About travelling by car
Festivals are ideal to be part of your European road trip. Decide for yourself how much space you have, where you stop and how far you go. Not to forget, you are going abroad so it is important to think of some things: for instance not everywhere are the same rules as where you live.
For many festivals we also offer a parking. More information can be found on the page of your selected festival in the travel section.
Learn the rules of the road & don’t break the laws
The laws diver in every country and the authorities do not take it easy on tourists. Ensure to have reflective jackets, warning triangles, first aid kit & stick to the speed limit.
Don’t drink and drive
It is not worth the risk. Plus drunk driving is banned in countries like Czech Republic and Hungary, you do not want to end up in jail.
Avoid traffic jams
It is a lot more peaceful to drive at night or leave early in the morning.
Some countries in Europe you are obliged to pay toll
In Austria and Slovenia it is obligated to have a vignette on your car. A vignette is a form road pricing used on vehicles to indicate that road tolls have been paid. The sticker has to be visible on the front window of the car when you pass the border of Austria/Hungary. You can buy vignettes at every border, you can also pay by credit card, but we advice you to have enough cash with you. There are different vignettes for cars and motorcycles. Also you can buy vignettes with different validities, such as 10 days, 2 months and 1 year.
Plan your route
Always worth planning your route, to see which countries you cross. Take breaks in between, there is nothing worse than being tired behind the wheel. So take care of your driver and switch positions.
Pack heavy luggage at the bottom of your vehicle and enough snacks & drinks to keep your energy flowing.
- Luggage space
Check before departure:
- Garage check up e.g. Oil
- Travel insurance
- Green Card
- Save emergency numbers