Update: February 2020
In 2020, just as in previous years, driving on motorways and expressways in Slovakia requires the purchase of a vignette. The prices are as in 2019. For more details, please refer to the article. In addition, from February 2020 a vignette valid 365 days after purchase will be available. This is a novelty compared to 2019.
An electronic vignette system has been in force in Slovakia since the end of 2015. Thanks to this solution, you do not have to put a vignette on your vehicle’s windshield anymore, and the purchase can be made easily over the Internet. The vignette is assigned to the vehicle registration number. Instructions on how to purchase toll via the Internet can be found below.
English version / Polska wersja
Content of the article:
- What vignettes are available in Slovakia?
- On which roads does the toll apply?
- How to buy a vignette valid in Slovakia?
- How to buy a vignette via Internet?
- Additional information about vignettes?
Types of vignettes:
Depending on the time for which you are planning to use the Slovak motorways and expressways, you can buy a vignette for 10 days, 30 days, a year or 365 days. Please note that a vignette purchased for a year is valid from the date of purchase and ends on 31 January of the following year.
|Category / Period of validity||10 days||30 days||1 year||365 days*|
|Price for the car|
up to 3.5 T
|10 €||14 €||50 €||50 €|
|Price for a set of vehicles up to 3.5 T||10 €||14 €||50 €||50 €|
|Price for a set of vehicles over 3,5 t||10 € + 10 €||14 € + 14 €||50 € + 50 €||50 € + 50 €|
* Available from 1 February 2020
If you have a car up to 3.5 tons or a combination of vehicles not exceeding 3.5 tons, you must buy a vignette only for the car (motor vehicle). If the weight of the vehicle set exceeds 3.5 tonnes, you have to buy a vignette for the car and trailer.
The validity of the vignettes is controlled by cameras connected to the vignette sales system placed on the gantry.
Roads where the toll applies:
In 2020, 648 km of motorways and expressways are subject to toll payment. Motorway bypasses and expressways, which are bypasses of the cities of Bratislava, Dolny Kubin, Chadca, Banská Bystrica, Tvrdosin and Tornaľa, among others, were excluded from the toll in 2018. These areas are marked by a dashed line. Clicking the map below will enlarge it.
The way to buy:
The most convenient vignette will be purchased from home via the Internet. Below you will find a short instruction for purchasing a vignette via the Internet, illustrated with screenshots. Do not be afraid of this method, because using this website you can buy a vignette directly in Slovakia from the motorway and expressway operator. Smartphone users can purchase the vignette using the mobile application. The mobile application is available for download on Android phones. (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eznamka) and on iOS (https://itunes.apple.com/sk/app/eznamka/id1040605704?mt=8&ign-mpt=uoD4).
People who do not want to buy vignettes over the Internet for some reason. They can buy them in self-service vending machines located at border crossings or at petrol stations marked with eznamka or emyto.
Online vignette purchase instructions:
In order to purchase a vignette via the Internet, please visit the following website: www.eznamka.sk. The website is available in English. Then click on buy e-Vignette now. After selecting this option you should see the screen as below.
The next step is to choose an interesting length of the vignette. After selecting this option, a screen should appear to our eyes:
Remember to correctly select the country of registration and correctly enter the registration number. Let’s also check if you have chosen a good starting date for the vignette.
Then you need to provide an e-mail address to which we will receive an invoice and confirmation of payment of the vignette. It is also important to provide a telephone number, as it will also be sent to you when you have a valid vignette. After rewriting the code, let’s move on. A summary should appear in front of our eyes, on which you should once again check the correctness of the entered data.
The payment options for e-Vignette are shown above. Select iTerminal and move on. After redirecting to the website of the entity responsible for card handling, enter card details and confirm the payment.
After the payment is completed, you will receive an e-Vignette receipt with an invoice to your e-mail address. It will look like this:
The SMS number given during the purchase will also be sent to us with information about the correct e-Vignette purchase and the date by which it is valid. The day before the expiration date we will be informed about the necessity of buying a new vignette if we still need to use toll roads in Slovakia.
In Slovakia, Národná diaľničná spoločnosť, a. s. is responsible for the sale of vignettes. In case of questions or problems with the purchased vignette it is best to contact the customer service office directly:
- +421 2 32 777 777 (Aid is also available in English. The helpline is open 24/7).
Let’s not forget to prepare the registration number. This will solve the problem faster and make contact with the people in the office easier.