After a decade, Slovenia is increasing toll fees for driving on highways and expressways. The Slovenian government decided and will come into effect on June 15. Drivers will pay an average of 6.8% more than before.
The annual toll for passenger cars and residential vehicles (up to 3.5 tons) will increase from 110 euros (2,600 CZK) to 117.50 euros (2,774 CZK). Monthly tolls will rise from 30 euros (708 CZK) to 32 euros (755 CZK), and weekly tolls will increase from 15 euros (354 CZK) to 16 euros (378 CZK). Motorcycles will now have an annual toll of 58.70 euros (1,386 CZK), a six-month toll of 32 euros (755 CZK), and a weekly toll of 8 euros (190 CZK), as reported by the Slovenian server Dnevnik.
The government’s decision is in response to the request from the highway company DARS. It aims to finance planned projects, particularly constructing a second tunnel tube at Karavanke Tunnel.
According to the Minister of Infrastructure, Alenka Bratušek, most Slovenians have already purchased their vignettes for this year, so they will only feel the price increase in the coming year.
It is worth noting that the price of vignettes was last increased in 2013. Since then, inflation has exceeded 22%, while the average wage has increased by just over 30%.
Since last year, purchasing only electronic vignettes for driving on Slovenian highways has been mandatory. They can be obtained through the official website (https://evinjeta.dars.si/cs).