Toll rates


Detail photo of the axles of a truck. The number of axles influences the amount of the toll

Composition of the toll rates

The toll rates are set down in the German Federal Trunk Road Toll Act (BFStrMG). The total amount is based on the distance that a vehicle or a vehicle combination travels on a road subject to toll and a toll rate in cents per kilometre that includes a portion each for air pollution, noise pollution and infrastructure costs.

  • The proportion of the toll rate of the infrastructure costs depends on the axle and weight class.
  • The proportion of the toll rate for noise pollution is charged equally as a lump sum for all vehicles.
  • The proportion of the toll rate for air pollution caused is determined based on the emission class. Each vehicle is assigned according to its emission class to one of the six categories: A, B, C, D, E or F. The indication of the emission classes is the responsibility of the toll customers; the customers are obliged to provide all toll-relevant data correctly (principle of self-declaration).

Current toll rates apply retroactively from 28 October 2020.

New toll rates have applied for truck tolls in Germany since 1 October 2021.

The toll rate proportion for infrastructure costs is being reduced retroactively as of 28 October 2020. On the other hand, the proportion for air pollution costs is increasing. In total, the toll rates per kilometre lower slightly depending on the emission class.

For journeys within the period from 28 October 2020 to 30 September 2021, tolls can be reimbursed on a pro rata basis upon application. The amount of the refund of the partial toll rate for infrastructure costs depends on the weight class. Applications for refunds can be made to the Federal Office for Goods Transport (BAG) from 3 November 2021 via an online platform on its website. By that time, transport and logistics companies are to have all invoicing documents required for the application. Claims may be made until the end of 2023.

Further information

Finding the right rate

Our toll calculator will guide you to your toll rate. Start the assistant and first select your vehicle’s emission class. Then enter the appropriate axle and weight class. Done. You can then see all values in the table down the page.

Quickly and easily determining your toll rate

* PRC – particulate reduction classes are retrofitting standards to lower particulate emissions. For category D, particulate reduction class 1 or higher is required; for category C, particulate reduction class 2 or higher is required.

** The tandem axle counts as two axes, the tridem axle counts as three axes. Lift and retractable axles are always taken into account, regardless of whether a vehicle axle is being used or is lifted during transportation, in other words has no road contact.

Rate tables

Emission classes according to the German Federal Trunk Road Toll Act (BFStrMG)

  Category A Category B Category C Category D Category E Category F

Emission class
S6 EEV 1 S5 S4
S3 with PRC 2*
S3
S2 with PRC 1*
S2 S1
No emission class
Euro
emission class
Euro 6 EEV 1 Euro 5 Euro 4,
Euro 3 + PRC 2*
Euro 3,
Euro 2 + PRC 1*
Euro 2 Euro 1,
Euro 0
Toll
emission class**
07 06 05 04 03 02 01

* PRC – particulate reduction classes are retrofitting standards to lower particulate emissions. For category D, particulate reduction class 1 or higher is required; for category C, particulate reduction class 2 or higher is required.

** The toll emission class is displayed in the rate information of the itemised journey list and the journey details.

Toll rates per kilometre from 1 October 2021

Euro emission class Air pollution
Proportion of toll rate for external costs (in cent/km)
Noise pollution
Proportion of toll rate for external costs (in cent/km)
Select axle and
Weight class
Infrastructure
Proportion of toll rate (in cent/km)
Toll rate
(in cent/km)
Euro 6 1.2 0.2 7.5-11.99 t 6.5 7.9
12-18 t 11.2 12.6
> 18 t up to 3 axles** 15.5 16.9
> 18 t from 4 axles** 16.9 18.3
Euro 5, EEV 1 2.3 0.2 7.5-11.99 t 6.5 9.0
12-18 t 11.2 13.7
> 18 t up to 3 axles** 15.5 18.0
> 18 t from 4 axles** 16.9 19.4
Euro 4, Euro 3 + PRC 2 ** 3.4 0.2 7.5-11.99 t 6.5 10.1
12-18 t 11.2 14.8
> 18 t up to 3 axles** 15.5 19.1
> 18 t from 4 axles** 16.9 20.5
Euro 3, Euro 2 + PRC 1 ** 6.7 0.2 7.5-11.99 t 6.5 13.4
12-18 t 11.2 18.1
> 18 t up to 3 axles** 15.5 22.4
> 18 t from 4 axles** 16.9 23.8
Euro 2 7.8 0.2 7.5-11.99 t 6.5 14.5
12-18 t 11.2 19.2
> 18 t up to 3 axles** 15.5 23.5
> 18 t from 4 axles** 16.9 24.9
Euro 1, Euro 0 8.9 0.2 7.5-11.99 t 6.5 15.6
12-18 t 11.2 20.3
> 18 t up to 3 axles** 15.5 24.6
> 18 t from 4 axles** 16.9 26.0

* PRC – particulate reduction classes are retrofitting standards to lower particulate emissions. For category D, particulate reduction class 1 or higher is required; for category C, particulate reduction class 2 or higher is required.

** The tandem axle counts as two axes, the tridem axle counts as three axes. Lift and retractable axles are always taken into account, regardless of whether a vehicle axle is being used or is lifted during transportation, in other words has no road contact.

Please note

The road user subject to toll must prove the accuracy of all relevant data for toll collection when requested by the German Federal Office for Goods Transport (BAG) by showing appropriate documents (Section 5 of the German Federal Trunk Road Toll Act (BFStrMG) in conjunction with Section 6 of the German Truck Toll Regulations (LKW-MautV)).

For domestic vehicles registered in Germany using standard EU vehicle documents, the emission class can be proven based on the text in section 14 or the key number for 14.1 (Section 7 of the German Truck Toll Regulations).

For vehicles registered outside of Germany, time-based presumptions apply if the emission class cannot be proven in another way, in particular with documents attesting the fulfilment of certain environmental requirements in ECMT transport (European Conference of Ministers of Transport), (Section 8 of the German Truck Toll Regulations).

The road user subject to toll is responsible for demonstrating and proving all data relevant for toll collection. Failure to provide proof will be penalised with a fine.

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