In Austria, the use of motorways and expressways is subject to payment of a toll. All motor vehicles with a maximum permissible gross weight of up to 3.5t – cars, motor bikes and campervans – are obliged to display the mandatory toll sticker. Depending on the type of toll sticker they have purchased drivers may use the toll road network for a specific period of time.
With a comprehensive network of around 10,000 points of sale operated in Austria and abroad, ASFINAG ensures smooth and effective sales and distribution of toll stickers. Other factors that have contributed greatly to the general public’s acceptance of the toll sticker system in Austria are the simple system of affixing the toll stickers and the fact that the prices charged remain quite modest by international standards.
Special toll for vehicles with a maximum permissible gross weight of up to 3.5t
Apart from the motorways and expressways that are subject to the mandatory toll sticker system and indicated in orange on the map, there are also so-called special toll routes (indicated in blue on the map) in Austria. The special toll levied for these routes (the cost-intensive Alpine crossings) can be paid either directly at the local toll station or in advance by purchasing a video toll card. The special toll routes are exempt from the mandatory toll sticker requirement.