On all motorways in Austria, a toll sticker is compulsory for motor vehicles up to 3,500 kg (legally permitted maximum mass of the vehicle, as also stated on the license plate). An exception to this is a number of Sondermautstrecken where no vignette obligation applies, but toll must be paid separately. A distinction is made between motor vehicles lighter and heavier than 3,500 kilos.
- On the Autobahnen (A) and Schnellstrassen (S) in Austria, a toll sticker is mandatory for vehicles with a permissible maximum mass (which can be found on the vehicle registration certificate) up to and including 3500 kg.
- You can choose between a normal toll sticker (sticker) and a digital toll sticker that is linked to the license plate, so that you no longer need to stick a sticker on the windscreen. The price and validity of the regular and digital toll stickers are the same.
Motor vehicles (including campers) heavier than 3500 kg must be equipped with a so-called GO-Box on the toll roads (see below).
- No separate vignette is required for a caravan or trailer.
- There is no vignette requirement on a number of Sondermautstrecken, but toll must be paid separately (see below).
- A number of routes are toll-free (see below).
Regular toll sticker
- There are vignettes with a validity of 10 days, 2 months or 1 year.
- The vignette can also be purchased at a number of Austrian border crossings and at petrol stations and post offices near the Austrian border. For these points of sale, see the ticket opasfinag.at/toll/sales-outlets.
- For motor vehicles, the sticker must be affixed to the windscreen at the top left or below the rear-view mirror, viewed from the inside. Attach the sticker according to the rules, for example attaching with adhesive tape is not allowed.
- The vignette must be clearly visible on the engine: on the tank, cockpit or windshield.
A maximum of two Austrian vignettes may be affixed to the windscreen. Remove old toll stickers before attaching a new one.
- You must be able to prove with proof of purchase that the vignette was purchased at an official point of sale. Therefore keep the proof of purchase for the duration of the vignette’s validity.
- Note: Checks are carried out using cameras. It is therefore important to affix the sticker clearly visible and in accordance with the rules.
Digital toll sticker
- No electronic box is required for the digital vignette, the license plate is registered in a central database.
- The price and validity are the same as the regular vignette, which remains available alongside the digital version.
- The digital vignette can be ordered via the website of the Austrian motorway operator ASFINAG (asfinag.at) or via the Unterwegs app, and can also be purchased at ASFINAG toll stations, at a number of petrol stations and tobacconists and from vending machines at rest areas (Rastanlagen, Raststätte ) by the roadside.
- Note: Digital vignettes ordered online are only activated 18 days after purchase. The purchase can still be canceled within 14 days, see asfinag.at (Consumer rights). If you want to go to Austria straight away, it is better to buy a normal sticker or choose one of the other sales points for digital stickers. Then cancellation is not possible, but the digital vignette can be used immediately.
Validity of toll sticker
- The annual vignette is valid for a calendar year, including the preceding December and the following January (total 14 months), for example the vignette for the year 2020 is valid from December 1, 2019 to January 31, 2021.
- The 2-month vignette is valid for 2 months from the first day (for example, from January 10 to March 9).
- The 10-day vignette is valid for 10 consecutive days (for example 28 or 29 February to 9 March).
Since December 15, 2019, the following routes have been toll-free:
- A1, between the border at Walserberg and the Salzburg Nord junction.
- A7, between the Hafenstraße junction and the Urfahr junction near Linz.
- A12, between the border at Kufstein and the Kufstein-Süd junction.
- A14, between the border at Hörbranz and the Hohenems junction.
- A26, Linzer Autobahn.
Cars rented on site usually have a toll sticker, but rental cars registered in another country are usually not. Inform the landlord in time.
Tariffs toll vignette
- Rates normal and digital vignette in euros, updated in May 2020, excluding any shipping or handling costs.
- For more information and current rates, see asfinag.at/toll/vignette and oeamtc.at/thema/maut-vignette.
- Sondermautstrecken are parts of the Austrian main road network for which a toll must be paid separately. Strictly speaking, a vignette is not required for this. However, these routes are difficult to reach without making use of another route where a vignette is required. In practice, the purchase of a vignette is therefore advisable.
- The routes are located on the A9, A10, A11, A13 and S16.
- A unit rate applies on these routes for motorcycles and passenger cars with or without caravan or trailer (maximum permissible mass up to 3500 kg).
- For current rates, annual tickets and more information, see asfinag.at/toll/route-and-digital-section-toll/route-rates
Other special toll routes
- In addition to the Sondermautstrecken on the main road network, there are also dozens of toll pass roads in Austria, most of which are not accessible in winter.
- For information on opening times, rate classes and current rates, see oeamtc.at/poi
- Payment is possible at manned toll booths with cash or with major credit cards.
Payment is also possible at ATMs. These accept cash (coins and notes up to € 20) and major credit cards.
- In addition to these options, there are also machines on the A13 (Brenner), A10 (Tauern) and A9 (Pyhrn) where payments can only be made by credit card and not with cash. The lanes that lead past these machines are marked with a striking orange color.
- In the event of problems, it is possible to obtain support from the staff present at all toll procedures via an intercom.
- Note: For motor vehicles heavier than 3500 kg must be paid via a GO-Box, see below.
Videomaut (Digitale Streckenmaut)
- Payment without stopping is possible on a number of routes with the so-called Videomautkarte. This card must be purchased in advance, with the registration number being registered. When the car passes the toll booth, the card with the corresponding license plate is recognized and the driver can continue. This is possible at the special Videomauttol ports as well as at all other passageways.
- Please note: The special Videomauttol gate is only accessible for vehicles without a caravan or trailer and no wider than 2 meters.
- Videomautkarte are available for the Karawanken tunnel (southward only), the Brennerautobahn, Tauernautobahn, Pyhrnautobahn and the Arlbergtunnel.
- There are both single tickets and annual tickets for sale.
- The tickets can be purchased at petrol stations along the toll roads and via asfinag.at/maut-vignette/streckenmaut/videomaut (see here also for more information).
GO-Box: campers heavier than 3500 kg
- Motor vehicles (or campers) with a permissible maximum mass (to be found on the vehicle registration certificate) of more than 3500 kg must be equipped with a so-called GO box on the toll roads. The regular toll sticker is not valid for this weight class. The weight limit only applies to the towing vehicle, not to any caravan or trailer. With the GO-Box, payment is automatically made per kilometer driven on the toll road.
- The amount of the toll depends on the EURO emission class of the vehicle, the number of axles and the number of kilometers driven.
- Please note: From emission class EURO IV you must send proof to ASFINAG within 28 days after entering the emission class on the GO box. The fine for not submitting or late submitting the emission class certificate is high.
- For more information, see go-maut.at (Click on ‘EURO emission class’ at the bottom of the page for an explanation of the obligation to provide proof).
- The road authority ASFINAG (asfinag.at) supplies the GO-Box. It costs € 5 once (administration costs). A credit of at least € 75 and a maximum of € 500 must then be loaded on the card. The credit can be used for a maximum of 2 years. Anyone who returns the box to ASFINAG after use will receive the unused credit back.
- The GO-Box must be mounted behind the windscreen. The amount due is automatically deducted from the credit when you pass a toll plaza.
- You can also pay the toll on account afterwards. However, this is quite cumbersome (go-maut.at/portal/portal).
- The GO-Box is available and can be charged at certain petrol stations on the toll roads in Austria and in neighboring countries close to the Austrian border. An icon (the word GO on a blue field) indicates on signs at which petrol station the GO-Box is available.
- For these points of sale, see asfinag.at/toll/sales-outlets (click on ‘GO toll’) and for an overview of GO petrol stations asfinag.at/maut-vignette/vertriebsstellen. After obtaining the GO box (for emission class EURO IV and higher), deliver the supporting documents to ASFINAG on time.
- Detailed information about this system and a toll calculator can be found at go-maut.at. You can call with the ASFINAG service number: +43 1 955 12 66.
- For vehicles over 3500 kg, the EasyGo system can also be used in Austria, as is the case for toll roads and bridges in Norway, Sweden and Denmark.
During busy periods, cut-through traffic on secondary roads can be prevented by closing certain motorway exits. It then becomes almost impossible to traverse Austria without having to pay a toll.