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Vignette Roads in Austria

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Austrian Roads Requiring Vignettes

The Austrian vignette roads are routes that require you to pay the toll tax in the form of a vignette in order to use them problem-free. They are selected motorways (Autobahn) and expressways (S Roads).

Roads with mandatory usage of a valid vignette

If you are planning to use the Austrian motorways and expressways, it is essential to obtain a suitable vignette beforehand. You can purchase a traditional toll sticker at kiosks available along the way or buy the digital vignette online prior to the travel.

Austrian motorways (Autobahn)

  • A1 – West Autobahn
  • A2 – Süd Autobahn
  • A3 – Südost Autobahn
  • A4 – Ost Autobahn
  • A5 – Nord Autobahn
  • A6 – Nordost Autobahn
  • A7 – Mühlkreis Autobahn
  • A8 – Innkreis Autobahn
  • A9 – Pyhrn Autobahn
  • A10 – Tauern Autobahn
  • A11 – Karawanken Autobahn
  • A12 – Inn Valley Autobahn
  • A13 – Brenner Autobahn
  • A14 – Rheintal/Walgau Autobahn
  • A21 – Wiener Außenring Autobahn
  • A22 – Donauufer Autobahn
  • A23 – Südosttangente Wien
  • A25 – Welser Autobahn
  • A26 – Linzer Autobahn

Austrian expressways (S-Roads)

  • S1 – Wiener Außenring Schnellstraße
  • S2 – Wiener Nordrand Schnellstraße
  • S3 – Weinviertler Schnellstraße
  • S4 – Mattersburger Schnellstraße
  • S5 – Stockerauer Schnellstraße
  • S6 – Semmering Schnellstraße
  • S7 – Fürstenfelder Schnellstraße
  • S8 – Marchfeld Schnellstraße
  • S10 – Mühlviertler Schnellstraße
  • S16 – Arlberg Schnellstraße
  • S18 – Bodensee Schnellstraße
  • S31 – Burgenland Schnellstraße
  • S33 – Kremser Schnellstraße
  • S34 – Traisental Schnellstraße
  • S35 – Brucker Schnellstraße
  • S36 – Murtal Schnellstraße
  • S37 – Klagenfurter Schnellstraße

When to buy a vignette before entering Austrian toll roads

While planning a trip through the territory of Austria, do not forget to purchase a suitable Austrian vignette. There are different toll types available depending on the time period you wish to spend abroad and the maximum gross vehicle weight.

You may obtain a traditional vignette toll sticker while entering the country – it is available at ASFINAG toll shops, petrol stations, and special kiosks. The posts are located near the border crossings and on the roads throughout the country.

To ensure peace of mind before travel, it is recommended to purchase the digital vignette online. The entire procedure is effortless, as it can be completed from home in just 5 minutes. You can also select the exact date of your vignette activation.

Speed limits in Austria

Before leaving for the journey, remember to check the current speed limits on Austrian roads. This way, you will make sure to follow the applicable laws, and your trip will go without penalties. Standard speed limits are as follows:

Vehicles under 3.5t (cars, vans, motorcycles)

  • inside village: 50km/h
  • outside village: 100km/h
  • on expressways: 100km/h
  • on motorways: 130km/h

Cars and vans with trailers (under 750 kg)

  • inside village: 50km/h
  • outside village: 100km/h
  • on expressways: 100km/h
  • on motorways: 100km/h

Cars and vans with trailers (over 750 kg)

  • inside village: 50km/h
  • outside village: 80km/h
  • on expressways: 80km/h
  • on motorways: 80km/h

Vehicles over 3.5t (trucks, coaches)

  • inside village: 50km/h
  • outside village: 70km/h
  • on expressways: 80km/h
  • on motorways: 80km/h

Buses

  • inside village: 50km/h
  • outside village: 80km/h
  • on expressways: 100km/h
  • on motorways: 100km/h

FAQ

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.