Through Belgium with UTA!

As a country with a lot of transit traffic, Belgium has a well-developed road infrastructure. On 1 April 2016, the three regions Wallonia, Flanders and Brussels started operating the Viapass toll system, which is a toll system on motorways, expressways and some local roads for HGVs over 3.5 tonnes of total towing capacity. This new electronic system replaces the Eurovignette in Belgium. The mandatory toll was expanded to articulated lorries of class N1/BC in early 2018.

In addition to the nationwide toll, a usage fee is also levied on the Liefkenshoek Tunnel. The tunnel operator decides who is subject to the toll and which factors determine the fee.

The Belgian toll system

How the nationwide toll is levied

The Viapass toll system is an electronic system with GNSS technology. Tolls are calculated by locating the on-board unit and reconciling this information with the applicable fee model. Some of the factors that impact the fee are the gross weight and the emission class of the corresponding vehicle. The fees also vary throughout the different regions in Belgium.

Here is an overview of the fees in the different regions of Belgium:

 


Three different control systems are used for verification:

Stationary

E.g. on toll bridges

Flexible

E.g. through roadside structures

Mobile

via control vehicles

Please keep in mind:
Belgium levies heavy fines for failure to settle tolls. Always make sure that the on-board unit in your HGV is working flawlessly and that you use the accessories for your OBU without fail!

As a UTA customer, you can get extensive additional information in the UTA exclusive area on how to avoid fines.

UTA toll solutions for Belgium

The choice is yours!

HGVs > 3.5 t or vehicles of class N1 BCother vehicles ≤ 3.5 t
UTA One®--
UTA MultiBox®
Satellic OBU
Liefkenshoek Tunnel
UTA One®
Telepass EU
UTA MultiBox®
UTA MultiBox®light
UTA Full Service Card

For more information about the toll solutions, please visit the relevant detailed pages of the on-board units!

Getting a Satellic OBU on site

For short-term trips through Belgium

In addition to getting an OBU from UTA, you can also get one at short notice from toll operator Satellic directly at a point of sale (POS) in Belgium. Special dispensers are provided for this purpose, which enable you to purchase and return the toll media.

Simply deposit your UTA Full Service Card at the time of purchase and get your toll receipts with a convenient charge settlement term. You can also access your detailed single trip record in Satellic's Road User Portal (RUP).

We would be happy to provide you with more detailed information on all options! Simply contact us!

UTA toll service in Belgium

Your advantages with UTA at a glance

  • Convenient postpay transactions with an attractive charge settlement term

  • Detailed and clear billing of your toll charges

  • Liefkenshoek Tunnel: Value Added Tax statement, if necessary net invoice without VAT

  • Online administration of your toll media in the UTA exclusive area

  • When buying a Satellic OBU on site: Support with account management in the online portal of the toll operator (RUP)

  • Forms and informational documents for download in the UTA exclusive area

  • Get information and support from our toll experts during business hours

UTA tax service in Belgium

Possible refunds

As an entrepreneur, simply reclaim the Value Added Tax that is levied on the Belgian toll! Unlike in Brussels and Flanders, in Wallonia the toll is subject to reimbursable Value Added Tax. The current tax rate is 21%. In addition to tolls, some of the parking fees in Belgium are also refundable.
 
We would be happy to handle this process for you and to make sure you get your refund as quickly as possible. UTA deals with all correspondence with the competent authorities so that you don't have to concern yourself with them or any potential language barriers! You will simply get your credit note!

Explore the UTA tax service

UTA parking service in Belgium

Convenient parking with UTA

Also take advantage of UTA's constantly growing acceptance network for parking! We are working with numerous car park operators in Belgium who charge parking fees via the UTA card.
 
Generally, parking fees are also refundable. Check your parking fees for a possible reimbursement of the Value Added Tax! You are welcome to speak to us about this as needed!