Translated by: John Agrafiotis
Visa – Passport: A national of another EEA Member State (EEA citizens are nationals of EU Member States, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein) or Switzerland may enter the Republic of Slovenia with a valid personal identity card or passport, without the requirement of an entry permit (visa). More info can be found here.
Border Crossing: Open borders with Austria, Italy and Hungary. Typical stop at Croatian borders.
Driving license: EU citizens just need a European driving license. Non EU citizens must have an International Driving Permit (IDP).
Insurance: Green cards accepted. Third party insurance is compulsory.
Time Zone: GMT +1
Banks: There are lot ATMs and most credit cards are widely accepted.
Fuel: Fuel stations on highway roads stay open 24h per day. Others operate usually from 7:00 to 20:00, Monday to Saturday. Credit cards are widely accepted. Unleaded 95 gasoline costs ~1,00€ (12/2020) (same price in all stations).
Lights: Mandatory 24h per day.
Equipment: Drivers and passengers must wear helmets. Having a first aid kit is compulsory for vehicles (including motorcycles) registered in Slovenia and the same is recommended for foreigners.
Maximum Allowed Blood Alcohol Level: 0.05%
Speed Limits: 50 km/h in built up areas, 90 km/h outside built up areas, 110 km/h on dual carriageways and 130 km/h on motorways.
Fines: Police can impose a fine on the spot for traffic violations. If the fine is paid within eight days it is reduced by 50%. Foreign drivers who refuse to pay a fine on the spot can have their passport and other documents withheld and can be brought before a police court.
Tolls: From 1 July 2008 and onwards, it is obligatory to purchase a vignette. A vignette valid for one week costs 7,5€ , for 6 months 30€ and for a year 55€. Vignettes can be bought at fuel stations. Tolls are also aplied in Karavanke tunnel (7,50€) at the border crossing between Slovenia (A2) and Austria (A11). More info about the toll system can be found here.
Specifities: Buses have always priority (and may sometimes pull out without warning).
Usefull Phone Numbers:
European Emergency Number: 112
Automobile assistance (AMZS): 1987
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* If you are from Slovenia or have been recently in Slovenia and you would like to add some information or correct some of the above listed, do not hesitate to contact us.