Types of vignettes

Vignettes in the Slovak Republic are in electronic form. They represent a fee for using the specified sections of motorways and expressways (hereinafter referred to as the „specified road sections“), which is related to a specific time period regardless of the distance driven or the number of journeys.

The types of vignettes paid for the use of the specified road sections are regulated by the provisions of Section 2(2) and Section 3 of Act No. 488/2013 Coll. on Vignette and on amending and supplementing certain acts as amended (hereinafter referred to as "Act No. 488/2013 Coll. on Vignette as amended“), based on which the vignette payment is made for 1 calendar year, 30 days or 10 days, while:

  • 1-year vignette is valid from 1 January of the relevant calendar year, or the day of payment for the vignette by the user of the specified road sections, in the relevant calendar year until 31 January of the following calendar year;
  • 30-day vignette is valid for 30 days including from the day specified by the user of the specified road sections;
  • 10-day vignette is valid for 10 days including from the day specified by the user of the specified road sections. 

If a vignette with 30-day or 10-day validity is purchased in December, this vignette will also be valid in January of the following year until the expiration of its validity.

 

Prices of vignettes

The prices of individual types of vignettes are specified in the Regulation of the Government of the Slovak Republic No. 410/2014 Coll. establishing the amount of vignette payment for the use of the specified sections of motorways and expressways as amended (hereinafter referred to as "the Regulation of the Government of the Slovak Republic No. 410/2014 Coll. on the Amount of Vignette Payment as amended“), while pursuant to Section 2(2) of Act No. 488/2013 Coll. on Vignette as amended they shall be determined based on the maximum total permissible weight of the motor vehicles and the trailer.

Review of the valid types and the prices of vignettes can be found in the following table review (all prices are stated including VAT):

 

Vignette: VEHICLE

a two-track motor vehicle or a vehicle combination with the total weight of up to 3.5 tons and two-track motor vehicles of the M1 category regardless of its total maximum permissible weight
 
VALIDITY

1 YEAR*

PRICE

€50

VALIDITY

30 DAYS

PRICE

€14

VALIDITY

10 DAYS

PRICE

€10

 

Vignette: TRAILER

a trailer of O1 and O2 category behind a vehicle of the M1, N1, M1G and N1G category if the total weight of the vehicle combination is over 3.5 tonnes
 
VALIDITY

1 YEAR*

PRICE

€50

VALIDITY

30 DAYS

PRICE

€14

VALIDITY

10 DAYS

PRICE

€10

* 1-year vignette is valid from 1 January of the relevant calendar year, or the day of payment for the vignette by the user of the specified road sections, in the relevant calendar year until 31 January of the following calendar year.

 

Necessary type and number of vignettes

On the basis of the provisions of Section 2 and section 5 of Act no. 488/2013 Coll. on Vignette as amended and in accordance with Section 1 of the Regulation of the Government of Slovak Republic no. 410/2014 Coll. as amended, a vignette must be paid for a vehicle and in case a vehicle combination whose maximum permissible weight is over 3.5 tonnes also for the trailer.

The aforesaid facts are shown in the following table review displaying the required number and type of paid vignettes depending on the category of the vehicle and the maximum total permissible weight of a vehicle or the maximum permissible weight of a vehicle combination (the maximum total permissible weight of a vehicle or the maximum permissible weight of a vehicle combination are specified by entry in the section 1 of the vehicle registration certificate):

 

VEHICLE

a two-track motor vehicle up to 3.5 tonnes and/or a two-track motor vehicle of the M1 category regardless of its maximum total permissible weight

Vignette necessary for: VEHICLE

 
the obligation of vignette payment for the use of the specified sections of motorways and expressways applies to the VEHICLE exclusively
 

VEHICLE COMBINATION up to 3.5 tonnes

a two-track vehicle combination (i.e. vehicle + trailer) up to 3.5 tonnes

Vignette necessary for: VEHICLE

 
the obligation of vignette payment for the use of the specified sections of motorways and expressways applies to the VEHICLE exclusively
 

VEHICLE COMBINATION over 3.5 tonnes

a two-track vehicle combination (i.e. vehicle + trailer) consisting of a motor vehicle of M1, N1, M1G and N1G and a trailer of O1 and O2 category if the total weight of the vehicle combination is over 3.5 tonnes

Vignettes necessary for: VEHICLE + TRAILER

 
 
the obligation of vignette payment for the use of the specified sections of motorways and expressways applies to the VEHICLE and also the TRAILER

IMPORTANT:
Based on the above factual and legal facts in the case a two-track vehicle combination with a total weight of up to 3.5 tonnes the vignette payment for the trailer IS NOT REQUIRED, i.e. the obligation of vignette payment for the use of the specified sections of motorways and expressways applies to the vehicle exclusively.

 

A detailed specification of vehicles subject to vignette payment is specified in the section Vehicles subject to vignette payment. Detailed information about the methods of vignette payment (options to purchase and methods of vignette payment), how to obtain vignettes, how to pay for them, how to check the validity of already paid vignettes or how to submit customer suggestions, requests or claims can be found in the section Customer Services.