From 1st July 2008, motor cycles, private cars and vans whose maximum permitted weight does not exceed 3.5 tons must carry a vignette in order to drive on any Slovenian motorway, as well as on the Ljubljana ring road.
Types of vignette
As of 1st July 2009, the six-month vignette remains in use for motorcycles, but not for cars and vans.
- Annual vignette for motor vehicles up to a maximum permitted weight of 3,500 kg: €95
- Monthly vignette for motor vehicles up to a maximum permitted weight of 3,500 kg: €30
- Weekly vignette for motor vehicles up to a maximum permitted weight of 3,500 kg: €15
- Annual vignette for motorcycles: €47.50
- Six-month vignette for motorcycles: €25
- Weekly vignette for motorcycles: €7.50
Validity of vignettes
Annual vignettes for the current year are valid from 1st December of the previous year to 31st January of the coming year (total of 14 months).
Six-month vignettes are valid for six months from the day of purchase, or until the end of the last day of the sixth month, if there is no such day in the sixth month.
Monthly vignettes are valid from the moment of purchase up until the end of the day with the same number one month after the day of purchase, or up until the end of the last day in the month, if the next month has no such day.
Weekly vignettes are valid for seven consecutive calendar days from and including the day determined by the user upon the purchase of the vignette.
Vignettes are sold at petrol stations in Slovenia and neighbouring countries and at branches of the national and foreign automobile clubs, at post offices in Slovenia, and at some magazine stands. For more information, a list of sales points is available.
For driving on a motorway without a valid vignette sticker or without paying the road toll, a fine of 300 to 800 euros is envisaged.
For motorway journeys coming from Austria up to the Hrušica exit towards the interior of Slovenia and in the reverse direction, the use of a vignette is not required. The road toll for the Karavanke tunnel is valid between the first motorway exits on either side of the national border (in Slovenia, the Hrušica exit, and in Austria, the Podrožca – Rosenbach exit).
Buses, mobile homes, and lorries
For vehicles whose maximum permitted weight exceeds 3.5 tons, there are several ways of paying for the road use. Pay per use: Every time you pass a toll station by paying on the spot. Prepayment and later payment: Intended for users of electronic media - DARS card, DARS Transporter card, and ABC plates.
For additional information, see the DARS website.