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Car hire driving information Slovenia

Driving Overview | Insurance Information | Rental Restrictions

Driving Overview

General Information
Slovenia has an extensive motorway system that will take you in all directions. This offers easy access to neighboring countries like Italy and Austria. Drive to the beautiful mountain resorts in the Alps and in the other direction you will find coastal resorts on the Adriatic Sea. One of the most popular resort communities is located on Lake Bled where there is skating and curling in the winter months and swimming and rowing in the summer months.    

To rent a car, 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 also have a maximum age of 73 years. Drivers between 70 to 73 years old have to pay an extra fee. Seatbelts are mandatory for the driver and all passengers. Children under age 12 have to be seated only in the back seat.

Speed Limits
Speed limits in Slovenia are:

  • Town and city: 60 km/h 
  • Open Roads: 80 km/h
  • Motorways: 120 km/h

Traffic restrictions
In Slovenia traffic travels on the right. Dipped headlights are mandatory during the whole day. Between 15 Nov and 15 Mar the car must be equipped with snow tires. If you are driving to the mountains be sure to bring snow chains as well. In Slovenia it is easy to drive also to the neighboring countries of Italy and Croatia. Always let us know when you book if you intend to travel abroad.

Petrol stations in the cities are normally open 13:00 to 20:00 and closed on Sundays. Fuel stations near the motorway or at border crossings are often open 24 h.

The A10/E70, A1/E63 and the A10/E57 motorways are subject to a toll payment. You pay by using a toll sticker (Vignette) that can be bought at petrol stations and motor clubs.

Parking your car in the city centre of Ljubljana can be a hard task. If you find a free spot it is most certainly a paid parking. Use the Parkomats (meters) and place the receipt on your dashboard. Please note that no change is given. After 6pm on weekdays and on Sundays parking is free. Ljubljana is a safe city and car thefts are rare.

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 Slovenia) 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
When you rent a car in Slovenia you can normally drive it to Italy and other Western European countries after prior confirmation. There are different rules applying so please let us know if you plan on taking your car outside of Slovenia. 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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