Brenner pass

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  1. Billy23

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    We are at Innsbruck at the moment and will travel down to Verona on Tuesday. I guess that we have to go through the Brenner, can somebody put me right please as to what toll if any we have to pay and if so what/where. In other words..........Help

    Oh, I am 3.5 ton and have bought the vignette thingy .
     
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    Thought it was free? Anyone?
     
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    If you've bought the vignette you're fine, that's all you need.

    There's no separate specific toll for the pass.

    I can't remember if there are any toll stretches of motorway in Italy on that route. If there are then the system is the same as France with booths and tickets.
     
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    We're at 3500kg.
    I know there's some tolls from Innsbruck to Verona but don't recall them being expensive...
    Traffic might well be heavy though !
     
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    The vignette or GoBox depending on weight covers all motorways in Austria including the Brenner Pass.

    The pass is part of the toll system as soon as you cross the border so if you're coming from Italy you need to make sure you stop and buy the vignette or GoBox from a motorway services before you get there.

    I seem to remember a thread recently where someone crossed it but didn't stop to buy a vignette until they were 20 or 30 km into Austria. They sold him one and also fined him for driving the 20 or 30 km without one.

    There is a way of crossing it toll free not using the motorway but I'm not sure what it is.
     
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    Some sites saying you need the vignette and pay a further €8 toll for the pass?
     
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    I guess that I will have plenty of steep up hill and lots of downhill from Innsbruck.
     
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    We got stuck behind a bloody vintage tractor rally going up one mountain somewhere near there.
     
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    "as well as the Brenner Autobahn—a toll should be paid which is collected at time of use via toll plazas and therefore drivers do not need to have a vignette to use these Autobahns."
     
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    If you take the 182 south from innsbruck you can go to top of brenner pass avoiding motorway on austrian side. Its a bit bendy on lower slopes but ok. Its toll and vignette and go box free, or was a couple of years ago.
     
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    If you go the Brenner pass duel carriageway there is a tole on the first big bridge not far out of Innsbruck.
    Once into Italy there are ticket booths where you collect a ticket and you pay where you leave motorway charge depends on which point you leave
     
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    Good heavens!!!!:)
     
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    Hope they were 6 metres apart,,,,,BUSBY,,,,,
     
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    Use the 182 to avoid the Austrian toll, the Brenner pass toll is quite steep and you really should have a go box as you are 3500 and rejoin the motorway on the Italian side.

    Real easy drive, did it a couple of days ago.
     
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    Thanks for the info, I have looked at lots of information on the GO box and they all say that you need it if you are over 3.5 ton. The regs seem to say, private car rate up to and including 3.5.

    As I really don't know I understand if someone can correct me.
     
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    A few years ago we stayed at Nattersee on our way to Lake Garda, my original plan was to use the old road instead of the motorway until a local told me I'd waste more in fuel than I'd pay on tolls. If I correct we paid just ove 10 euros in Austria and around 7 in Italy.
     
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    I used the Brenna pass last September ordinary single carriageway no toll not motorway.
    Sorry don't understand why people are saying its a toll road. We approach via the Fern pass from Fission again all free.
     
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    As I said in my post we had originally planned on taking the old road until a local advised us to go the Autobahn, so unless things have changed in the past 4 or 5 years then they'res definitely a motorway and 2 tolls. If you check the road we used was the A13
     

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