The use of motorways and express roads is subject to payment in Slovenia. Motorways and express roads, which statistics say are among the safest roads in the country, provide users with a higher level of service and comfort compared to other roads. Toll revenues finance the operation and maintenance of the motorway network. In addition, tolls provide a permanent, stable and long-term source of revenue for the repayment of loans taken out for the construction and renovation of motorways.
Tolls for passenger cars and motorcycles
The purchase of an electronic vignette for vehicles with a maximum permitted weight not exceeding 3 500 kg is compulsory for the use of toll roads, irrespective of the maximum weight of the trailer.
The toll roads subject to tolls for a fixed period of use are all motorways and express roads in Slovenia operated and maintained by DARS. They are marked with proper roadside information signalisation.
Details related to the Slovenian tolling system are available on DARS Compay's website.
Tolls for goods vehicles and buses
For vehicles with a maximum permitted weight exceeding 3 500 kg, irrespective of the maximum permitted weight of their trailers, tolls are payable on the basis of the distance travelled. These vehicles are classified into two toll classes:
- First toll class: Motor vehicles with two or three axles with a maximum permitted weight exceeding 3 500 kg and combinations of vehicles with two or three axles with a maximum permitted weight of the towing vehicle exceeding 3 500 kg;
- Second toll class: Motor vehicles with more than three axles with a maximum permitted weight exceeding 3 500 kg, and combinations of vehicles with more than three axles with a maximum permitted weight of the towing vehicle exceeding 3 500 kg.
The toll rate for individual sections of toll roads is set, depending on the distance travelled, in the price list for the use of toll roads, which is compiled by DARS and subject to approval by the government.
A toll must be paid for every toll section driven by a vehicle. The toll rate depends on the length of the section and the characteristics of the vehicle, such as the number of axles and the Euro emissions standard applying to the vehicle.
Adjustment of toll rates according to a vehicle’s Euro emissions standard
According to EU guidelines and environmental protection principles, the toll rate may be adjusted to take account of the Euro emissions standard of the vehicle.
Toll for the use of the Karavanke road tunnel
The criteria for classifying vehicles into toll classes, the toll rate for each toll class and the method of payment of the entry toll at the Karavanke South tunnel for use of the Karavanke road tunnel are set by the Regulation on tolls for the use of the Karavanke road tunnel.
European Electronic Toll Service
This service complements the national electronic toll systems of EU Member States and ensures the interoperability throughout the Community for users of electronic toll systems introduced by EU Member States and of toll systems to be introduced in the future.
Under the concession contract for management and maintenance of motorways, DARS company is in charge of operating the Slovenian toll system.
The Slovenian toll network is the entire network of motorways and express roads operated by DARS, d.d.
There are no EETS providers registered on the Slovenian tolling network at the moment.