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    Driving Information Slovakia

    Driving Licence Requirements

    The driving licence requirements in Slovakia state that you must have a full driving licence that is valid in your country of residence and be at least 18 years old. An international driver's licence is also recommended.

    Age Restrictions

    For driving in Slovakia, the minimum driving age is 21, and the age restrictions for car hire may vary by car category. Drivers under the age of 25 may incur a young driver surcharge. A few car classes have a maximum rental age of 70 years.

    Driving Distances

    • Bratislava to Nitra - 93kms (1hour)

    • Kosice to Povazska Bystrica - 291kms (3hours/45mins)

    Road Rules and Petrol Stations

    General Slovakia driving information, laws rules and regulations:

    • Driving in Slovakia is on the right hand side of the road.

    • Seat belts when driving a hire car in Slovakia are mandatory.

    • The use of a mobile phone while driving is prohibited, with the exception of a hands-free system.

    • Drivers are to carry at all times while driving, a valid driver’s licence, registration documents and insurance documents.

    • Most petrol stations in Slovakia located on the major highways are open 24 hours. There are very few fuel stations in Bratislava.


    There are no tolls in Slovakia.

    Parking Information

    Parking is always on the right-hand side except on one-way streets where you can park on the left side. You will find that in Bratislava and most other cities parking is permitted downtown in designated lots only.

    One-Way Car Hire

    Domestic one-way car hire is available. International one-way rentals are available with car class and country restrictions for an additional fee.

    When travelling to Kosice it is important that you have looked through the above Slovakia driving information, rules and regulations about driving a car to ensure you have the safest possible journey.

    Useful Links

    Slovakia Airport Information

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