How toll works in Germany

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In Germany, toll applies to the vehicle over 7,5 on motorways and expressways and is not subject to VAT. Toll is normally collected using a combination of satellite localization and modern mobile communication technologies.

The toll system operator – Toll Collect – provides several ways of paying for toll. You can either choose to pay automatically via an On-Board Unit (OBU) installed directly in your vehicle or using a manual booking system: either via one of 1100 special toll-pay terminals installed in convenient locations around the German border crossings or online, using a Toll Collect website or a mobile app.

Toll tariffs in Germany

Emission classes according to the German Federal Trunk Road Toll Act (BFStrMG)
Category
A
Category
B
Category
C
Category
D
Category
E
Category
F
Emission class S6 EEV class 1,
S5
S4,
S3 with particulate reduction class 2*
S3,
S2 with particulate reduction class 1*
S2 S1,
no emission
class
Euro emission
class
Euro 6 EEV 1,
Euro 5
Euro 4,
Euro 3 + with particulate reduction class 2*
Euro 3,
Euro 2 + with particulate reduction class 1*
Euro 2 Euro 1,
Euro 0
Toll emission class 07 06, 05 04 03 02 01

* Particulate reduction classes are retrofitting standards to lower particulate emissions. For category D, particulate reduction class 1 or higher is required; for category C, particulate reduction class 2 or higher is required.

Toll rates per kilometer from 1 January 2019
Emission
class
The proportion of toll rate
for external costs
Air pollution
(in cents/km)
Proportion of toll rate
for external costs
Noise pollution
(in cents/km)
Axle and weight class Proportion of toll rate for
Infrastructure
(in cents/km)
Toll rate
(in cents/km)
Euro 6 1.1 0.2 7.5-11.99 t 8.0 9.3
12-18 t 11.5 12.8
>18 t to 3 axles 16.0 17.3
>18 t from 4 axles 17.4 18.7
Euro 5,
EEV 1
2.2 0.2 7.5-11.99 t 8.0 10.4
12-18 t 11.5 13.9
>18 t to 3 axles 16.0 18.4
>18 t from 4 axles 17.4 19.8
Euro 4,
Euro 3 + PRC 2*
3.2 0.2 7.5-11.99 t 8.0 11.4
12-18 t 11.5 14.9
>18 t to 3 axles 16.0 19.4
>18 t from 4 axles 17.4 20.8
Euro 3, Euro 2 + PRC 1* 6.4 0.2 7.5-11.99 t 8.0 14.6
12-18 t 11.5 18.1
>18 t to 3 axles 16.0 22.6
>18 t from 4 axles 17.4 24.0
Euro 2 7.4 0.2 7.5-11.99 t 8.0 15.6
12-18 t 11.5 19.1
>18 t to 3 axles 16.0 23.6
>18 t from 4 axles 17.4 24.0
Euro 1,
Euro 0
8.5 0.2 7.5-11.99 t 8.0 16.7
12-18 t 11.5 20.2
>18 t to 3 axles 16.0 24.7
>18 t from 4 axles 17.4 26.1

* Particulate reduction classes are retrofitting standards to lower particulate emissions. Particulate reduction class 1 or higher is required for category D; for category C, particulate reduction class 2 or higher is required.

Toll pricing in Germany is complex and depends on a variety of factors. Our team has put together a quick selection of main toll tarrifs for Germany, meanwhile for more detailed information and price calculations you should visit the Toll Collect website.

The official website of the toll system operator iwww.toll-collect.de.

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OBU (On-Board-Unit) in Germany

An on-board unit is either installed in a DIN slot or on the dashboard of your vehicle.
Installation cost varies from country to country and can go as high as 300 EUR per vehicle.
It can be usually fitted within a few hours at one of the authorized service partners.

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