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Vignette for Tunnels in Austria

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About Austria vignette for tunnels

As for now, there is no specific type of Austrian vignette for tunnels. However, the standard vignette obligation applies to every traveler passing through the Austrian motorways and expressways. It is mandatory to have a valid toll sticker that will serve as proof of the road tax payment. If you drive on Austrian toll roads without a vignette, you risk receiving a fine.

You can easily purchase the mandatory toll sticker in adhesive form at special ASFINAG toll shops or petrol stations near border crossings. It must be placed on your vehicle’s windshield. However, it is much more convenient to buy a digital vignette online. You can complete the purchase of digital toll from home in less than a few minutes. You will receive an approval notice at your e-mail address.

While planning your journey through the Austrian roads, remember that five particular toll routes require you to pay an additional fee. Apart from a valid vignette, you must also cover the special toll payment. According to the Austrian authorities, these roads are considered high maintenance and must be repaired more often than the standard motorways and highways.

Buying Austrian vignette online

To use the motorways and expressways in Austria, you must obtain a suitable Austrian vignette. You can buy it during travel, but it is much more convenient to complete the purchase online. Although there is no special vignette for tunnels, some roads require the traveler to cover an additional fee payment.

To purchase the Austrian digital vignette, you need to complete these few steps:

  • Select the duration of your stay abroad (it may be 10 days, 60 days, or 1 year)
  • Fill in the form with details about your vehicle (registration number, vehicle category)
  • Cover the vignette processing fee (use any of the available online payment methods)

The procedure for an Austrian vignette online purchase is uncomplicated and effortless. A confirmation notice will be delivered to your e-mail address. Once your Austrian e-vignette becomes valid, you can use the faster green line to cross the toll stations.

Special toll for tunnels in Austria – information

As for now, there are five special motorway sections that require you to obtain an additional vignette for tunnels. If you plan on using these high-speed roads, it is essential to cover a supplementary fee payment. Without a valid vignette, you will not be allowed to enter them.

  • A9 Pyhrn motorway – Consists of several tunnels along the route. The most notable one is the Plabutsch Tunnel, located in the western part of Graz, with a total length of over 10 kilometers.
  • A10 Tauern motorway – The route contains 12 tunnels. The most common are the Tauern Tunnel and the Katschberg Tunnel. Traffic jams may occur during the summer holiday season.
  • A11 Karawanken motorway – The motorway is located in the Karawank mountain range at the Austrian-Slovenian border. Includes over 7.5 kilometers long Karawank Tunnel.
  • A13 Brenner motorway – There are no tunnels, but the section must be paid extra.
  • S16 Arlberg expressway – Includes the Arlberg Tunnel – the longest tunnel in Austria, being almost 14 kilometers long. The road connects the Austrian states of Vorarlberg and Tyrol.

To use the Austrian special toll routes, you need to possess a valid vignette for Austria and make the payment for an additional toll fee. If you do not purchase them online before the journey, you need to stop on the road to collect them from the toll stations.

Special toll for tunnels in Austria – purchase

The special toll for tunnels in Austria may be obtained in a few ways. The digital purchase allows you to buy the mandatory toll ticket prior to the journey. However, you can stop on the way to Austria at special toll stations and purchase the additional vignette in person.

What is more, you can also use the FLEX System to purchase digital vignettes for special toll routes. Download the official ASFINAG mobile app and create an account. It will track your localization and automatically calculate the amount due. Then, you need to cover the appropriate fee.

Below, you can find a list of all the available types of Austrian special toll tickets. Depending on the period you wish to spend abroad, you should purchase a suitable additional vignette.

A9 Pyhrn motorway (Gleinalm and Bosruck Tunnel)

  • Single route toll Gleinalm Tunnel
  • Single route toll Bosruck Tunnel
  • Annual toll for drivers
  • Annual toll for commuters
  • Annual toll for disabled drivers

A10 Tauern motorway (Tauern and Katschberg Tunnel)

  • Single route toll
  • Annual toll for drivers
  • Annual toll for commuters
  • Annual toll for disabled drivers

A11 Karawanken motorway (Karawanken Tunnel)

  • Single route toll

A13 Brenner motorway (Brenner Pass)

  • Single route toll
  • Monthly toll for drivers
  • Annual toll for drivers
  • Annual toll for commuters
  • Annual toll for disabled drivers
  • Annual toll for disabled drivers of motor vehicles

S16 Arlberg expressway (Arlberg Tunnel)

  • Single route toll
  • Annual toll for drivers
  • Annual ticket for commuters


Do I need a vignette to drive through Austria?

It is mandatory to obtain a vignette for Austria if you plan on using one of the Austrian motorways and expressways. You may buy the traditional vignette at the ASFINAG toll shop or make the purchase online and obtain the digital vignette at your e-mail address.

Can I buy a vignette for Austria online?

It is possible to buy a vignette for Austria online. All you need to do is complete the application form with your personal data and vehicle details. Then, cover the processing fee. Your valid vignette will be delivered directly to your e-mail address within minutes!

How much is an Austrian vignette?

The cost of a vignette for Austria will vary depending on the type of vehicle you possess and the number of days you plan to spend abroad using the Austrian highways. The prices vary between 15.50 - 129.00 EUR.

Where to buy physical vignettes in Austria?

You can purchase the traditional vignette for Austria at the special ASFINAG toll shops, but it is also available at petrol stations, automobile clubs, and tobacconist kiosks.

Is the Austria vignette valid immediately?
Where to buy Austrian vignette online and how?

You can purchase the online vignette for Austria using our services. The entire procedure is uncomplicated - you only need to provide us with the most important information. Complete the application form, submit it for processing, and make the fee payment. Your digital vignette will be sent to your e-mail address.

How long is the Austrian vignette valid?

You can select the validity period of your digital vignette for Austria during the application procedure. You may select a validity period of 15 days, 60 days, or an entire year.

Can I transfer the Austrian vignette to another vehicle?

Once you have completed the application form, you cannot change any data in your Austrian digital vignette, as the document is electronically linked to the registration number of your vehicle. If you plan to travel with a different vehicle, you should obtain a separate vignette.

What is the fine for not having the Austrian vignette?

If you fail to present the SKD members with a valid vignette during the control, you will be required to pay a fine. The Penalty will vary depending on your vehicle type, but it is usually between 65 EUR and 240 EUR.

What is the speed limit on the Austrian motorways and expressways (Autobahn)?

The speed limit in Austria for cars, vans, as well as motorcycles is 50 km/h within towns, 100 km/h outside towns, 100 km/h on expressways, and 130 km/h and motorways. Different speed limits will apply to buses and vehicles with trailers.