Car Hire Slovakia
Rental Car Slovakia
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Are you looking for affordable car hire in Slovakia? Now a day’s it is very popular to rent a car, the majority choose to pick up a car at the airport. With car rental you and your family have the opportunity to take pleasant day trips in the areas surrounding, also you will not be dependent on public transport. By comparing prices of car rental from several players, you can save a lot of money. If you prefer to retrieve the rental car in the city center, this is also possible.
The country offers great natural and cultural experiences. It is advisable to book your car rental well before departure, so you’re sure to get just the car that suits you, at the lowest price. In certain periods there may be high demand among rental companies, and the cheapest cars are usually taken first.
Slovakia short guide
Slovakia lies in central Europe, and has 5.5 million inhabitants (2009). The country borders the Czech Republic in the northwest, Poland to the north, Ukraine to the east, Hungary in the south and Austria in the southwest.
Along the northern part of Slovakia is the Carpathian mountains with Tatra- and Fatra mountains – which has superb skiing. The country’s highest mountain – Gerlachovský Štít – located 2,665 meters above sea level The landscape elsewhere in the Slovak Republic consists of valleys and lakes – and lowlands with plains in the south. Donau is the country’s largest river, and used for passenger traffic.
Slovakia has a mixture of temperate and continental climate, with relatively hot summers and cold, damp winters. Lowlands in the south has the warmest climate.
The capital Bratislava is the country’s largest city with 430,000 inhabitants. Bratislava is in southwestern Slovakia at the Danube river – near the border with Austria and Hungary. The city is Slovakia’s political, cultural and economic center, and has excellent museums, galleries and theaters. The capital’s biggest tourist attraction is Bratislava Castle (Bratislava Castle) – located on a hill overlooking the city and the Danube.
Other major cities in Slovakia’s Kosice, Presov, Nitra, Zilina and Banská Bystrica.
Slovakia is a year-round destination with excellent winter sports opportunities in the mountains, several spas places with natural thermal water and great historical and architectural tourist attractions.
Traffic and Driving Tips Slovakia
Slovakia is a lovely place to see from a vehicle. For driving in Slovakia, foreign drivers from non-European Union countries must have International driving permits along with their original driver permits. The International driving permits may be used for driving for up to 90 days.
– on highways – 130 km/h (78 mph)
– on smaller roads – 90 km/h (54 mph)
– in towns – 50 km/h (31 mph)
Rules to know:
The permitted blood alcohol level is 0.0%. Driving under the influence of alcohol is strictly prohibited.
Traffic flows on the right side of the road.
The minimum driving age is 18 years.
Headlights must be on at all times.
Seat belts are required for a driver and all passengers.
Children under 12 must sit in the rear of the vehicle.
Right turns on red are not permitted.
Using cell phones while driving is strictly prohibited, and permitted only with hands-free system.
Eating and anything else unconnected to driving is not allowed.
Trams, trolleys and buses that are turning always have the right-of-way.
Pedestrians in a crosswalk have the right-of-way.
Winter tires are compulsory on roads covered with snow or ice.
Drivers must yield the right of way to vehicles with flashing blue lights.
Any driver must have at least third-party insurance.
The reflection vest and first aid kit must be present in each vehicle. It is recommended to have in the car following safety equipment: spare bulbs, tow rope, spare wheel, fire extinguisher, and torch.
It is prohibited to carry or use any radar detection equipment.
It is a rule to give priority to traffic coming from the right.
Drivers should slow down if on the road vehicles with yellow or orange lights are present.
Drivers should be cautious about slowly moving agricultural vehicles on side roads; they may not be well marked.
If the estimated damage in an accident exceeds €4,000, drivers must call the police. The police are obliged to give a foreign driver a record of the accident with time, place, all information about the car, and a description of the damage. If damage is minor, drivers can exchange insurance information and solve the accident without the police.
The Slovakian police have the authority to stop any car for a random check. They may check driver and vehicle papers or driver’s alcohol level. While driving, foreign drivers should always care their domestic driver permits along with International driving permits, personal identification documents, car registration papers, and proof of insurance.
In a case of fine, drivers have a right to defer payment until later; but, they may have additional fees, and will pay up to double amount of the original fine.
Parking is usually permitted on the right side of the road except on one-way streets where vehicles can be parked on the left side.
Ambulance phone number is 155, Police – 158.
Bratislava / Bratislava M. R. Stefanik Airport
Kosice / Kosice International Airport
Sliac / Sliac Airport
Poprad / Poprad Tatry Airport
The largest International and busiest airport is M. R. Stefanik Airport, located 9 km northeast of the capital.
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Popular Destinations Slovakia
Bratislava – Kosice – Poprad