Frequently asked questions

  • Which road sections will be subject to toll payment as of 1 January 2021?

The list of road sections subject to toll payment as of 1 January 2021 is shown in the table below:

 

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

 

Designation of county authorization

Expressway number

Start of section

End of section

 

Section number

Junction number

Designation of junction

Section number

Junction number

Designation of junction

1.

Bács-Kiskun

M5

52+680

53

Örkény junction

139+300

140

Kistelek junction

2.

Baranya

M6

161+967

163

Bátaszék junction

189+867

191

M6–M60 junction

3.

Baranya

M60

0+000

-

M60–M6 junction

29+174

30

Pécs North junction

4.

Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén

M3

113+350

114

Füzesabony junction

174+850

175

Polgár junction

5.

Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén

M30

1+550

2

M30–M3 junction

23+390

24

Miskolc South junction

6.

Csongrád-Csanád

M5

113+500

114

Kiskunfélegyháza South junction

173+894

-

Röszke, country border

7.

Csongrád-Csanád

M43

0+800

-

Szeged North junction

57+727

-

Csanádpalota, country border

8.

Fejér

M1

26+400

27

Herceghalom junction

55+975

56

Tatabánya-Óváros junction

9.

Fejér

M6

24+000

25

Százhalombatta North junction

97+300

98

Paks North junction

10.

Fejér

M7

23+000

23

Pusztazámor junction

90+000

90

Balatonvilágos junction

11.

Győr-Moson-Sopron

M1

93+580

94

Bábolna junction

171+1406

-

Hegyeshalom, country border

12.

Győr-Moson-Sopron

M15

0+708

-

M15–M1 junction

14+505

-

Rajka, country border

13.

Győr-Moson-Sopron

M19

0+000

-

Győr East junction

9+761

-

Győr Centre junction

14.

Győr-Moson-Sopron

M85

0+000

-

Győr North junction

81+970

82

Sopron East junction

15.

Győr-Moson-Sopron

M86

115+554

116

Répcelak junction

148+481

-

Csorna North junction

16.

Hajdú-Bihar

M3

164+250

164

Hejőkürt junction

220+937

221

Nyíregyháza North junction

17.

Hajdú-Bihar

M4

211+025

211

M4–M35 junction

242+031

-

Nagykereki, country border

18.

Hajdú-Bihar

M35

0+550

-

M35–M3 junction

67+140

67

M35–M4 junction

19.

Heves

M25

0+000

-

M25–M3 junction

18+568

19

Eger

20.

Heves

M3

38+950

39

Bag junction

127+750

128

Mezőkövesd junction

21.

Komárom-Esztergom

M1

38+625

39

Bicske junction

111+692

112

M1–M19 junction

22.

Komárom-Esztergom

M19

0+000

-

Győr East junction

5+381

5

Győrszentiván junction

23.

Pest

M0

30+779

31

M0–M5 junction

41+155

42

M0–M4 junction

24.

Pest

M0

68+193

69

M0–M3 junction

74+050

75

Dunakeszi Centre junction

25.

Pest

M1

7+680

-

Budapest, city limits

38+625

39

Bicske junction

26.

Pest

M2

17+300

17

M2–M0 junction

47+477

-

Vác North junction

27.

Pest

M3

10+121

11

Budapest, Szentmihályi út junction

54+540

55

Hatvan junction

28.

Pest

M4

20+518

21

Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport junction

88+867

89

Abony North junction

29.

Pest

M5

13+000

13

Budapest, Szentlőrinci út junction

67+260

67

Lajosmizse junction

30.

Pest

M51

25+300

-

M51–M0 junction

28+607

-

M51–M5 junction

31.

Pest

M6

14+000

15

Budapest, Barackos út junction

33+500

34

Ráckeresztúr junction

32.

Pest

M7

7+680

-

Budapest, city limits

30+000

30

Martonvásár junction

33.

Somogy

M7

90+000

90

Balatonvilágos junction

190+200

191

Zalakomár junction

34.

Somogy

M76

0+000

-

Hollád junction

4+447

4

Balatonszentgyörgy junction

35.

Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg

M3

203+000

203

Hajdúnánás junction

279+823

280

Vásárosnamény junction

36.

Tolna

M6

74+750

75

Dunaújváros South junction

172+552

173

Pécsvárad junction

37.

Vas

M86

80+950

81

Szombathely junction

123+582

124

Beled junction

38.

Veszprém

M7

80+000

80

Polgárdi junction

97+500

98

Siófok East junction

39.

Zala

M7

182+805

183

Sávoly junction

234+264

-

Letenye, country border

40.

Zala

M70

0+200

-

M70–M7 junction

21+264

-

Tornyiszentmiklós, country border

The comprehensive list of toll sections is contained in the annex to Decree No. 45/2020. (XI. 28.) of the Minister for Innovation and Technology on motorways, speedways and main roads subject to toll payment and on the tolls payable.

  • What rules apply to combinations of vehicles?

As of the beginning of 2019, trailer authorizations (vehicle category U) can also be purchased for vehicles in category D2 or B2 (besides the D2 or B2 authorization). This will benefit motorists, who can now use the e-vignette of vehicle category U purchased for the towing vehicle to tow any trailer.

You can find more information on the rate of surcharge and surcharge difference under the Surcharge menu item>> of the website.

Price change of 1 January 2021

  • Which e-vignette types will be affected by the price increase?

Pursuant to the Decree of the Minister for Innovation and Technology, the price of vignettes will change as of 1 January 2021.

See the table below for the new prices:

E-vignette gross price

(the price of road use authorization in HUF with value-added tax included)

E-vignette vehicle category

National

County

Weekly (10-day)

Monthly

Annual

Annual

D1M

1,530

2,600

44,660

5,200

D1

3,640

4,970

44,660

5,200

D2

7,270

9,930

44,660

10,390

B2

16,100

22,830

207,770

20,780

U

3,640

4,970

44,660

5,200

 

General information

  • Things to remember when making a purchase

To avoid typical user mistakes, be careful to purchase your e-vignette for the appropriate vehicle category. Vehicle categories can be determined on the basis of the official entries in the vehicle registration certificate (fields J, F.1 and S.1).

Category D1 includes passenger cars for up to 7 persons with a maximum authorized mass of 3.5 tons (and their trailers), where the vehicle registration certificate shows the “M1” or “M1G” code in field “J”.

E-vignette vehicle category

Field "J” of the vehicle registration certificate

Field "S.1” of the vehicle registration certificate

Field "F.1” of the vehicle registration certificate

Text description

D1

M1

maximum 7 persons

up to 3.5 t

vehicle category D1: motorcycles and passenger cars with a maximum authorized mass not exceeding 3,500 kg, designed for transporting no more than 7 persons including the driver, and their trailers

D2

M1

8 or 9 persons

up to 3.5 t

passenger cars with a maximum authorized mass not exceeding 3,500 kg, designed for transporting no more than 8 or 9 persons including the driver

vehicle category D2: any cars not falling into any other vehicle category and not qualifying as tolled motor vehicles under any other legal regulations

D2

N1

data not affecting the determination of category

up to 3.5 t

If the vehicle is classified as “N1” under the “J” (Vehicle Category) field of the vehicle registration certificate, the vehicle falls into the D2 vehicle category, regardless of its seating capacity

D2

M1

data not affecting the determination of category

over 3.5 t

Vehicles with RVs or other transport structures over 3.5 t fall into the D2 vehicle category

B2

M2 or M3

over 10 persons

data not affecting the determination of category

vehicle category B2: bus suitable for transporting 10 or more persons including the driver

U

O1 or O2

none

data not affecting the determination of category

vehicle category U: towed trailers of vehicles in vehicle categories D2 and B2 (trailer)

During your purchase, before you pay for your e-vignette, be sure to check that you have entered the correct vehicle category, registration number, country code and validity period. The accuracy of the data is confirmed by means of the customer’s signature when making a purchase in person, and by means of an electronic reply message in the case of internet or mobile transactions.

  • I would like to purchase my e-vignette online. Is there an online interface where I can purchase without being charged a convenience fee?

If you purchase via ematrica.nemzetiutdij.hu, you will not be charged a convenience fee.

  • I would like to buy an e-vignette online at ematrica.nemzetiutdij.hu, but a code is requested to finalize the transaction. What shall I do?

On 1 April 2019, our company introduced two-factor customer authentication for bank card purchases to increase customer security and to prevent any potential bank card abuse. The bank will send a confirmation code for each e-vignette payment transaction to the mobile phone number registered with the card issuing bank for the respective bank card. You can finalize the purchase by entering the code received in the text message. Click here to read more about two-factor customer authentication.

  • What bank cards can be used for online payment?

Mastercard, Maestro, Visa, Visa Electron

  • Can I pay for road use authorizations with an American Express (Amex) card?

Yes, but not online. As of 20 May 2019, NTPS Plc. does not accept Amex cards for online transactions on its ematrica.nemzetiutdij.hu and hu-go.hu websites.

  • When do I have to buy an e-vignette?

Toll sections may only be used with a valid road use authorization, i.e. you need to purchase the e-vignette before you enter the toll section. If you purchase the e-vignette within the validity period, its validity will always begin at the time of purchase (day/hour/minute). Bona fide road users mistakenly entering the toll road network have up to 60 minutes from the time of entry to purchase road use authorization.

  • How long should I keep the counterfoil/confirmation message?

Please keep the counterfoil or the confirmation message received after your purchase for a period of 2 years from the last day of the validity of the e-vignette.

  • How can I find out whether I have a valid vignette if I cannot find the counterfoil?

You can receive information about the validity of the e-vignette at a given moment at our customer service offices, or by sending an email to ugyfel@nemzetiutdij.hu.

  • Why does the system allow you to purchase more than one e-vignettes for a single registration number?

The e-vignette belongs to a given registration number, so if there is a change related to the vehicle concerned at any time during the year (e.g. replacement of the number plate, the vehicle is sold), the system allows the “new” owner (operator) to purchase an e-vignette regardless whether there is a valid e-vignette for the specific registration number. More information about double purchases is available on our website.

  • What kinds of discounts are available to large families and people with reduced mobility?

Following prior reporting, large families and people with reduced mobility can purchase an e-vignette of category D1 for motor vehicles classified into category D2 with a discount. Click here for more detailed information.

  • What is the condition of purchasing an e-vignette for large families and people with reduced mobility at a discount?

The owner or operator of the passenger car classified into vehicle category D2 shall be entitled for the discount only if they receive family allowance for at least 3 children, or, as a person with reduced mobility, they hold a parking certificate for persons with reduced mobility or their relative concerned is living in the same household. Partial toll exemption applies exclusively to the motor vehicle that, based on reporting by the operator, is registered by the transport administration authority, and is valid only for the period during which it is registered as eligible for partial exemption. Click here for more information>>

  • Where can I submit my request for exemption?

In order to qualify for an authorization at a discount, a request must be submitted to any transport administration authority (district office, government customer service) or to the deputy state secretariat of the Ministry of the Interior responsible for registration:

Deputy State Secretariat of the Ministry of the Interior Responsible for Registration
Central Department for Transport Administration and Registration

H-1094 Budapest, Balázs Béla u. 35., kozlekedesi.foosztaly@bm.gov.hu

For more information, please click here

  • Can I purchase an e-vignette at a discount if I have not reported my eligibility in advance?

No. To purchase an e-vignette at a discount, it is especially important that large families and people with reduced mobility should submit the data serving as a basis for eligibility in advance to the transport administration authority. This is necessary for including the operator in the exemption register, which entitles the operator to purchase an e-vignette at a discount (category D1 instead of D2). Thus, eligible people become entitled to the discount before purchasing the vignette based on reporting to the transport administration authority, after having been included in the register.

If the drivers concerned do not report their claim in advance but use a toll road network with a D1 e-vignette purchased for their vehicles classified into category D2 and request their registration later, their previous journeys using a vignette for vehicle category D1 shall qualify as unauthorized road use, and may result in a surcharge. Click here for more detailed information.

  • How long is the eligibility for the discount valid once the operator has been registered in the exemption register of the transport administration authority?

Large families’ eligibility for a discount is valid until 31 January of the year following the year of registration, and the e-vignettes can be used according to the validity periods (weekly/10-day, monthly, annual) determined in the Toll Decree. In other words, the reporting required for purchasing e-vignettes at a discount should be renewed each year.

Those holding an ID for people with reduced mobility do not have to renew the reporting. The eligibility ceases when the parking certificate is revoked or the eligibility is removed from the registry. Click here for more detailed information.

 

Vehicle categories

  • What types of vehicles are covered by county e-vignettes?

County vignettes are available in vehicle categories D1, D2, B2 and U. The e-vignette for passenger cars classified into category D1 as well as trailers classified into category U attached to category D2 and B2 vehicles costs HUF 5,000. For motor vehicles with a seating capacity of more than seven persons classified into category D2 (e.g. passenger vans, RVs and commercial vehicles), e-vignettes granting the same road use authorization are available for an annual HUF 10,000. County vignettes for buses classified into category B2 cost HUF 20,000.

The e-vignette rates published on our website are available here.

  • Are county vignettes available for motorcycles?

Yes for a price of HUF 5,000.

  • Is a separate authorization required for trailers towed by passenger vehicles?

If the motor vehicle is classified into category D1, no separate e-vignette needs to be purchased for the trailer. Pursuant to a major change, as of the beginning of 2019 trailer authorizations (vehicle category U) can be purchased for vehicles in category D2 or B2 (besides the D2 or B2 authorization). This will benefit motorists, who can now use the e-vignette of vehicle category U purchased for the towing vehicle to tow any trailer.

  • Will a D2 authorization be required even if a 9-seater motor vehicle transports only 7 persons?

Yes. Classification into category D2 is based on the data contained in the vehicle registration certificate rather than on the number of persons actually transported or the purpose of their journey. Click here for a full table of vehicle categories.

  •  My 9-seater motor vehicle has a trailer. What kind of e-vignette should I buy?

As of the beginning of 2019, trailer authorizations (vehicle category U) can also be purchased for vehicles in category D2 or B2 (besides the D2 or B2 authorization). This will benefit motorists, who can now use the e-vignette of vehicle category U purchased for the towing vehicle to tow any trailer.

  • Based on the vehicle registration certificate issued in Hungary, how do I know which vehicle category is applicable to a vehicle?

All the vehicle-specific data related to the road use authorization (registration number, maximum authorized mass of the motor vehicle and its trailer) must be indicated in accordance with the official entries appearing in the vehicle registration certificate (fields J, F.1 and S.1).

The seating capacity of a vehicle must be determined on the basis of the official entry appearing in the vehicle registration certificate (S.1. – Number of seats, including the driver’s seat) rather than on the basis of the number of seats actually seen in the vehicle.

E-vignette vehicle category

Field "J” of the vehicle registration certificate

Field "S.1” of the vehicle registration certificate

Field "F.1” of the vehicle registration certificate

D1

M1

maximum 7 persons

up to 3.5 t

D2

M1

8 or 9 persons

up to 3.5 t

D2

N1

not relevant*

up to 3.5 t

D2

M1

not relevant*

over 3.5 t

*Data not affecting the determination of e-vignette vehicle category.

Click here for a table of additional vehicle categories.

 

Toll road network

  • What roads are covered by county vignettes?

Country and county maps are provided for helping drivers understand the toll road network and find out which road sections are covered by a given county vignette.

The county maps show the highway network within the administrative borders of each county. In each case, toll highways are marked in red, and toll-free highways are marked in green. The maps indicate the junctions up to which the toll road network can be used with a given countyvignette. The highway network of each county can be legally used with the relevant e-vignette up to the first junction in the next county. Past that junction, the highway network can only be used with an e-vignette covering the neighboring county or with a traditional time-based product (e.g. a weekly authorization, which is valid for 10 days) authorizing the use of the entire road network.

  • What happens if I mistakenly enter a county for which I have no annual county vignette?

The highway network of each county can be legally used with the relevant e-vignette up to the first junction in the next county. Past that junction, the expressway network can only be used with an e-vignette covering the relevant neighboring county, or with a valid national e-vignette authorizing the use of the entire road network.

Bona fide road users mistakenly entering the toll road network have up to 60 minutes from the time of entry to purchase road use authorization. Failure to purchase a valid authorization for the motor vehicle within 60 minutes from entering the toll road network will result in a surcharge.

  • Exactly which sections are toll-free?

With a few exceptions, the entire highway network (roads marked with M and a number) is tolled.

The following sections are toll-free:

- the following sections of Speedway M0:

     ~ the section between Main Road 1 and Motorway M5,

     ~ the section between Speedway M4 and Motorway M3,

     ~ Megyeri Bridge (the section between Main Roads 2 and 11),

- Motorway M31,

- the section of Speedway M4 between Vecsés and Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport,

- the eastern section of Speedway M4 starting from Abony North junction,

- Speedway M44,

- the Pécs Southwest bypass section of Motorway M60 between roads 58 and 5826,

- Motorway M8,

- the section of Speedway M9 between Main Roads 6 and 51,

- the Kaposvár bypass section of Speedway M9 (Main Road 61 sign).

Click here for a map of the toll sections.

  • What kind of county vignette is needed to use motorway junctions located at county borders?

The scope of validity of the countyvignette extends outside the relevant county, up to the first junction past the county border. County maps and a summary table contained in the Annex to the Toll Decree are provided for helping road users understand the system.

  • Do I need to purchase a separate vignette to use a motorway within the administrative borders of Budapest?

No, there are no vignettes specifically for Budapest or other metropolitan counties. Motorways and expressways outside the built-up area of Budapest but within its administrative borders (e.g. certain sections of M0, M3, M5 and M6) can be used with authorization for Pest County.

  • Are the shopping centers along the access section of M1/M7 only accessible with vignettes?

They are if you access them on the motorway. However, countyvignettes for Pest county cover not only these sections but all elements of the county network.

  • Between which points is the section of Speedway M0 on Megyeri Bridge toll-free?

The section of Speedway M0 on Megyeri Bridge is toll-free from Main Road 11 to Main Road 2 (exit 75 at Dunakeszi-Újpest as indicated by road signage).

  • Using Speedway M0, which junction can be used to exit Megyeri Bridge toll-free?

On the Pest side, the section of Speedway M0 on Megyeri Bridge is toll-free from Main Road 11 to the first possible exit, i.e. Main Road 2 (exit 75 at Dunakeszi-Újpest as indicated by road signage).

  • Which sections of M4 are tolled?

Speedway M4 (Main Road 4) is toll-free on the section between Vecsés and the road leading to Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (between km sections 19+550 and 20+518) in order to provide access to the airport. However, Speedway M4 (sign “Main Road No. 4”) is tolled on the section between the road leading to Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport and the junction of Üllő–Gyömrő (Road No. 4603) (between km sections 20+518 and 29+160). The same is true with regard to the newly opened road section between Berettyóújfalu and main road No. 47. The other section of main road No. 4 in Pest County remains toll-free.

  • Can the customer service offices of NTPS be approached on toll-free roads as well?

Although the easiest way to approach our customer service offices is by using toll sections, all the offices of the Company are accessible via toll-free road sections as well.

  • Is a toll charged also on the collector and distributor roads running parallel to the main course of the motorway?

Collector and distributor roads are part of the motorway junction. Junction branches are toll-free. A toll is charged on the main course.

For this reason, for example, no toll is charged on the collector and distributor road of the section of Motorway M35 around Debrecen meeting the junctions of Kishegyesi út, Main Road 33 and Main Road 354, but it is important for the driver entering the main course to have a valid e-vignette.

The same applies to the section of Motorway M5 exiting Budapest, where the shopping centers can be accessed toll-free using the collector and distributor road from the city center, and in the opposite direction, the city center is also accessible toll-free using the collector and distributor road. However, vehicles entering the main course must have a valid e-vignette.

  • What exactly is a collector/distributor road?

Collector/distributor roads run parallel to the main road, physically separated and somewhat narrower than the lanes of the main road. A good example is the section of the M5 Motorway exiting Budapest, where shopping centers can be accessed toll-free on the collector/distributor road, and naturally vehicles can also get back to Budapest free of charge using a similar collector/distributor road on the side leading back to the capital city.

At the same time, the collector/distributor roads should not be confused with collector/distributor lanes, which are separated from the lanes of the main road with a thick dashed line and are equally wide. Collector/distributor lanes are typically established in locations where the distance between two junctions is small, and essentially, they function as acceleration/deceleration lanes. Their use, however, is not always toll-free (e.g. not even between the M3 and M35 Motorways, as you progress from one toll section to another).

It should be noted that a given road section is subject to toll payment from exactly the point where the sign stipulating supplementary toll payment (as set out in the Highway Code) is located.

  • When driving on motorway M7, do I also need to purchase a vignette for Veszprém County in order to use the motorway’s short section in that county?

The highway network of each county can be legally used with the relevant e-vignette up to the first junction in the next county. County maps and a summary table contained in the Annex to the Toll Decree are provided for helping road users understand the system.

Accordingly, the short section of Motorway M7 in Veszprém County can be used with a countyvignette valid for either of the neighboring Fejér or Somogy Counties. It is still possible to purchase a countyvignette for Veszprém County, which authorizes vehicles to use Motorway M7 between Polgárdi (junction 80) and Siófok East (junction 98).

  • Is Motorway M5 tolled up to the Röszke border checkpoint?

Motorway M5 is tolled up to the country border (up to the Röszke border checkpoint), and on the entry side it is tolled from the border checkpoint. All e-vignette types can be purchased at the resellers’ points of sale at the country border and immediately nearby.

From the drivers’ perspective, the most important information is that motorway and speedway signs also indicate the start of toll sections.

  • Is Speedway M70 a toll road starting from the state border?

Speedway M70 is tolled from the state border checkpoint on the entry side. You can purchase e-vignettes at the resellers’ points of sale on the Slovenian side of the border.

 

E-vignette types and purchasing

  • Can county vignettes be purchased only for the county of the registered residence of the vehicle owner or operator?

No, countyvignettes can be purchased for any county without any restrictions or limitations, or even for several counties according to the driver’s travel needs and habits, for the same registration number. Drivers in the e-vignette system can purchase authorization for any number of counties.

  • What is the validity period of county vignettes?

Similarly to national annual vignettes, countyvignettes are valid from the date of purchase until midnight of 31 January of the following year.

  • Is it worth purchasing county vignettes during the year?

While most annual national vignettes are sold in January, countyvignettes could also be worth purchasing later in the year due to their extremely low price. In each case, road use authorization is valid until the end of January in the next year.

  • Where and from when can county vignettes be purchased?

You can purchase e-vignettes for any county (except for Nógrád, Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok and Békés Counties, where there is no toll highway network) in our 19 customer service offices, on our own electronic sales interface, on the website ematrica.nemzetiutdij.hu, and at our reseller partners (e.g. at fuel stations, travel agencies), as well as on the interfaces of the Nemzeti Mobilfizetési Zrt., via their application or website, at the resellers of e-vignettes and their interfaces (text message, application, website).

  • Do I need to purchase the county vignette(s) in addition to the usual e-vignette providing national authorization?

No. Given the validity period, no further authorization needs to be purchased in addition to the usual time-based vignette. At the same time, depending on drivers’ road use habits, countyvignettes provide access to the toll road network of the given county at a lower price throughout the year. Drivers with countyvignettes for specific counties who wish to use the motorways of other counties, for example during their holidays, can obtain authorization by purchasing weekly (10-day) or monthly e-vignettes.

  • Can I transfer my county vignette to another vehicle?

Yes, but only to the same region. Click here for more information about the transfer administration process.

  • I have moved. Can I replace the Baranya county vignette with one for Pest County or possibly with an annual national e-vignette?

The law does not permit such a replacement for countyvignettes.

  • Can I redeem the national e-vignette I have purchased?

Yes, but only before the start of its validity period. If you wish to redeem your authorization within the validity period, you must purchase a separate road use authorization for the period elapsed. This is not possible for countyvignettes.

 

Toll enforcement and surcharges

  • What is the meaning of the term “differential surcharge”?

If, at the time of the inspection, the vehicle has a valid e-vignette for a lower vehicle category than that of the vehicle, a surcharge difference must be paid. If at the time of the inspection, the vehicle has a valid e-vignette for a higher vehicle category than that of the vehicle, no surcharge is payable. For more information on the amounts of surcharges and surcharge differences, click here>>.

  • What methods of toll enforcement are used on new tolled sections?

On the new toll sections, toll enforcement is performed through permanent toll booth, on the one hand, and by mobile toll enforcement cars and mobile enforcement groups based on a specific dispatch plan, on the other.

Under the regulation, road users must have a valid road use authorization when entering a toll section. One valid authorization is required per road section. This may be either a time-based (the usual weekly/10-day, monthly or annual) or a territory-based countyvignette.

  • From when will sanctions against drivers not using vignettes be in place?

Toll sections may only be used with a valid road use authorization, i.e. you need to purchase the e-vignette before you enter the toll section. The start of the validity period for all vignette types is always the time of purchase (day/hour/minute), except for pre-purchased authorizations. Bona fide road users mistakenly entering the toll road network have up to 60 minutes from the time of entry to purchase road use authorization. Failure to purchase a valid authorization for the motor vehicle within 60 minutes from entering the toll road network will result in a surcharge.

  • What if I realize that I do not have a valid vignette during the roadside inspection by the mobile team?

The 60-minute rule also applies to this case. If the 60-minute grace period has not passed since you entered the toll road network, then you can purchase a valid authorization on the spot from the mobile team.

  • I have sold my car, I no longer drive the vehicle, yet I have received a surcharge for the car's registration number. Why?

When you sell a vehicle, the laws and regulations in force require the transferor (seller) to report the transfer of the vehicle’s ownership to the transport administration authority by submitting a deed certifying the change of ownership (sales contract) within 8 days of the change. The authority shall record the fact and date of the reporting in the registry within 3 days. The buyer is required to bear all the burdens associated with the vehicle from the date of taking the vehicle into their possession. In the case of toll road use, after the control of the given vehicle, our Company receives information from the Deputy State Secretariat of the Ministry of the Interior Responsible for Registration as to the identity of the owner of the vehicle with the given registration number at the time of the control. If the data received by our Company identify the previous owner, i.e. the seller, it means that the change of ownership has not been reported or registered in the system yet, therefore the Company will send a surcharge notice to the seller. However, the surcharge thus imposed will be withdrawn by the Company if the seller presents to the Company the sales and purchase contract of the vehicle with receipt confirmed by the authority or any other document certifying the termination of the legal relationship enabling the use of the vehicle.

  • I want to have a broken-down car transported on a trailer. Do I need to purchase an e-vignette for the broken-down vehicle if it is transported by the trailer on a toll section?

No, but in the case of vehicles transported on a trailer, we recommend covering up the number plate, thus the transported vehicle is considered as the trailer’s cargo.

  • The trailer transporting the broken-down car did have an e-vignette, but the transported car did not. Why did I still get a surcharge as the driver of the broken-down car?

In the case of vehicles transported on a trailer, we recommend covering up the number plate, thus the transported vehicle is considered as the trailer’s cargo.

 

Diversion, roadblocks

  • What shall I do when, driving on a toll-free section, I am suddenly diverted to a toll section due to a roadblock?

For as long as a public road is closed for traffic or traffic is restricted along and diverted from such road, if the toll road section concerned has been designated as a diversion by the bodies under the Road Transport Act (primarily the road operator and the Police), vehicles without a road use authorization shall only use the toll road designated as a diversion between the point of entry to the toll section and the next exit to a road junction or, in the case of the closure of such exit to a road junction, the next open exit to a road junction along the toll road section concerned, in which cases no surcharge may be imposed.

The agency ordering the road closure or traffic restriction or diversion shall inform road users of the above by way of media service providers.

If the agency legally authorized to control traffic diverts road traffic to a toll section without designating a diversion, in respect of this measure such toll sections may be used without vignettes (road use authorization) and therefore no surcharge may be imposed.

As per the above, in case of diversion due to a roadblock or traffic restriction, no toll shall be paid on the otherwise toll section as long as the diversion lasts if you exit the toll road at the next exit to a road junction.

  •  What shall I do when I have a valid e-vignette for a specific county but the last exit to a road junction in the county is closed?

In case of diversion due to a roadblock or traffic restriction, no toll shall be paid on the otherwise toll section as long as the diversion lasts if you exit the toll road at the next exit to a road junction.