Motorway toll Germany - information on toll for vehicles from 7,5 t

Tolls for German motorways are paid only for vehicles with a maximum permitted weight of 7.5 t and more. Tolls are paid via the Toll Collect on-board unit or manually via the Internet, mobile application or in the Toll Collect payment terminal. Vehicles up to 3.5 t are only subject to tolls for the Herren and Warnow tunnels in the northern part of the country. The plan to introduce toll collection for passenger cars ended in 2019, and German motorways are still toll-free for passenger cars.

Charging of motorways only for vehicles weighing 7,5 t and more

German motorways are tolled only for vehicles with a total weight of 7.5 t and more. Tolls are paid with the help of an on-board unit or a subscription for the selected route in the terminal, mobile application or at

Automatic payment

  • - On-board unit Toll Collect - on-board unit (GPS + GSM) with Toll Collect account
  • - Toll2Go - system for Toll Collect OBU compatible with Austrian ASFINAG toll system

Manual payment (in advance)

  • - Terminal - payment via terminals in car parks
  • - Mobile application - payment via mobile app Toll Collect from Google Play or App Store
  • - Internet - online payment via

Map of the German motorway network


Only two tunnels in the northern part of Germany are charged for vehicles up to 3.5 t.

last updated on 21.2.2024

Frequently asked questions about toll in Germany

Are German motorways charged for vehicles up to 3.5 t?

German motorways are free of charge for vehicles up to 3.5 t, tolls are only paid for two tunnels in the north of the country. Information on the development of motorway charging for passenger cars are available on

Which vehicles are charged for German motorways?

Motorway charges in Germany are only applicable to vehicles with a maximum authorised weight of 7.5 t and more. Tolls for all categories of vehicles are paid for the passage of tunnels in the north of the country.

Are there any rules for exemptions from toll payments?

The exemption from tolls for motorways applies to electric vehicles, buses, circus and entertainment vehicles, fire fighting vehicles, police and state protection vehicles and some others. A payment exemption is provided for natural gas vehicles until 2023. The exact wording of the rules and the application form for exemption from payment can be found on

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