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Current toll developments in Europe

In the future, vehicles over 3.5 tonnes will be subject to tolls in Germany

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Tolls in Europe

Hardly anyone gets around road tolls anymore

Tolls are a much discussed and complex topic in Europe. But what does "toll" actually mean and where does the term come from?

The word is derived from the Greek word "telos" (tax) and the underlying meaning of the term has not changed through the centuries a toll means a fee collected for use of transportation routes (motorways, bridges, tunnels, roads). Whereas in the past these were simple road tolls, paid directly on site, nowadays there is a growing market behind them with numerous processes and a real industry around fee collection. Thus, it is not surprising that many would like a partner to help them find their way through the jungle of the requirements and specifications and/or provide support with fee processing.

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Toll overview by country

Today, tolls are collected in almost every country in Europe for vehicles weighing more than the allowed total of 3.5 t. Light commercial vehicles (passenger cars, motorcycles, smaller transport cars, etc.) are also subject to a usage fee in most European countries - even if only in special toll-settling sections such as bridges, tunnels or occasional city congestion charges. In short, tolls are now collected for the use of motorways or other traffic structures nearly everywhere in Europe.

Toll Overview

Germany

Toll Service Germany
Deutschland-Nov-21-2023-08-55-26-6918-AM
Toll Overview

Austria

Toll Service Austria
Österreich
Toll Overview

Switzerland & Liechtenstein

Toll Service Switzerland & Liechtenstein
Schweiz-1
Toll Overview

Belgium

Toll Service Belgium
Belgien
Toll Overview

Bulgaria

Bulgaria Toll Service
Bulgarien
Toll Overview

Denmark

Toll Service Denmark
Dänemark
Toll Overview

France

Toll Service France
Frankreich
Toll Overview

Great Britain

Toll Service Great Britain
Großbritannien
Toll Overview

Italy

Toll Service Italy
Italien
Toll Overview

Croatia

Croatian Toll Service
Kroatien-1
Toll Overview

Luxembourg

Toll Service Luxembourg
Luxemburg
Toll Overview

The Netherlands

Toll Service Netherlands
Niederlande
Toll Overview

Norway

Toll Service Norway
Norwegen
Toll Overview

Poland

Toll Service Poland
Polen
Toll Overview

Portugal

Toll Service Portugal
Portugal
Toll Overview

Sweden

Toll Service Sweden
Schweden
Toll Overview

Serbia

Toll Service in Serbia
Serbien
Toll Overview

Slovakia

Toll Service Slovakia
Slowakei
Toll Overview

Slovenia

Toll Service Slovenia
Slowenien
Toll Overview

Spain

Spain Toll Service
Spanien
Toll Overview

Czech Republic

Czech Republic Toll Service
Tschechien
Toll Overview

Hungary

Hungary Toll Service
Ungarn

Calculation of tolls

Individual principles depending on the collecting body

The toll amount depends on several factors such as tonnage, emission class of the vehicle, number of axles or kilometres driven. The time factor or vehicle height may be relevant too. The following applies: The more direct and faster you would like to drive through a route, usually on motorways, the higher the fees you have to expect in the end.

In addition, in some countries vehicle categories or classes impact the calculation. But there are also fixed usage fees for toll roads that do not comprise different aspects. In this context, a "flat rate toll" or a "flat rate for motorways" is often mentioned.

However the toll is calculated in each country, the collection process means some administrative expenses and time, alongside additional costs for users: application forms that must be completed correctly and completely by all means, vehicle documents and additional certificates that must be obtained and presented - not to mention the foreign-language correspondence that often goes with it. This is a real challenge for many!

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Your UTA toll service in Europe

Master every route with UTA Edenred

 

With UTA Edenred, you have an experienced and strong partner at your side, who will support you from the general provision of information to the registration with the toll operator. We will support you from the general provision of information to registering with toll operators, the vignette booking or installing innovative on-board units in your vehicle, right through to the billing of the toll, and will take care of a large part of the work mentioned above. We mediate between you and the toll operators and/or authorities of the respective countries. We speak your language and provide you with information in an easy-to-understand manner.​​​​​​​ Benefit from maximum service readiness, comprehensive know-how, special conditions and a powerful product range!

This way, we can shape your day-to-day activities on Europe's roads as conveniently and efficiently as possible.

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