Road tolls

On the map below the Light color shows the countries in which the use of motorways and roads has to be paid for a passed section, Green - you need to buy a vignette, Violet - the fee is not foreseen. 




In addition to paying for roads, fees for bridges and tunnels are charged in some countries.

Vignette - a payment for a certain period of time (week, month, year ...). In countries where the toll is levied, payment vouchers are affixed to the inside of the windshield, strictly under the rear-view mirror or on the driver's side. They are sold at border crossings or refueling stations and are called stickers or vignettes (from the French vignette).

For a section of the road - the payment depends on the distance.

Special payments - are charged for tunnels, bridges, ferries...

When planning a route to Europe, every traveler asks himself the question: "Road tolls - how to avoid them?"

If you are going to a country where with road tolls, you will definitely have to pay for them, as those roads are the best and most convenient.

As a rule, alongside freeway highways there are always free roads, but without a GPS navigator they are very difficult to follow and the speed of traffic on free roads rarely exceeds 60-70 km / h.

However you can use the free roads! It depends on what your goal is - to get there faster or to see the country. After all, moving on ahighway at a speed of more than 120 km per hour, you cannot see countryside.

And if you do not hurry anywhere and you have a modern GPS navigator, plan your route and turn on the "avoid road tolls" function on your navigator.

Countries in Europe where road tolls are paid at special payment points:


In Italy, the payment for roads is arranged in such a way that it is simply impossible to enter or leave the track without going through the "Alt Stazione" point. The point of payment is a fairly wide section of the road, on which there are many driveways with barriers. Some of them are designed for cars, some for trucks and several for travelers by special cards (telepass). However, the process of entering takes no more than 10-15 seconds. The driver, having approached the turnstile without leaving the car, presses from the window the turnstile button. The machine issues a magnetic card and the barrier opens. It is possible that a check might be provided by a machine before you request it. In this case you do not need to press anything, you just take it out and the barrier will open. Then a new check immediately pops out.

When leaving the route, a similar automatic machine scans information on the magnetic card about the distance you traveled and calculates the fee. You can pay in cash, by Visa or MasterCard. At the same time, it is necessary to approach exactly to those terminals, where it is indicated on top: "cards" and not “others”, designed only for prepaid telepasses. On average, every 100 km run costs about 5-8 euro. *


In Poland, the toll is paid on three motorways: A1, A2 and A4.

A toll road section is located on the A1 Gdansk-Gorzyczki motorway on the Rusocin-Lubicz-Nowa. The fare for cars at the beginning of 2015 along the entire section of the highway is 29.90 PLN. You can pay for traveling on those sections at points of payment in cash or by Visa, MasterCard.

Another section with a fare is A2 on the Konin-Nowy Tomyśl and Nowy Tomyśl-Rzepin. The fare for cars, motorcycles, minibuses is 3х16 PLN and 18 PLN for the Nowy Tomyśl-Rzepin site. Payment is collected at 4 points for payment (Lendek, Rada, Glukhovo, Zhepin)

From Krakow to Katowice, a motorway with road tolls is A4. The fare in 2016 is PLN 20, where the payment is carried out at two stages of 10 PLN: at the entrance and exit to the motorway. The second paid section of A4 Wroclaw - Sosnica (Katowice) costs 8.10 PLN (€ 2) You can pay not only in cash, but also by card, but only in certain passes with the indication "Karty kredytowe".

The French motorways are the most expensive in Europe. All motorways of France, with the exception of urban and bypass roads in Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux and Marseilles, are chargeable. For example, the motorway between Mühlhausen and the Spanish border costs 6.5 cents per kilometer. You can pay for driving by car in cash or by credit card.

Free are small areas near the border, for example, the site from Saarbrucken to Metz. In Brittany, using of high-speed roads is free of charge.

In Serbia there are 2 toll roads - E75 Belgrade - Nis and E70 Belgrade - Sid. The fare for Belgrade - Nis for cars is 6.5 euros, the route is divided into 20 sections, at payment points which can be paid for the passed section. The journey by E70 Belgrade - Sid costs 3 euros.

In addition, there are 3 paid sections of the route E75: Belgrade - Novi Sad the fare for cars is 2.5 euros, Novi Sad - Subotica the fare 3 euros and Nis - Leskovac cost 2 euros.

On all chargeable sections, payment is made at the reception points in euros and local currency.

In Croatia, the fare will be charged at the following motorways: Zagreb - Lipovac, Zagreb - Vukova / Gorica, Zagreb - Karlovac, Zabresic - Krapina, Zagreb - Oprisavci, Varazdin - Gorican, Ostrovica - Kupjak, Rijeka - Karlovac und Popovec - Breznicki / Hum.

Also chargeable are Ucka-Tunnel and the bridge to the island Krk.

Tunnel Sveti Ilija, Rastovac on D76 (between Baska Pole and Zagvozdom) is also chargeable and costs 20 kuna.


 A1   Zagreb - Split       181 HR

 A2   Zagreb - Macelj     42 HRK

 A3   Zagreb - Lipovac 121 HRK

 A4   Zagreb - Gorican   41 HRK

 A5   Sl. Brod - Osijek    39 HRK

 A6   Zagreb - Rijeka     69 HRK

 A7   Rupa - Rijeka          7 HRK

 A8   Ucka Tunel            28 HRK

 A9   Mirna Bridge          14 HRK

Krk Bridge              35 HRK


In Macedonia only for a few sections of the M1, M3 and M4 motorways entering the pan-European transit corridor a toll will be charged.
Passage on the following sections for cars and motorcycles:

M1 Куманово - Миладиновци 60,00 МКД

M1 Петровец - Велес 80,00 МКД

M1 Велес - Градско 60,00 МКД

M3 Скопје - Петровец 40,00 МКД

M4 Скопје - Миладиновци 40,00 МКД

M4 Тетово - Гостивар 60,00 МКД

M4 Тетово - Скопје 80,00 МКД

For your information: 1 EUR is about 61,5 МКД

In Norway, toll roads exist at the entrance to Oslo and other major cities. At large tunnels and highways a tall is almost always assessed. If the route lies towards Oslo from Gothenburg, the fee will be 2 times 20 kroons. If the route is prolonged further on Kristiansand, then you will have to pay more than once.

In Norway, the authorities apply a convenient approach to motorists. Payment is also made at specialized points, however, if you have no money, a check will be issued, which needs to be paid at the ESSO refueling the next time.

In Sweden and Denmark, traveling on highways is free of charge. An individual fee is charged only for the passage of two bridges - Øresundsbroen and Storebæltsforbindelsen.

The length of the suspension bridge Storebæltsforbindelsen is 18 km, it crosses the strait with the same name. The bridge connects the islands of Zealand and Fyn, for an ordinary car, the cost of travel on the bridge is from 20 to 30 euros and depending on the size of the car.

The Øresundsbroen bridge is 7,845 meters long and runs through Öresund Bay, connecting Copenhagen with the Swedish city of Malmö. For a car, the cost of travel on the bridge in 2017 will be 50 euros for a car, and 100 euro for a car with a trailer. Payment for motorcyclists will be 27 euros. You can pay for the Øresundsbroen bridge not only with Danish kroner, but also with Swedish kroner, and the euro is also accepted for payments. In addition to calculating cash, you can pay by credit card and using the BroBizz remote payment system.

The Øresundsbroen bridge payment station is equipped with bands of different colors for different payment methods and types of vehicles. On the road surface, signs are put to help drivers determine the correct band.


In the Netherlands, only two motorways are toll roads: Kiel-Tunnel between Dordrecht and Hoekse Waard, which costs 1.50 euro for a car or a motorcycle, 4.60 euro for a bus, and 1.30 euro for a Willem-Alexander bridge.

In Spain, the payment stations occur on highways and charge about 10 euros for every 100 kilometers. In Spain, the motorway with the AP badge (auto pista) are toll roads, with the A icon – free of charge. Sections with toll of the motorway can also be bypassed.

A2 Zaragoza - Tarragona 18.65 EUR

A4 Cadiz - Sevilla 6.30 EUR

A6 Villalba - Adanero 9.35 EUR

A7 Barcelona - Valencia 30.5 EUR

A7 Valencia - Alicante 14.85 EUR

A8 Bilbao - Irun 8.9 EUR

A9 La Coruna - Vigo 13.35 EUR

A41 Madrid - Toledo 2.40 EUR

A61 Madrid - Segovia 7.4 EUR

A66 Leon - Oviedo 11.3 EUR

A68 Zaragoza - Bilbao 37.25 EUR

The quality of free national roads (nacional carretera) is very good. But, in places they are relatively narrow in width and pass through numerous coastal towns with traffic jams. Therefore, the average speed of movement on them will not exceed 70 km / h.


In Portugal, all the motorways of the country are toll roads. The only exception is the city's motorway of Lisbon and Porto.


In Ireland on January 1, 2016, the following motorways are toll roads:

M1 Motorway (separate section)

M3 Clonee-Kells (Clonee Dunshaughlin)

M3 Clonee-Kells (Navan-Kells)

M4 Kilcock - Enfield - Kinnegad Motorway

N6 Galway - Ballinasloe

M7 / M8 Portlaoise - Castletown / Portlaoise - Cullahill

N8 Rathcormac - Fermoy ring road

Dublin - tunnel

Limerick - tunnel

N25 ring road of Waterford city

East Bridge in Dublin

The fare is for motorcycles about 1 EUR, for a car from 1.9 EUR. All sections of toll roads have free alternative detours.

United Kingdom
Currently, in the United Kingdom there is only one toll road - a 43-kilometer section of the M6 route near Birmingham in the west of England.


In Greece, for are 10 toll roads sections E65, E75 and E95:
E65: Athen - Korinth, Korinth - Tripoli, Korinth-Argos
E75: Athen - Afidnes, Athen - Inofita, Afidnes - Lamia, Lamia - Larissa, Larissa - Katerini, Katerini - Evonizi
E95: Athen - Patras, and also Athen - Flughafen.
The fee for each segment ranges from 1.17 euros to 2.64 euros.


Countries in Europe without toll roads:


For private cars, traveling on the country's highways in 2017 remains free of charge. However, to enter the ecological zones of German cities, an ecological sticker (Umwelt) is obligatory.

Since 2015, Germany is discussing the issue of paying for the use of autobahns for foreign cars.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Latvia Since July 1, 2014, a fee has been introduced for the use of motorways for all trucks weighing more than three and a half tons. You can buy Eurovignette at the gas stations of Latvia or on the website at the price of 8 euro per day.

Lithuania A fee for the use of highways is charged only for trucks and buses with a capacity of more than 8 seats. Cars are not charged.