Austria Vignette

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Vignettes for Austria

Austrian vignettes are mandatory documents to have for using the Austrian motorways and expressways. Vignettes serve as payment proof of the obligatory road tax that’s mandatory to cover before using the Austrian highways.

The vignette comes in a sticker or digital form and is available for different validity periods ranging from 10 days up to a full year.

Since 2018, anyone using the Austrian motorways and expressways can obtain their toll sticker in an electronic form. A digital toll sticker is easily available online and after issuing is directly connected with one’s vehicle’s registration number.

Digital vignettes eliminate the need to apply the physical sticker to one’s vehicle, which is beneficial since you won’t have to deal with removing it after it loses validity. Moreover, applying for a digital vignette using our services eliminates the 18-day waiting period, making your vignette valid immediately after issuing!

Vignette control in Austria

Austrian service and control workers can check the validity of digital vignettes randomly. Moreover, there are around twenty cameras that control the passing vehicles and check their registration plates for valid vignettes. The cameras frequently change their spot to check different routes.

Not having a valid vignette appropriate to one’s vehicle and route taken results in receiving an immediate fine that currently amounts to 120 Euro.

Why are vignettes mandatory?

Tax money received from vignettes helps Austrian authorities in maintaining the road system in the country. Especially when it comes to high-maintenance areas that require higher fees from its users.

Routes that are a bit more expensive to use in Austria include mostly tunnels, bridges, or mountain passes.

The vignette prices for 2023

The current prices for Austrian vignettes are as follows:

Type of vehicle

Vehicles under 3.5t

Vehicles under 3.5t


Vehicles over 3.5t

10-day Vignette

€ 15.50

€ 19.80

Only GoBox

20-day Vignette

€ 28.00

€ 36.00

Only GoBox

2-months Vignette

€ 39.50

€ 49.00

Only GoBox

Types of vignettes in Austria

The Austrian electronic toll sticker comes in various types. The digital version of the vignette sticker is available for all vehicles weighing under 3.5 tonnes while vehicles weighing over 3.5 tonnes must use the Go-Box system.

What’s more, some routes in Austria require having an additional ticket to use them. These routes are more high-maintenance hence are more expensive.

Vehicles under 3.5t

The following electronic toll sticker types are available entirely online and do not have the 18-day waiting period when using our services:

  • 10-day vignette
  • 2-month vignette
  • one-year vignette
  • 10-day vignette
  • 2-month vignette
  • one-year vignette

Vehicles over 3.5t

Vehicles weighing over 3.5 tonnes must use the Go-Box system while visiting Austria. The Go-Box system requires drivers to install a special measuring onboard unit that counts the distance traveled and establishes the amount due.

The fees will also differ depending on the vehicle’s emission class.

Special toll

The following routes require drivers to pay an additional fee on top of the electronic vignette toll sticker due to the areas being high-maintance:

  • A9 Pyhrn motorway: Toll stations Bosruck und Gleinalm
  • A10 Tauern motorway: Toll station St. Michael
  • A11 Karawanken motorway: Toll station Rosenbach
  • A13 Brenner motorway: Toll station Schönberg
  • S16 Arlberg expressway: Toll station St. Jakob

How to get a digital vignette for Austria?

If you plan on driving through any Austrian highway that is not a free route and you want to get your vignette as quickly and effortlessly as possible, apply for one online.

Step-by-step guide on how to get a digital vignette for Austria:

  1. Choose the preferred e-vignette type that corresponds with the type of vehicle you have
  2. Provide the required information in the application form, including your vehicle’s registration number, country of vehicle registration, and email address
  3. Choose one of the several online payment methods available to cover the service fee
  4. Wait for a confirmation email to be delivered

Issued digital toll sticker will be directly connected to your vehicle’s registration number and will be included in the digital Austrian toll system, i.e., it will be detectable by the control cameras and available for the Austrian service and control workers to verify.

Austria Vignette


TIP: Make sure to double-check the provided in the application form information, especially vehicle registration details since this is the number that the vignette will be connected to. Providing an incorrect registration number may result in delays, issues with approval, or fines imposed by the Austrian officials.

About vignettes for Austria

Why do you need a vignette Austria for your vehicle?

Every driver crossing the state border in Austria is obliged to pay tolls to help the Austrian Government in maintaining the country’s road system, especially the more expensive routes.

Vignettes (either paper toll stickers or digital vignettes) are mandatory for all motor vehicles not exceeding a maximum gross vehicle weight of 3.5t (including cars, motorcycles, motor-homes).

Driving without a vignette is only allowed in Austria when staying away from motorways and expressways.

Vehicles whose maximum gross weight exceeds 3.5t need to purchase a GO Box (buses, heavy motor-homes, lorries) and cover the applicable fees according to the distance traveled and the vehicle’s emission class.

Vignettes for Austria


When driving Austrian motorways, you should be prepared for regular controls of the Service-und Kontrolldiesnt (SKD).

The SKD staff checks if all drivers have a valid vignette toll sticker or a valid digital vignette. Drivers who fail to show an applicable vignette in Austria may be imposed the following fines and penalties:

Toll fines for motorbikes, cars and camper vans

Lack of vignette or expired vignette or route toll:

  • Motorbike: € 65
  • Car or camper van: € 120

Toll sticker tampering:

  • Motorbike: € 130
  • Car or camper van: € 240

Toll fines for buses and lorries (vehicles exceeding 3.5 mpw)

Drivers who try to omit toll fees have five hours to do so and 100 kilometers (they can do it for example at a GO outlet). The toll fine is to be paid in case they do not decide to pay the toll.

The toll fine varies according to the particular incident. For example:

  • Too low axles: € 120
  • Lack of GO-Box or insufficient credit: € 240

Failure to payment of the toll fine may result in incurring administrative penalties ranging from 300 to 3,000 Euro.

Exceptions to the mandatory vignette usage

As of 15 December 2019, under the Federal Roads Toll Act, Austria introduced vignette exemption for the four following road stretches:

  • A 1 Westautobahn: the toll road between the country border at Walserberg and the Salzburg Nord junction;
  • A 12 Inntalautobahn: the toll road between the country border at Kufstein and the Kufstein-Süd junction;
  • A 14 Rheintal/Wlagau Autobahn: the toll road between the country border at Hörbranz and the Hohenems junction;
  • A 26 Linzer Autobahn: the toll road still remaining under construction.

Driving the above-listed roads does not require having a vignette in Austria.


Do I need a vignette in Austria?

If you plan on coming to Austria and driving the Austrian motorways and expressways via any vehicle that’s under 3.5 tonnes you must have a valid vignette. The vignettes for Austria come in paper and electronic form and allow its holder to use the Austrian highways.

How do Austrian vignettes work?

Austrian vignettes work in traditional and digital form, which means that they can be obtained as physical toll stickers or electronic toll stickers that connect directly to your vehicle’s registration number. Both serve as mandatory documents when using the taxed roads in Austria. Make sure to apply for either toll sticker before going to Austria.

Can I buy an Austrian vignette online?

Austrian vignettes can be obtained online in just a few clicks using any working device with an internet connection. All you have to do is choose the appropriate e-vignette type (car or motorcycle) and select the preferred vignette validity period (10-day, 2-month, or one-year). Next, provide some essential information, such as your vehicle’s registration number, cover the service fee, and wait for your confirmation email to arrive.

What types of vignettes are there in Austria?

The main division of Austrian vignettes is into electronic and paper ones. Both are dedicated to either a car or motorcycle vehicle that weighs under 3.5 tonnes. You can choose between a 10-day, 2-month, and even a one-year toll sticker, all available online.

Where can I buy a vignette in Austria?

A sticker vignette can be purchased at a petrol station, automobile club, tobacconist, or Austrian Motorway and Expressway Corporation toll plazas. If you want to avoid the necessity to glue it and then scratch it off from your windscreen, you can buy a digital vignette via our website. A digital vignette is a more convenient online alternative to a sticker.

How much is a digital Austrian vignette?

The price for a digital Austrian vignette depends on the vignette type and type of vehicle. Drivers can choose from a 10-day, 2-month, and one-year vignette. These types have also different fees for motorcycles and other vehicles (up to 3.5t). For a current price list go to the section: ‘The vignette prices for 2022‘.

Does the 18-day waiting period apply when buying the Austrian vignette online?

Only if deciding to buy a digital vignette online on your own, you need to wait 18 days before it becomes active. By choosing our online services, you can avoid an 18-day waiting period and start using your vignette immediately.

How long is an Austrian vignette good for?

The validity of Austrian vignettes differs according to the selected type. Digital vignettes can be valid for 10 days, 2 months, or 1 year.

Vignettes for Austria

Benefits of having a digital vignette

Great convenience for transferable number plate holders

Since a digital vignette is assigned to the number plate, drivers holding transferable plates do not need to have a separate toll sticker for every vehicle – a single digital vignette can be used for even up to three different vehicles.

No need to glue it or scratch

A digital vignette is an electronic solution that requires neither gluing it onto the vehicle windscreen nor scratching it off.

Obtainable entirely online

You can get your digital vignette online anytime from whatever place. With a few simple clicks, drivers can get their issues purchased online vignettes delivered directly to their email inbox.

No need to worry about windscreen breakage

For holders of a digital vignette, any windscreen damage is no longer an issue. A digital vignette is not glued to the windscreen so there is no need to get a toll sticker for a replacement in case of a windscreen breakage.

No 18-day waiting period

Buying a digital vignette on your own requires an 18-day waiting period before your vignette is active. When making an online purchase via our website, you can get your electronic vignette toll sticker to be valid immediately after its issuance!