Motorway toll Croatia 2023 → Price, how to pay, toll road sections
- Drivers of vehicles of all categories pay a toll to use Croatian motorways.
- The toll rate depends on the vehicle category and travelled distance, there is an extra 10% seasonal charge when you travel during the summer season.
- The toll also includes fees for the passage of some bridges and tunnels.
Motorway toll in Croatia for the year 2023
Motorway tolls in Croatia are collected through toll gates. All motor vehicles, including motorcycles, and vehicles over 3.5 tonnes, must pay the toll.
Toll payments can also be made using an electronic toll collection unit ETC (can be fitted to both cars and trucks).
Tolls are operated by different companies, so the payment system may vary from section to section.
The toll in Croatia depends on the category of vehicle and distance travelled. In the period from mid-June to mid-September, a 10% seasonal surcharge must be taken into account. In addition, from June 1 to September 30, tolls on the A8 and A9 motorways in the Rijeka–Pula and Umag–Pula sections are increased by 10% for all categories.
Vehicle categories in Croatia
A detailed classification can be found at hac.hr.
- Category IA: Motorcycles
- Category I: Passenger cars, vans and other vehicles up to 3.5 t and up to a height of 1.9 m
- Category II: Cars with trailers and caravans up to 3.5 t and height over 1.9 m
- Category III: Buses, vans over 3.5 t and height over 1.9 m
- Category IV: Lorries and HGVs
Motorway tolls in Croatia 2023
The toll rates for all vehicle categories and all Croatian motorways can be found at hac.hr. Select the desired motorway in the left-hand menu.
An interactive map with a calculator can be used to calculate tolls on motorways in Croatia. Click the Toll calculator box in the left menu and simply select the start and destination of your journey from the menu to calculate the toll price.
The toll for the motorways on the Istria peninsula, the so-called Istrian Y, are available at the stands of the motorway operator Bina-Istra, where you can also find an interactive map with the calculator of tolls according to the sections travelled. It is available at Bina-Istra.
Indicative comparison of the off-season and season toll prices
Passage Seasonal prices
A1 Zagreb–Dugopolje £22,7526.40 € £20,6924 € £3540.70 € £3237 € A1–A6 Zagreb–Rijeka £8,7210.12 € £7,939.20 € £15,9318.48 € £14,4816.80 € A4 Zagreb–Goričan £5,506.38 € £5,005.80 € £8,159.46 € £7,418.60 € A3 Zagreb–Lipovac £16,0218.59 € £14,5716.90 € £24,2728.16 € £22,0625.60 €
Toll payment methods in Croatia 2023
Generally, there are two ways of paying tolls, the so-called closed method and the open method.
- Closed method – you only pay for the distance you have actually travelled. At the beginning of the toll section, you take a ticket at the toll gate, which you hand over as you exit the motorway. If you lose your ticket, the maximum possible amount for the given vehicle category will be charged on the relevant section of the motorway. Drivers can also be fined for losing their tickets.
- Open method – you pay both tolls (entry and exit) in advance, so you do not need to think about the ticket.
Payment in cash or credit card
Tolls can be paid in euros or other foreign currencies according to the official exchange rate. American Express, Diners, Master Card, Maestro, Visa INA and MOLGROUP cards are accepted. Payment options are marked on the toll booth. Toll tariffs include VAT.
ETC electronic tolls
The ETC electronic toll system can save you 21.74 % off the current toll rate. All you need to do is to buy an ETC device that is placed in the car and the toll is automatically deducted from the prepaid credit on the device.
ETC devices can be used as an electronic medium for toll collection on the following motorways:
- A1 Zagreb – Split – Dubrovnik Motorway
- A3 Bregana – Zagreb – Lipovac Motorway
- A4 Zagreb – Goričan Motorway
- A5 Beli Manastir – Osijek – motorway in Bosnia and Herzegovina
- A6 Rijeka – Zagreb Motorway
- A7 Rupa – Križišće Motorway
- A10 Ploče – border of Bosnia and Herzegovina
- A11 Zagreb – Sisak Motorway
- D425 Ploče – Karamatići
You can also use ETC on more than one vehicle of the same category. You can buy ETCs individually for £12,9315 € plus £17,2420 € as a minimum deposit for credit at one of the Croatian points of sale, or you can take advantage of discounted packages.
ETC credit can be topped up at HAC outlets, toll booths, newsagents or online.
Discounted ETC packages
For category I. vehicles, the following is offered in 2023:
- The package for 60 €£52, includes ETC device and toll credit 57.50 €£50
- The package for 90 €£78, includes ETC device and toll credit 95.84 €£83
- The package for 120 €£103, includes ETC device and toll credit 134.17 €£116
A monthly prepaid ticket allows an unlimited number of trips per month. It can be purchased by individuals and legal entities and is linked to a specific vehicle and motorway section.
The price of a monthly prepaid ticker for I. and II. category vehicles can be calculated by multiplying the toll rate by 36, with an authorised discount of 10%. The monthly subscription can be purchased via the HAC ETC mobile application.
Electronic tolls ENC on the Istrian Y
The motorways on the Istria peninsula, on the so-called Istrian Y, operated by Bina Istra, can be paid for with an open user account in the BINA ISTRA ENC. Details are available on the Bina.istra website. Here it is possible to selected prepaid packages according to the frequency of rides with different amounts of discounts.
For example, with the “ENC Easy” package you can get a 10% discount on tolls. This is subject to the purchase of an ENC device, which must be installed in the vehicle. The price of the device is £14,3016.59 €. The toll discount is valid for a minimum payment of £22,8726.54 €.
An overview of packages and detailed information about the ENC toll system in Istria can be found on the Bina.istra website.
Paid sections in Croatia 2023
Toll motorway sections in Croatia
- A1 Zagreb – Karlovac – Gospič – Zadar – Šibenik – Split – Dubrovnik
- A2 Slovenia A4 – Krapina – Zagreb
- A3 Slovenia A2 – Zagreb – Slavonski Brod – Srbia A3
- A4 Hungary M7 – Čakovec – Varaždin – Zagreb
- A5 Bosnia and Herzegovina A1 – Đakovo – Osijek – Hungary M6
- A6 Karlovac – Rijeka
- A7 Slovenia – Rijeka – Žuta Lokva A1
- A8 Kanfanar A9 – Matulji A7
- A9 Slovenia – Umag – Pula
- A10 Ploče A1 – Bosnia and Herzegovina A1
- A11 Zagreb – Sisak
Map of motorways and toll roads in Croatia
On the hac.hr website, you can find an interactive map of Croatia, which in addition to tolls, shows motorway exits, petrol stations, rest areas, tunnels, bridges and motorway cameras.
You can find a map of the Istrian Y motorways at Bina-istra.
Passages charged with a special toll
As of June 15 2020, the special charge for crossing the bridge to the island of Krk has been abolished.
Since 2018, the St. Iliji tunnel (connecting the resort of Baška Voda with the Dalmatian hinterland behind the Biokovo mountains with the A1 motorways) has also been free of charge.
The formerly tolled Mirna bridge and Učka tunnel are part of the Istria Y toll system.
Motorways in Croatia: Speed limits, fines…
Speed limits in Croatia
- In cities and built-up areas: 50 km/h
- Rural areas: 90 km/h
- On roads for motor vehicles: 110 km/h
- On motorways: 130 km/h
For drivers under the age of 24, the maximum permitted speed is reduced to 120 km/h on Croatian motorways, 100 km/h on expressways and 80 km/h in rural areas.
Fines for motorways tolls
If you do not present the ticket when exiting the motorway using the closed toll payment method (ticket collected at the start of the toll section), you will be charged the maximum amount possible for that vehicle category on the relevant motorway section. The drivers may be fined for losing the ticket.
Road and motorway markings in Croatia
Motorways in Croatia are marked with the letter A (autocesta – motorway in Croatian). Green road signs indicate motorways, yellow signs indicate roads and other destinations. Expressways are marked in blue and the letter D.
Speeding fines in Croatia 2023
Speed limits are well remembered here because they are almost the same as in the UK. Only the novice drivers under the age of 24 have their limits reduced to 80 km/h in rural areas, 110 km/h on expressways and 120 km/h on motorways.
It is not necessary to pay the fine on the spot, you have eight days to pay at the bank or post office, but the police have the right to confiscate your passport or other identification until then. Controls are quite frequent, police officers are strict, radars and police checkpoints are often placed unexpectedly, and perhaps to collect as much money as possible, especially at the end of small settlements. The construction of new radars and cameras is also proceeding at a relatively fast pace.
Speeding in urban areas
- up to 10 km/h: £3440 €
- 10-20 km/h: £6070 €
- 20-30 km/h: £116135 €
- 30-50 km/h: £233270 €
- over 50 km/h: up to £1 7242000 €
Speeding in rural areas
- 10-30 km/h: £6070 €
- 30-50 km/h: £116135 €
- over 50 km/h: £802930 €
Car driving fines in Croatia 2023
Croatia has a system of penalty points, which also applies to foreigners.
If the driver of a motor vehicle obtains 9 points in 2 years, his driving license is revoked for 9 to 12 months. For foreigners, it is registered in the driver’s license. If a driving ban is imposed under this system, it applies only in Croatia.
If you commit a traffic offence in Croatia, you will pay the fine at the place where the offence was committed. The amount of the fine is half of the prescribed minimum or half of the exact amount of the fine in the case of an offence for which a fine of up to £233270 € is imposed. If infringement proceedings are pending, you will pay two-thirds of the fine imposed within the specified period.
If the police officer at the scene of the offence imposes a fine and costs, and you refuse to pay the fine and costs, he or she can take you to an offence court, and in certain circumstances, temporarily confiscate your documents or drive license.
- Red-light running – £343398 € up to £802930 €
- Driving under the influence of alcohol – £8295 € up to £1 7242000 € or up to 60 days imprisonment
- Driving without lights on (in winter) – from £3440 €
- Driving without seat belts fastened – £6070 € up to £116135 €
- Using a mobile phone while driving – £6070 € up to £172200 €
- Unreasonable driving in the left lane of the motorway – up to £233270 €
Driving in Croatia 2023
Mandatory car equipment in Croatia
- Reflective vest (mandatory for drivers only)
- Warning triangle (except motorcycles and mopeds), 2 warning triangles for vehicles with a trailer
- First aid kit
- Replacement bulbs if the car is not equipped with LED headlights or xenon lights
A fire extinguisher is mandatory only for commercial vehicles of category N.
A safety helmet is mandatory for the motorcycle driver and his passengers.
A safety helmet is also mandatory for cyclists under the age of 16.
In Croatia, there is no general obligation for winter tires, but they are recommended from the beginning of November to the end of April. The minimum tread depth for winter tires is 4 mm and 1.6 mm for summer tires.
In winter, it is mandatory to have snow chains in the vehicle. These must be used if there is more than 5 cm of snow on the road or a continuous layer of ice. In the Lika a Gorski Kotar regions, winter tires are mandatory. An alternative to winter tires is summer tires with a minimum tread depth of 4 mm in combination with snow chains, which are mounted on the drive wheels if required.
In winter it is mandatory to have a shovel in the vehicle. Studded tires are prohibited for all vehicles on all roads.
The use of seat belts is mandatory for all passengers in all seats if equipped.
Children in the car
- Children under 2 years of age may only be placed in the infant carrier on the front seat in a rear-facing position if the front passenger airbag is deactivated.
- Children under the age of 5 must only travel in the rear seats in an appropriate restraint system (child car seat).
- Children from 5 to 12 years old just sit in the rear seats on a child seat adjusted to their height.
- Children under the age of 12 are not allowed to travel in the front seats.
- Children under 12 years of age must not be transported on a motorcycle or moped.
Drinking and driving
The maximum permitted blood alcohol level is 0.5 per mile.
Zero blood alcohol tolerance applies to:
- Drivers under the age of 24
- Professional drivers
The amount of fine for driving under the influence of alcohol depends on the measured amount of alcohol in the blood per mile:
- up to 0.5 ‰ – £8295 €
- 0.5 up to 1.0 ‰ – £116135 € to £233270 €
- 1.0 up to 1.5 ‰ – £233270 € to £573665 €
- over 1.5 ‰ – £573665 € to £1 7242000 € or up to 60 days in prison
Daytime running lights
- Daytime running lights (low beams) are mandatory for motorcycles and mopeds throughout the year.
- The lights must be on all day during winter time (from the last Sunday in October to the last Sunday in March).
- During the summer, daytime running lights are not mandatory.
- All vehicles must have their headlights (low beam) on in low visibility.
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