From February 1st: Switzerland and Austria annual vignettes no longer valid
The grace period for the Swiss and Austrian vignette is coming to an end. From February 1, 2023, there will be severe penalties for missing or invalid vignettes. For the current year 2023, Austria has also increased its vignette prices. Unfortunately, there are also rogue traders in this industry: So be careful with dubious online shops that offer these vignettes – sometimes you have to pay twice as much!
The winter season has started and many vacationers and day trippers are looking forward to skiing or vacationing abroad. The regulations on the vignette obligation remain unchanged. Important to know: The 2022 annual vignettes for Austria and Switzerland are only valid until Tuesday, January 31, 2023. This also applies to the digital annual vignettes for Austria. From February 1st, only the new vignettes for 2023 will be recognised. The situation is different with the Slovenian annual vignettes, which are now valid for 12 months from the desired start date (e.g. May 1st, 2022 up to and including May 1st, 2023). Slovenian vignettes are only available digitally.
Caution is advised with dubious online providers: they sometimes call up more than twice as much!
Anyone who does not have a valid vignette must expect high fines. It will be most expensive in Slovenia, where up to 500 euros may become due. In Such toll offenses cost Austria at least 120 euros – Tampering with the vignette twice as much. In the Switzerland is 200 francs plus vignette costs.
The Austrian vignette prices have increased again for 2023
the The new price for the annual car vignette is now EUR 96.40 (+ 2.60 euros), for two months 29.00 euros (+ 80 cents) and the 10-day sticker now costs 9.90 euros (+ 30 cents). Also motorcyclist have to dig deeper into their pockets: The Annual vignette now costs 38.20 euros (+ 1 euro), the two-month vignette 14.50 euros (+ 40 cents) and the ten-day vignette 5.80 euros (+ 20 cents).
Motorists who need an annual vignette for Switzerland have to pay 42 euros based on the exchange rate. In Switzerland, it still costs 40 francs. In Slovenia, prices will remain stable in 2023. For example, an annual vignette for a car will continue to cost 110 euros.
Exceptions to the vignette obligation in Austria: No toll is charged on the following motorway sections in Austria. These routes are important for German holidaymakers:
– A1 Westautobahn (border crossing Walserberg to Salzburg-Nord), Land Salzburg – A12 Inntalautobahn (border crossing Kiefersfelden to Kufstein-Süd), Tyrol – A14 (border crossing Hörbranz to Hohenems), Vorarlberg. There is no vignette from (coming from the south) or up to junction 23 Hohenems Diepoldsau – A26 (Linzer Autobahn – currently still under construction, including the new Danube suspension bridge), Upper Austria. Toll sticker only after completion of the complete A26 and connection to the A7
Further information on the digital vignette, the special toll and fines is available here (https://www.adac.de/der-adac/ueber-uns-se/news/reise-unterwegs/vignetten-kaufen/).
Stickers are available from all ADAC branches, online at www.adac-shop.de and by telephone on 089 558 95 96 97 (Monday to Saturday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.). Slovenian e-vignettes are only available from ADAC offices. The digital vignettes for Austria are only valid immediately when purchased in the ADAC branches from the desired date of entry, the 18-day waiting period is no longer necessary.
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