Mandatory vignette in Austria
In order to cover the costs of maintaining the freeways and expressways in Austria, a vignette has been mandatory in Austria since 1997.
In this context a vignette is a compulsory proof for most freeways and some additional stretches of road in Austria, which must be purchased and registered on the license plates of cars, campers and trucks (vehicles up to 3.5 tons GVW), or alternatively affixed to the windshield as an adhesive vignette.
Those who want to save the effort of sticking and later removing the adhesive vignette, can get the 10-day vignette, the 2-month vignette and the annual vignette for Austria in our store quickly, easily and without the 18-day waiting period online.
What different vignettes are there?
Basically, a distinction is made between adhesive vignettes and digital vignettes.
The adhesive vignette is affixed to the windshield in the case of cars, trucks and motor homes (vehicles up to 3.5 tons GVW).
In the case of motorcycles, the adhesive vignette is affixed to a clearly visible and non-replaceable part of the motorcycle (not on the tank cap or side pockets).
The digital vignette can be purchased easily and conveniently from the couch or on the go via mobile phone/smartphone.
The big advantage: When purchased in our online store, the Digital Vignette is immediately valid without the waiting period of 18-days.
In addition, purchasers save themselves the trouble of sticking on and removing the vignette after the journey.
For some mountain passes and tunnels, additional route tolls are charged in addition to the vignette. You can also get the digital route toll in our online shop.
When do I need a vignette or a digital vignette in Austria?
Whether you need a vignette in Austria depends on which freeway or route sections you drive on during your journey.
Our route calculator will help you find the right vignette or toll product for your upcoming trip.
How much does the digital vignette Austria cost?
- 10-day vignette Austria from 12,50 €
- 2-month vignette Austria from 39.40 €
- Annual vignette Austria 2023 from 109.40 €
- Route toll from 11,50 €
The price of the digital vignette Austria always depends on how long you want to use the freeways or route sections in Austria.
What does a digital vignette cost?
The price of the digital vignette depends on the validity period (10-days, 2-months, 1 year). Our 10-day vignette costs 12,50 € for motorcycles and 19,80 € for passenger cars.
How much does the digital route toll cost?
The price of our digital route toll varies depending on route section and starts at 11,50 €.
When should I buy my digital vignette?
Since you do not have to consider an 18-day waiting period until the digital vignette is valid when you buy it in our online store, you can still purchase it at fairly short notice before you start your journey. However, it is important that you do not set off until you have received the registration confirmation from us.
Is the digital vignette tax-free?
No, taxes are levied on the price of the digital vignette. The tax is already included in our prices.
Vehicle types & Validity
Which digital vignette for motorcycles?
You can purchase all our digital vignette products (10-days, 2-months, 1 year) for your motorcycle.
Which digital vignette for cars?
You can purchase all of our digital vignette products (10-days, 2-months, 1 year) for your passenger car (up to 3.5 tons GVW).
Which digital vignette for motor homes?
You can purchase all our digital vignette products (10-days, 2-months, 1 year) for your motor home (up to 3.5 tons GVW).
Which digital vignette for trucks?
You can purchase all of our digital vignette products (10-days, 2-months, 1 year) for your truck (up to 3.5 tons GVW).
Which digital vignette do I need from Germany to Austria?
For the route from Germany to Austria, depending on the length of stay, a 10-day vignette, a 2-month vignette or a 1-year vignette for Austria is required.
Since most highways and road sections in Austria can only be driven on without penalty with a valid vignette, this also applies to trips to well-known cities such as Prague, Pilsen, Karlsbad, Budweis, Brünn.
Area of validity
Is the digital vignette valid for the whole of Austria?
Yes. Just like the adhesive vignette, the digital vignette is valid throughout Austria and on all freeways and route sections in Austria. For some route sections, a separate route toll is additionally required.
Is the digital vignette bound to my license plate number?
Yes, the digital vignette is registered and bound to the respective license plate just like the adhesive vignette.
From when is my digital vignette valid?
Your digital vignette is valid once your registration confirmation has been received, this usually takes place within a few minutes. It will then be recognized and accepted by the digital control devices.
How long is the digital vignette valid?
The digital vignette is valid for the period of the booking. The 10-day vignette is therefore valid for a total of 10-days, the 2-month vignette for 2-months and the annual vignette for a full calendar year. In addition, the annual vignette is valid from December 1st of the previous year until January 31st of the following year.
How can I check the validity of my digital vignette Austria?
Whether your digital vignette is already or still valid, you can check for free on our validity check subpage.
Penalties & Consequences
If you drive on the freeways and certain route sections in Austria without a valid vignette in accordance with the vignette obligation, you must expect a fine.
The fine is currently at least 120 EUR and can rise up to 3,000 EUR depending on the violation and the duration of non-payment.
If the 120 EUR replacement toll is not paid immediately, this usually results in a report + fine of at least 300 EUR.
To check the validity of the sticker, the police in Austria regularly conducts checks.