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Austria[1], officially the Republic of Austria, is a landlocked East Alpine country in the southern part of Central Europe. You need to pay toll on all the Austrian motorways and expressways.

There are no physical toll booths to collect tolls on most of the motorways and expressways. However, there are certain routes with physical toll plazas to collect tolls only for vehicles up to 3.5 tons. The vignette ‘toll sticker’[2] is not compulsory in the sections where the route toll applies. However, if you own a valid yearly toll sticker, you get a discount of 40 euros on your route toll annual pass.

Distance-based tolls[3] apply for the HGV (heavy goods vehicle) with over 3.5 tons maximum permissible weight, which includes heavy camper vans, lorries, and buses.

How do I pay for toll roads in Austria

All cars, motorbikes, and camper vans up to 3.5 tons maximum permissible weight must display a toll sticker ‘vignette’[2] or can buy a digital vignette online.

For Vehicles of up to 3.5 tons maximum permissible weight

  • Physical toll stickers (Vignette[2]): If you are entering Austria by road you can purchase toll stickers ‘vignette’ at newsagents (Trafik), fuel stations, and outlets of the public agency responsible for expressways and motorways (ASFINAG).
  • Digital Vignette: ASFINAG introduced an Austria digital vignette[2] to pay and link your vehicle's license plate number. To check if your hired vehicle has a digital sticker you can check the license plate number at the ASFINAG website[4].
  • There are few sections of road where tolls depend on distance tolls can be paid at these toll stations by Cash/Credit cards or Annual card[5].


For vehicles above 3.5 tons maximum permissible weight you will have to get a GO-Box before you drive onto a motorway or expressway, they are available from GO-Box outlets[6].

Both prepaid and postpaid options are available with ASFINAG via GO Direkt[7].

The toll rates depend on:

  1. number of axles or axle count
  2. Distance - number of kilometres driven
  3. vehicle's EURO emission class[8]


To calculate tolls and fuel costs in Austria use TollGuru toll calculator for your vehicle type.

Toll Roads in Austria

There are certain sections where the toll stickers are not required but toll rates are applicable, they are as follows:

  • A 9 Pyhrn motorway Gleinalm and Bosruck tunnel
  • A 10 Tauern motorway Katschberg tunnel
  • A 11 Karawanken motorway
  • A 13 Brenner motorway
  • S 16 Arlberg expressway

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How much is a vignette in Austria

If you are on a quick trip, you can buy a vignette<ref name='vignette'> for up to 10 days or at a maximum of up to a year.

Austria Vignette rates for 2021
Type of vehicle Car (max weight of up to 3.5 ton) Motorcycle
10-day Vignette €9,50 €5,40
2-month Vignette €27,80 €13,70
Annual Vignette €92,50 €36,20

Tolls for HGV and buses

If your vehicle is above 3.5 tons maximum permissible weight (like lorries, buses and heavy camper vans), the toll rates are charged based on distance travelled via Austria GO-Box. The toll rates for HGV can be calculated using the Austria toll calculator.

Austria Vignette rates for 2021
Rate groups Category 2 2-axles Category 4+ 4-axles and more
Drive type E/H2* €0.10 €0.21
EURO-emission class EURO VI €0.20 €0.42
EURO-emission class EURO V and EEV €0.21 €0.43
EURO-emission class EURO IV €0.22 €0.45

Can you drive in Austria without a vignette

Vignette is required when you travel by car or motorbike on pretty much any motorway or expressway in Austria. Look for sign boards that show you need a toll sticker to travel on this road. The toll stickers avoid a toll fine of at least 120 euros.

How to calculate tolls in Europe

You can calculate tolls - distance based toll, close and open system, vignette - and fuel cost by car, truck (with or without a trailer), taxi, bus, caravans using Europe Toll Calculator. You can see the cheapest, the fastest, and other optimal routes to your destination. You will see toll plaza(s) on your route, payment methods for each toll gate, discounts, etc. You can specify vehicle attributes - axles, weight, height, emission standards, etc. - to get toll information customized to your vehicle.


Ride share, OEM, and other businesses can leverage toll intelligence by integrating with the Toll API for pre-trip cost estimation and post-trip toll reconciliation in Europe, Asia, South America, North America and Australia.

Which European countries have motorway tolls

Use Europe Toll Guide to know more about European Tolling Systems

You can click on a country name to know toll information - toll payments, toll gates, toll prices - for the country.

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