After two “Covid-seasons”, this year should finally bring one real, regular ski season, and due to the fact that there are finally no more restrictions caused by the pandemic, many Slovenian, Austrian, Italian, French (and some other) ski resorts will be more tempting. However, on the way to the mountains, you will have to spend a few euros for tolls. In some countries, you will have to pay for the asphalt you use by means of a vignette, somewhere it is a classic billing system, and there are also those that will not charge you a single cent for driving.
Below is a list of vignette costs and tolls in countries with popular ski destinations, writes.


In Slovenia, since February 1 last year, only an e-vignette is valid for toll payment, with which you can drive on all highways and ring roads. Classic “stickers” have been discontinued. Before traveling to Slovenia, you need to go to the website and buy a weekly, monthly or annual vignette there. The e-vignette is linked to the vehicle’s registration number, so when purchasing, you must specify the correct registration number and country of vehicle registration and select the e-vignette for the appropriate price range. For vehicles up to 3.5 tons and 1.3 meters in height, an e-vignette for 7 days will cost you €7.50, €30 for a month, and €110 for a year. For all vehicles over 1.3 meters in height, the prices are twice as much (€15 for a week, €60 for a month and €220 for an annual vignette).


In Austria, the toll is paid in the form of a vignette (you can choose between classic and digital) or through the so-called GO-Box. Vignettes can be purchased in Austria at the ÖAMTC and ARBÖ car clubs, at kiosks and gas stations, and in neighboring countries at certain car clubs and at gas stations near the border. Before crossing the border or entering the Austrian highway or expressway, the vignette must be correctly affixed to the windshield in the upper left corner or behind the rearview mirror. A vignette for passenger vehicles up to 3.5 tons costs €9.90 and is valid for 10 days, a two-month one is €29.90, and an annual one is €96.40. You can buy digital vignettes on the website, where the entire purchase process is explained, and just like in Slovenia, the vignette is linked to the vehicle’s registration number. All motor vehicles whose maximum permissible weight exceeds 3.5 tons must have a so-called GO-Box device, which registers every passage under the toll control portal by means of a microwave signal. The emission class of EURO vehicles whose maximum permissible weight exceeds 3.5 tons determines the amount of the toll, which must be stored in the GO-Box. Finally, please note that along with the vignette, it is necessary to pay an additional toll for driving through certain tunnels or mountain passes, and it is paid on the following roads, among others: the Arlberg road tunnel, the Brenner highway, the Dachstein road, the Felbertauern road, the Gerlos alpine road, the Großglockner alpine road , Maltatal-Hochalm Road, Nockalm Road, Pyhrn Motorway (Gleinalm Tunnel), Pyhrn Motorway (Bosruck Tunnel), Silvretta Alpine Road, Tauern Motorway (Tauern and Katschberg Tunnels), Timmelsjoch Alpine Road, Villach – Dobratsch Alpine Road, Karavanke Tunnel. Prices for these roads, tunnels or passes vary between €6 and €13.


Italy still does not use vignettes but, like Croatia, classic toll collection, and the exact price list of all road sections is available on the website Roughly speaking, driving the 776-kilometer section from Milan to Napoli will cost you €57, while the 89-kilometer ride between Venice and Belluno will cost you €8.10. There is no exact formula for calculating the charge for each kilometer traveled, because the amount of tolls is determined by different companies and trading companies that have concessions over certain sections of highways, but according to some rough calculation, every 10 kilometers traveled will cost you between 80 cents and 1 euro on average.


Neither in France, nor in the previously mentioned Italy, have vignettes been introduced yet. The amount of tolls in France depends on the vehicle category and the distance traveled. There is no general mileage tax as motorway networks are operated by different companies and tolls vary significantly in some regions. The most favorable ticket price can be found on the official website where there is a toll calculator. You simply add the cities you will pass through, the destination and the vehicle category. The calculator calculates the exact amount of the fee. Roughly, you will pay around 30 euros for a 400-kilometer section, which, again, can vary.

Other countries

In most other countries, vignettes have been introduced, so in the Czech Republic you will pay €12.5 for a ten-day vignette, €17.5 for a month, and €59 for a year. In Bulgaria, a weekly vignette costs €8, monthly €15, and yearly €50, while in Romania it costs €6 weekly, monthly €16, quarterly €36 and yearly €96. Slovakia will charge you €10 for a week of using its roads, €14 for a month, and €50 for a year. And as sugar at the end, you won’t have to pay tolls at all if you go to Germany, Albania, Montenegro, Finland, Lithuania or Latvia.