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Resources > Rental Car Guides > Rental Car in Slovakia > Slovakia Driving Information

Car Rental Slovakia: Driving Information

Driving Overview | Insurance Information | Rental Restrictions

Driving Overview

General Information
Slovakia is a remarkable country filled with ancient history, magnificent architecture and steeped in natural beauty. Whether this is your first visit to Slovakia or one of many exploring this wonderful country by cheap car rental is truly the best way to see it all! Before setting out on your driving tour of Slovakia please take a moment to review the information below.

Requirements
To rent a vehicle in Slovakia you must be at least 18 years old and have had your driver’s license for a minimum of 1 year. Some specific rental companies may require you to have had your drivers’ license for a minimum of 2 years. The use of a mobile phone while driving in Slovakia is illegal. Children who are under the age of 12 are not allowed to sit in the front seat of the vehicle. Children under the age of 4 or smaller then 1.35 meters tall must be in a car seat that appropriate to their size in the back seat of the vehicle. Slovakia practices a zero tolerance policy when it comes to drinking and driving, anyone who is caught driving under the influence may be subject to high fines and possible imprisonment.

Speed Limits
The standard legal speed limits in Slovakia are: city 60 km/h (37mph), major roads 90 km/h (55mph) and highways 130 km/h (80mph).

Rules of the Road
Vehicle travel on the right-hand side of the road and must use headlights during the day between October 15th and March 15th. Vehicles coming from the right have priority and trams are only to be passed on the right.

Gas
Gas stations in Slovakia are generally open from 6am to 6pm with some staying open 24hrs. Most stations are located on main roads on the edge of town and accept most major credit cards.

Tolls
In Slovakia you will need to obtain a tax toll disc from a post office in order to travel on toll motorways throughout the country.

Parking
Parking garages can be widely found throughout Slovakia and are the recommended place to park within the country.

Insurance Information

General Information
When traveling and renting a vehicle in an unfamiliar place it is always a good idea to find out what the insurance requirements are for vehicle rentals in that specific country. When renting a car with Kemwel in the Slovakia your rate will include any mandatory insurance necessary.

All of our rental rates in Slovakia will include third party liability and fire insurance. In Slovakia CDW and theft protection are optional and can be added to your rental at anytime prior to the pick up of your rental vehicle. In the event CDW and Theft are declined in order to take advantage of coverage offered by your credit card Kemwel asks for you to contact your credit card company to learn the specifics of your insurance coverage. Insurance details specific to your rental will print in the terms and conditions area of your rental voucher.

At this time we at Kemwel would like for you to take a moment to read about the following insurance guidelines that may apply to car rentals in Slovakia.

Required Coverage
Fire and third party liability insurance are required on all rentals commencing in Slovakia. Kemwel includes both forms of insurance on all basic rental rates in Slovakia. Third party liability provides between €1.3 million and €1.42 million worth of damage and injury coverage to people and property outside the rental vehicle. Fire insurance provides unlimited coverage to the rental vehicle in the event it is involved in a fire.

Optional Coverage
For rentals commencing in Slovakia Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and theft protection are optional, however Kemwel includes these two forms of insurance in all inclusive rental rates in Slovakia. Most rental suppliers that we work with in Slovakia will have a deductible that you are responsible for that can range from approximately $ 665-$2155 USD for CDW and theft depending on the car supplier and vehicle category. Personal accident insurance is available locally for about $6-$11 USD per day and provides death and disability coverage for the driver and passengers in the rental vehicle.

Rental Restrictions

General Information
Many of the vehicles rented through Kemwel in Slovakia can travel throughout Western Europe without any restrictions. There are some vehicles; due to insurance regulations that may not be able to travel into certain countries some of the vehicles include luxury vehicles, automatic vehicles and vans. When planning your itinerary please take into consideration if it will be possible with the category of car you are planning to rent.

Restricted Countries
Vehicles rented in Slovakia through Kemwel cannot travel into or through the following countries without prior notification and approval from Kemwel and our suppliers: Africa (Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria etc) Albania, Bosnia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey and the Ukraine.

Note: Travel into most or all of these countries may be permitted with certain vehicles only. Please contact Kemwel for details.

One-Way Rentals
International one-way rentals area available and will incur additional surcharges. Domestic one-ways are also permitted and most are free of charge. Not all vehicles are permitted on one-ways and minimum rental lengths may apply.


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