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 per kilometre that includes the infrastructure costs and costs due to the air pollution caused by the vehicle.

  • The partial toll rate for infrastructure costs is different for trucks with two axles, three axles, four axles and five or more axles.

  • The partial toll rate for air pollution costs is determined according to the emission class, which is used as the basis for assigning each vehicle to one of the six categories: A, B, C, D, E or F.

No costs for modern trucks of emission class Euro 6 (category A) will be charged for causing air pollution. Only the infrastructure costs are calculated for the partial toll rate for this type of truck.

The indication of the emission classes is the responsibility of the toll customers; the customers are obliged to declare themselves correctly (principle of self-declaration).

Further information

Guide for determining emission classes

Explanation of the axle classes

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 classS6EEV class 1,
S5
S4,
S3 with particulate reduction class 2*
S3,
S2 with particulate reduction class 1*
S2S1,
no emission class
Euro emission
class
Euro 6EEV 1,
Euro 5
Euro 4,
Euro 3 + with particulate reduction class 2*
Euro 3,
Euro 2 + with particulate reduction class 1*
Euro 2Euro 1,
Euro 0

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

Toll rates per kilometre from 1 October 2015

Category Proportion of toll rate
(in cents)
Costs for air pollution
Number of
axles**
Proportion of toll rate
(in cents)
Costs for infrastructure
Toll rate
(in cents)
A028.18.1
311.311.3
411.711.7
5 or higher13.513.5
B2.128.110.2
311.313.4
411.713.8
5 or higher13.515.6
C3.228.111.3
311.314.5
411.714.9
5 or higher13.516.7
D6.328.114.4
311.317.6
411.718.0
5 or higher13.519.8
E7.328.115.4
311.318.6
411.719.0
5 or higher13.520.8
F8.328.116.4
311.319.6
411.720.0
5 or higher13.521.8

**The tandem axle counts as two axles, the tridem axle counts as three axles. 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.

The road user subject to toll must prove the accuracy of all relevant data for toll collection when requested by the 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 7 of the German Truck Toll Regulations).

For all trucks registered in Germany, the emission class can be proven by the vehicle licence, part I of the vehicle registration certificate or the vehicle tax document (§ 8 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 9 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.

Service Hotline

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