a few other eSIMs to go over with.

Buying a SIM Card in Slovenia Guide (logos of A1, telemach & Telekom Slovenije)

Now, we have the Airalo Eurolink eSIM, which can be used in 39 European countries, including Slovenia.

Airalo Europe Eurolink eSIM
© Airalo

It is Airalo's most popular regional eSIM (it has seven regional eSIMs, including Europe), based on what Phone Travel Wiz readers use.

This makes sense because it is pretty easy to travel within the European Union (EU)'s Schengen zone.

Airalo's Eurolink eSIM has seen a lot of improvement over the years I have been using it.

For example, it is being powered by a new partner, since 2023 (Orange France instead of FL1 Liechtenstein), it now has 5G NR access in over 20 countries (including Slovenia) & more countries than ever before are covered (even ones that are not part of the EU).

Let's talk about the six Eurolink options first before I give you a breakdown of which countries the eSIM can be used in:

  1. Europe/Eurolink 1 GB eSIM for 7 days, costing 5 USD
  2. Europe/Eurolink 3 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 13 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  3. Europe/Eurolink 5 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 20 USD – most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  4. Europe/Eurolink 10 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 37 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  5. Europe/Eurolink 50 GB eSIM for 90 days, costing 100 USD
  6. Europe/Eurolink 100 GB eSIM for 180 days, costing 185 USD

Note: Phone Travel Wiz reader popularity ranking was updated in December based on data up to the 30th of December (2023 data only). The (promotional) prices were updated on the 31st of January.

See the list above for up-to-date prices and allowances. The figures in this image may be outdated.

In Slovenia, you will be on the following Slovenian mobile networks:

Airalo Eurolink eSIM Supported Networks in Slovenia (Telekom slovenije & A1)

The Airalo Eurolink eSIM can be used in 39 countries, which includes Slovenia and (some of) its neighboring countries.

You can find a country breakdown in my ongoing Airalo Eurolink review or the map below.

Airalo Eurolink Europe eSIM Eligible Countries Map Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz (October 2023 Version)

As I mentioned earlier if you plan to visit two or more countries listed above during your trip, getting the Airalo Eurolink eSIM can be more affordable than buying multiple country-specific Airalo eSIMs.

I have tested the eSIM in more than 15 countries so far – you should check my Airalo Eurolink eSIM review if you are interested in getting it for yourself.

    Airalo Eurolink eSIM Review by Phone Travel Wiz

Airalo Discover(+) eSIM (formerly Discover Global)

Airalo Discover eSIM
© Airalo
Airalo Discover+ eSIM
© Airalo

Airalo was probably the first eSIM provider to introduce a global eSIM – it was called Discover Global.

Discover Global eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

I have had decent to good experiences with that eSIM, but I felt it could improve.

Such as extending the validity of most plans (maximum used to be 180 days) and having 5G NR access in popular destinations (like many regional Airalo eSIMs do nowadays, even country-specific ones).

In August 2023, Airalo made a radical change to its global eSIM.

Until then, the eSIM could be used in about 85 countries – always up to 4G/LTE (with some networks on 3G only).

This eSIM was powered by FL1 Telecom Liechtenstein (network name can be Mobilkom (Liechtenstein) at times).

FL1 Liechtenstein Telecom Logo
© FL1 Liechtenstein Telecom

This mobile operator worked well in Europe and some Asian countries, but it was often one of the slowest performing (Airalo eSIMs).

Now, Airalo's global eSIM is called Discover(+).

Airalo Discover eSIM
© Airalo
Airalo Discover+ eSIM
© Airalo

It is powered by eSIM Go (which is basically Drei Austria).

eSIM Go Logo
© eSIM Go
Three (3) Logo
© Three (3)

The difference between the Airalo Discover and Airalo Discover+ eSIMs is that the latter has calling and texting functionalities (with an Austrian +43 phone number).

Because of this, Discover+ eSIMs can be up to 20 USD more expensive than regular Discover eSIMs.

For the previous Airalo Discover Global eSIMs, you paid the same prices as the Discover+ eSIMs for worse availability (85+ countries instead of 125+) and no calling or texting at all.

So… it is an upgrade 😎.

Not only that, but you (finally) get 5G NR access in quite some countries (55+)1 as well.

1 click here, press select the variant you want & click on network to see which network(s) allow for 5G NR access. You often have access to multiple local networks, but not all have 5G NR access (and some do not even give you 4G/LTE access)

Airalo Discover(+) eSIM Network Availability (3G-4G-5G)

Moreover, the most expensive option is now valid for a whole year (365 days) instead of 180 days.

The Airalo Discover(+) eSIM can be used in the following 125+ countries:

    • Åland Islands 3
    • Albania
    • Argentina
    • Armenia (new)
    • Australia 5
    • Austria 3
    • Azerbaijan
    • Bahrain (new) 3
    • Bangladesh (new)
    • Belarus 1
    • Belgium 3
    • Bolivia (new)
    • Bosnia & Herzegovina
    • Botswana (new) 2
    • Brazil 5
    • Brunei (new) 1
    • Bulgaria 5
    • Cambodia
    • Canada 5
    • Central African Republic (new) 1
    • Chad (new)
    • Chile
    • China 3
    • Colombia
    • Congo, Democratic Republic of (new)
    • Congo, Republic of (new)
    • Costa Rica (new)
    • Croatia 3
    • Cyprus 5
    • Czech Republic 3
    • Denmark 5
    • Dominican Republic 1
    • Ecuador
    • Egypt (new)
    • El Salvador (new) 1
    • Estonia 5
    • Eswatini (new) 1
    • Finland 5
    • France 3
    • French West Indies (new) 3
    • Gabon (new)
    • Georgia
    • Germany 3
    • Ghana (new)
    • Gibraltar 1
    • Greece 3
    • Greenland (new) 1
    • Guatemala (new) 1
    • Guernsey (new)
    • Guinea-Bissau (new) 1
    • Honduras (new) 1
    • Hong Kong 3
    • Hungary 5
    • Iceland 3
    • India
    • Indonesia 3
    • Ireland 3
    • Isle of Man (new)
    • Iraq 1
    • Israel 5
    • Italy 5
    • Ivory Coast
    • Japan 3
    • Jersey
    • Jordan (new)
    • Kazakhstan (new)
    • Kenya (new)
    • Kosovo
    • Kuwait 3
    • Kyrgyzstan (new)
    • Latvia 3
    • Liberia 1
    • Liechtenstein 4
    • Lithuania 5
    • Luxembourg 3
    • Macau
    • Madagascar (new)
    • Malawi (new)
    • Malaysia
    • Mali
    • Malta 3
    • Mexico 5
    • Moldova
    • Monaco (new)
    • Montenegro 5
    • Morocco (new)
    • Netherlands 5
    • New Zealand
    • Nicaragua (new)
    • Niger (new) 1
    • Nigeria (new) 2
    • North Macedonia
    • Norway 5
    • Oman (new)
    • Pakistan (new)
    • Panama
    • Paraguay 1
    • Peru
    • Philippines 3
    • Poland 3
    • Portugal 3
    • Puerto Rico
    • Qatar 5
    • Réunion (new)
    • Romania 5
    • Russia
    • Saudi Arabia 5
    • Senegal (new) 1
    • Serbia
    • Seychelles (new)
    • Singapore
    • Slovakia 3
    • Slovenia 5
    • South Africa
    • South Korea 3
    • Spain 5
    • Sri Lanka
    • Sudan
    • Sweden 5
    • Switzerland 3
    • Taiwan 3
    • Tanzania (new)
    • Tajikistan 1
    • Thailand 5
    • Tunisia (new)
    • Turkey 3
    • Uganda (new)
    • Ukraine (new)
    • United Arab Emirates (new) 3
    • United Kingdom 5
    • United States 5
    • Uruguay (new)
    • Uzbekistan (new)
    • U.S. Virgin Islands
    • Vietnam
    • Yemen (new) 1
    • Zambia (new) 1

    * “(new)” is compared to the previous Discover Global eSIM (discontinued) or recently added countries
    1 on 3G only
    2 check the networks section on the Airalo website or app because at least one of the available networks is on 3G only (while the others are up to 4G/LTE)
    3 5G NR access for all available networks
    4 even if your phone does not support 5G NR, select FL1 Telecom/Telecom Liechtenstein for 4G/LTE access because Salt Liechtenstein is restricted to 3G only
    5 check the networks section on the Airalo website or app because at least one of the available networks is up to 4G/LTE (while the others are up to 5G NR)

Airalo Discover Global eSIM Eligible Countries Map Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz (October 2023 Version)

You have these 12 Airalo Discover Global eSIMs:

  1. Discover 1 GB eSIM for 7 days, costing 9 USD
  2. Discover+ 1 GB (with 10 minutes and 10 SMS) eSIM for 7 days, costing 15 USD
  3. Discover 2 GB eSIM for 15 days, costing 17 USD
  4. Discover+ 2 GB (with 20 minutes and 20 SMS) eSIM for 15 days, costing 27 USD
  5. Discover 3 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 24 USD
  6. Discover+ 3 GB (with 30 minutes and 30 SMS) eSIM for 30 days, costing 36 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  7. Discover 5 GB eSIM for 60 days, costing 35 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  8. Discover+ 5 GB (with 50 minutes and 50 SMS) eSIM for 60 days, costing 50 USD
  9. Discover 10 GB eSIM for 180 days, costing 59 USD
  10. Discover+ 10 GB (with 100 minutes and 100 SMS) eSIM for 180 days, costing 79 USD
  11. Discover 20 GB eSIM for 365 days, costing 69 USD – most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  12. Discover+ 20 GB (with 200 minutes and 200 SMS) eSIM for 365 days, costing 89 USD

Note: Phone Travel Wiz reader popularity ranking was updated in December based on data up to the 30th of December (2023 data only). The (promotional) prices were updated on the 31st of January.

Airalo Discover+ eSIM with Prices
See the list above for up-to-date prices and allowances. The figures in this image may be outdated.

Before Airalo updated its global eSIM, I used the old version (Discover Global) in 15+ countries. From August 2023, I will only test the Discover+ eSIM. This is why some country-specific reviews (like Global in Japan) still refer to the Discover Global one and show the old eSIM image instead of Discover+.

Airalo Discover Global eSIM Review by Phone Travel Wiz
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Alosim eSIMs for Slovenia

Alosim Logo
© Alosim

Currently, Alosim has three types of eSIMs that can be used in Slovenia only or include Slovenia:

  • Slovenia – local use only
  • Europe – Slovenia and 31 other European countries

Remember that you can use code PTW for 5% off any Alosim purchase (as many times as you wish for as many eSIMs as you want).

Alosim? Does it have something to do with Airalo?

No… but I understand the confusion at times. The names are similar, but Alosim started after Airalo.

Alosim is an eSIM provider by AffinityClick, which is known for its Hushed app (“Temporary & Second Phone Number App for Wifi, Data Calling & Texting”, as it calls it (8 million+ downloads)).

Hushed Screenshot

As AffinityClick owns Alosim and Hushed, there may or may not be some collaboration between the two brands soon, (finally) allowing for calling and texting with your Alosim eSIMs… but we will have to see 😏.

AffinityClick Logo
© AffinityClick

Anyway, you have two eSIM options for Slovenia with Alosim: one for just Slovenia and one for Europe, including Slovenia.

The Alosim Slovenia eSIM does not need a real introduction, I believe…

You have the following six Alosim Slovenia eSIM choices:

  1. Slovenia 1 GB eSIM for 7 days, costing 5 USD
  2. Slovenia 2 GB eSIM for 15 days, costing 8.50 USD
  3. Slovenia 3 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 10 USD – most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  4. Slovenia 5 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 15 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  5. Slovenia 10 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 22.50 USD
  6. Slovenia 20 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 46 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers

Note: Phone Travel Wiz reader popularity ranking was updated in October based on data up to the 11th of October (2023 data only).

Alosim Slovenia eSIMs
See the list above for up-to-date prices and allowances. The figures in this image may be outdated.

With this eSIM, you have access to the following Slovenia mobile network:

Alosim Slovenia eSIM Supported Network (Telemach)

For more information on how these mobile operators perform, check out my Slovenia SIM card buying guide, where I discuss the performance of each SIM card (in terms of coverage and speed).

Buying a SIM Card in Slovenia Guide (logos of A1, telemach & Telekom Slovenije)

Next, we have the Alosim Europe eSIM, which can be used in 32 European countries, including Slovenia.

When I started working with Alosim, this eSIM did not exist.

Instead, it had, and still has, several Europe-related eSIMs (Eastern Europe eSIM, Mediterranean eSIM, Scandinavia eSIM, United Kingdom and Ireland eSIM & Western Europe eSIM).

After pushing for a Europe-wide eSIM for months, Alosim finally introduced one in the summer of 2023.

Why did I keep pushing for such an eSIM? Because they are more cost-effective if you plan to visit two or more supported countries during your trip.

And I want to save you money wherever I can 😎.

Anyway, let's see how much each of the five Alosim Europe eSIMs cost:

  1. Europe 1 GB eSIM for 7 days, costing 5 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  2. Europe 2 GB eSIM for 15 days, costing 8 USD – most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  3. Europe 3 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 13 USD
  4. Europe 5 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 20 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  5. Europe 10 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 37 USD

Note: Phone Travel Wiz reader popularity ranking was updated in October based on data up to the 11th of October (2023 data only).

Alosim Europe eSIMs
See the list above for up-to-date prices and allowances. The figures in this image may be outdated.

Unlike most European eSIMs offered by eSIM providers, the Alosim Europe eSIM cannot be used in all countries in the European Union (EU).

Denmark, Finland, Norway, Poland & Sweden are not covered for some reason, while Switzerland, for example, is.

Furthermore, 5G NR is available in only a handful of countries: Croatia (Telemach), the Czech Republic (O2), Greece (Nova) & Portugal (NOS).

You can find a country breakdown in my ongoing Alosim Europe review, which I have used in six countries so far (because it is so new, but check out the review to see if it performed well in the country/countries you will visit).

AloSIM Europe eSIM Review by Phone Travel Wiz

To summarize, go with the Alosim Slovenia eSIM if you only stay in Slovenia and the Europe eSIM if you go to two or more supported countries to save some money.


Holafly eSIMs for Slovenia

Holafly Logo
© Holafly

Currently, Holafly has two eSIMs that can be used in Slovenia only or include Slovenia:

  • Slovenia – local use only with 5G NR access
  • Europe – Slovenia and 31 other European countries with 5G NR access in Slovenia

Remember that you can use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for 5% off any Holafly purchase (as many times as you wish for as many eSIMs as you want).

Holafly probably does not need an introduction – it was one of the first eSIM providers to offer unlimited data plans for popular destinations (Slovenia was part of the first batch in June 2022).

But it was probably the first eSIM provider to have unlimited Europe-wide data plans.

In July 2023, it added a call feature, giving you up to 60 minutes, depending on the eSIM (60 incoming and 60 outgoing minutes (120 minutes total)).

While this was exclusive to the Holafly Europe eSIM, it has also been enabled on country-specific eSIMs, such as Slovenia's.

But let's focus on the local eSIM first.

The Holafly Slovenia eSIM can be used… in Slovenia only… who would have guessed 🤪.

You have the following eight options:

  1. Slovenia unlimited data eSIM for 5 days, costing 19 USD – most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  2. Slovenia unlimited data eSIM for 7 days, costing 27 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  3. Slovenia unlimited data eSIM for 10 days, costing 34 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  4. Slovenia unlimited data eSIM for 15 days, costing 47 USD
  5. Slovenia unlimited data eSIM for 20 days, costing 54 USD
  6. Slovenia unlimited data eSIM for 30 days, costing 64 USD
  7. Slovenia unlimited data eSIM for 60 days, costing 87 USD
  8. Slovenia unlimited data eSIM for 90 days, costing 99 USD

Note: Phone Travel Wiz reader popularity ranking was updated in December based on data up to the 30th of December (2023 data only).

Holafly Slovenia eSIMs
See the list above for up-to-date prices and allowances. The figures in this image may be outdated.

Yes, these eSIMs are the most expensive country-specific eSIMs in this guide.

But that is mostly because you get unlimited data (up to 90 days) AND a combined call allowance of 120 minutes.

Next, we have the Holafly Europe eSIM, which can be used in 32 European countries, including Slovenia.

And in most cases, I recommend the Holafly Europe eSIM over any European country-specific eSIM if you plan to visit two or more supported countries.

Why? Because the prices between the options are literally the same – it is just that the country-specific eSIMs, Slovenia in this case, are geo-restricted.

Of course, it does not make sense to get the Europe eSIM if you know you will only visit Slovenia.

Below is an overview of how much each Holafly Europe eSIM costs:

  1. Europe unlimited data (with 60 incoming minutes and 60 outgoing minutes) eSIM for 5 days, costing 19 USD – most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  2. Europe unlimited data (with 60 incoming minutes and 60 outgoing minutes) eSIM for 7 days, costing 27 USD
  3. Europe unlimited data (with 60 incoming minutes and 60 outgoing minutes) eSIM for 10 days, costing 34 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  4. Europe unlimited data (with 60 incoming minutes and 60 outgoing minutes) eSIM for 15 days, costing 47 USD
  5. Europe unlimited data (with 60 incoming minutes and 60 outgoing minutes) eSIM for 20 days, costing 54 USD
  6. Europe unlimited data (with 60 incoming minutes and 60 outgoing minutes) eSIM for 30 days, costing 64 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  7. Europe unlimited data (with 60 incoming minutes and 60 outgoing minutes) eSIM for 60 days, costing 87 USD
  8. Europe unlimited data (with 60 incoming minutes and 60 outgoing minutes) eSIM for 90 days, costing 99 USD

Note: Phone Travel Wiz reader popularity ranking was updated in December based on data up to the 30th of December (2023 data only).

As I said, the prices between the Slovenia eSIMs and the Holafly eSIM are literally the same, as the screenshots below show.

Holafly Slovenia eSIMs
See the list above for up-to-date prices and allowances. The figures in this image may be outdated.
Holafly Europe eSIMs

Note: with the Holafly Europe eSIM, you can make calls and receive calls within and to countries where the eSIM can be used, except for Iceland, Norway, Ukraine & the United Kingdom. You can receive calls from any country, even ones not covered by the Holafly Europe eSIM. But that can be expensive for the person calling you.

You can find a country breakdown in my ongoing Holafly Europe review or the map below.

Holafly Europe eSIM Eligible Countries Map Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz (October 2023 Version)

I have tested the eSIM in seven countries so far – you should check my Holafly Europe eSIM review if you are interested in getting it for yourself.

Holafly Europe eSIM Review by Phone Travel Wiz

To summarize, go with the Holafly Slovenia eSIM if you only stay in Slovenia and the Holafly Europe eSIM if you go to two or more supported countries to save some money.

But since visiting neighboring countries in the European Union, especially the Schengen zone, is fairly easy, getting the Holafly Europe eSIM can act as insurance if you take an unexpected day trip to a neighboring country (and you would save a lot of money if you did).


Nomad eSIMs for Slovenia

Nomad eSIMs Logo
© Nomad

Currently, Nomad has three types of eSIMs that can be used in Slovenia only or include Slovenia:

  • Slovenia – local use only
  • Europe – Slovenia and 29 or 34 other countries, depending on the eSIM, in Europe
  • Global – Slovenia and 109 or 138 other countries, depending on the eSIM, worldwide

Use code ADU123 for 3 USD/2.70 EUR/2.40 GBP/4.05 CAD off your first Nomad order (new customers only).

Nomad, not to be confused with the (digital) nomad lifestyle, is an eSIM provider that has significantly improved over the past few years.

Not only has it been adding more countries, but it has continuously been dropping its prices where applicable.

And the best is yet to come – according to itself (and my contacts at Nomad are tight-lipped 🙄).

Anyway, let's start with the Slovenia-only eSIM.

Nomad allows you to purchase eSIMs from various partners.

In this example (Italy), you will see: provider – Truphone, network – Multiple Carriers & network – Wind Telecom (Wind Tre).

Nomad Networks Explained

Truphone, recently purchased by 1Global, is an eSIM provider and partner with network agreements in more than 100+ countries.

Truphone Logo
© Truphone

Nomad eSIMs powered by Truphone work well, but they are almost always the most expensive.

Nomad Networks Explained (Truphone)

eSIMs with multiple carriers under network are powered by Tele2 Sweden, based on my experience (although it will mention Nomad Black under Plan Details).

Nomad Networks Explained (Nomad Black Shown)

Those eSIMs are alright, although the speeds are throttled @ 35 Mbps for some reason – but they are often the cheapest.

Nomad Networks Explained (Nomad Black)

Then we have eSIMs where the roaming partner is shown (Wind Telecommunications, which is Wind Tre Italy, and Iliad Italy) – it is unclear who powers these eSIMs (as it is different per country), but the performance with them is fine (untrottled speeds).

Nomad Networks Explained (Various)

But regardless of the type of Nomad eSIM you choose, the performance with any of them is satisfactory in Slovenia.

You have the following seven Nomad Slovenia eSIM options:

  1. Slovenia 1 GB eSIM for 7 days (Nomad Black), costing 6 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  2. Slovenia 1 GB eSIM for 7 days (Truphone), costing 8 USD
  3. Slovenia 3 GB eSIM for 30 days (Nomad Black), costing 12 USD
  4. Slovenia 3 GB eSIM for 30 days (Truphone), costing 13 USD
  5. Slovenia 5 GB eSIM for 30 days (Nomad Black), costing 14 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  6. Slovenia 5 GB eSIM for 30 days (Truphone), costing 15 USD
  7. Slovenia 10 GB eSIM for 30 days (Nomad Black), costing 19 USD – most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  8. Slovenia 10 GB eSIM for 30 days (Truphone), costing 25 USD
  9. Slovenia 15 GB eSIM for 30 days (Nomad Black), costing 27 USD
  10. Slovenia 20 GB eSIM for 30 days (Nomad Black), costing 33 USD

Note: Phone Travel Wiz reader popularity ranking was updated in December based on data up to the 30th of December (2023 data only).

Nomad Slovenia eSIMs
See the list above for up-to-date prices and allowances. The figures in this image may be outdated.

And you know that I have a good deal waiting for you: use code ADU123 for 3 USD/2.75 EUR/2.35 GBP/4 CAD off your first Nomad eSIM purchase!

Now, we have the Nomad Europe eSIM, which can be used in 30 or 35 European countries, including Slovenia.

Why this or? Well, Nomad has two Europe eSIMs: the 30 Countries Plan and the 35 Countries Plan.

The Nomad Europe 30 Countries eSIM is powered by Nomad Black (which we learned is Tele2 Sweden).

Tele2 Logo
© Tele2

The 30 Countries Plan has six eSIM options, while the 35 Countries Plan has five.

The latter used to be supported by Truphone but is now powered by eSIM Go.

eSIM Go Logo
© eSIM Go

Because of this change, 5G NR is available in a handful of countries with the Nomad Europe 35 Countries eSIM (which is still not the case with the Nomad Europe 30 Countries eSIM).

Personally, I prefer the 35 Countries Plan eSIM, as the prices are about the same as the 30 Countries Plan eSIM (1 USD difference), has 5G NR access & has unthrottled speeds.

As I mentioned in the previous sections, getting any of the Nomad Europe eSIMs will be the most cost-effective way to stay connected in Europe if you plan to visit two or more supported destinations.

With that out of the way, here is a list of all the Nomad Europe eSIMs and how much they cost:

  1. Europe 1 GB eSIM for 7 days (30 countries by Nomad Black), costing 5 USD
  2. Europe 1 GB eSIM for 7 days (35 countries by eSIM Go), costing 5 USD
  3. Europe 3 GB eSIM for 30 days (30 countries by Nomad Black), costing 12 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  4. Europe 3 GB eSIM for 30 days (35 countries by eSIM Go), costing 13 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  5. Europe 5 GB eSIM for 30 days (30 countries by Nomad Black), costing 14 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  6. Europe 5 GB eSIM for 30 days (35 countries by eSIM Go), costing 9 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  7. Europe 10 GB eSIM for 30 days (30 countries by Nomad Black), costing 22 USD – most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  8. Europe 10 GB eSIM for 30 days (35 countries by eSIM Go), costing 22 18 USD (on sale) – most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  9. Europe 15 GB eSIM for 30 days (30 countries by Nomad Black), costing 29 USD
  10. Europe 15 GB eSIM for 30 days (35 countries by eSIM Go), costing 29 USD
  11. Europe 20 GB eSIM for 30 days (30 countries by Nomad Black), costing 35 USD
  12. Europe 20 GB eSIM for 30 days (35 countries by eSIM Go), costing 45 26 USD (on sale)
  13. Europe 30 GB eSIM for 30 days (35 countries by Truphone), costing 70 USD
  14. Europe 40 GB eSIM for 30 days (35 countries by Truphone), costing 90 USD

Note: Phone Travel Wiz reader popularity ranking was updated in December based on data up to the 30th of December (2023 data only).

Nomad Europe eSIM 30 Countries Plan with Prices (Nomad Black - Tele2 Sweden)
See the list above for up-to-date prices and allowances. The figures in this image may be outdated.
Nomad Europe eSIM 35 Countries Plan with Prices eSIM Go)

You can find a country breakdown in my ongoing Nomad Europe review or the map below.

Nomad Europe eSIM Eligible Countries Map Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz (October 2023 Version).png

I have tested the eSIM in more than ten countries so far – you should check my Nomad Europe eSIM review if you are interested in getting it for yourself.

For now, I have tried the Tele2-powered and Truphone-powered Nomad Europe eSIMs. The eSIM Go variant did not exist when I toured around Europe. Worry not; I have tried eSIM Go-powered eSIMs in other countries (on other continents) extensively. This is why I can confidently say those eSIMs will perform well.

Nomad Europe eSIM Review by Phone Travel Wiz

Finally, we have Nomad's Global eSIM, which can be used in Slovenia.

Personally, I have never been a fan of this eSIM because of how expensive it is.

Sure, I understand an eSIM covering more than 100 countries will be expensive, but cheaper alternatives exist (especially Airalo's Global eSIMs).

This is why I do not use this eSIM at all – it is too pricey.

But why do I even include it in this guide?

Because some Phone Travel Wiz readers do love this eSIM and actively purchase/use it.

This was mostly when Airalo's global offering covered 84 countries, while Nomad's global eSIM covered 110 countries instead.

Since June (Nomad) and July (Airalo) partnered with eSIM Go for their global offering, both cover 130+ countries with their eSIMs – but Airalo's is somehow (significantly) cheaper than Nomad's… AND had the call and text feature.

If Nomad introduces this (soon), I do not know.

However, I suspect the popularity of Nomad's global eSIM will drop because of Airalo's improved offering.

Enough doomer talk, there are three eSIMs per provider (Truphone – 109 Countries Plan and eSIM Go – 139 Countries Plan):

  1. Global (109 Countries Plan) 1 GB eSIM for 7 days, costing 25 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  2. Global (139 Countries Plan) 1 GB eSIM for 7 days, costing 19 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  3. Global (109 Countries Plan) 3 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 40 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  4. Global (139 Countries Plan) 3 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 40 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  5. Global (109 Countries Plan) 5 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 45 USD – most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  6. Global (139 Countries Plan) 5 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 57 USD – most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers

Note: Phone Travel Wiz reader popularity ranking was updated in December based on data up to the 30th of December (2023 data only).

Nomad Global eSIM 109 Countries Plan with Prices (Truphone)
See the list above for up-to-date prices and allowances. The figures in this image may be outdated.
Nomad Global eSIM 139 Countries Plan with Prices (eSIM Go)

The Nomad Global eSIM can be used in the following 109 (Truphone)/139 (eSIM Go) countries:

  • Åland Islands 2, 3
  • Albania
  • Algeria 2
  • Andorra 2
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan 2
  • Bahrain 2, 3
  • Bangladesh 2
  • Barbados 1
  • Belarus 2
  • Belgium
  • Bermuda 1
  • Bolivia 2
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina 2
  • Botswana 2
  • Brazil
  • Brunei 2
  • Bulgaria
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon 2
  • Canada 2, 3
  • Central African Republic 2
  • Chad 2
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Congo, Democratic Republic of the 2
  • Congo, Republic of the
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Dominican Republic 2
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt 2
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Eswatini 2, 3
  • Faroe Islands 1
  • Fiji 1
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana 1
  • French Southern Territories 2
  • Gabon 2
  • Georgia 2
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland 2
  • Grenada 1
  • Guadeloupe 1
  • Guam 2
  • Guatemala
  • Guernsey
  • Guinea-Bissau 2
  • Guyana 1
  • Holy See (Vatican City) 1
  • Honduras 1
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India 2
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq 2
  • Ireland
  • Isle of Man
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Ivory Coast 2
  • Jamaica 1
  • Japan
  • Jersey
  • Jordan 2
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya 2
  • Kosovo 2
  • Kuwait 2, 3
  • Kyrgyzstan 2
  • Laos 2
  • Latvia
  • Liberia 2
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau 2
  • Madagascar 2
  • Malawi 2
  • Malaysia
  • Mali 2
  • Malta
  • Martinique 1
  • Mayotte 1
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat 1
  • Morocco 2
  • Mozambique 1
  • Myanmar 2
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger 2
  • Nigeria 2
  • North Macedonia
  • Norway
  • Oman 2
  • Pakistan 2
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico 1
  • Qatar
  • Réunion
  • Romania
  • Russia 2
  • Saint Kitts & Nevis 1
  • Saint Lucia 1
  • Samoa 1
  • San Marino 1
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal 2
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles 2
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands 1
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Suriname 1
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan 2
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Trinidad & Tobago 1
  • Tunisia 2
  • Turkey
  • Turks & Caicos 1
  • Uganda 2
  • Ukraine 2
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States 2, 3
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan 2
  • Vanuatu 1
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen 2
  • Zambia 2

1 109 Countries Plan (Truphone) only
2 139 Countries Plan (eSIM Go) only
3 5G NR access (if you have the 139 Countries Plan (eSIM GO) – does not apply to the 109 Countries Plan (Truphone)

Nomad Global eSIM Eligible Countries Map Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz (October 2023 Version).png

To summarize: get the Nomad Slovenia eSIM if you only stay in Slovenia and the Nomad Europe eSIM in two or more supported countries to save money (get the eSIM Go variant for 5G NR access in variant countries).

You can get the Nomad Global eSIM, which can be used in at least 108 other countries besides Slovenia, but Airalo's updated offering made Nomad's uncompetitive (for now).


Overview of the Best eSIMs for Slovenia

So, we reviewed some eSIMs that can be used in Slovenia.

Many, many more eSIM providers have eSIMs for Slovenia – the ones listed in this guide are the eSIMs I have used in multiple countries on multiple continents and had a pleasant experience with (I do not recommend eSIMs I have not tried/were awful).

I will give you a quick recap of each eSIMs mentioned in this guide and link to their product pages in case you need more info or are ready to purchase an eSIM already (remember the activation policies of Holafly and Nomad eSIMs – do not buy their eSIMs too early).

Slovenia only eSIMs:

Europe-wide eSIMs, which include Slovenia:

Global eSIMs, which include Slovenia:

And do not forget to use one of these discount codes for extra savings:

  • Airalo: NEWMAY15 for 15% off if you have never purchased an Airalo eSIM. If you have, use AIRALOMAY10 for 10% off (each code can be used 3000 times among all Airalo customers, so better redeem it quickly!
  • Alosim: PTW for 5% off (the code can be used by anyone, including existing customers, as many times as you wish – no redemption limit)
  • Holafly: PHONETRAVELWIZ for 5% off (the code can be used by anyone, including existing customers, as many times as you wish – no redemption limit)
  • Nomad: ADU123 for 3 USD (or your currency's equivalent) if you have never purchased a Nomad eSIM
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Buying a SIM Card in Slovenia

Want to just use a SIM card but not your current one because roaming will be criminally expensive?

Consider getting a Slovenian SIM card instead – local SIM cards are the cheapest way to stay connected abroad.

Buying a SIM Card in Slovenia Guide (logos of A1, telemach & Telekom Slovenije)