Digital route toll Austria
Here we answer all questions about digital route tolls in Austria. What is a route toll and what is a digital route toll? Is there a difference between a digital vignette and a digital route toll? Questions upon questions and we will provide you with the answers. If one of your questions is not answered by our FAQs, please contact customer service.
In principle, with a few exceptions, the vignette requirement applies to all motorways in Austria. The route toll or route-dependent toll is a special toll that is due for particularly cost-intensive motorway or expressway sections. The reason for the additional toll, in addition to the vignette, is due to the fact that these are particularly complex sections that were built using special structures such as tunnels or pass roads with high construction costs. The route toll serves to refinance the construction costs and the maintenance of the respective sections. In the entire Austrian motorway and expressway network, there are only 6 sections for which route tolls are levied.
A digital section toll is an electronic fee charged for the use of certain sections of road or motorway. In contrast to traditional physical vignettes or toll booths, payment and recording of digital route tolls is carried out completely electronically. For Austria, the digital route toll can be purchased online. Here are some benefits:
Convenience: Digital route tolling allows drivers to pay the toll fee online without having to stop at toll booths or attach physical vignettes. This saves time and reduces delays.
Time savings: Since there are no waiting times at toll booths, trips can be carried out faster and more efficiently.
Flexibility: Digital toll systems often offer different payment options, including daily, weekly or annual vignettes, depending on individual travel needs.
Environmental friendliness: Fewer waiting times and delays reduce fuel consumption and therefore the environmental impact.
Better monitoring: Digital systems enable more effective monitoring and control of tolls, minimizing fraud and lost revenue.
Adaptability: Digital toll systems can easily adapt to changing traffic conditions or tariff adjustments without the need to print or replace physical vignettes.
Reducing paper waste: Since no physical stickers or tickets are required, digital toll systems help reduce paper waste.
Overall, digital route tolling offers a more modern and efficient way to collect tolls, improving traffic flow and making the travel experience more pleasant for users.
There is no big difference between the digital vignette and digital route tolls per se. Not even in Austria. Both variants of the toll allow you to drive on motorways and expressways in Austria. The digital vignette Austria is mandatory for all cars and mobile homes with a maximum permissible weight of up to 3.5t. The only exceptions are motorcycles. The digital route toll is charged in addition to the vignette for particularly cost-intensive route sections. For these sections there is no need for a vignette, but the route-dependent toll applies.
If you have a digital route toll, the system will automatically recognize your stored vehicle license plate number when you pass a toll booth. In this case the barrier opens automatically.
You have the option to use the leftmost lane, marked in green, to pass the toll booth without stopping. Alternatively, you can use other clearance lanes, except for the far right GO lane, which is specifically designed for vehicles with a maximum permissible gross vehicle weight of over 3.5 tonnes.
Please note that on the A 13 Brenner Motorway with a valid digital route toll, the use of the GO lane is also permitted.
If you purchase the digital route toll through us, the 18-day period does not apply and your digital route toll is valid immediately. Please note that the order confirmation does not mean that we have registered your license plate with the Austrian toll authority ASFiNAG. Wait for registration confirmation before driving on toll sections in Austria.
The digital route toll is collected on a total of 6 sections of the Austrian motorway and expressway network. There is an obligation to pay the route toll for these sections. You can do this easily, securely and quickly via our website. A digital route toll is due for the following route sections:
A9 Pyhrn Bosrucktunnel
A9 Pyhrn Gleinalmtunnel
A9 Pyhrn Bosruck- und Gleinalmtunnel
A10 Tauern Autobahn
A11 Karawanken Autobahn Richtung Süd
S16 Arlberg Straßentunnel
For the A11 Karawanken Autobahn, you can only pay the digital route toll in the southbound direction, as the northbound route is tolled by the Slovenian motorway company DARS. For this reason, the northbound toll can only be paid locally at the Hrusica toll booth in Slovenia. You can easily buy the southbound route online from our online shop.