Italy Toll Roads 2024: Costs and How to Pay

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The current toll for using almost all Italian motorways is 7 cents per kilometre (as of 2024). There is no vignette for the toll in Italy. Tolls are paid at the toll stations after receiving a ticket at the entry barrier upon entering the motorway section. The amount to be paid is calculated according to the distance travelled.

Toll for using the motorway in Italy

A fee of 7 cents per kilometre is charged for driving on Italian motorways, the so-called motorway tolls. The only exception is the A2 motorway in southern Italy, which runs from Salerno to Reggio di Calabria, as this motorway is toll-free. As a rule, the toll is calculated according to the distance travelled and currently amounts to around 7 cents per 1 km of motorway. You can recognise toll roads in Italy by their green signs. On the following motorways you do not pay a toll per kilometre, but a flat rate for use: 

MotorwayRoute
A3Naples – Salerno
A5Mont Blanc – Aosta
A8Varese – Milan
A9Como – Milan
A12Rome – Civitavecchia
A32Fréjus Tunnel – Turin
A56Naples – Pozzuoli
Toll roads in Italy

Exceptions to these toll collection procedures include the following motorways: the A36 “Pedemontana” (Varese-Bergamo-Milan), A59 (Como) and A60 (Varese). There are no traditional toll stations on these motorways. Instead, a so-called free-flow system is in place. This is an electronic number plate recognition system that collects tolls without traditional toll stations. Payments are made either via a device called Telepass, which needs to be rented and kept inside the car, and is recognised as a transponder by the motorway barrier sensors, or by registering the licence plate number via an app or online.

How to pay tolls in Italy

To avoid traffic jams and accidents, the lanes in front of the payment stations are colour-coded. Each lane colour stands for a different payment option:

  • i White lane: cash payments, EC and credit card payments, and payments with Viacard
  • i Blue lane: credit card payments and payments with Viacard (no cash)
  • i Yellow lane: automatic payments via Telepass (no need to stop)
  • i Blue lane with a yellow “T” sign: payment cards as in the blue lane with the additional option of passing through with a Telepass without stopping.

Toll roads between Italy and Austria

In this section, we focus on the two toll roads and passes connecting Italy and Austria.

Brenner Pass

The Brenner Pass, or the Brenner as many people know it, is a border pass between Tyrol in Austria and the Autonomous Province of Bolzano, which belongs to Italy. The toll route is more than 25 kilometres long.

Brenner Pass tolls

The cost of the toll depends on the payment method: 11 € when purchased at the barrier, 6,50 € when purchased online (digital toll).

Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road

The Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road is a border pass between Tyrol in Austria and Bolzano in South Tyrol (part of Italy). The high alpine road, which connects Italy with Austria, is 68 kilometres long and open daily from 7 am to 8 pm, from the end of May to the end of October. If you are travelling from the Italian side, please note that there are restrictions. For example, motorhomes and lorries weighing over 8 tonnes in total are not permitted to use it. 

Italian tolls

Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road tolls

Vehicle typeToll for outbound and return journeyToll one way
Motorbike€23.00€17.00
Car€26.00€19.00
BussesFrom €30 to €120 (€6 per person, €4 per child between 7 and 15 years old)
Summer pass85 €

Overview of the tunnel tolls between Italy and its neighbours

As in many other countries, a toll is charged for driving through certain tunnels in Italy.

Munt-la-Schera tunnel

The Munt-la-Schera Tunnel connects Switzerland to Italy via a single-lane road. It is located in the Swiss canton of Graubünden and is 3.5 kilometres long. Bicycles and vehicles over 3.60 metres are not allowed in the tunnel.

Munt-la-Schera tolls

Vehicle typeToll for outbound and return journey (eTicket/barrier)Toll one way (eTicket/barrier)
MotorbikeCHF 17/20 CHF 11/13 
Cars and vans up to 9 people (Dec to Apr)CHF 35/42 (42/50 CHF on Saturday)CHF 20/26 (CHF 29/35 on Saturday)
Cars and vans up to 9 people (May to Nov)CHF 25/28CHF 15/17
CaravanCHF 41/44 CHF 23/25 
Minibus (10-19 people)CHF 34 
Busses (20-35 people)CHF 63 

Great St Bernard Tunnel

Another tunnel that connects Switzerland with Italy and is also subject to tolls is the Great St. Bernard Tunnel between Martigny in Switzerland and Aosta in Italy, which passes under the Great St. Bernard Pass. The tunnel is 5.8 kilometres long and open 24 hours a day.

Tolls for the Großer-St.-Bernhard-Tunnel

Vehicle typeToll for outbound and return journey (20 times)Toll one way (10 times)
Motorbike€24.50 (€165)€18.50 (€125)
Car€50 (€165)€31 (€125)
Caravan€77.50 (€385)€48.50 (€290)

Mont Blanc Tunnel

The single-tube Mont Blanc Tunnel connects Chamonix-Mont-Blanc in France with the Italian Aosta Valley. The tunnel consists of a double track and is 11.6 kilometres long. It is open 24 hours a day, every day.

How to pay tolls in Italy

Mont Blanc Tunnel tolls

Vehicle typeToll one way (10 times)Toll for outbound and return journey (20 times)
Motorbike€36.40 (€114.30)€45.70 (160)
Car€55 (€171.60)€68.60 (240.20)
Caravan€72.80 (€228.70)€91.50 (320.20)

Fréjus tunnel

The Fréjus road tunnel connects Savoie in France with Piedmont in Italy. The tunnel is 12.87 kilometres long and a second tube will be opened in 2024 to increase the safety of people travelling through it.

Fréjus tunnel tolls

Vehicle typeOne-way toll from ItalyToll for outbound and return journey from ItalySubscription for 8-20-30 passesMonthly subscription (flat fee)
Motorbike€36.40€45.70€11.30/205.70/274.20 €274.50
Car€55€68.60€173/315.70/411,80€274.50
Caravan€72.80€91.50€226.90/411.70/548.90

Further information can be found in the following official sources

The following official websites provide even more detailed information about paying tolls in Italy:

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 FAQs 

Do I need a vignette in Italy?

No. A motorway toll sticker is not permitted in Italy. The toll charges for driving on Italian motorways are calculated according to the distance travelled.

How much are tolls in Italy?

The fee for Italian toll roads currently amounts to around 7 cents per kilometre driven. Some motorways in Italy charge a flat rate.

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