Vignette obligation in the Czechia
To cover the costs of maintaining the freeways and expressways in Czechia, a vignette is mandatory. Since January 2021, the vignette in the Czech Republic is only available digitally, there are no more adhesive vignettes.
In this context a vignette is a mandatory proof for most highways and expressways in Czechia, which must be purchased and registered on the license plates of cars, RVs and trucks (vehicles with at least 4 wheels and a gross vehicle weight up to 3.5 tons.). Vehicles with more than 3.5 tons gross vehicle weight need an electronic transmission device, the on-board unit 5051.
You can get the digital vignette from us in all available validity periods. You can buy your e-vignette as a 10-day vignette, 30-day vignette or 1 year vignette. We have made the ordering process simple and intuitive for you, so that you can easily register your vignette online on your license plate.
What different vignettes are there?
There is a distinction between different vehicle types and validity periods for the digital vignette in Czechia. Here, in addition to the validity periods, the fuel of the vehicle is decisive. The prices vary between 3 different fuel types.
Vehicle types (fuel types)
- Car: gasoline and diesel
- Car: biogas (does not refer to Liquefied Petroleum Gas)
- Car: natural gas (does not refer to Liquefied Petroleum Gas)
Which digital vignette for motorbikes?
Motorcycles are exempt from the vignette requirement in Czechia.
Which digital vignette for cars?
You can purchase the digital 10-day vignette, 30-day vignette or 1-year vignette for your passenger car (up to 3.5 tons GVW).
Which digital vignette for motor homes?
You can purchase the digital 10-day vignette, 30-day vignette or 1-year vignette for your motor home (up to 3.5 tons GVW.)
Which digital vignette for trucks?
You can purchase the 10-day digital vignette, 30-day digital vignette or 1-year digital vignette for your truck (up to 3.5 tons GVW).
The digital vignette can be purchased easily and conveniently from home or on the road via cell phone / smartphone. This saves the trouble of sticking on and removing the adhesive vignette after the journey.
The big advantage: When buying in our online store, the digital vignette is valid without longer waiting time. In addition, our customer support is available 24/7 for questions about the digital vignette.
When do I need a digital vignette in Czechia?
Whether you need a digital vignette in Czechia depends on which freeways or expressways you will be using during your journey.
How much does the digital vignette Czechia cost?
- 10-day vignette Czechia from 9.90 €
- 30-day vignette Czechia from 14.90 €
- 1-year vignette Czechia from 37.90 €
The price of the digital vignette in the Czech Republic always depends on how long you want to use the freeways or expressways in Czechia.
In addition to the validity period, fuel types of your vehicle are also relevant. For vehicles that run on biogas or natural gas, the vignette is cheaper than for gasoline or diesel vehicles.
When should I buy my digital vignette?
Since you do not have to consider a longer waiting period until the digital vignette is valid when you buy it in our online store, you can still purchase it at fairly short notice before you start your journey. However, it is important that you do not set off until you have received confirmation of registration from us.
Is the digital vignette tax-free?
No, taxes are levied on the price of the digital vignette. The tax is already included in our prices.
Which digital vignette do I need from Germany to Czechia?
For the route from Germany to Czechia, a 10-day vignette, a 30-day vignette or a 1-year vignette is required for Czechia, depending on the length of stay.
As most freeways and expressways in Czechia can only be driven on without penalty with a valid vignette, this statement also applies to journeys to well-known cities such as Prague, Plzen, Karlovy Vary, Budweis or Brno.
Area of validity
Does the digital vignette apply to the whole of Czechia?
Yes. The digital vignette, just like the adhesive vignette, is valid throughout Czechia and on all freeways and expressways in the Czech Republic.
Is the digital vignette bound to my license plate number?
Yes, the digital vignette is registered to the respective license plate and bound to it.
When is my digital vignette valid?
Your digital vignette is valid after receipt of your registration confirmation, this usually takes place within a few minutes. It will then be recognized and accepted by the digital control devices.
How long is the digital vignette valid?
The digital vignette is valid for the period of the booking. So the 10-day vignette is valid for a total of 10-days, the 30-day vignette for 30-days and the 1 year vignette for 1 year.
How can I check the validity of my digital vignette Czechia?
Whether your digital vignette is already or still valid, you can check on our subpage for the validity check free of charge.
Penalties & Consequences
If you drive on the freeways and expressways in Czechia without a valid vignette in accordance with the vignette obligation, you must expect a fine.
The fines are currently up to 5000 crowns. This corresponds to approximately 200 €. The amount of the fine may vary in individual cases.
To check the validity of the digital vignette, fixed cameras are in use, which are positioned at so-called toll bridges.