In Slovenia, child car seat rules dictate that children under 150 cm (5 ft) must travel in a car seat or use special seat belts adapted to their size, which they can use sitting in either the front or rear seat of the car. A child must be over 12 years old to sit in the front passenger seat. You should consider bringing a car seat or booster seat with you, unless you plan to rent one from your car hire company for around 9 € ($10) a day.
The best way to discover the impressive scenery of Slovenia is to rent a car. You will find that the west of Slovenia is very mountainous and has excellent roads. Slovenia is home to the Vršič Pass, which is the highest mountain road that goes across the Julian Alps. In the east of the country, you will find pretty country roads leading through places like Kozjanski Park, which is a 19.3 km (12 mi) drive from the town of Krško.
On your travels around Slovenia, you will find that parking is generally easy in rural areas. Most of the larger towns and cities offer both metered and multi-story parking. Around Lake Bled, 55.2 km (34.3 mi) from Ljubljana, there is plenty of free parking at the hotels.
For an additional charge and with permission from your car hire agency, crossing the border with your rental car from Slovenia is allowed to most European countries, although certain car categories have restrictions. You can expect to pay around 7 € ($8) at the border.
Book your car hire in Slovenia at least 2 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
Intermediate car hires in Slovenia are around 51% cheaper than other car types, on average
FAQs about hiring a car in Slovenia
On average a car hire in Slovenia costs R1 040 per day.
Intermediate (Ford Escape or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Slovenia.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Avis (R527/day), FLIZZR (R599/day) and Alamo (R859/day).
You will need to drive on the right-hand side of the road when you rent a car in Slovenia. The roads are well-maintained and signposted in the majority of the country, with several toll roads that require tickets (vignettes). You can buy these tickets at petrol stations or at border crossings. During the winter months, from Nov. 15 to Mar. 15, your rental car must be fitted with winter tires or snow chains.
If you plan to rent a car in Slovenia, the minimum age for drivers is 21 years old, and renters must have had a valid driving license for at least a year previously, although this may vary based on car category. If you are under 25 years old, there will be a surcharge. You must either carry a valid EU or international driving license to rent a car.
In Slovenia, you will find that the average price of petrol is 1.33 € ($1.51) per liter, which is equivalent to $5.70 per gallon. Petrol prices are regulated by the government everywhere, except at highway petrol stations. You will find plenty of petrol stations around the country, usually located every 30 km (18 mi) along highways. They open 24h a day and offer pay-at-pump and self-service.
Before you drive on Slovenian roads, you need to be aware of the national speed limits. In residential areas, the speed limit is 50 km/h (31 mph), and on national roads, you can travel at speeds between 90 km/h (56 mph) and 110 km/h (68 mph). On highways, the maximum speed limit is 130 km/h (80 mph).
The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for hire cars for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 24 hours. Offers are subject to change and may not be available on all car hires listed or dates of travel. Some hire car providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the website of the respective hire car provider.