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Important regulations

If you choose to come to Slovenia by car, here are some useful tips on road use in Slovenia and what items you will need.

The following speed limits apply on Slovenian roads:

 

built-up/residential area

regional roads

express roads

motorways

 

Among the traffic regulations you should note the obligatory use of dipped (low-beam) headlights even during daytime driving. Use of fog lights is permitted only where visibility is reduced to less than 50 metres. The driver and all passengers in the vehicle must wear seat belts. You must carry in your car the obligatory equipment, which includes a safety triangle, a spare set of lights, a first aid kit and a reflective vest. From 15 November to 15 March your vehicle must have winter equipment – winter tyres with a profile of at least 3 mm or summer tyres and snow chains in the boot (trunk). The maximum permitted blood alcohol level for drivers is 0.5 parts per thousand. Since alcohol breath tests for drivers are very common, it is better to not drink anything.

Service stations

Service stations with petrol pumps are located about every 30 km along motorways and they operate 24 hours a day. There are also plenty of petrol stations in cities and smaller towns. All petrol stations offer unleaded petrol, diesel and at certain stations LPG. The prices of motor fuels at all service stations in Slovenia are determined by the providers themselves. Visit a special website to check out the prices of fuels at a particular service station.

Vehicle rental

You can rent a car at specialised agencies in towns and at airports. Fleets comprise vehicles of various categories. To rent a car you need to be at least 21 years old and have held a driving licence for at least two years. Some car rental agencies require a young driver surcharge payment for drivers aged between 21 and 25

Roadside assistance

Avto moto zveza Slovenije – AMZS provides 24-hour assistance and towing. If you break down, call 1987.

Toll collection in Slovenia

Motorcycles, passenger cars and vehicles with a maximum permissible weight not exceeding 3.5 tonnes must, in order to drive on all Slovenian motorways and expressways operated and maintained by the toll road operator, be equipped with a vignette. As of 1 December 2021 it is possible to buy an e-vignette.

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Types and prices of vignettes

The e-vignette is a modern way of paying a toll that does not differ significantly from the classic sticker vignette in terms of basic features and price.

 

Toll class 1 Price with VAT
Yearly vignette 55,00 EUR
Half-year vignette 30,00 EUR
Weekly vignette 7,50 EUR
Toll class 2a Price with VAT
Yearly vignette 110,00 EUR
Monthly vignette 30,00 EUR
Weekly vignette 15,00 EUR
Toll class 2b Price with VAT
Yearly vignette 220,00 EUR
Monthly vignette 60,00 EUR
Weekly vignette 30,00 EUR

The e-vignette is linked to the vehicle registration number. At the time of purchase, it is necessary to enter the correct registration number and country of registration of the vehicle and select the e-vignette for the correct toll class.

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Purchase of vignette

The e-vignette can be purchased online, at the DarsGo service or at authorised points of sale. The e-vignette must be paid before you start driving on the motorway or expressway.

For online payment, the vignette can be paid by debit or credit card (Mastercard, Visa, Maestro), PayPalor bank transfer. For payment by card or PayPal, the vignette can take effect immediately after the payment, and in the case of bank transfer the first possible day of validity of the e-vignette is four (4) working days from the date of the offer.

Yearly and half-year e-vignettes can be purchased from 1 December 2021 onwards. The purchase of weekly or monthly e-vignettes is possible from 1 February 2022, and until this date it is possible to purchase classic weekly or monthly vignettes in the form of stickers that are affixed on the windshield of the vehicle.

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Penalty

Do not risk driving on the motorways without the vignette sticker, since the penalties are severe. The penalty for driving on a motorway without a valid vignette or without paying the toll is a fine of EUR 300 to 800

Validity of vignettes

The use of the vignette is not tied to the kilometres travelled, while the following time limits apply:

  • The annual vignette is valid for one year (12 months) and is tied to the date of entry into force set by the customer.
  • The half-year vignette is valid for six months from the date of entry into force determined by the customer, or until the end of the last day of the sixth month if there is no such date in the sixth month. 
  • The monthly vignette is valid from the date of entry into force determined by the customer to the end of the last day in the next month, or to the end of the last day in the month if there is no such date in the next month. 
  • The weekly vignette is valid for seven consecutive calendar days from and including the day of entry into force determined by the customer.

The date of validity of the vignette can be set up to a maximum of 30 days in advance (including the day of purchase).

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Exception

For journeys on the motorway from Austria to the Hrušica exit towards the interior of Slovenia and vice versa, vignettes are not required. The toll paid for the Karavanke Tunnel is valid for travel between the first motorway exits on both sides of the national border (in Slovenia the Hrušica exit, in Austria the Podrožca/Rosenbach exit). 

Further information

Check on which cases you are eligible for a replacement vignette or a refund. More information on the DARS website 

Buses, motor homes, lorries

DarsGo is a modern electronic tolling system in the free traffic flow for vehicles whose maximum permitted weight exceeds 3.5 tonnes. Toll charge per km driven for vehicles whose maximum permissible weight exceeds 3,500 kg is stipulated by the government of the Republic of Slovenia. Toll varies based on the particular motorway section and the toll-rate category or emission standard of the vehicle. In the DarsGo system, toll charging is fully automated and based on the distance travelled.

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Travelling with a motor home

Travelling with a motor home is becoming increasingly popular, including in Slovenia. You will need to have the right category of licence, and while travelling all passengers need to be in seats with seat belts fastened. Overnight stays are permitted at motor home rest areas and campsites.

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