Vignette and toll charges for European holiday destinations
Spain: Many Spanish motorways are subject to toll charges and the ones that are have an “AP“ sign. You can either pay in person at the toll booth (cash or credit card) or automatically via the “VIA-T-Box“. Charges vary depending on the category of vehicle and the distance covered.
Information on routes involving tolls giving up to date prices can be downloaded from: autopistats.es
Macedonia: Macedonia also has motorways that are subject to toll charges based on the distance travelled. Payment is in cash (local currency) at the toll booth. Info www.roads.org.mk
Montenegro: After doing away with the Eco-vignette, for the time being you only have to pay to go through the Sozina tunnel in Montenegro.
Although there are no tolls now, there is one other important factor to bear in mind in Montenegro: the green insurance card. If you do not have it with you, then you have to purchase additional (and quite unnecessary) insurance before entering the country.
Norway: In Norway there are toll charges for using some roads, tunnels, bridges and entering certain towns. If you have not acquired the AutoPass (automatic payment system) in advance, there are two other possible methods of payment: at some toll booths you can pay the usual way in cash. But you cannot pay in cash at automatic toll booths which use electronic recognition technology – in this case the toll charge can be paid either at the next filling station or on receipt of an invoice when you get back home.
Romania: You need an e-vignette to travel on national roads and motorways. Vignettes can be bought (also on-line) for 7, 30 or 90 days or for a year. The charge depends on the category of vehicle.
The Vidin, Cernavoda and Giurgeni bridges are not covered by the e-vignette and you have to pay a different toll charge depending on the bridge concerned and the category of vehicle: www.roviniete.ro
Switzerland: in Switzerland motorways and freeways are subject to tolls. For vehicles up to 3.5 t (including trailers) you need a vignette. At present there are annual vignettes that are valid from 1 December of the previous year until 31 January of the following year.
Exceptions: Oldtimer vehicles over 3.5 t with H or 07 license plates travel free of charge!
One has to pay to go through the St. Bernard tunnel and the Munt-la-Schera tunnel.