Vignette Austria 2024

Discover in this article all the information you need when it comes to the vignette on Austria, regardless of whether you are a carrier or a simple person visiting/traversing Austria.

Road taxes in Austria are mandatory for all vehicles with a maximum authorized mass of up to and including 3.5 tonnes.

For vehicles over 3.5 tonnes, tolls are paid through a device called a Go-Box, which registers all toll points.

In the following article, you will find all the necessary information you need to plan your trip to Austria efficiently.

How do I check if I need a vignette for Austria?

If you have planned to visit / transit Austria in the next period or simply planned a transport in this country, it is recommended to check in advance whether your route contains routes with tolls.

To check this you can check this here.

Vignette Austria 2024

If you are a carrier, transport people or want to go on a trip with a motorhome, you can calculate road taxes in Austria here.

P.S. Don’t forget that in this case you will need the Go-Box to pay the tolls.

Where can I physically buy a vignette for Austria?

You have more than 1,316 points of sale in Austria alone to physically purchase these vignettes or Go-Boxes and more than 120 points in other countries such as (Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Slovenia, Switzerland or Liechtenstein).

To access a list as well as a map of these physical points, you can enter here.

Can I buy the vignette for Austria online?

The answer is YES!

This process can be simpler than looking for a gas station or physical outlet.

However, if you decide to opt for this option, you must know that the purchase of the ticket online must be made at least 18 days before arriving in Austria.

If you are wondering why?

Find out that European law states that any online purchase can be canceled within 14 days, and Austria also respects this provision.

To purchase the vignette for Austria online you can follow the steps below (note this method applies to vehicles up to 3.5 tons):

  1. Access the website:
  2. Choose the type of vehicle: car / motorcycle.
  3. Select the type of vignette you want (10 days, 2 months, 1 year).
  4. You fill in the fields with information about the country, registration number and the date from which the vignette is valid.
  5. Fill in the email address because you will receive the payment confirmation.
  6. Select the payment method and pay the Austria vignette.
  7. Alternatively, you can use ASFINAG’s free app: iOS or Android.

What is the difference between the digital Vignette and the digital Motorway Toll?

The digital vignette is purchased if you drive your vehicle on the streets and expressways in Austria with the obligation to pay for the vignette.

The digital highway toll is strictly purchased for the following 6 sections of the Austrian highway network.

  • Autostrada A 9 Pyhrn: between the junction Spital/Pyhrn and the junction Adning (Bosruck tunnel), as well as between the junction St. Michael and Übelbach (Gleinalm tunnel).
  • Autobahn A 10 Tauern: between Flachau junction and Rennweg junction (Tauern and Katschberg tunnel).
  • Highway A 11 Karawanken: between junction St. Jakob in Rosental and the state border in the Karawanken tunnel.
  • A 13 Brenner motorway: tolls are required on the entire A 13 motorway.
  • Expressway S 16 Arlberg: between junction St. Anton am Arlberg and the junction Langen am Arlberg.
  • Attention: if you have paid a digital fee for one of the 6 sections, you will no longer need the digital vignette mentioned above.
Vignette Austria 2024

How much is the vignette for Austria in 2024?

The cost of a vignette depending on the type of vehicle and its maximum authorized weight (vehicles up to 3.5 tons and over):

Austria vignette for vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes:

  • Austria vignette 10 days: 9.90 euros
  • Austria vignette 2 months: 29.00 euros
  • Austria vignette 1 year days: 96.40 euros, valid until 31.01 of the following year

Austria vignette for motorcycles:

  • Austria vignette 10 days: 5.60 euros
  • Austria vignette 2 months: 14.10 euros
  • Austria vignette 1 year days: 37.20 euros

Vehicle type10 days2 months1 year
Vehicle up to 3.5 tons9.60 EUR28.20 EUR93.80 EUR
Motorcycle5.60 EUR14.10 EUR37.20 EUR

Digital motorway toll for the 6 special motorway sections:

Type of highway section1 trip2 tripsAnual card
A 13 Brenner motorway10.50 EUR21.00 EUR111.00 EUR
Highway A 10 Tauern13.00 EUR26.00 EUR116.50 EUR
Expressway S 16 Arlberg11.00 EUR22.00 EUR111.00 EUR
Highway A 11 Karawanken7.60 EUR
Highway A 9 Pyhrn16.00 EUR32.00 EUR111.00 EUR
FlexAll sectionsAll sectionsAll sections

A 13 Brenner motorway:

  • 1 trip – 10.50 euros
  • 2 trips – 21.00 euros
  • Annual card (if you use the portion often) – 111.00 euros

Motorway A 10 Tauern:

  • 1 trip – 13.00 euros
  • 2 trips – 26.00 euros
  • Annual card (if you use the portion often) – 116.50 euros

S 16 Arlberg Expressway:

  • 1 trip – 11.00 euros
  • 2 trips – 22.00 euros
  • Annual card (if you use the portion often) – 111.00 euros

Highway A 11 Karawanken:

  • 1 trip – 7.60 euros

Highway A 9 Pyhrn:

  • 1 trip – 16.00 euros
  • 2 trips – 32.00 euros
  • Annual card (if you use the portion often) – 111.00 euros

Flex – All Sections, postpaid.

If you travel on various sections, the FLEX Digital Motorway Toll service ensures fast and cashless passage through ASFINAG’s toll stations. More information about this service here.

Vignette Austria vehicles over 3.5 tons (trucks, buses, motorhomes)

Go-BOX equipment is required, see the device information section.

Austria road tax for vehicles over 3.5 tonnes

All vehicles with a maximum permissible weight of more than 3.5 tonnes are subject to a mileage-based “GO” tax when using Austrian autobahns and expressways.

If you travel in Austria with a truck, bus or motorhome, you should know that the toll can only be paid with a GO-Box that is installed on the vehicle’s windshield.

The GO-Box is the only official equipment of the Austrians with which carriers can pay road tolls in Austria.

This equipment can be collected from any of the more than 175 GO sales points in Austria and beyond.

GO-BOX for trucks, GO-BOX for buses and motorhomes

Payment methodsDrivers have two options: the post-pay option (retroactive payment) – local GO-Box device.
The pre-pay variant (payment in advance by charging the device) – only the local GO-Box ASFINAG device.
Toll machineThe GO-Box payment device is mandatory for vehicles over 3.5 tons!
Useful informationGO-Box machines can be picked up from any GO point, see the list and map of distribution points here.

Within 28 days from the date of purchase, the GO-Box device must be declared and validated emission class.

The copy of the registration card and the copy after the CEMT must be sent to Asfinag.

If the emission class is not declared within this interval, you risk a minimum fine of 240 euros!

The post-pay payment method can be made with a device installed by the driver.

It can be obtained from any Go-Maut distribution point, the cost of issuing it being 5 euros.

The pre-pay payment method is recommended for carriers who travel occasionally.

Drivers can purchase and charge their devices with credit based on the fuel card.

The device can be loaded with a minimum amount of 75.00 euros, and the maximum balance can reach up to 500 euros (VAT included).
For more details, visit the GO – Maut website,
Retroactive payment (post-pay)The toll can be paid retroactively within 5 hours or 100 km (in both directions).

The driver must stop at the nearest GO distribution point, present the device and declare the route.
Tunnels and bridgesMost tunnel tolls are included in the GO-Maut system.

Separately from the system, the tolls for the Felbertauern Strasse and the Karawanken Tunnel can be paid using the fuel card.
Payment options for registered customersThe pre-pay toll system is recommended for less frequent passages through Austria.

The Go-Box device can be loaded with a minimum of €75 up to €400, some carriers can do this loading directly with the Shell card.
BillingA tax invoice is issued by the supplier.
TVAYes, 20%
Road tax calculator

Do you need more information related to the GO-Box payment equipment?

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In which currency can the vignette for Austria be paid?

Euro is the legal currency for 16 member states of the European Union including Austria. When you purchase the vignette for Austria, you will pay in euros.

If you buy the vignette online or physically at bank terminals (POS) with your bank card, it is good to know that it is not mandatory to have a euro card, you can just as well pay in lei, forints, zlotys, etc.

Great attention to the lei – euro payment rate. Always check what the currency is valued at at the time of purchase to avoid surprises later.

Do you want to purchase the Austria cash vignette?

If you choose to purchase the vignette from gas stations or from the more than 1,316 points of sale, make sure you always have euros in cash with you because you will only be able to pay in euros!

Our recommendations:

  • Be careful with physical payments using bank terminals (POS), make sure your bank accepts card payment in foreign countries.
  • For online payments, make sure you have activated the online card payment option

Do I need a vignette in Austria for the trailer as well?

No additional vignette is required for trailers, mobile homes and motorcycle trailers.

How much is a vignette fine in Austria?

If you buy a physical vignette, be sure to stick it as visible as possible, on the lower left side of the windshield or behind the rearview mirror. The same recommendation applies to motorcycles.

Their color changes every year, so it is very visible to a police crew, customs officers or workers from the Control and Monitoring Service whether or not you have a valid vignette.

The color for the Austria 2022 vignette is orange.

If you are caught on Austrian autobahns without a vignette, the fine is €120 if you pay on the spot (€65 for motorbikes).

If the vignette is altered (damage to the vignette, traces of the vignette, etc.), respectively if the toll machine is missing or has insufficient funds, the fine is 240 EUR (130 EUR for motorcycles).

However, if you ran out of money in your account, you have 5 hours (or 100km) to load the amount of money to pay for the vignette.

If you refuse to pay on the spot, the fine in court proceedings can range from €300 to €3,000.

To make sure the vignette is active and not risk getting a fine, you can check right here.

I was caught without a vignette in Austria, what do I do?

Obviously you pay the fine for the Austria vignette, there is nothing else you can do.

Attention – the smallest fine is 120 euros and it is also paid if you did not stick the vignette in a visible place!

If you do not pay the fines for the Austrian vignette on time, it increases and ends up exceeding 300 euros, the maximum fine being 3,000 euros!

Where do I pay the vignette fine in Austria?

It is recommended that the fine be paid on the spot if you can.

If the fine is sent in a few days/weeks by post to your home address, follow the instructions on the payment notice and the account where you need to transfer the money for the fine.

Find out important information about tolls in other European countries here.

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