General Information

About roads in Austria, speed limits, mandatory car equipment, and some traffic rule requirements. In the sections below, you can read more details about toll roads, petrol cost, parking, speed limits, etc.


Road payment through a vignette Road payment through a vignette or electronic vignette,
time-limited, not distance-limited
Speed Limits in Austria In populated areas – 50 km/h
Outside populated areas – 100 km/h
Motorway – 130 km/h

Dipped headlights not mandatory during the day
Maximum alcohol level 0.49 ‰
Talking on the phone while driving – prohibited

Winter tires mandatory from Nov 1 to Apr 15,
Chains allowed only on specific sections,
Studded tires allowed

Mandatory equipment:
  • Emergency stop sign,
  • First aid kit,
  • Reflective vest
Seat belts mandatory for all passengers
Child seat mandatory for transportation of children up to 12 years or 150 cm

Toll Roads

Driving on highways and roads in Austria is allowed after paying a road toll. Cars, motorcycles, and residential vans must have a vignette. Vignettes can be purchased for various periods, ranging from 10 days to 1 year.

Map of Toll Roads in Austria

On highways and expressways marked with orange, vehicles are required to have a vignette.

Map of Toll Roads in Austria

Cost of Vignette

Cost of vignette (EUR) for different vehicle categories in 2019:

Vehicle1 day10 days2 months1 year
CarCar up to 3.5 tons (B)€ 8.60€ 11.50€ 28.90€ 96.40
MotorcycleMotorcycle (A)€ 3.40€ 4.60€ 11.50€ 38.50

No additional vignette is required for trailers or trailers for vehicles weighing up to 3.5 tons. Vignettes can be purchased at some gas stations, near the border, both in Austria and in neighboring countries. Without a vignette, the fine is € 120 for on-the-spot payment (€ 65 for motorcycles). In case of manipulation with the vignette (damage, traces of re-gluing, etc.), the fine is € 240 (€ 130 for motorcycles). If you refuse to pay on the spot, the fine in court can range from € 300 to € 3000.

Vignette Validity Period

In Austria, there are two types of vignettes: electronic and traditional, which is applied to the windshield. Since 2018, an electronic vignette tied to the license plate has been introduced.

You can buy an electronic vignette on the website: https://shop.asfinag.at/en/

10-day Vignette - allows vehicles to use toll roads in Austria for ten consecutive calendar days, starting from the date marked by the buyer.
Example:
Marking date: January 10. The vignette is valid from January 10, 00:00, to January 19, 24:00.

10-day Vignette for Toll Roads in Austria

2-month Vignette - allows vehicles to use toll roads in Austria for 2 months. The validity period starts from the marked purchase date and runs for two months until the end of the day.
Example:
Marking date: January 10. The vignette is valid from January 10, 00:00, to March 10, 24:00.

2-month Vignette for Toll Roads in Austria

1-year Vignette - allows vehicles to use Austrian toll roads for 1 calendar year. The vignette's validity period starts from December 1 of the previous year and ends on January 31 of the following year.
Example:
Vignette for 2020. Valid from December 1, 2019, to January 31, 2020.

1-year Vignette for Toll Roads in Austria

All information about vignettes can be read in English or German on the website: https://www.asfinag.at/toll/vignette/toll-sticker/

A valid vignette must be attached to the upper left corner of the windshield (when viewed from inside the car) or at the top in the middle. Driving on toll roads without a valid vignette is prohibited. Spot checks may be carried out when entering special pockets where the police inspect each vehicle moving at a very slow speed.

Speed Limits

Speed Limits in Austria

Standard speed limits in Austria (unless otherwise indicated on signs).
Cars (up to 3.5 tons) and motorcycles:

  • In populated areas – 50 km/h
  • Outside populated areas – 100 km/h
  • On the motorway – 130 km/h

The minimum allowed speed on motorways is 80 km/h.

Petrol Cost in Austria

А-95 € 1.641
Diesel € 1.605
LPG € —

Parking in Austria

In most cities in Austria, street parking is paid and time-limited.

For example, in Vienna, the following rates apply:

  • 15 minutes – free
  • 30 minutes – € 1
  • 1 hour – € 2
  • 1.5 hours – € 3
  • 2 hours – € 4

If you need to leave your car for a longer period, use underground garages (approximately € 25 per day) or P+R parking lots (€ 3.40 per day).
Parking lots can be found on the website: http://www.parken.at/

Insurance

For traveling abroad, a Green Card insurance policy is mandatory. Policies are valid for 15 days, 1 month, 2 months, etc. monthly up to 1 year.
We also recommend having a medical insurance policy insurance abroad.
And to drive on the territory of Ukraine, you need to have a valid motor vehicle policy.

Calculation of insurance cost

Green Card Price:
1002 UAH

Policy order

To order, please fill out the form below.


You can check the validity of the Green Card policy through the service of the Motor and Transport Bureau of Ukraine:
Checking the validity of the policy Green card

Mandatory Equipment

Equipment that must be in the car:

Emergency stop signEmergency stop sign
First aid kitFirst aid kit
Reflective vestReflective vest – to be used in case of an emergency stop and when installing an emergency stop sign on the road (not applicable to mopeds and motorcycles). Fine from € 14 to € 36 on the spot.

Winter Tires, Studded Tires, Chains

From November 1 to April 15

Winter tire For vehicles weighing up to 3.5 tons, with the presence of a continuous layer of snow or ice on the road, winter tires are mandatory. For vehicles weighing more than 3.5 tons, winter tires are mandatory in this period regardless of the presence of snow or ice on the roads.
Fine for violation of winter tire regulations € 60.
Chains on the wheels Chains are allowed with summer tires; they must be fitted to at least 2 driven wheels. Chains can be used provided that the road is completely covered with snow or ice.
Studded tires Studded tires are allowed only for vehicles weighing up to 3.5 tons, from October 1 to May 31.
Studded tires must be installed on all wheels. The speed of vehicles with studded tires should not exceed 100 km/h on highways and 80 km/h on other roads.