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    What Is A Vignette Sticker in Europe?

    Vignette Information By Country From Auto EuropeA vignette is a sticker that drivers must fix to their windshield signifying that they have paid the appropriate taxes and fees necessary to drive along the highways of any given country, whether they are in a rental car or own the vehicle. Drivers must obtain the required vignette for each required country upon entry, as there is no universal vignette sticker at this time. Don't worry though, vignettes are quite affordable and can be acquired at any border crossing into said required country.

    Which Countries Require Vignettes?

    If you plan on driving on the motorways and autohbahns (interstates) within Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Switzerland you will be required to purchase a valid vignette, or risk having to pay additional fines and fees, which will be passed from the local governments to your rental supplier and subsequently to you. Also, do remember to let your rental vehicle supplier know that you are planning to take your rental across any borders as doing so without their consent is forbidden.

    Where Can I Purchase A Vignette?

    If you are renting a car within one of the countries that requires a vignette, then the rental vehicle should already have a vignette equipped to the windshield of the car (remember, vignettes must to attached to the window, otherwise it is not valid, and speed cameras can detect whether or not your motor vehicle has one installed). If you are coming in from a surrounding country, then you will be required to purchase the vignette at the border crossing you enter the country from.

    How Much Is The Fine If I Fail To Purchase A Vignette?

    Failure to purchase the appropriate vignette can result additional fines and fees starting at around €60 ($65.85), so be sure to have a valid vignette to avoid paying extra during your travels in Europe.

    What re The Costs of A Vignette By Country?

    As stated above, vignettes can vary in price depending on country, which is why we have broken down the costs for your convenience below. Remember that you can always call our award winning customer support team with any questions regarding taxes and fees for your car rentals in the below countries.

    Country 7-10 days 1-2 Months 1 Year
    Austria €8 ($8.78) €23.4 ($25.68) €77.8 ($85.38)
    Bulgaria €5 ($5.49) €13 ($14.27) €34 ($37.31)
    Czech Republic CZK 310 ($13.19) CZK 440 ($18.73) CZK 1500 ($63.84)
    Hungary HUF 2975 ($9.79) HUF 4,780 ($15.73) UF 42,890 ($141.16)
    Romania €3 ($3.29) €7 ($7.68) €77.8 ($85.38)
    Slovakia €10 ($10.97) €14 ($15.36) €28 ($30.73)
    Slovenia €15 ($16.46) €30 ($32.92) €95 ($104.25)
    Switzerland --- --- CHF 40 ($40.21)