Motorway tolls Poland 2023 → Price, payment, toll road sections — Kodino

Motorway tolls Poland 2023 → Price, payment, toll road sections

Barbora Kollárová
Published on 11.7.2023

  • Roughly half of the motorways and all expressways are free of charge for vehicles up to 3.5 t.
  • On the A1, A2 and A4 motorways, tolls are collected at toll gates according to vehicle category and mileage.
  • State-owned sections of Polish highways are free for car drivers from 1 July 2023.
  1. Motorway tolls Poland 2023 → Price, payment, toll road sections

    Motorway toll rates in Poland 2024

    The toll price in Poland depends on the category of vehicle and the distance travelled.

    Vehicle categories in Poland

    • Category 1: Motorcycles, vehicles with two axles
    • Category 2: Vehicles with two axles and trailers and two-axle vehicles of which at least one axle is equipped with dual tires
    • Category 3: Vehicles with two and three axles of which at least one is equipped with dual tires with trailers
    • Category 4: Vehicles with three axles and trailers and vehicles with more than three axles
    • Category 5: Vehicles exceeding the speed limits and other dimensions

    Price per kilometre on the A1 motorway

    Category 1 Category 2 Category 3 Category 4 Category 5
    Price for 1 km €0,040.16 zł €0,080.38 zł €0,080.38 zł €0,080.38 zł €0,351.6 zł

    The toll calculator for the A1 motorway is available at a1.com.pl.

    Price per kilometre on the A2 motorway

    Category 1 Category 2 Category 3 Category 4 Category 5
    Świecko – Nowy Tomyśl €3,9718 zł €8,8340 zł €8,8340 zł €8,8340 zł €8,8340 zł
    Nowy Tomyśl – Konin €17,2278 zł €26117 zł €40180 zł €60273 zł €172780 zł

    The section of the A2 motorway between Konin and Stryków (90 km) is completely toll-free for motorcycle drivers and drivers of vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes from 1 July 2023. Cars over 3.5 tonnes and buses continue to pay tolls.

    The calculator for the A2 motorway is available at Autostrada-a2.pl.

    The toll on the A4 motorway

    The toll section of the A4 motorway for motorcycle drivers and drivers of vehicles up to 3.5 t has been shortened by approximately 160 km since 1 July 2023, with free passage in the section between Wrocław and Gliwice. Tolls are paid on the Katowice-Kraków section at each Toll Plaza, i.e. in Mysłowice and Balica, and make up half of the toll for the entire A4 Katowice-Kraków section.

    Toll price for the entire section of the A4 motorway Katowice-Kraków

    Motorcycles Two-axle road vehicles Category 2 Category 3 Category 4 Category 5
    Toll price €3,0914 zł €6,6230 zł €11,9254 zł €11,9254 zł €20,3192 zł €20,3192 zł

    To find out the toll rates for the A4 motorway, visit Autostrada-a4.com.pl.

  2. Toll payment in Poland 2024

    In Poland, you pick up a ticket when you enter a toll motorway, and pay for it when exiting.

    Electronic tolls for passenger cars

    The AmberGo automatic payment system can be used on the A1 motorway. The toll is paid via the AmberGo mobile app, which you simply install on your mobile phone. After entering the registration number and payment card, it is possible to drive through the toll gates without stopping, the system automatically debits the amount from the entered payment card after leaving the toll gate. All necessary information can be found on the official website of the AmberOne system operator.

    The A4 toll can be paid automatically via the Autopay mobile app. The application can be downloaded to your mobile phone, then you need to register the number plate and select the payment method. When passing, the system identifies the vehicle by the registration plate, raises the barrier and automatically charges the toll.

    Payment in cash or by credit card

    The toll can be paid using PLN, USD and EUR. If you pay in a foreign currency, you will always be refunded in PLN. Internationally valid credit cards, such as Diners, Master Card, Maestro and Visa are accepted. You can also pay with selected fuel cards, such as DKV, Routex or E100.

    Prepaid KartA4 toll card

    KartA4 prepaid card can be used to pay tolls on the A4 motorway in the Katowice–Kraków section. This prepaid card is designed for drivers who frequently use the A4 motorway. The prepaid card is available for vehicle categories 1, 2, 3 and 4. The card can be purchased online or at various points of sale.

    Electronic toll system e-TOLL

    The former electronic system for vehicles weighing more than 3.5 t (viaTOLL) is now replaced by the e-TOLL system, which is based on user location technology using satellite positioning via virtual gates. E-TOLL is mandatory for all motor vehicles and vehicle combinations with a maximum permissible weight of more than 3.5 t and buses regardless of their maximum permissible weight. In the e-TOLL system, tolls are collected in several ways:

    • Via OBU (On-Board Unit)
    • Using an external ZSL locating system – for factory fitted locators
    • Via e-TOLL PL mobile application – free on GooglePlay and AppStore

    The list of toll sections for e-TOLL is available at Etoll.gov.pl. All information about the e-TOLL system in English can also be found at Etoll.gov.pl.

  3. Toll sections in Poland 2024

    Toll motorway sections in Poland

    • A1 Rusocin (Gdaňsk) – Nowa Wieś (Toruň)
    • A2 Świecko (PL/DE) – Konin
    • A4 Katowice – Kraków

    Map of motorways and toll roads in Poland

    A map of the Polish road network can be found here. It is best to use the official website of the A1, A2, A4 and A2/A4 2. part for individual sections of the toll motorways.

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  5. Motorways in Poland: Speed limits, fines…

    Speed limits in Poland

    • In built-up area: 50 km/h (20 km/h in residential zone)
    • Outside built-up area: 90 km/h
    • On the road for motor vehicles in the case of 1 lane in each direction of travel: 100 km/h
    • On the road for motor vehicles with 2 lanes in each direction: 120 km/h
    • On the motorway: 140 km/h

    Fines for motorway tolls

    If you lose your toll ticket, you will pay the maximum amount possible for the vehicle category.
    If you do not pay the e-TOLL, you will pay a fine of €110500 zł. If the fine is paid within 7 days from the date of receipt of the demand for payment, it shall be reduced by €22,08100 zł of the amount stated in the demand.

    Road and motorway marking in Poland

    Polish motorways are marked with the letter A for Autostrada, expressways are marked with the letter S.

  6. Fines for speeding in Poland 2024

    In Poland, in addition to fines, there is a penalty point system. Penalty points are attributed to improper behaviour on the roads. The maximum number of assigned points is 24, with only 20 for a novice driver with a licence of up to 1 year. From the beginning of 2022, there has been an increase in fines and penalty points for all traffic offences, including speeding.
    Unlike in many other countries, there is no distinction between speeding in and outside the built-up areas, so there is only a single fine table. The amounts shall be doubled in the event of repeated offences.

    Table of fines in Poland

    • up to 10 km/h: €11,0450 zł
    • 11-20 km/h: from €22,08100 zł to €44200 zł and 3 penalty points
    • 21-30 km/h: from €66300 zł to €88400 zł and 6 penalty points
    • 31-50 km/h: from €177800 zł to €2211000 zł and 10 to 13 penalty points
    • 51-70  km/h: from €3311500 zł to €4422000 zł and 15 penalty points
    • over 70 km/h: from €5522500 zł and 15 penalty points, and in some cases, a three-month driving licence suspension

    Also beware of the flat change in speeds, the 60 km/h speed limit in built-up areas at night no longer applies. And now pedestrians have the right of way at pedestrian crossings.

  7. Driving fines in Poland 2024

    • Red-light running – €110500 zł
    • Driving without seat belts fastened – €22,08100 zł
    • Driving without lights on during the day – €22,08100 zł
    • Using a mobile phone while driving – €110500 zł
    • Failure to give a right of a way to a pedestrian – €3311500 zł
  8. Driving in Poland 2024

    Mandatory car equipment in Poland

    • Reflective vest for all passengers
    • Warning triangle
    • Fire extinguisher

    A first aid kit is only recommended, but commercial vehicles (e.g. taxis and buses) must be equipped with one.
    Protective helmets are mandatory for motorcycle, scooter and moped riders.

    Tires

    Winter tires are only recommended in Poland. The tire sample shall have a minimum depth of 1.6 mm. The use of tires with spikes is prohibited. Snow chains can be used on snow-covered roads.

    Seat belts

    It is mandatory to use seat belts on all seats equipped with them.

    Kids in the car

    Children up to 150 cm in height and up to 12 years of age must be transported in an appropriate and approved child restraint system, i.e. in a car seat or booster seat.

    Drinking and driving

    In Poland, the legal limit for blood alcohol is 0.2 per mille.

    • Fine for drink-driving from 0.2 to 0.5 per mille – up to €1 1045000 zł, 10 penalty points and suspension of driving licence for 6 months to 3 years
    • Fine for drink-driving over 0.5 per mille – €1 1045000 zł, 10 penalty points, imprisonment of up to 2 years and suspension of driving licence for 1 to 10 years

    Daytime running lights

    Daytime running lights are mandatory for all motor vehicles throughout the year.

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