Slovenia is a small country with a huge diversity of geography and climate. This means that you can see so much in just a few miles when you choose car rental in Slovenia. Check out the branch menu below and you will see that we have lots of locations that make it quick to pick up your rental and continue with your visit. When you rent a car in Slovenia with Sixt you will also enjoy our simple booking process, so read on for more information on making the most of your visit.
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We know you'll be keen to start your exploration of this fascinating country, so we have branches offering car rental at major airports, transport hubs and key city locations. To help you on your way, this article contains lots of hints and tips on how to ensure better car rental deals in Slovenia, and understand local driving laws. The Places of Interest section below also has ideas for interesting locations to visit in your rental.
With high, Alpine roads, coastal routes and busy city center streets, this small country has many driving environments to enjoy. When you choose car rental with Sixt, you can access a huge fleet of rental cars to ensure that you can access the perfect vehicle for your trip, making sure that you are well equipped to enjoy your road trip. For example, SUVs will help you tackle those mountain roads, while compact cars and sedans can easily slip through those busy city streets. If you're bringing lots of luggage, or plan lots of shopping, you might want to consider a station wagon, while vans are the answer to the mobility needs of larger groups. Make sure also to review our comprehensive list of add-ons. Choose enhanced insurance options for carefree motoring or take the effort out of driving with additional driver cover and a navigation system. We also have a range of child seats to secure younger passengers. Also remember that booking ahead with Sixt is the best way to land better car rental deals in Slovenia.
Remember that both renter and any other drivers will need to have a valid driving license to rent a car in Slovenia with Sixt. If your license is printed using a non-Roman alphabet, such as Russian or Arabic, you will also need an International Driving Permit. We also require that you show proof of ID, in the form of a passport or valid ID card, when collecting your rental vehicle.
To enjoy car rental in Slovenia with Sixt you will need to be at least 18 years of age and to have held your driving license for a minimum of two years. Certain classes of rental car have further age restrictions and these will be highlighted during the reservation process in the booking engine.
Sixt accepts payment by major credit card providers such as American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard/Mastercard and Visa. We cannot accept cash payment or payment by prepaid or debit cards.
Any accident must be reported immediately to local police, who can be contacted by phoning 112. This must be done even if there was no involvement by another vehicle. You must also report to Sixt any damage to your rental vehicle and complete the Accident Report Form that was provided with your car.
TIP: It is generally cheaper to rent a car at least three months before any high season. Free cancellation up to 24 hours before collection is almost always possible, but is dependent on the chosen tariff.
Slovenia has an excellent modern road network for such a compact country, with over 450 miles of motorway. To use these motorways, you must display a 'vignette' on the windscreen. These can be purchased from gas stations, tobacconists and in border stores.
The Triple Bridge in Ljubljana is perhaps the most used and most unusual bridge in the city. Connecting the Old Town with the market, the central bridge dates from 1842. In 1932 it was decided to increase the capacity of the bridge and this was achieved by adding a pedestrianized bridge to either side of the main bridge. Maribor Castle is housed in a stunning baroque mansion in the northeastern town of Maribor. It holds an impressive collection of regional exhibits. The tunnels under Kranj Old Town were built to shelter local residents from bombing during World War II. This extensive network runs for miles under the city and there are guided tours to help you understand and navigate the network. Koper is Slovenia's largest coastal town. This busy port on the Adriatic Sea has a delightful medieval town center, with pretty red-tiled roofs. There are plenty of winding alleys to explore and hidden squares to discover and the lively seaside resort of Ankaran is just across the bay.
Lake Bled is a picture-perfect Alpine lake in the Julian Alps. Its emerald-green water, church on an island and medieval castle perched on a cliff have helped to make it the most popular tourist area in Slovenia. Triglav National Park is one of the largest national parks in Europe and is a spectacular area of mountains, lakes, forests, ravines, canyons and caves. It is also home to Mt. Triglav, the highest peak in Slovenia. The Skocjan Caves have been recognized by UNESCO as some of the most significant in the world. Extending for more than six miles, they have carved out a fascinating and beautiful underground world. Volčji Potok Arboretum is the most visited botanic gardends of Slovenia and the estate where it is found has been declared an official place of cultural and natural heritage of national importance. It is known for its woody plants and spring flower shows.
Slovenia's stunning landscapes are a wonderful resource for filmmakers. The 2008 "Chronicles of Narnia- Prince Caspian", for example, took advantage of the dramatic scenery at Bovec to film the famous bridge scene.
Slovenia is a good base from which to explore this region of Europe and cross border rentals are allowed to a number of countries. There are conditions depending on the type of rental car you choose and charges apply. You can find out more Rental Information.