Overland Slovenia Travel

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Visiting Slovenia[edit]

Give a brief overview of what it's like to visit. How easy is the border, how safe is the country, are there great things to see and do, etc.

Entering Slovenia with a Car or Motorbike[edit]

Correct as of: April 2015

Required Paperwork[edit]

(To check if you need a travel Visa for Slovenia, application instructions and fees see: Slovenia Visa online application at VisaHQ.com)
List the paperwork required to enter with a vehicle, including number of copies

Process at border[edit]

  • If you enter Slovenia from Austria, Hungary or [[Italy], there is no border checkpoint, so no problem entering with a vehicle.
  • If you enter from Croatia, you'll find a border checkpoint, where you will be asked for both the documents of the vehicles and yours.

Cost of entry[edit]

State the cost for a vehicle to enter

Permitted length of stay[edit]

State the permitted length of entry for the vehicle

Extension of stay[edit]

Describe the process to extend the permitted length of entry for the vehicle, if possible.

Storing a vehicle and temporarily leaving the country[edit]

Describe if/how a vehicle can be stored, and for how long.
Also mention if the owner / temporary importer can leave the country while the vehicle is in storage.

Exiting with a vehicle[edit]

Describe the paperwork requirements and process at the border to exit.

Driving in Slovenia[edit]

Recommended books for Overlanding in Slovenia[edit]

Lonely Planet Slovenia (travel Guide)
Lonely Planet Slovenia (travel Guide)
by Lonely Planet, Mark Baker, Paul Clammer, Steve Fal...
From $12.98 on Amazon
Work Less To Live Your Dreams: A Practical Guide To Sa...
Work Less To Live Your Dreams: A Practical Guide To Sa...
by Dan Grec
From $click on Amazon
Overlanders' Handbook: Worldwide Route And Planning Gu...
Overlanders' Handbook: Worldwide Route And Planning Gu...
by Chris Scott
From $22.42 on Amazon
Adventure Motorcycling Handbook: A Route & Planning Gu...
Adventure Motorcycling Handbook: A Route & Planning Gu...
by Chris Scott
From $13.37 on Amazon

Travel insurance for Slovenia[edit]

World Nomads offer the most flexible Travel Insurance at the best prices for multi-country / multi-year trips. You can buy, extend and claim online, even after you've left home.

Vehicle insurance requirements[edit]

Yes or No if insurance is mandatory, and what kind is acceptable.

Cost of vehicle insurance[edit]

State the price of insurance and a time period.

Where to purchase vehicle insurance[edit]

Describe where insurance can be purchased.

Driving license[edit]

International driving licence in addition to the original driving licence.

Driving side of road[edit]

Right.
Unknown if RHD vehicles can be driven in Slovenia.

Mandatory items in vehicle[edit]

  • Safety Triangle
  • Yellow jacket
  • Set of replacement lights
  • First aid kit

Roads[edit]

General Road quality[edit]

Roads are very good, mainly paved.
There are a lot of "forest roads" allowed to all vehicles, unpaved but clean.
Roads can reach up to 23% of gradient, especially in the Alps.

Road signs[edit]

No problem regarding road signs, everything is well-indicated.

Toll roads[edit]

Toll roads are highways (Esat-west and North-south).
You have to buy a vignette (for 15 days/1 month/1 year), tolls are video-controled and the vignette is read by an automatic system when you enter the highway. Vignette can be found nearly on all the roads that lead into the country, immediately after the border.

Bribery in Slovenia[edit]

None to be expected.

Checkpoints[edit]

None to be expected.

Traveling with pets[edit]

No problems known if you come from any European country, there are no border check-points so nobody will ask you anything.

Gas price in Slovenia and Diesel price in Slovenia[edit]

Last updated: April 2015

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Gasoline Grade Price
Unleaded €1.35 EUR per Liter[1]
Diesel €1.20 EUR per Liter[1]

Gas and Diesel Availability / Frequency[edit]

No problem finding gas, there are stations everywhere. Prices are the same no matter the name/brand of the station.

Gas and Diesel Quality[edit]

Very good quality for both diesel and gas.

Safety and Security Considerations[edit]

Driving at night[edit]

The country is safe and you can drive at night.

Vehicle parking[edit]

  • Vehicle parking is no issue during the day nor is it at night if you do not plan to sleep in the vehicle.
  • If you plan to sleep in the vehicle, you are not allowed to park anywhere else than on dedicated areas or campings.

Special driving considerations[edit]

  • Nothing special to be considered. Slovenians are very polite and will take into consideration you are a foreigner and will ease your way.
  • Just take into consideration that if a road is not allowed to a certain category of vehicles (length, weight, height etc.) there is always a good reason and you will be stuck if you try.
  • Be careful when you enter a town, there may be small roads or limited in height where you have difficulties to pass through if you have a big vehicle.

Security advisories and information[edit]

Camping in Slovenia[edit]

Be careful, wild cammping is NOT ALLOWED.
Fines are €300.00 EUR when you are fined into a non-specified camping-zone. You have to go to dedicated areas or campings. Campings can be quite expensive, about €20.00 EUR - €40.00 EUR a night (especially in the Alps), dedicated areas are around €8.00 EUR - €15.00 EUR a night.

Camping guide books[edit]

List and link to books specifically for camping.

Drinking water[edit]

No problem with water.
You can also drink water from lakes/rivers.

Navigation[edit]

Paper maps[edit]

Reise Know-How are amoung the best paper maps. Purchase paper maps before arriving in Slovenia

Slovenia Travel Map.
Slovenia Travel Map.
by Reise Know-How
From $click on Amazon
Slovenia (national Geographic Adventure Map)
Slovenia (national Geographic Adventure Map)
by National Geographic Maps - Adventure
From $7.94 on Amazon
Slovenia Travel Map.
Slovenia Travel Map.
by Reise Know-How
From $click on Amazon
Lonely Planet Eastern Europe (travel Guide)
Lonely Planet Eastern Europe (travel Guide)
by Lonely Planet, Tom Masters, Carolyn Bain, Mark Bak...
From $18.99 on Amazon

GPS Maps of Slovenia[edit]

Review different GPS companies, quality and coverage (Tomtom, Garmin, OSM, Tracks4Africa). (with links to each).

GPS co-ordinates for camping, propane, gas, repairs, etc. in Slovenia[edit]

  • iOverlander is a website and iPhone application designed by Overlanders, for Overlanders. It contains GPS co-ordinates and reviews for camping, hotels, propane, water, mechanics, borders and much more.
  • Park4Night is a website and application were you may find a lot of places and coordinates to sleep by.

Link to sites that have a list of GPS co-ordinates (or directions) for camping locations (including "wild" campsites), propane filling, gas stations, repair shops, places of interest, etc.

Special Overland Travel interests[edit]

List any special items / places that are popular with Overlanders

Vehicle Maintenance[edit]

Dealers[edit]

4x4s / Trucks

Motorbikes

Local Garages[edit]

Add known good mechanics here.

Buy or sell a car or motorbike in Slovenia[edit]

Buy
Describe how a foreigner can buy a vehicle. List any difficulties or limitations on where the vehicle can be driven.

Sell
Describe how a foreigner can sell a foreign-plated vehicle, or list not possible.'

References[edit]

Links to the source of any information - blogs or discussion forums, etc.

  1. 1.0 1.1 World petrol prices, gas prices, diesel prices|MyTravelCost.com

Helpful External links[edit]

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