Two ways of tolling are available to users of Slovenian motorways and expressways, depending on the category of their vehicle. Both ways enable toll collection without stopping, which makes the journey faster, safer, more comfortable, and more environmentally friendly.
The vignette system has been in place since 1 July 2008 for all personal vehicles and/or vehicles with the maximum permissible weight up to 3.5 tonnes. An exception to the system is the toll for the Slovenian-Austrian Karavanke tunnel, which is paid separately. The vignette (in the form of a sticker) enables a time-restricted use of motorways and expressways, and is not subject to the amount of kilometres driven.
The DarsGo electronic toll system has been in place since 1 April 2018 for all vehicles with the maximum permissible weight exceeding 3.5 tonnes. The outdated system of collecting toll at toll stations has been replaced by a modern microwave technology system that tolls heavy vehicles with the help of gantries installed above motorways and expressways.
Toll collection ensures a constant, stable and long-term source of paying off loans needed for the construction and reconstruction of motorways. It is also used to finance management and maintenance of the motorway network.
The DarsGo system
DarsGo is a modern electronic tolling system in the free traffic flow for vehicles whose maximum permissible weight exceeds 3.5 tonnes.www.darsgo.si
Tolling systems in Slovenia
The vignette system
The vignette system is intended for vehicles whose maximum permissible weight is up to 3,500 kg, with or without a trailer. Purchase of the electronic vignette is mandatory to use toll roads.
The DarsGo system
Toll charge per km driven for vehicles whose maximum permissible weight exceeds 3,500 kg is stipulated by the government of the Republic of Slovenia. Toll varies based on the particular motorway section and the toll-rate category or emission standard of the vehicle.
The toll for the Karavanke tunnel is stipulated by the government of the Republic of Slovenia in the Decree on the Karavanke tunnel toll. The Karavanke tunnel is exempt from toll charging based on the EURO emission standard