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Car Hire and Travel Blog - 15.12.2021.

E-Vignette in Slovenia

E-Vignette has finally arrived in Slovenia, meaning we can all scrape off the sticker from the windscreens and easily purchase the vignette online. Wondering how to get the e-vignette, how much it costs and what type?

When you rent a car in Slovenia there are toll roads that you will most likely use while exploring the country. Whether you are heading from Ljubljana to the coastline or cruising up the country you will find toll roads. To pay for these toll roads, you use to have a vignette sticker on the front window. Slovenia has now begun to offer electronic vignettes making it easier than ever to purchase tickets online.

What is an E-Vignette?

E-Vignette is the electronic version of the standard vignette that is commonly used throughout Europe. It is a fresh way to pay for the toll roads in Slovenia for motor vehicles with a maximum permissible weight of up to 3500 kg. In simple terms, it is not much different from the classic vignette which came in a form of a sticker. Meaning if you purchase the e-vignette online you can drive through all of the roads in Slovenia while the validity of the ticket is in place.

The e-vignette is registered to the vehicles license plate number. When you purchase the vignette, you need to make sure to enter the correct plate number and origin of the vehicle and select the correct toll class for your car. It is the responsibility of the driver to insert the correct information. If any of the information is incorrect the toll is said to be unpaid.

The E-vignette will begin in a few stages. From December 2021 you can purchase the annual vignette and semi-annual vignette. Monthly and weekly e-vignettes will be available starting in February 2022.

Where can I purchase an e-vignette for my Slovenia trip?

You can still get the e-vignette at stores and gas stations across Slovenia but also in Germany, Austria, Italy, Croatia and the Czech Republic. To purchase the e-vignette online, simply visit this website and pay online before your trip. You can purchase the e-vignette up to 30 days before you drive around Slovenia. 

Stations in Slovenia that sell e-vignette

  • Petrol
  • OMV
  • MOL
  • Trafika 3DVA
  • AMZS
  • Kompas Shop
  • LOGO
  • Regia Group
  • Spar

Map of toll roads in Slovenia

Map of Slovenian toll roads

Source of current toll roads in Slovenia from Wikipedia

What payment method can I pay the e-vignette 

You can only pay for the e-vignette in Euros and use the debit and credit card from Visa, MasterCard and Maestro. Online you can also purchase with Paypal.

How do I purchase the e-vignette in Slovenia?

You can get the e-vignette in five simple steps.

  1. Visit the online shop
  2. Select your vehicle toll class and vignette type
  3. Apply your email address
  4. Fill in the car registration number and select the starting date
  5. Make the payment and receive a confirmation of purchase

Toll classes and vignette types.

In Slovenia, there are three toll classes called classes 1, 2A and 2B.

Toll class 1: The first toll class includes single-track motor vehicles (e.g., motorcycles). All these types of vehicles have tracks up to 50 centimetres wide, and you can use either a measuring tape or tailor meter for this task 

Toll class 2A: Maximum permitted weight of up to 3500 kg and the height above front axle is 1.3 metres (most passenger cars, minivans).

Toll class 2B: Maximum permitted weight of up to 3500 kg and heights above 1.3 metres in height, including most multi-purpose trucks as well as light-duty cars.

E-Vignette prices in Slovenia 

It depends on what toll class your vehicle will fit under. Below you will find the price list for each toll class for the e-vignette

Toll Class 1 Toll Class 2A Toll Class 2B
Annual: 55 EUR Annual: 110 EUR Annual: 220 EUR
Semi-Annual: 30 EUR Monthly: 30 EUR Monthly: 60 EUR
Weekly: 7.5 EUR Weekly: 15 EUR Weekly: 30 EUR

 It should also be remembered that the Karawanken tunnel on the border between Slovenia and Austria is additionally paid, currently costing 7.20 euros for a vehicle up to 3500 kg

What toll class does my vehicle apply under?

You can find out what toll class your vehicle is in by going to this webpage and entering the vehicle data. From there you will be provided with the relevant information for which toll road your vehicle goes under.

How to avoid toll roads in Slovenia

Of course, the Slovenian road network is not just motorways - there are more than 6,000 kilometres of freeways, highways and regional roads.

If you have hired a car and want to be picked up at Ljubljana airport and get to Ljubljana without paying E-vignette, it is best to drive via Vodice, Skarucna and Povodje.

Ljubljana is the hub of day's journeys on the main roads to the various tourist destinations. In the direction of Bled, Bohinj and Kranjska Gora, you will drive through Škofja Loka and Radovljica. To avoid tolls in Slovenia, it is also not a problem if you want to go to the Slovenian coast (Koper, Portoroz, Piran, Izola...), where you have to go through Vrhnika, Postojna, Pivka and Kozina. For travel from Ljubljana to Maribor, you have to go via Litija, Laško, Celje and Šentjur, and In the direction of Nova Gorica and Trieste, you will drive through Vrhnika and Komna.

When driving in Slovenia, it is also a good idea to avoid the toll roads by following these instructions:

  1. Go to Google Maps.
  2. Enter your starting and ending points.
  3. In the route options, click on so you avoid highways and tolls.

live traffic shows you if there are roadworks, diversions or traffic jams on the way. You can also select the Typical Traffic option and set the day and time you are

If you drive on a toll road without paying, you can expect a fine. 

When you register your vehicle in Slovenia, the toll supervisor will send a payment order and invoice by post.

How much is the fine?

The fine for not paying toll roads in Slovenia is EUR 300.00

Got more questions about the e-vignette?

You can always contact our customer service team at Orbit Car Hire if you have any information about the e-vignettes in Slovenia. Our team are experts when it comes to the vignettes all across Europe and will be more than happy to assist you while you plan your trip to Slovenia or any other country. Orbit is always open Orbit Car Hire is always here for you! We offer great service and want to make sure everyone who rents from us feels respected. Keep in touch with Orbit by phone or email - whichever way works best for you.

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