We're driving into Bled, Slovenia from Castelrotto, Italy on a Sunday in October. We understand we need to purchase a toll-sticker (vignette or vinjeta) but wonder where can they be purchased and if the purchase-places are likely to be open on a Suncay?? Thanks!
Thanks so much for the information!
You might be able to buy a vignette at a gas station on the way out of Italy. We bought one for Austria and Slovenia while we were in Austria, and then bought another for return to Austria while we were in Slovenia.
The Slovenian vignette can be bought at service stations along the autostrada as far into Italy as Venice, maybe even further, and the service stations are open 24/7.
Driving in Europe is more and more like driving in the US. England is different, due to the switch in side of road. There are convenience marts. Gas stations have lots of other stuff for sale, although there are very few country music albums and confederate flag decals. You can get the vignette in a lot of places. We drove in 5 countries, bought vignettes ASAP, were never stopped except when I got into the major beef with the Turkish guy in Vienna, and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
I agree with Paul, a lot of gas stations are pretty much 24/7 supermarkets, snack bars and post offices these days and at least in Slovenia you can find an ATM at almost every single one.
Make sure you let the rental car company know you'll be going into Slovenia. This is considered 'eastern europe' for some rental companies and they need to give you a document to carry with you. Driving in Slovenia was very easy though!
All good info and much appreciated. Since the car is part of a "buy-back" program, we're free to take it to any country we like - a buy-back's a great way to avoid the constraints of rental cars as long as it takes the place of a 3+ week rental. We've done this on 5 separate occasions and always been pleased with the car and the ease of the process.