Welcome to our blog about vignettes and tolls
Here you will find more information about (e-)vignettes, helpful tips on tolls in various countries and travel information.
Errors when affixing the adhesive toll sticker or using toll routes without a valid e-vignette can lead to high "substitute tolls"...
This is because anyone who does not affix the vignette for Austria to the inside of the windscreen correctly according to the instructions or who drives on motorways and motorways in Austria before the e-vignette is valid is using it "improperly".
Busy transit route from Austria over the Brenner Pass to Italy
The A13, better known as the Brenner motorway, was built in the 1960s. It is considered one of the first mountain motorways in the world and is part of the European Road 45, which stretches over a length of 5,190 km.
The entire stretch of the Brenner motorway A 13 is a special toll route on which motor vehicles up to a weight of 3.5 tonnes are exempt from the obligation to display a toll sticker and must pay the Brenner toll instead.
Do I need an E-vignette or a lump-sum heavy vehicle charge?
Switzerland is centrally located in the middle of Europe and serves as a transit country for travel to Italy, France, Liechtenstein and Austria. It is also a popular travel destination with many toll roads and motorways.
Since 1985 there has been an obligation in Switzerland to pay a national road tax on motorways and motorways. This is intended to ensure that all travellers contribute to the costs of maintenance, operation and new construction of the Swiss motorways.
The e-vignette is the electronic alternative to the toll sticker. With the e-vignette, the license plate of the vehicle is registered for a certain period of time.
There are automatic checkpoints on the highways that check the license plates. Here it
is recognized for which license plate an electronic vignette is booked and for which not.
Electronically operated toll collection, also known as digital route tolling, records and charges for the use of selected road sections or motorways.
Unlike traditional tolling systems, where motorists must stop to pay at toll booths and pay by cash or credit card, digital route tolling allows tolls to be collected automatically.
When it comes to using the motorways and motorways in Austria, vignettes are an unavoidable topic. They allow vehicles with a total weight of up to 3.5 tonnes to travel legally and smoothly on Austrian roads.
We will take a closer look at the different vignette options to help you decide which is best for your travel needs.