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Hoping someone can help me...I'm new to this and have never been to Slovenia, my heritage.
I'm planning on visiting the small villages my Grandparents are from and realizing that a rental car would cut my time vs. bus/train travel.
How easy is it to rent a car in Slovenia? I will only be driving within the country and returning the car in the same location.
How do I get an international license in the states? I am leaving in 2 weeks.
Thank you for any help!
I'm afraid I just missed you, but if yu're still around it is fairly easy to rent a car in Slovenia. I used a broker through AutoEurope for both Slovenia and Croatia last summer.
As far as the international driving permit goes, I got mine via AAA as I am a member. I think it cost about $15-$25, if i remember correctly. I remember Croatia being a required country for one but not Slovenia. At any rate, they asked to see my local driving license from California in both countries and didn't utilize the international permit at all. So, just in case I would still get the permit and make sure you bring your actual driving license with you.
For future travellers: The IDP is required in many countries. Your rental car agency probably won't ask to see it, they are mainly interested in your credit card. But if you do have a problem involving the police in a country that requires the IDP, they can charge an additional fine for not having an IDP.
Also, if you are in an accident in a country requiring the IDP and you don't have one, whatever entity insured your rental car (the rental car company CDW, your credit card company, etc.) can void the insurance as you are not properly licensed.
Note I say "can" several times in the above. It would be the police's option to fine you extra; it would be your insurer's option to void your insurance. They might or might not. But I'd rather pay a few bucks for the IDP than be at the mercy of someone else's "option" for hundreds or even tens of thousands of dollars should something go wrong.