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Information about Austrian Vignette Validity

The Austrian vignette validity indicates how long your toll sticker (traditional or digital) will remain in force. As for now, you can choose one of the three available vignettes. Depending on the time you wish to spend abroad, select a vignette valid for 10 days, 60 days, or a year.

The Austrian vignette has been mandatory for foreign travelers for years. It is a document allowing you to use the motorways and expressways of Austria. Because of the vignette, there is no need to pay a separate route toll for the Austrian roads.

The electronic vignette for Austria was introduced by the Austrian Government in 2017 to facilitate the purchase of the digital toll sticker. Although traditional vignettes are still available, it is much easier to make the essential purchase online from your home.

It is mandatory to have a valid vignette while using the Austrian highways – during travel, you may be stopped for a control check by the SKD officers. What is more, throughout the entire country, there is an extensive camera system monitoring the passing vehicles.

As for now, there are three major types of the Austrian toll sticker – they differentiate the vehicles you are driving based on the maximum gross vehicle weight. There are digital vignette stickers for vehicles under 3.5 tons and over 3.5 tons.

Validity period of the Austrian vignette

The type of Austrian digital vignette you should obtain before your travel depends on the type of vehicle you are driving and the time period you would like to spend abroad. Use a 10-day and 60-day toll sticker for short-term travel, or select an annual vignette for longer trips.

Keep in mind that if you decide to use our digital vignette services, your vignette will become valid immediately after completing the purchase. Otherwise, you would be obliged to wait 18 days for the activation of your Austrian toll sticker.

Vehicles under 3.5t (motorbikes)

If you are driving a single-track vehicle, for instance, a motorbike or a motorcycle, you must obtain a suitable toll sticker to travel through Austria problem-free. You can choose one of the types below:

  • 10-day vignette
  • 60-day vignette
  • 1-year vignette

Vehicles under 3.5t (cars, campers)

Driving cars, campers, vans, and other four-wheeled vehicles require you to purchase an Austrian toll sticker (traditional or digital) before leaving for the journey. Select one of the following:

  • 10-day vignette
  • 60-day vignette
  • 1-year vignette

Vehicles over 3.5t (buses, lorries)

If you are a driver of a vehicle weighing over 3.5 tons, it is essential to use the Go Box system. Once you have purchased the special measuring unit, install it in your car accordingly. It will check your localization while driving and calculate the toll fee due. You can purchase:

  • 10-day Go Box
  • 60-day Go Box
  • 1-year Go Box

REMEMBER! While purchasing your digital vignette online, make sure to double-check all the information you have provided in the form before submitting it for processing. Once you have sent the form, you cannot change the data on your toll sticker. Incorrect data (such as wrong license plate numbers) renders your vignette invalid.

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.