Car & Van Hire in Slovakia

Flying in to Slovakia

Planning a trip to Slovakia? There are two main international airports in Slovakia, with Enterprise car hire branches at both:

Bratislava Airport car hire (BTS)
Košice International Airport car hire (KSC)

Car hire in Slovakia is easy when you pick up your hire car from the airport. It’s just a 15-minute drive from Bratislava Airport to city centre, so you can start your trip in no time.

Popular Destinations and things to do in Slovakia

Often overlooked for other European tourist hotspots, Slovakia has a lot to offer visitors. Whether you're seeking historic charm, unrivalled landscapes or thrilling outdoor activities, Slovakia has something for every year visitor year-round.

Top places to visit in Slovakia

Why visit Slovakia? Let's explore some of the top places to visit in Slovakia.

There are endless things to do in Bratislava, the capital city of Slovakia. Stroll through the historic Old Town and enjoy the traditional cobblestone streets, cosy cafes, and impressive landmarks, like Bratislava Castle and St. Martin's Cathedral. Don't miss the iconic UFO Tower for panoramic views over the city. Bratislava is one of the best places to visit in Slovakia, offering a perfect blend of old-world charm and modern city life.

Košice is the second-largest city and one of the best cities to visit in Slovakia. It’s home to a historic city centre, Gothic architecture and lively squares lined with restaurants, cafes, and bars. Be sure to visit St. Elisabeth Cathedral, one of the most beautiful Gothic cathedrals in Europe and top things to do in Košice.

High Tatras
Nature enthusiasts will be captivated by the beauty of the High Tatras, Slovakia's majestic mountain range. With picturesque hiking trails and crystal-clear lakes, this national park is a paradise for outdoor activities. In the winter, the High Tatras transform into a hot spot for skiing and snowboarding, making it one of the best ski resorts in Slovakia.

Banská Štiavnica
Another of the best places to visit in Slovakia is Banská Štiavnica, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This historic mining town is adorned with colourful facades, cobbled streets, and historic churches. Learn more about the town's rich history at the Slovak Mining Museum and take in the views from the nearby Kalvaria Hill.

Slovak Paradise National Park
For an adventurous trip, head to Slovak Paradise National Park. One of Slovakia’s nine national parks, Slovak Paradise lives up to its name with gorges, waterfalls, and untouched forests. Climb wooden ladders and bridges to explore the unique beauty of this hidden gem, one of the most captivating places to visit in Slovakia in summer.

Slovakia food & drink

Not sure what to eat in Slovakia? Slovakia has a range of culinary delights to sample during your trip. Be sure to try Slovakia’s national dish, Bryndzové Halušky, a hearty dish of potato dumplings topped with sheep cheese and bacon. Other traditional food of Slovakia includes Kapustnica, a spiced cabbage soup enjoyed during festive occasions and Trdelník, a sweet, rolled pastry coated in sugar and nuts.

Shopping in Slovakia

Slovakia's cities offer a mix of shopping, from bustling markets to modern malls. Explore the traditional streets of Bratislava for unique souvenirs and traditional crafts or visit shopping centres like Eurovea and Aupark for a wide selection of international brands. Don't forget to explore local markets for fresh produce and artisanal products on your visit to Slovakia.

Festivals and Events in Slovakia

Slovakia comes alive with exciting festivals and events throughout the year, and attending these are some of the best things to do in Slovakia. Celebrate Bratislava Coronation Days, where the city commemorates its historical royal past with parades and festivities every September. Enjoy the lively atmosphere of Košice's Cassovia Folkfest when you visit Slovakia, featuring folk music, dance, and traditions, or experience the Tatra Ice Master festival in the High Tatras, where artists create stunning ice sculptures in the winter.

Driving in Slovakia

Exploring Slovakia by car is the best way to see all it has to offer. The country has an extensive and well-maintained road network, so driving in Slovakia is generally a stress-free experience for visitors.

Documents you need to drive in Slovakia

To drive in Slovakia, you need a full, valid driving licence from your home country. An International Driving Permit (IDP) is usually not required for driving in Slovakia. If you plan to hire a car in Slovakia, remember to bring a second form of ID, such as your passport, as this will be required by most car hire companies.

Slovakia driving rules

• The Slovakia driving side is the right-hand side, like most European countries
• Overtake on the left
• All passengers in the vehicle must wear seat belts at all times
• Children under 150cm in height or 12 years of age must use an appropriate child restraint
• The legal blood alcohol limit for drivers in Slovakia is 0.0%, so consuming any amount of alcohol before driving is strictly prohibited

Minimum age to hire a car in Slovakia

To hire a car in Slovakia, you must be at least 21 years old. However, some car hire companies may have specific age requirements, so check before you book.

Hire a car in Slovakia

Ready to hire a car in Slovakia? The easiest way to start your Slovakian road trip is to hire a car at one of Slovakia’s main Airports. Enterprise Rent-A-Car has convenient car hire locations at both Bratislava Airport and Košice Airport. Get ready to explore Slovakia and book your hire car today.

Slovakia Car Hire Locations

Enterprise Rent-A-Car is proud to serve customers in Slovakia. As part of the largest rental car company in the world, which owns and operates more than 1.5 million vehicles, we’re sure to have a location near you or your travel destination. And while we are an internationally recognised brand, Enterprise remains family-owned with one goal in mind for our customers: to exceed your expectations for service and overall value.

With unique attractions, such as Spis Castle, Tatras National Park and Bratislava Old Town, Slovakia is a popular destination with tourists and business travellers alike. No matter if you’re visiting for only a few days or staying for a month or more, you can count on us to provide the perfect vehicle for your transportation needs. Get your trip started by searching the map or browsing the locations below.