Vignette for motor vehicles weighing up to 3.5 t

General information


These rules apply to all persons participating in road traffic in Austria.

In order to use motorways and express roads, all vehicles with a maximum gross vehicle weight of up to 3.5 tonnes (e.g. motorcycles, passenger cars) must have a vignette. Motorcycles with side-cars and three-wheeled motor vehicles only require a special vignette for single-track motor vehicles. It is possible to purchase an annual vignette or alternatively a ten-day or two-month vignette.

Drivers can choose between a vignette sticker or a digital vignette. Unlike the vignette sticker, the digital vignette is not registered to the vehicle, but to the licence plate number. If you change your licence plate number after the start of the digital vignette's validity period you may not have to buy a new one in certain cases, as it can be re-registered to the new vehicle licence plate number (if all the conditions are met and the necessary documentary evidence is provided).

One digital vignette can be used for up to three vehicles that are subject to use a vignette. If you are using transferable plates and have a digital vignette you no longer need an additional vignette for the second (or third) vehicle requiring a vignette.  Equally, if your car windscreen breaks and you have a digital vignette, you do not need to obtain a new vignette.

It is not possible to convert an already purchased vignette sticker into a digital vignette. Nor can a digital vignette be converted into a vignette sticker during its validity period. It will only be possible to change to a vignette sticker or a digital vignette as of the following year. Only if a replacement toll sticker is needed due to a broken windscreen, in this case you can also choose to change to a digital vignette instead.

On certain sections of the motor- and expressway network vehicles weighing up to 3.5 t have been exempt from the vignette requirement.

On particularly cost-intensive trans-Alpine crossing sections of the Austrian motorway and motor- and expressway network, separate tariffs (route tolls) apply instead of the vignette for motor vehicles up to 3.5 t maximum permissible gross weight. For more information about the route toll for motor vehicles weighing up to 3.5 t, visit


Drivers of vehicles with a maximum gross vehicle weight of up to 3.5 t (e.g. motorcycles, passenger vehicles).


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The annual vignette is valid for one calendar year. However, it may also be used from 1 December of the previous year and until 31 January of the following year.

The annual vignette 2023 is therefore valid from 1 December 2022 to 31 January 2024. It is available as an adhesive vignette in the colour "purple" from 22 November 2022. 

Competent authority

Motorway and Express Road Financing Corporation (ASFINAG) – the operative tasks carried out by the company ASFINAG Maut Service GmbH.



If you buy a digital vignette online (via the ASFINAG toll shop or using the ASFINAG app) as a consumer, it is the earliest start of validity after 18 days after the purchase. This is a result of legal provisions under consumer protection law on consumers’ right of withdrawal in the case of distance selling. If the digital vignette is purchased at a sales point, it is valid immediately.

Required documents

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Costs and fees

The annual vignette 2023 (digital vignette or adhesive vignette) is valid since 1 December 2022. The sticker for the year 2023 has the colour "purple" and is available since 22 November 2022.

The prices for the 2023 vignette are as follows:

  • Multi-track motor vehicles with a maximum gross vehicle weight of up to 3.5 t (e.g. passenger vehicles, small motorhomes, small vans):
    • Annual vignette: 96,40 Euro
    • 2-month vignette: 29 Euro
    • 10-day vignette: 9,90 Euro
  • Single-track motor vehicles (e.g. motorcycles, motorcycles with side-cars, three-wheeled motor vehicles):
    • Annual vignette: 38,20 Euro
    • 2-month vignette: 14,50 Euro
    • 10-day vignette: 5,80 Euro


People with disabilities who meet certain conditions will automatically receive a free annual digital vignette from ASFINAG for any multi-track vehicle registered to them. For more information about the vignette for people with disabilities, visit

Further information

The time-based toll (known as the Vignette) for motor vehicles with a total maximum weight of up to 3.5 tonnes is deemed to have been paid only if a valid toll sticker is properly displayed on the vehicle or if a digital vignette is registered on the licence plate number of the vehicle. The toll must be paid before the vehicle is used on the toll road network for which a Vignette is required. Purchasing a toll sticker retrospectively does not constitute a proper payment of the toll due. Similarly, it is not sufficient to carry a sticker with you without affixing it properly to the windscreen.

Any driver caught by ASFINAG's Service and Control personnel or automatic toll checks attempting to use a toll road without a valid sticker or without a properly displayed sticker will be requested to pay substitute toll. If this substitute toll is not paid, offenders will be liable to administrative penalties as set out in the Bundesstrassen-Mautgesetz 2002. These penalties range from 300 Euro to 3,000 Euro.

You can find out more about toll substitute toll and administrative penalties on the Service and Controls page of ASFINAG's Website.

Further links

Legal basis

Expert information

There is no expert information available.

Link to form

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Authentication and signature

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Means of redress or appeal

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Assistance and problem-solving services

There are no assistance or problem-solving services.

Service points

If you have any queries or complaints regarding toll motorways and express roads in Austria, you can contact the ASFINAG Service Centre:

ASFINAG Maut Service GmbH
Phone: 0800 400 12 400 (free of charge from Austria and Germany)
Phone: +43 1 955 1266
Fax: +43 1 955 1277

Postal adress: Alpenstraße 99, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

Translated by the European Commission
Last update: 16 February 2023

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