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Car hire driving information Slovakia

Driving Overview | Insurance Information | Rental Restrictions

Driving Overview

General Information
Slovakia is a country in great progress. Many of the roads that are in bad conditions are being improved. The connections from the capital Bratislava are growing each year. Be aware that Slovak drivers might drive more offensively than what you might be used to. Take it slow and keep a good distance to other cars.    

To rent a car in Slovakia, you must be at least 18 years old (age can vary by car category) and have held your driver's license for at least 1 year. For drivers under the age of 25 an additional young driver surcharge may apply locally. Some suppliers have a maximum age of 70.  Seatbelts are mandatory and children up to age 12 must be seated in the back seat.

Speed Limits
Speed limits in Slovakia are:

  • Town and city: 60 km/h 
  • Open Roads: 90 km/h
  • Motorways: 110 km/h

Traffic restrictions
In Slovakia you drive on the right side of the road. Trams should be passed on the right side. Please note that dipped headlights must be used also during day time. In Slovakia the blood alcohol limit is zero, while driving. Never drink and drive!

There is a few petrol stations in Bratislava. Along the motorway most stations are open 24 h.  

Travel on the motorways in Slovakia requires a toll sticker. Your rental car might have a toll sticker for free. Always ask the local supplier at pick up to be sure.

In Slovakia you must park on the right side of the street, except on one-way streets where you park on the left side. Parking in larger cities requires a parking card/disc that you place on your dashboard. You are not allowed to park outside parking zones. Always read the signs carefully to avoid fines and towing. 

Insurance Information

General Information
Car rental insurance varies widely, so please study the information below prior to making your booking. Regulations of the country where you rent the car will be in effect for the duration of your rental.

All our car hire rates include Collision Damage coverage and Theft Protection for the vehicle. Rental limits potential vehicle damage or loss liability to an excess, which is stated on your voucher. If you plan to take advantage of coverage offered by your credit card, please contact your card issuer directly for details. Specific insurance information for your reservation will be printed on your confirmation voucher.

Rental Restrictions

General Information
Most car categories can be driven within Western Europe. If you wish to drive abroad (outside Slovakia) you need to purchase additional coverage. Please note that you may not take your rental car on a ferry. Due to insurance regulations, there are restrictions on luxury car categories and on travel in certain countries. Please take a moment to ensure that your intended itinerary will be possible with the car you plan to book.

Restricted Countries
There are different rules applying so please let us know if you plan on taking your car outside of Slovakia. There are additional insurance fees that apply for these rentals. If you want to travel to Eastern Europe or cross any national border(s) with your rental car it is important that you please contact us on our toll free number 1800 943 075.

Domestic one-way rentals are available between certain locations, additional fees may apply. Fees also apply for international one-way rentals. Some vehicles are prohibited on international one way rentals.

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