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Road tolls in several countries?

Vilnius, Lithuania
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Road tolls in several countries?

Hi, I'm planning a road trip, and interesting about toll roads on these countries: Slovenia, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria and Romania. Are their is?

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1. Re: Road tolls in several countries?

This site indicates there are road tolls on some roads in some of these countries although it will of course depend on your specific route - click on the country tab for details.

http://www.highwaymaps.eu/

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2. Re: Road tolls in several countries?

Hi

Welcome to the Road Trips forum.

Tom has provided a link to a good website. What you need to be aware of is that there are 2 different systems.

Some countries operate a pay per use toll system, where you pay for the distance driven on the toll roads based on tickets you take when you enter the toll road, and you usually pay on exiting. You can pay in local currency but some booths in some countries will take credit cards.

Other countries operate a vignette/matrica system where you have to buy in advance a permit to use any and all toll roads in that country. This means that, even if you only drive 10 kms of toll road, you still need to buy the permit for a whole month or year. These vignettes can sometimes be bought on line in advance from the website of the country's transport ministry. Otherwise, they can be bought as you travel as you cross the border, from fuel stations, convenience stores and tobacconists, depending on the country.

For route planning and an indication of where the toll roads are, use this website:

www.viamichelin.com/

If you wish other information and help for your road trip, please ask more questions.

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3. Re: Road tolls in several countries?

Another thing to bear in mind, as you will be travelling in several countries, is the necessary mandatory safety kit you need to carry, and all the differing max speed limits, etc. Ignorance of the rules won't get you off a fine if you are stopped by the police, and the facts of life are that, if driving though say Albania with Lithuanian plates on your car, you will stand out!

See this link for some more info:

…wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_European_t…

SWT

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4. Re: Road tolls in several countries?

Why is that so?

Edited: 24 February 2014, 06:27
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5. Re: Road tolls in several countries?

Why is what so?

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6. Re: Road tolls in several countries?

My car will stand out?

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7. Re: Road tolls in several countries?

Your car will stand out because it will have (I assume) Lithuanian plates. This may not matter at all to overhead speed cameras and other automated systems, but it's a red rag to a bull to a traffic cop wanting a bribe. And the facts are, they do exist in some countries, including some on your list - although I'm not wanting to point a finger here.

Also, for non Schengen countries, you need to go through border controls. While border patrols are incredibly inconsistent, they may ask for all number of things, including relevant and obvious paperwork to just checking if you have a hi viz jacket or fire extinguisher, if these are what the country you are entering deems necessary for all cars there.

We always carry spare IDPs for countries where they fine you money and demand you hand over your DL, even if they're not mandatory. Your real DL you'd never want to part with, IDPs which are cheap and easily bought are also easily dispenses with.

SWT

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