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Motorway vignette Slovenia 2023 → Price, how to pay, toll road sections

Barbora Kollárová
Published on 15.2.2023

  • The vignette is compulsory for motorcycles and cars up to 3.5 tonnes and is now only available in an electronic version.
  • Vehicles over 3.5 tonnes pay an electronic toll based on the actual distance travelled.
  • Motorway vignettes are quite expensive, so it is worth considering whether it is not more profitable to bypass the toll sections.
  1. Motorway vignette Slovenia 2023 → Price, how to pay, toll road sections

    Price and validity of a vignette in Slovenia for the year 2024

    The price of the vignette for vehicles weighing up to 3.5 tonnes depends on the category of a motor vehicle.

    Classification of motor vehicles

    • Category 1: Motorcycles
    • Category 2A: Vehicles up to 3.5 t and 1.3 m height above the first axle. Most cars, motorhomes, SUVs and pick-ups fall into this category
    • Category 2B: Vehicles up to 3.5 t and over 1.3 m height above the first axle. These are mainly commercial vehicles, transits, light trucks and some off-road vehicles

    Price of Slovenian electronic vignettes 2024

    Motorcycles Cars of category 2A Cars of category 2B Cars over 3.5 t
    Weekly €8,00 €16,00 €32 toll (DarsGo system)
    Monthly €32 €64 toll (DarsGo system)
    Semi-annual €32 toll (DarsGo system)
    Annual €59 €118 €235 toll (DarsGo system)
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  3. Where to buy Slovenian vignette 2024

    Where to buy Slovenian vignette

    Traditional vignettes have been replaced by the electronic vignette, the so-called e-vignette, which is linked to the vehicle registration plate. The electronic vignette can be purchased at When purchasing, the vehicle registration number must be entered, then the time validity of the vignette is selected. An annual e-vignette is valid from the start date selected by the purchaser until the end of the same day the following year.

    You can easily buy Slovenian e-vignette for motorcycles and vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes at You can register your vehicle registration number on the website and choose whether you want to buy a 7-day, 30-day or one-year vignette.

    The annual e-vignette is valid from the start date selected by the purchaser until the end of the same day in the following year.

    DarsGo System

    This is a toll system for cars over 3.5 tonnes that pay electronic tolls according to the actual distance travelled. Tolls vary according to the specific motorway section and the toll category or emission standard of the vehicle.

    The toll is calculated and charged using a special DarsGo onboard unit, which must be installed inside the vehicle. The entire network of motorways and expressways with a total length of 623 km is divided into 128 toll sections. A gate is placed above each section of the motorway through which the vehicle passes. The toll gate detects the presence of the DarsGo unit, which serves as the basis for charging tolls in a given section. The toll is completely automatic and the price depends on the distance travelled.

    Tolls are paid for each section separately. The total amount charged depends on the length of each section and the characteristics of the vehicle, such as the number of axles or the EURO emission standard.

  4. Slovenian toll sections 2024

    Toll sections of motorways and expressways in Slovenia

    • A1 motorway: Austria – Šentilj – Maribor – Celje – Ljubljana – Postojna – Koper
    • A2 motorway: Austria – Kranj – Ljubljana – Novo Mesto – Brežice – Obrežje
    • A3 motorway: Divača (A1) – Fernetiči – Italy
    • A4 motorway: Slivnica (A1) – Hajdina – Draženci – Gruškovje – Croatia
    • A5 motorway: Dragučova (A1) – Vučja vas – Beltinci – Hungary

    Sections, where it is not necessary to pay a vignette or toll

    The electronic vignette is required for driving on all motorways and expressways except the following sections:

    • Gorenjska motorway (A2) – from the direction of Austria to the Hrušica junction in the direction of Slovenia and from the Hrušica junction to the border in the direction of Austria. The toll for this section is paid together with the toll for the Karavanke tunnel (Hrušica junction in Slovenia; Podrožca – Rosenbach junction in Austria).
    • Koper expressway (H6) – from the Koper (Semedela) junction to the end of the H6 Koper-Lucija expressway (in both directions). Since the coastal road connecting Koper and Izola has been closed, an e-vignette is not required for the use of this road section (Markovec tunnel).
    • Maribor expressway (H2) – between Pesnica and Tezno. Due to the reclassification of roads into the category of regional roads, it is excluded from the e-vignette toll collection system.

    Map of motorway and toll roads in Slovenia

    You can find a map of Slovenian motorways on the website or at, where you can also find current traffic information.

    Sections charged with a special toll

    When crossing Slovenia, an additional toll is charged only in the Karavanke tunnel. The tunnel is located at the border crossing between Austria (A11) and Slovenia (A2).

    Drivers who drive through the Karavanke tunnel more often can buy a 30-day card with 14 crossings at the Hrušica toll station. The price is €35. The card is intended exclusively for motorcycles and vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes.

    Karavanke tunnel passage fees 2024

    Motorcycles and motor vehicles to 3.5 t (with or without trailer) Motor vehicles with two axles over 3.5 t
    Fee €7,80 with VAT €4,22 without VAT

    You can find the complete price list at

  5. Motorways in Slovenia: Speed limits, fines…

    Speed limits in Slovenia

    • In cities and built-up areas: 50 km/h
    • Rural areas: 90 km/h
    • On roads for motor vehicles: 110 km/h
    • On motorways: 130 km/h

    Fines for not having a vignettes

    Driving without a valid vignette carries a fine of €300 up to €800.

    How to avoid the Slovenian motorway

    You can avoid the Slovenian motorway by following the route indicated on this map.

    You have to turn off the A9 motorway before Slovenia in the direction of Gersdorf. The road continues through Mureck and the state border with Slovenia, passing through the towns of Lenart and Ptuj, from where you can smoothly return to the original route to Zagreb. Please, observe the traffic regulations when detouring. Slovenian police officers are well aware of this detour and monitor compliance with the prescribed speed.

  6. Speeding fines in Slovenia 2024

    Many foreigners, including the British, travel through Slovenia to the seaside every year, especially to Croatia. The Slovenian government is aware of this and, in addition to expensive toll motorway sections, has also introduced a complex system of speeding penalties. It is not worth breaking the speed limit here, because as you drive through this small country, you are sure to encounter several police patrols that collect fines uncompromisingly.

    There are also automatic speed cameras and the sending of fines abroad is one of the best in Europe. Many drivers recommend completely avoiding motorways and taking the parallel old road when passing through Slovenia, it is not much more of a delay.

    Speeding in residential areas

    • 1-5 km/h: €20,00
    • 6-10 km/h: €40
    • 11-20 km/h: €150
    • over 21 km/h: €600

    Speeding in urban area

    • 1-5 km/h: €20,00
    • 6-10 km/h: €40
    • 11-20 km/h: €125
    • 21-30 km/h: €250
    • 31-50 km/h: €500
    • over 51 km/h: €600

    Speeding in rural area

    • 1-10 km/h: €20,00
    • 11-20 km/h: €40
    • 21-30 km/h: €80
    • 31-40 km/h: €125
    • 41-50 km/h: €250
    • over 51 km/h: €600

    Speeding on expressways

    • 1-10 km/h: €20,00
    • 11-30 km/h: €40
    • 31-40 km/h: €80
    • 41-50 km/h: €125
    • 51-60 km/h: €500
    • over 61 km/h: €600

    Speeding on motorways

    • 1-10 km/h: €20,00
    • 11-30 km/h: €40
    • 31-40 km/h: €80
    • 41-50 km/h: €125
    • 51-60 km/h: €250
    • over 61 km/h: €600
  7. Car driving fines in Slovenia 2024

    The police may impose a fine on the spot for traffic offences. If you pay the fine within 8 calendar days, its amount reduces by 50%. If you do not pay on the spot, your documents (driving or technical licence, passport, etc.) can be confiscated as a deposit and you can be sued in the worst-case scenario. Slovenia does not have a points system for traffic offences.

    • Red-light running – €300
    • Driving without seat belts fastened – €120
    • Using a mobile phone while driving – €120
    • Driving without lights on – €40
    • Failure to give the right of way – €300
    • Driving under influence of alcohol – od €300 to €1 200 and suspension of the driving licence, if applicable
  8. Driving in Slovenia 2024

    Mandatory car equipment in Slovenia

    • Warning triangle
    • Reflective vest
    • First aid kit
    • Spare bulb set for lights

    Motorcycle drivers and their passengers are required to wear a safety helmet.

    Cyclists under the age of 15 are also required to wear a helmet.

    The fire extinguisher is mandatory only for bus and truck drivers.


    From November 15 to March 15 (or in case of winter conditions such as snow, ice or icing on the road), winter tires are mandatory. The minimum tread depth is 3 mm. For summer tires minimum tread depth is 1.6 mm.

    The use of snow chains is permitted, but the vehicle speed must not exceed 50 km/h.

    Studded tires are prohibited for all vehicles.

    Seat belts

    All passengers in the vehicle must wear seat belts.

    Children in the car

    Children up to 12 years of age or 150 cm in height must only be transported in the rear seats in an appropriate child restraint system (car seat or booster seat). The front passenger’s airbag must be deactivated if the child is being transported in a rearward-facing front seat (in the infant carrier).

    Drinking and driving

    The maximum permitted blood alcohol level is 0.5 per mile.

    Zero blood alcohol tolerance applies to:

    • Novice drivers, ie. holders of driving license for less than 2 years
    • Drivers under the age of 21
    • Professional drivers

    The amount of drink-driving depends on the amount of alcohol in your blood measured in millilitres:

    • Up to 0.5 ‰ – €300
    • 0.5 up to 0.8 ‰ – €600
    • 0.8 up to 1.1 ‰ – €900
    • Over 1.1 ‰ – €1 200 and possible suspension of the driving licence

    Daytime running lights

    In Slovenia, the use of dipped beam headlights is mandatory even when driving during the day.
    The use of fog lights is only permitted with reduced visibility of fewer than 50 metres.

  • Soren Soren says:

    If driving large RV plus 3,5 ton, you must have a electronic box. One from austria, one from Slovenia. But witch one will debet you, usin Karavanka tunnel ?

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