Motorway vignette Austria 2023 → Price, where to buy it, toll road sections
- Motorways in Austria are tolled with vignettes (paper or electronic).
- Drivers of motorcycles are also required to purchase a vignette.
- Austria also charges for the passage of several tunnels and mountain passes.
Price and validity of a vignette in Austria for the year 2024
Austrian motorway vignettes are available for purchase in 10-day (T), 2-month (M) and one year (J) variants. The latter is valid for 14 months, from the beginning of December until the end of January. As of December 2017, you can choose between a classic sticker or a digital vignette. Digital vignettes offer the same validity period and prices as a classic sticker.
Drivers of motorcycles and all vehicles up to and including 3.5 t gross vehicles weight are required to purchase a motorway vignette.
Drivers with vehicles weighing more than 3.5 t pay the toll via the GO-Box device. The toll for vehicles with a maximum permissible weight of over 3.5 t depends not only on the length of the router travelled but also on the number of axles and the EURO emission class.
Motorway vignette price list in Austria 2024
Motorcycles Vehicles up to 3.5 t Vehicles over 3.5 t 10-day €5,80 €9,90 Toll 2-month €14,50 €29 Toll Annual €38 €96 Toll
Where to buy the Austrian vignette 2024
Where to buy a vignette in Austria
You can buy a vignette at almost any Austrian petrol station, just ask for an autobahnvignette in German. Some newsagents sell them as well. A complete list of sale points can be found at Asfinag.at.
Where to buy a vignette in the UK
Austrian vignettes sell petrol stations near the border. The easiest way is to buy a digital version online at Asfinag.at.
Where to buy a vignette online
As we already mentioned, the vignette can be bought online at Asfinag.at the earliest beginning of validity of 18 days from purchase. This is because, under current European legislation, consumers can withdraw an online purchase within 14 days.
An alternative to the classic form of stickers is a digital vignette.
Another option is to download the Asfinag app called “Unterwegs”, so you can purchase vignettes directly from your phone.
Toll road section in Austria 2024
Toll sections of motorways and expressways in Austria
- A1 – Westautobahn motorway
- A2 – Südautobahn motorway
- A3 – Südostautobahn motorway
- A4 – Ostautobahn motorway
- A5 – Nordautobahn motorway
- A6 – Nordostautobahn motorway
- A7 – Mühlkreis Autobahn motorway
- A8 – Innkreis Autobahn motorway
- A9 – Pyhrnautobahn motorway
- A10 – Tauern Autobahn motorway
- A11 – Karawanken Autobahn motorway
- A12 – Inn Valley Autobahn motorway
- A13 – Brenner Autobahn motorway
- A14 – Rheintal/Walgau Autobahn motorway
- A21 – Wiener Außenring Autobahn motorway
- A22 – Donauufer Autobahn motorway
- A23 – Südosttangente Wien Autobahn motorway
- A25 – Welser Autobahn motorway
- A26 – Linzer Autobahn (under construction) motorway
- S1 – Wiener Außenring expressway
- S2 – Wiener Nordrand expressway
- S3 – Weinviertler expressway
- S4 – Mattersburger expressway
- S5 – Stockerauer expressway
- S6 – Semmering expressway
- S7 – Fürstenfelder (under construction) expressway
- S10 – Mühlviertler expressway
- S16 – Arlberg expressway
- S31 – Burgenland expressway
- S33 – Kremser expressway
- S35 – Brucker expressway
- S36 – Murtal expressway
- S37 – Klagenfurter expressway
Map of motorway in Austria
An up-to-date map of Austria’s motorway can be downloaded from Wikipedia.
Tunnels with toll collection
Transit of some sections is charged above the highway vignette, it is a total of 6 sections of motorways and expressways. They are charged by the so-called section toll. Tolls can be paid at the toll gates in cash or by credit card. Alternatively, you can pay tolls in advance online at Asfinag.at. In addition to the tunnels, the passage of some other mountain roads is charged as well.
If you have purchased a section toll, your vehicle registration number will be electronically detected when you pass through the toll gate and the barrier will open automatically.
Fees for the passage of tunnels in Austria 2024
Passage Motorcycles Vehicles up to 3.5 t A9 Pyhrn/Gleinalmtunnel €10,50 €10,50 A9 Pyhrn/Bosrucktunnel €6,50 €6,50 A10 Tauern a Katschbergtunnel €13,50 €13,50 A11 Karawanken €7,80 €7,80 A13 Brenner €11,00 €11,00 S16 Arlberg tunel €11,50 €11,50
Driving fines in Austria
Fines for selected offences
- Red-light running – €70
- Failure to stop at a STOP sign – €30
- Using a mobile phone while driving – €50
- Diving without seat belts fastened – €35
- Crossing the solid line – €50
- Failing to keep a safe distance – €50
- Failing to give the right of way – €70
- Driving under the influence of alcohol – €300 up to €1 600, in severe cases up to €5 000
- Driving on a motorway or expressway without a vignette, or driving with an incorrectly displayed vignette – €120*
If the fine is not paid on the spot, it may go up to €300 to €3 000.
Fines for speeding in Austria 2024
Since September 2021, fines have increased significantly, especially for speeding.
The maximum amount of fine is €5 000. It is therefore definitely not worth taking risks and breaking the rules here.
Speeding off the motorway
- by 30-40 km/h: €70
- by 40 km/h in urban area: €150
- by 50 km/h in rural area: €150
In addition, in the second and third cases, the driver’s licence can be revoked for up to two weeks.
Speeding on the motorway
- up to 10 km/h: €30
- 10-20 km/h: €45
- 20-30 km/h: €60
At a very high-speed violation (i.e. 80-90 km/h) your vehicle may even be confiscated.
Keep in mind that on the freeways there can be the so-called automatic measurement system, i.e. a radar that itself will evaluate your speed.
In addition, highway police patrols operating even a number of helicopters are abundant in the vicinity of motorways. However, patrols are also common on lower-class roads, which very carefully check the mandatory equipment, but also, for example, the tread depth of the tire.
In built-up areas, the maximum speed limit is often 30 km/h, and radars are often placed ingeniously, for example in bushes or seemingly parked cars.
Motorways in Austria: Speed limit…
Speed limits in Austria
Vehicle type Urban area Rural area The road for motor vehicles Motorway Passenger cars up to 3 t and motorcycles 50 km/h 100 km/h 130 km/h 130 km/h Vehicles up to 3.5 t s with trailer and caravans 50 km/h 80 km/h 80 km/h 80 km/h Vehicles over 3.5 t 50 km/h 70 km/h 80 km/h 80 km/h Buses 50 km/h 80 km/h 100 km/h 100 km/h
Where to place the Austrian vignette
You must display the vignette sticker on the inside of the driver’s side windshield. There is no need to display the electronic version of the vignette. When you purchase your vignette at Asfinag e-shop, simply choose the vignette validity and enter the licence number and the country in which the car is registered. After payment, you will receive an invoice by email for the digital products you have purchased. The vehicle is then registered in the central register, and the camera system will recognize it when passing through.
There is no need to display the electronic version of the vignette anywhere. When you purchase your vignette at Asfinag e-shop, simply choose the vignette validity and enter the licence number and the country in which the car is registered. After payment, you will receive an invoice by email for the digital products you have purchased. The vehicle is then registered in the central register, and the camera system will recognize it when passing through.
Driving in Austria 2024
Mandatory car equipment in Austria
Mandatory car equipment should include:
- Reflective vest (fluorescent yellow, red or orange – EU standard EN 471)
- Warning triangle
- First aid kit
- From November 1 to April 15, vehicles shall be fitted with winter tires with a minimum tread depth of 4 mm
- In mountain areas, signs may require snow chains to be fitted
All passengers of the vehicle must wear their seat belts. A penalty of €35 may be imposed for driving without a seat belt fastened, which, if not paid immediately or within the prescribed period, may go up to €72.
Motorcyclists must wear a protective helmet.
Children in the car
Children under 14 years of age and150 cm in height must be secured with their safety device, i.e. they must sit in a car seat or booster seat. Vehicles without this equipment (e.g. two-seater sports cars or trucks) must not be used to transport children under 14 years of age at all.
A person under the age of 14 but over 150 cm may wear adult safety belts.
Drinking and driving
The maximum blood alcohol limit for ordinary drivers is 0.49 per mille. Drunk driving is punishable by a fine from €300 up to €1 600, in serious cases up to €5 000. Foreign drivers might be banned from driving in Austria.
Daytime running lights
The requirements for daytime running lights applies only to motorcycles. Other vehicles may or may not have their lights on.
The obligation to keep the lights on applies in twilight and darkness, in poor visibility (bad weather) and tunnels, even if they are illuminated.
Rules for driving in convoy
In the event of a traffic collapse resulting in a traffic jam, drivers are obliged to create so-called emergency corridors for integrated rescue system vehicles in the middle of the road.
In practice, this means that vehicles on the left-hand side of the road must move as far to the left as possible and vehicles on the right as far to the right as possible. At the same time, the parking lane must not be blocked.