Almost all motorways in Italy are toll roads.
- Class A: engines and dual-axle vehicles with a height measured from the bottom of the front wheel less than 1.30 m (this includes most passenger cars)
- Class B: dual-axle vehicles whose height measured from the bottom of the right front wheel exceeds 1.30 m.
- Class 3: vehicles or combinations with a total of three axles (for example, a class A or B vehicle with trailer or caravan).
- Class 4: vehicles or combinations with a total of four axles (for example, a class A or B vehicle with two-axle caravan).
- Class 5: vehicles or combinations with a total of five or more axles.
For more information and images of the classes see autostrade.it/en/il-pedaggio/le-classi-di-pedaggio.
- You can pay in cash at all manned toll booths.
- The well-known credit cards are accepted. In Italy these are usually referred to as Cartasi: choose the toll booths with the inscription Carte.
- You can also pay with your bank card at many toll stations in Italy, without entering the pin code. This is usually recognizable by signs with the Maestrologo. The possibility to pay in this way can, however, vary greatly per toll company. It is therefore advisable to always have cash or a credit card with you.
- For failed payments, maps and questions about the toll roads, service centers are available along the autostrada marked Punto Blu (blue dot).
- If you cannot or cannot pay at a toll gate, the barriers will still open after a short time. You will then receive a ticket that says ‘mancato pagamento’ and ‘toll unpaid’.
- You can still pay the toll within 15 days. This is possible, for example, at a manned toll gate or a Punto Blu (blue dot). For information, see autostrade.it/en/rmpp.
- If you do not pay the toll within 15 days, you can expect an additional assessment at home, usually sent by a collection agency, for example Nivi S.p.A. or the European Municipality Outsourcing (EMO). Please note: Sometimes the additional assessment will not come until months or even years later.
- Contact and payment details are in the letter. You can lodge an objection if you believe that the additional assessment has been incorrectly imposed.
- If you do not pay the additional tax within the specified payment term, a fine may be imposed.
France, Spain, Portugal, Italy toll badge
- With the France, Spain, Portugal, Italy toll badge you can easily pay electronically tolls on the highways in these countries.
- There is also one that can only be used in France, Spain and Portugal and not in Italy.
- You can also use the toll badge: At several hundred parking lots and parking garages (see telepass.com/en/private-owners/services/mobility-services/parking), in the environmental zone Area C in Milan, on the ferry across the Strait of Messina, between the mainland and Sicily.
- The toll badge is linked to a license plate. Transfer to another license plate is possible on request.
- That may take several working days.
Pedemontana electronic toll
- In Northern Italy, electronic toll has been introduced on the so-called Pedemontana Lombarda, called free flow. It concerns the ring roads A36 north of Milan, the A60 south of Varese and the A59 near Como.
- There are no toll booths on these routes, but cameras that register the license plates of vehicles.
- Within 15 days after using these roads you must register via apl.pedemontana.com/registration. Enter your license plate number (without the dashes), you can pay by credit card. It sometimes happens that the payment or registration fails, please contact the toll road company via email@example.com.
- Payment by cash or credit card is possible at a number of service points, see locations and opening times at apl.pedemontana.com/le-modalita-di-pagamento.
- The amount to be paid can be found at apl.pedemontana.com/calcola-il-pedaggio. Here you can calculate the rate by specifying the start and end points of the trip.
- For mobile phones (Android and iOS) an app is available under the name APL Free Flow. This allows you to register and then pay. The app is in Italian.
- More information: apl.pedemontana.com and pedemontana.com.
Toll Prices and information
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