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Old 06-01-2015, 10:16 AM   #1
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Austrian Vignette Requirements

I just got my IDP today, and the clerk at the AAA ofice told me that they just got word that Vignettes are required for ALL Austrian roads.

This page states: "Toll stickers are required on all vehicles on Austria's motorways and highways!"

I know that this applies to the Autobahns, but does this now also apply to ALL roads within Austria?
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Old 06-01-2015, 12:35 PM   #2
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When they say motorways and highways they mean the four lane divided highways, not the secondary roads. I drive to Austria a couple of times every month, and just buy one when I cross the border. The vignette for 10 days is about 9 euros for a car, and 5 for a bike.

There are a few toll highways, like the one between Graz and Salzburg, that require you to pay a toll in addition to the vignette.
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Old 06-01-2015, 03:03 PM   #3
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See the FAQ here - http://www.asfinag.at/toll/toll-stic...-and-downloads

"Which roads does the mandatory toll sticker requirement apply to in Austria?"
Answer - "motorways and expressways"

It also has a map of those roads.
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Old 06-02-2015, 04:10 PM   #4
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purchase of vignette

where do you get such an item? i am traveling in the next week via bike.
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Old 06-03-2015, 02:24 AM   #5
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where do you get such an item?
Just about any fuel station.

However, if you're traveling by bike, the roads that you want to be on don't need one.

Thanks for all who replied - I've contacted the Austrian authority and there has been no change to the policy - it seems that there has been a misinterpretation by the AAA here in the US.
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Old 06-18-2015, 06:37 AM   #6
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Where did you go on your trip Michael?
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Old 06-25-2015, 02:49 PM   #7
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Only for Autobahn (motorways) and Schnellstraße (expressway). If in doubt get one, its only 5€/10days or 12.60€/2months. Can be bought at any petrol station.

I am from Austria btw...
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Old 06-26-2015, 10:15 AM   #8
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Where did you go on your trip Michael?
Sorry for the late reply. I had to pull the plug on this ride - I hope to reschedule for September.

The plan was to blitz from Heidelberg to the Pyrenees and work my back up through France, across Italy into Slovenia and across Austria (with a couple days spent with the alpineroads.com crew) and back to Heidelberg.

With the exception of the A-R get together, it still looks like a good plan.

Gotta have a plan. If you don't, you can't deviate from it.
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Old 06-29-2015, 04:39 AM   #9
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When you do come, and you buy your vignette - make sure you tell them it's for a motorbike - it's something like half the price of a car.
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Old 06-30-2015, 12:39 PM   #10
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I live in Vienna, so here be me 2 cents, matey.

As has been mentioned already, just pick one up at any major gas station (Shell, OMV, Agip, BP, etc.). Motorcycle-vignettes are cheap (buy the "shortest" one that still covers the length of your stay in-country), and they'll give you peace of mind knowing that you can take any public road you like without hesitation or having to worry about being spot-checked by The Man every time you pass a car marked Polizei.

Cheers and have a great time,
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