Freeways in Austria - vignettes, tolls, price list 2024

Going to Italy by car and choosing to go through Germany or the Czech Republic, we will also go through Austria. Keep in mind that highways in Austria are tolled. Freeway tolls in Austria are collected in the form of vignettes and GO-Box recording devices for cars over 3.5 tons . Fortunately, highway tolls are not particularly high. In this article, we'll take a look at freeway tolls in Austria, how to pay them, and prices.

Map of toll freeways and roads in Austria

Below you will find a map of toll roads and highways in Austria. Orange color indicates the roads, which we pay by vignette. The green color indicates sections of roads additionally tolled.

Freeways in Austria and toll roads - map
Map of toll roads in Austria (photo:

Vignettes in Austria

When traveling on Austria's highways by car or motorcycle, we must purchase a vignette for the trip. Vignettes come in two forms - a traditional one, affixed to the windshield of the car, and an e-vignette, purchased online or at the point of sale, linked to the registration number of the car. The fees for electronic and traditional vignettes are the same.

Traditional vignettes

Traditional vignettes are best purchased at a gas station before entering Austria or at the first gas station in Austria, immediately after entering the country. These vignettes have different colors, depending on the calendar year. In 2024, they are orange in color. Once purchased, the vignette should be affixed to the windshield in the upper left corner, or in the center (next to the rearview mirror).

Electronic vignettes

We will purchase electronic vignettes on the official website of ASFINAG here: Payment for the vignette can be made by credit card, Paypal, Klarna, or Amazon Pay. When deciding to purchase an e-vignette, there is one important thing to keep in mind. E-vignette is not valid until the 18th day after purchase. This is due to the Austrian consumer right of return. If you plan to drive through Austria in advance, it is best to buy a vignette in advance, or purchase a traditional vignette pasted on the windshield. However, it is possible to activate the vignette immediately after purchase - make the purchase on the company. The vignette is then activated immediately, but you give up your right to a refund in such a case.

Freeway tolls for cars over 3.5 tons

Payment of highway tolls in Austria for vehicles over 3.5 tons is made through the GO-Box recording device. A map and a list of points where this device can be purchased can be found here.

The highway fare for such vehicles depends on the type of vehicle and the length of the route.

Prices of vignettes in Austria in 2024

Vignettes depend on the length of time you want to pay for highway travel and the type of vehicle. Prices for highway travel in Austria in 2024 are as follows:

Passenger car up to 3.5 tons

Vignette for 10 days: 9,60€
Vignette for 2 months: 28,20€
Vignette for one year: 93,80€


Vignette for 10 days: 5,60€
Vignette for 2 months: 14,10€
Vignette for one year: 37,20€

Additional road tolls in Austria

In addition to standard highways in Austria, there are sections with additional tolls, such as the Brennero Pass. Payment can be made at the toll gates or electronically, also on the ASFINAG website. Below you will find a list of the extra-paid sections, along with the prices for travel:

DearPrice per 1 ridePrice for 2 tripsyAnnual pass
A13 Brenner Motorway10,50€21€111€
A10 Tauern Motorway (Tauern and Katschberg Tunnel)13€26€116,50€
Arlberg Expressway (Arlberg Tunnel)11€22€111€
A11 Karawanken Highway (junction between St. Jakob in Rosental and the state border at Karawanken Tunnel7,60€
A9 Pyhrn highway (Gleinalm tunnel)16€32€111€
Pricing of additional tolls in Austria in 2024

Fine for no vignette in Austria

The fine for not having a vignette in Austria is €120 for cars and €65 for motorcycles, respectively. Remember to stick the vignette in the appropriate place after purchase. A fine can also be issued if you have a vignette, but have not pasted it.

Speed limits on highways in Austria

The following speed limits apply on highways in Austria: 130 km/h for cars, 100 or 80 km/h for cars with trailers (depending on the weight of the trailer) and 80 km/h for trucks.

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1 Comment

  1. I have my doubts that the article exhausts the topic. For example, the Felbertauern Tunnel is also tolled - as of today it is €13.00.

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