Slovenia Car & Van Hire

Flying in to Slovenia

Travelling to Slovenia? Many visitors choose to fly to Slovenia for ease. There are several international airports in Slovenia, but one airport hosts the vast majority of flights – Ljubljana Airport (LJU).

Car hire at Ljubljana Airport (LJU) is easy with Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Pick up your hire car in Slovenia as soon as you land, then get your trip started straight away – it’s just a 30-minute drive from Ljubljana Airport to city centre.

See all locations for car hire in Slovenia to find the most convenient one for your trip.

Splendid Road Trips in Slovenia

Located in the heart of Europe, Slovenia is a land of hidden treasures waiting to be discovered on a road trip. From the emerald waters of Lake Bled to the mystic caves of Postojna, each twist and turn in Slovenia's roads reveals stunning views, historic buildings and vibrant culture. Don't miss out, hire a car and explore Slovenia at your own speed.

Short Drives (2-4 Hours)

Lake Bled Loop

Duration: 2 hours
Nearest Airport: Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport (LJU)

Start your journey at Lake Bled with a drive around its turquoise blue waters.  You'll get stunning views of Bled Castle, which is perched dramatically on the top of a rocky outcrop. You can drive right up to the castle car park, and then walk up the very steep slope to the castle itself. From there you'll have panoramic views of the lake and Bled Island with its tiny church.

Triglav National Park Ring

Duration: 3 hours
Nearest Airport: Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport (LJU)

Explore further into Triglav National Park, home to lake Bled. The park covers most of the Eastern Julian Alps so expect a drive through picturesque valleys, passing waterfalls and lakes, whilst enjoying panoramic views of the Julian Alps.

Predjama Castle to Škocjan Caves

Duration: 2.5 hours
Nearest Airport: Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport (LJU)

Begin your journey at the dramatic Predjama Castle and then drive to the Škocjan Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the largest underground canyon in Europe.

Ljubljana to Velika Planina

Duration: 4 hours
Nearest Airport: Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport (LJU)

Head northeast from Ljubljana to Velika Planina, a high Alpine plateau. Enjoy the scenic drive surrounded by meadows, traditional shepherd's huts, and stunning mountain views.

Longer Road Trips (1-5 Days)

Alpine Lakes Tour

Duration: 3 days
Nearest Airport: Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport (LJU)

Explore Slovenia's glacial lakes, including Bled, Bohinj, and Jasna. Enjoy the alpine landscapes and pristine lakes on this memorable road trip.

Julian Alps Circuit

Duration: 4 days
Nearest Airport: Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport (LJU)

Drive through the Julian Alps, passing through charming towns like Kranjska Gora and Bovec. Stay over in pretty alpine villages and enjoy the views of dramatic gorges, and crystal-clear rivers.

Soca Valley Adventure

Duration: 3 days
Nearest Airport: Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport (LJU)

The Soca Valley is named after the 148 km river that runs through western Slovenia and into Italy. The river is famous for its distinctive green colour and is popular for rafting and kayaking. Don't miss a visit to the Boka Waterfall, drive through the Vršič Pass, and explore the scenic towns along the Soca River.

Dolenjska Countryside

Duration: 5 days
Nearest Airport: Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport (LJU)

The Dolenjska area is known for its vineyards and thermal springs. You can easily spend 5 days exploring historical castles and charming towns on this extended road trip.

Popular Destinations and things to do in Slovenia

Slovenia is the perfect destination for your next trip. With culture-rich cities, snow-capped mountains and golden beaches, Slovenia offers every kind of break. Whether you’re planning a ski trip, beach holiday or city break, Slovenia is waiting to be explored. Let’s discover some of the best things to do in Slovenia.

Top places to visit in Slovenia

Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital, is famed for being one of Europe’s greenest cities and one of the top cities to visit in Slovenia. There are plenty of things to see, from taking a boat down the river to visiting the iconic Ljubljana Castle for panoramic views of the city. Don’t miss the characterful Old Town with its narrow, cobbled streets and historic architecture in abundance, or Tromostovje – the Triple Bridge – where three neighbouring bridges cross the river. If you want to get active, cycle through Tivoli Park or take a walk along the river before sampling the fare in one of the many local eateries which line the streets.

Lake Bled
Visit Lake Bled, Slovenia for some of the best scenery in Europe. Just under an hour’s drive from Ljubljana, Lake Bled is nestled in the Julian Alps and renowned for its fairy-tale beauty. The turquoise lake is surrounded by dramatic mountain scenery, but what makes it unique is the island in the centre – Bled Island. Bled Island is home to several buildings, including a Gothic church. Lake Bled is undeniably one of the best places to visit in Slovenia, so make sure you add it to your trip itinerary.

Not sure what to do in Slovenia? Head southwest to Postojna for a truly unforgettable experience. Postojna Cave Park is the largest show cave in Europe, where you can go underground to tour the 24-kilometre-long network of natural caves. There’s even an underground train to take you on a ride through the caves, plus the world’s largest cave castle, the medieval Predjama Castle.

Slovenia ski resorts
Skiing in Slovenia is one of the country’s top activities during winter, and Slovenia's ski resorts offer a real winter wonderland experience. Hit the slopes in popular resorts like Kranjska Gora and Vogel for skiing, snowboarding and other winter activities amongst the stunning Slovenian alpine landscape.

Slovenia beaches
Slovenia is home to some stunning beaches along the Adriatic Sea coastline. Some of the best Slovenia beaches to visit are Portorož, a popular resort town known for its sandy shores and healing salt pans, and Piran, a picturesque coastal town with historic charm and picture-perfect sunsets over the sea.

Slovenian food

Slovenia’s food scene will not disappoint on your trip. Discover the best food in Slovenia and indulge in dishes like burek, a pastry filled with meat or cheese and traditional Carniola sausage, a Slovenian speciality. Famous food in Slovenia includes buckwheat dumplings with tasty fillings, kremna rezina, a dessert layered with custard, cream and pastry, and bograč, a hearty meat and potato stew seasoned with paprika.

Shopping in Slovenia

Among some of the best things to do in Slovenia is shopping for souvenirs in the many independent boutiques in Ljubljana’s Old Town. Don't forget to experience farmers' markets selling fresh produce and handmade goods during your trip.

Festivals and events in Slovenia

Attending festivals is one of the most memorable things to do in Slovenia. The Ljubljana Dragon Carnival is one of the country’s top events, taking place every February to celebrate Slovenia’s heritage with an impressive parade. If you visit during summer, immerse yourself in the magical atmosphere of the Ana Desetnica Street Theatre Festival, where performers bring the streets of the capital to life with spectacular performances.

Best time to visit Slovenia

The best time to visit Slovenia depends on the kind of trip you’re looking for. Spring and summer offer pleasant weather and are perfect for exploring cities and relaxing on Slovenia's beaches. If you're a skiing enthusiast, winter is the best time to hit the slopes in Slovenia's ski resorts.

Driving in Slovenia

Driving in Slovenia is the best way to explore the country at your own pace, without relying on public transport. Slovenia boasts a well-developed road network, including motorways between major cities and the E61 highway that runs through the heart of Europe. Before you get behind the wheel of your hire vehicle, familiarise yourself with some important road rules and regulations.

Documents you need to drive in Slovenia

When driving in Slovenia, you need a valid full driving licence from your home country. Generally, an International Driving Permit is not necessary. If you hire a car in Slovenia, you’ll need a second form of ID, such as your passport.

Driving rules in Slovenia

• Seat belts must be worn by all passengers
• Children shorter than 150cm must use an appropriate child restraint
• Use dipped headlights at all times, even during daylight hours
• Do not indicate when entering a roundabout but do when exiting a roundabout
• Display a vignette on your windscreen as proof of payment before driving on motorways
• The legal blood alcohol limit for drivers in Slovenia is 0.5%

What side of the road does Slovenia drive on?

The Slovenia driving side is on the right and overtakes on the left.

Minimum age to hire a car in Slovenia

To hire a car in Slovenia, you must be at least 21 years old. However, some car hire companies may have specific age requirements, so it's advisable to check before making your reservation.

Slovenia car hire

Ready to hire a car for your Slovenian adventure? Enterprise Rent-A-Car has the perfect hire vehicles for every kind of trip, from family holidays to ski trips. View all Slovenia car hire locations to find the one most convenient for you.

Car and van hire in Slovenia with Enterprise

Enterprise Slovenia offers a range of car and van hire services including one-way, long-term and short-term vehicle hire. Commercial clients can speak to our award-winning business rental team who will tailor a mobility solution for your needs and budget.

We are part of the Enterprise group, the largest transportation solutions provider in the world. Our global network covers more than 90 countries and over 9,500 locations, allowing us to serve your mobility needs, wherever you’re going.

We are committed to providing the best service possible and exceeding our customers’ expectations for quality and value.

Car hire in Slovenia

If you are travelling with your family or in a big group, you may find a 7-seater or a people carrier will give you more space to travel comfortably with your luggage. For a city trip, a handy hatchback that’s easy to park may suit you better. For business trips or long drives an executive car will combine comfort and performance.

Whether you prefer automatic to manual transmission, no problem. If you want a petrol, diesel or hybrid engine, we’ve got you covered. You may also need GPS, a child seat or want to add another driver to the contract, let us know and we’ll arrange it for you.

Van hire in Slovenia

Should you need to hire a van while you’re in Slovenia, all our vans can be driven on a standard licence and are modern, clean and easy to drive. Just ask and one of our branch team will happily show you around your hire van to make sure you are comfortable with it before you head off.

Car & Van Hire in Slovenia

Enterprise Rent-A-Car is proud to serve customers in Slovenia. As part of the largest rental car company in the world, which owns and operates more than 1.5 million vehicles, we’re sure to have a location near you or your travel destination. And while we are an internationally recognised brand, Enterprise remains family-owned with one goal in mind for our customers: to exceed your expectations for service and overall value.

With unique attractions, such as Lake Bled, Istria and the Bridges of Ljubljana, Slovenia is a popular destination with tourists and business travellers alike. No matter if you’re visiting for only a few days or staying for a month or more, you can count on us to provide the perfect vehicle for your transportation needs. Get your trip started by searching the map or browsing the locations below.