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Driving from Austria to Italy

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Driving from Austria to Italy

We plan to rent a car in Vienna then we're thinking of driving south to a B&B in Pordenone, Val Tramontina in Italy. According to Google this drive will take 5 1/2 hours. Does that sound right? Will we have any trouble crossing the border into Italy? I know there will be a separate toll for the roads in Italy. Is this something you pay at the border? Any advice or suggestions will be greatly appreciated!

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1. Re: Driving from Austria to Italy

Are you returning the car in Italy or driving back to Austria? There will be a very hefty one way surcharge for hiring a car in one country and dropping off in another. Someone has to go to retrieve that car. Via Michelin is a great source for planning a car trip in Europe, with details on travel times, tolls, and even estimated costs.

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2. Re: Driving from Austria to Italy

Hi Merrisa, the estimated driving time is about right. There aren't problems crossing the border, you might be required to show the documents. To pay the toll follow the lanes showing coins to pay self service or the one showing the officer to handle notes and coins. Along the Autostrada you could stop at the grill and ask the Viacard at the counter (25 or 50 euro) which will allow you to proceed a bit quicker to pay the toll in the lanes marked with that card logo.

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3. Re: Driving from Austria to Italy

We are driving back to Vienna to catch our flight home. Thanks for your help!

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4. Re: Driving from Austria to Italy

Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Is the Autostrada the same thing as the toll road? Are most roads in Italy toll roads or just the major highways?

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5. Re: Driving from Austria to Italy

Apart few exceptions e.g. Brenner bridge, only the Autostrade have the toll.

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