Are you going on holiday and would you like to keep track of where and how much you pay for tolls? The price of tolls will also be influenced by the countries you pass through on the way to your destination. You can also save a lot of money if you find out the specific toll charges in each state in advance.
These prices are valid for regular passenger cars up to 3.5 t, without trailer, at normal height. These may be indicative conversions from other currencies for a quick estimate of the approximate price. In some countries, you can pay extra for more axles (car + trailer) or for a higher type of vehicle (van, caravan).
Motorway stamps and tolls in the Czech Republic
The Czech Republic is one of the countries where you have to buy a vignette to drive on motorways and expressways. A vignette is valid for 10 days, 1 month or 1 year from the date of purchase. You can buy it online at edalnice.cz, at EuroOil petrol stations and at the post office.
- 10 days = 310 CZK
- 1 month = 440 CZK
- 1 year = 1500 CZK
All hauliers or operators of vehicles over 3.5 tonnes must use the electronic toll service. This is provided by CzechToll, a PPF company, and you register at www.mytocz.eu.
In Slovakia, as in the Czech Republic, you can buy an electronic vignette. You can buy it online at eznamka.sk. Slovak vignette is valid:
- 10 days = 10 EUR
- 1 month = 14 EUR
- 1 year = 50 EUR
Austrian vignette and tunnel tolls
Austria has a slightly more complicated system in that you pay a vignette on most motorways, but you also pay a toll when you pass through certain sections (usually tunnels). You can choose whether to buy a sticker vignette at a petrol station near the border or in Austria, or buy your vignette online.
ATTENTION! The online vignette for consumers does not start until 18. the day after purchase. For entrepreneurs, it will apply immediately. A physical sticker is also valid immediately after purchase.
- 10 days = 9,9 EUR
- 2 months = 29 EUR
- 1 year = 96,4 EUR
Are you going on holiday to Slovenia or will you just be passing through the country on your way to Croatia? You can buy vignettes for Slovenia online as e-vignettes, just like here. For cars up to 3.5 tonnes, the electronic vignette for Slovenia is available for one week, one month or one year. Note the division between low cars (passenger cars) and high cars (light vans, motorhomes) up to 3.5 t. Current prices for a regular passenger car:
- 7 days = 16 EUR
- 1 month = 32 EUR
- 1 year = 117,5 EUR
For vehicles over 3.5 tonnes, tolls in Slovenia are handled by the DarsGo on-board unit.
Toll in Poland
Polish motorways aremarked with the letter A and have a maximum speed limit of 140 km/h. You can pay tolls in Poland at toll gates. The good news is that only 3 sections of motorways are tolled for vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes:
- A1 motorway: Rusocin-Nowa Wieś(A1 motorway toll calculator)
- A2: Świecko-Lodz(A2 toll calculator)
- A4 motorway: Wroclaw-Krakow(toll calculator for A4 motorway, tentatively the Katowice-Krakow section costs 200 CZK)
Electronic payment – Vehicles can pay tolls electronically using the e-TOLL PL app, also available on the App Store or Google Play, or via the web. However, it is more worthwhile for vehicles over 3.5 tonnes, which in turn applies not only on motorways but often also on expressways.
Pay at the toll gate – You can also simply pay at the toll gates directly for the kilometres driven. When you enter a toll section of the motorway, you take a ticket, which you insert back into the machine to pay when you leave the toll section. If you lose your ticket, you will pay the maximum amount. Payment here is possible in cash or by card, in zloty or in euros.
Hungary: prices and options for buying Hungarian vignettes here
Toll in Croatia
You don’t need a vignette to drive on Croatian motorways; tolls are also available. All drivers of vehicles and motorcycles up to 3.5 tonnes and trucks over 3.5 tonnes pay the fees. The amount depends on the distance travelled and the category of vehicle.
- The approximate price for toll in Croatia for a passenger vehicle is 7 EUR per 100 Km.
In addition, most Croatian motorways are closed during the summer season from 15. June to 14. In September (or from 1 June to 30 September), motorway tolls will be increased by 10%. Croatia will switch to the euro in 2023. You can also use credit cards.
Toll in Germany
In Germany, you can put your fee worries behind you. Although Germany’s motorways are a model for Europe in terms of density and quality, no tolls will affect ordinary cars. Tolls are collected only from vehicles weighing more than 7.5 tonnes.
The exception proves the rule and so there are two places where tolls are paid: the Warnow and Herren tunnels.
- Passage through the Herren Tunnel = approx. 2 EUR
- Passage through the Warnow Tunnel = 4-5 EUR depending on the season
Toll gates in France
A toll gate system is used to pay for driving on French motorways; you pay the toll when you pass through it. Again, you take a ticket on entry and pay on exit. You can pay by cash or card.
- The indicative price for tolls in France is EUR 8 per 100 km.
On some motorways in France, tolls can also be paid using an electronic app without the driver having to stop. Regular motorway users can use electronic Liber-t units.
Tolls in Belgium
In Belgium, there are no tolls on the motorway in a private car.
- Only the Liefkenshoek tunnel has a charge of EUR 6.
The Belgian toll system is based on satellite technology and is managed by Satellic in all three Belgian regions – Wallonia, Brussels and Flanders. The obligation to pay tolls using a toll unit applies to goods vehicles over 3.5 tonnes. Buses do not have to pay tolls.
Toll gates in Italy
In Italy, motorway tolls can be paid either by credit card or fuel card, or in cash directly at the toll gates. Drivers of cars, trucks and motorcycles must pay tolls. In addition to motorways, Italy also charges tolls for driving through some tunnels.
When you arrive at the toll gate, be careful which lane you enter: some only take cash, some only take cards (and physical cards, not , for example, mobile phone payments), and some accept both. Avoid the yellow “T” gate lanes – they are just for regular users with an automated system.
- The amount of the fee varies on different roads, but on average, it works out at EUR 8 per 100 km.
Regular motorway users in Italy can use the Viacard prepaid card and the Telepass on-board unit. But be careful on the motorway Pedemontano Lombardo near Milan, where they use a free flow system to collect tolls. The toll must therefore be paid additionally.