Update: January 2023
There is a toll on the motorways in Italy, which is collected at the toll gates depending on the category of vehicle and the distance travelled. There are also exceptions in the form of free motorways mainly in the south of the country. The total length of the motorways is almost 6800 km. The longest and at the same time the oldest Italian motorway, the A1, known as the „Motorway of the Sun” is almost 760 km long. Frequent users of Italy’s motorways can purchase an electronic toll collection device (Telepass).
English version / Polska wersja
Almost all motorways are tolled with the exception of a few sections. An additional toll applies for tunnels under the Alps. More information on tunnel tolls. (aviable only in Polish) The motorways are operated by several concession companies, the largest of which is Autostrade per l’Italia, which has 3020 km of motorways under its control. All Italian motorway concessionaires are:
Autostrade per l’Italia S.p.A
Milano Serravalle – Milano Tangenziali S.p.A
Autostrada Torino-Savona S.p.A
Autocamionale della Cisa S.p.A
Autovie venete S.p.A.
Autostrada Brescia-Padova S.p.A
Autostrada del Brennero S.p.A.
Autostrada dei Fiori S.p.A
Consorzio per le autostrade siciliane
Strada dei Parchi S.p.A.
By clicking on the name of the concessionaire above, you will be redirected to a page with detailed information on the toll applicable to the section in question.
Toll is collected at the toll gates. Acceptable forms of payment include cash (payment in EUR), credit cards, fuel cards and electronic toll collection. In addition, Viacard prepaid cards in the value of EUR 25, EUR 50 and EUR 75 may be used, which are available, among others, at filling stations.
Other roads without gates are free of charge for cars and motorbikes.
In Italy there are 5 categories of vehicles, with 3 categories applying to cars and motorbikes:
- Motorbikes and scooters,
- Passenger cars without a trailer,
- Vans and minivans with two axles (four wheels), Minibuses with two axles (four wheels), with a height above the front axle not exceeding 1.3 m.
- Vans, vans and campers with two axles and a height over the front axle not exceeding 1,3 m,
- Buses with two axles,
- Trucks with two axles.
- Cars with trailer, caravan,
- Campers with trailer,
- Buses with 3 axles,
- Trucks and lorries with three-axle trailers.
Classes with vehicle symbols:
On average, the cost of driving up to 100 km on an Italian motorway is 8-9 EUR.
You can check the exact tolls on a particular section using the map available on the website: https://www.autostrade.it/en/pedaggio
With the help of this map we can enter the place of departure and destination, and the script included in the website will automatically calculate the toll we will have to pay at the gates while driving on the motorway.
We invite you to read a separate article available below:
Traffic rules Italy
For additional information important when travelling in Italy such as speed limits, breath alcohol limit, compulsory car equipment, please refer to the article at ⇒ link. (only in Polish)
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