Toll Rates

The toll rates are regulated by Section 4 of Act No. 474/2013 Coll. on the collection of toll for the use of specified road sections and on amendments and supplements to certain laws as amended.

The method of toll calculation and toll rate are determined in the Slovak Government Regulation No. 497/2013 Coll. stipulating the method of toll calculation, toll rate and the system of discounts from the toll rates for the use of specified road sections as amended reflecting the type of the Specified Road Section, vehicle category, vehicle EURO emission class and the number of vehicle axles.

The toll rates are modified annually, always as at 1 January of the next current calendar year, and are rounded to three decimal points according to the consumer prices harmonised index based on the year-on-year comparison as at September of the former year published by the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic.

According to the above mentioned Government Regulation the toll rates are determined specifically for the following vehicle categories:

  • Vehicles with the total maximum permissible weight, from 3.5 t to 12 t according to the EURO vehicle emission class, and regardless of the quantity of axles determined for the transportation of more than nine passengers including a driver and vehicles not determined for the transportation of passengers;
  • Vehicles with the total maximum permissible weight of 12 t and more according to the EURO vehicle emission class and regardless of the quantity of axles determined for the transportation of passengers;
  • Vehicles with the total maximum permissible weight of 12 t and more according to the EURO vehicle emission class and quantity of axles not determined for the transportation of passengers.

According to the above mentioned Government Regulation the toll rates are determined specifically for the use of:

  • Specified sections of highways and expressways;
  • Specified sections of 1st class roads parallel with highways and expressways;
  • Specified sections of 1st class roads not parallel with highways and expressways;
  • Specified sections of other 1st class roads;
  • Specified sections of 2nd and 3rd class roads.

 

Toll rates for the use of specified sections of highways and expressways:

 

 

Vehicle category

Emission class

EURO 0 – II EURO III, IV EURO V, VI, EEV

Lorries

3.5 t – to 12 t €0.108 €0.098 €0.085
12 t and more 2 axles €0.231 €0.209 €0.181
3 axles €0.244 €0.220 €0.190
4 axles €0.253 €0.228 €0.198
5 axles €0.244 €0.220 €0.190

Buses

3.5 t – to 12 t €0.064 €0.053 €0.032
12 t and more €0.116 €0.105 €0.064

The toll rates determined per 1 km of the distance travelled on the specified section of highways and expressways are provided excl. VAT.

 

Toll rates for the use of specified sections of the 1st class roads parallel with highways and expressways:

 

 

Vehicle category

Emission class

EURO 0 – II EURO III, IV EURO V, VI, EEV

Lorries

3.5 t – to 12 t €0.108 €0.098 €0.085
12 t and more 2 axles €0.231 €0.209 €0.181
3 axles €0.244 €0.220 €0.190
4 axles €0.253 €0.228 €0.198
5 axles €0.244 €0.220 €0.190

Buses

3,5 t – to 12 t €0.043 €0.032 €0.022
12 t and more €0.085 €0.074 €0.043 

The toll rates determined per 1 km of the distance travelled on the specified section of the 1st class roads parallel with highways and expressways are provided excl. VAT.

 

Toll rates for the use of specified sections of the 1st class roads not parallel with highways and expressways:

 

 

Vehicle category

Emission class

EURO 0 – II EURO III, IV EURO V, VI, EEV

Lorries

3.5 t – to 12 t €0.085 €0.076 €0.066
12 t and more 2 axles €0.181 €0.164 €0.140
3 axles €0.190 €0.172 €0.147
4 axles €0.195 €0.176 €0.150
5 axles €0.190 €0.172 €0.147

Buses

3.5 t – to 12 t €0.043 €0.032 €0.022
12 t and more €0.085 €0.074 €0.043

The toll rates determined per 1 km of the distance travelled on the specified section of the 1st class roads not parallel with highways and expressways are provided excl. VAT.

 

Toll rates for the use of specified sections of other 1st class roads and specified sections of 2nd and 3rd class roads:

 

 

Vehicle category

Emission class

EURO 0 – II EURO III, IV EURO V, VI, EEV

Lorries

3.5 t – to 12 t €0  €0  €0 
12 t and more 2 axles €0  €0  €0 
3 axles €0  €0  €0 
4 axles €0  €0  €0 
5 axles €0  €0  €0 

Buses

3.5 t – to 12 t €0  €0  €0 
12 t and more €0  €0  €0 

The toll rates determined per 1 km of the distance travelled on the specified section of other 1st class roads and on specified section of 2nd and 3rd class roads are provided exc. VAT.

 

Discounts from Toll Rates

According to the provision of Section 4(3) of Act No. 474/2013 Coll. on Toll Collection for the Use of the Specified Road Sections and on amending and supplementing certain acts as amended, a discount on the current toll rate shall be applied to a vehicle operator based on the system of discounts.

The method of a toll rate discount calculation is regulated by the Regulation of the Government of the Slovak Republic No. 497/2013 Coll. defining the method of toll calculation, the amount of toll rate and the system of discounts on toll rates for the use of specified road sections as amended.

Method and terms for providing toll rate discounts:

  • The percentage discount from the toll rate will be granted to a specific "charged" vehicle according to the kilometres driven on specified road sections above the set limits during the calendar year, i.e. from 1 January to 31 December of the relevant year. The number of kilometres driven shall not include the kilometres driven on the specified road sections with a zero toll rate.
  • Granting of a relevant discount applies to one specific "charged” vehicle, not cumulatively to all "charged" vehicles of a particular vehicle operator.
  • A discount is applied after exceeding a defined limit (a predefined number of kilometres driven) from a specified road section following the specified road section on which the defined limit was reached. The amount of the toll payment will be calculated automatically based on the distance driven and the relevant toll rate reduced by a defined percentage of the discount. At the same time, the percentage discount on the toll rate for kilometres driven from the beginning of the calendar year until the set limit is exceeded shall be applied one time (with the exception of 2020, when the discount is calculated exclusively for the period from 1 July 2020 until the defined limit is exceeded, while the kilometres driven from 1 January 2020 to 30 June 2020 shall also be taken into account in determining the percentage discount for that period).
  • The retroactively calculated discount for kilometres driven before exceeding the set limit shall be applied in the prepay toll mode in the form of a credit top-up on a toll account. In the postpay mode, the retroactively calculated discount shall be applied to all vehicles registered on a toll account in total after the end of the billing period in which the limit for applying the discount is exceeded.
  • The percentage discount on the toll rate shall be granted to a vehicle that has a valid and effective Contract on the Use of Specified Road Sections concluded, where the change of the Vehicle Operator shall mean the conclusion of a new Contract on the Use of Specified Road Sections, which leads to annulment of the total kilometres driven by this vehicle.
  • Discounts on toll rates do not apply to vehicles over 3.5 tonnes liable to pay tolls which enable the transport of more than 9 persons, including the driver, as these vehicles have reduced toll rates by 50% since the electronic toll system commissioning.

 

Discount from toll rates

Limit for kilometres driven during a calendar year

Percentage discount on toll rates
for individual vehicle categories
 Lorries up to 12,000 kg Lorries of
12,000 kg and more

over 5,000 km

 3%

 -

over 10,000 km

 5%

 3%

over 20,000 km

 7%

 5%

over 30,000 km

 9%

 7%

over 50,000 km

 11%

 9%

 

A model example of applying toll rate discounts for 2020

Prepay toll mode

prepay

 

  • The percentage discount for kilometres driven between 1 January 2020 and 30 June 2020 shall be granted in accordance with the regulations in effect until 30 June 2020.
  • For the purpose of determining the percentage discount from 1 July 2020, the kilometres driven in the period from 1 January 2020 to 30 June 2020 shall also be taken into account.
  • The discount achieved after 1 July 2020 shall be applied after exceeding a set limit of kilometres driven and at the same time it is additionally calculated one-time for the kilometres driven as of 1 July 2020.
  • The balance of the prepaid credit on a toll account will be continuously increased by the amount of the retroactively calculated discount.

Postpay toll mode

postpay

 

  • The percentage discount for kilometres driven between 1 January 2020 and 30 June 2020 shall be granted in accordance with the regulations in effect until 30 June 2020.
  • For the purpose of determining the percentage discount from 1 July 2020, the kilometres driven in the period from 1 January 2020 to 30 June 2020 shall also be taken into account.
  • The discount achieved after 1 July 2020 shall be applied cumulatively at the end of a billing period for all vehicles registered on a toll account that exceeded the set limits, including a retroactively calculated discount for kilometres driven from 1 July 2020.
  • For vehicles with a retroactively calculated discount in a given invoicing period, a summary credit note (corrective tax document) is issued, the amount of which is calculated in the resulting toll invoice.

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Figure 1: A timeline for applying toll rate discounts for 2020

* This model example is used for a lorry of 12 t and over category. It is exclusively for information purposes and serves to simplify the understanding of the system of application of toll rate discounts .

 

Timeline explanation:

Time intervals

Period

Number of driven kilometres

Time intervals

Period: 1 January 2020 - 31 March 2020

Kilometres driven: 10,000

1

Achieved and applied discount percentage: 0%

Additionally calculated and retroactively applied discount for driven kilometres: -

Description of:

In the period from 1 January 2020 to 31 March 2020, the vehicle drove a total of 10,000 km, while on 31 March 2020 the set limit of 10,000 km for the 3% discount was reached.

Time intervals

Period: 1 April 2020 - 31 June 2020

Kilometres driven: 7,000

2

Achieved and applied discount percentage: 3%

Additionally calculated and retroactively applied discount for driven kilometres: -

Popis:

The 3% discount is applied from 1 April 2020 (for kilometres driven above the limit of 10,000 km), while the achieved 3% discount does not apply to kilometres driven until 31 March 2020. In the future, the higher discount achieved shall not apply to kilometres driven until 30 June 2020.

The vehicle drove a total of 7,000 km between 1 April 2020 and 30 June 2020. Subtotal 1 (from 1 January 2020 Time interval 1 + Time interval 2) = 17,000 km driven.

Time intervals

Period: 1 July 2020 - 18 July 2020

Kilometres driven: 3,000

3

Achieved and applied discount percentage: 3%

Additionally calculated and retroactively applied discount for driven kilometres: 2% (Time interval 4) + 2% (Time interval 6)

Description of:

In the period from 1 July 2020 to 18 July 2020, the vehicle drove a total of 3,000 km, while on 18 July 2020 the set limit of 20,000 km for the 5% discount was reached. Subtotal 2 (from 1 January 2020 Time interval 1 + Time interval 2+ Time interval 3) = 20,000 km driven.

Time intervals

Period: 19 July 2020 - 31 July 2020

Kilometres driven: 2,000

4

Achieved and applied discount percentage: 5%

Additionally calculated and retroactively applied discount for driven kilometres: 2% (Time interval 6)

Description of:

The 5% discount is applied from 19 July 2020 (for kilometres driven above the limit of 20,000 km), while the achieved 5% discount is then applied retroactively to kilometres driven from 1 July 2020 to 18 July 2020 by additional calculation of the 2% discount (difference of 3% vs. 5%). The additional calculation and retroactive application of the discount is carried out in the prepay toll mode continuously after exceeding the limit of 20,000 km, in the postpay toll mode cumulatively at the end of a billing period.

The vehicle drove a total of 2,000 km between 19 July 2020 and 31 July 2020. Subtotal 3 (from 1 January 2020 Time interval 1 + Time interval 2 + Time interval 3 + Time interval 4) = 22,000 km driven.

Time intervals

Period: 1 August 2020 - 22 August 2020

Kilometres driven: 8,000

5

Achieved and applied discount percentage: 5%

Additionally calculated and retroactively applied discount for driven kilometres: 2% (Time interval 6)

Description of:

The vehicle drove a total of 8,000 km in the period from 1 August 2020 to 22 August 2020, while on 22 August 2020 the set limit of 30,000 km was reached for the 7% discount. Subtotal 4 (from 1 January 2020 Time interval 1 + Time interval 2 + Time interval 3 + Time interval 4 + Time interval 5) = 30,000 km driven.

Time intervals

Period: 23 August 2020 - 31 December 2020

Kilometres driven: 2 000

6

Achieved and applied discount percentage: 7%

Additionally calculated and retroactively applied discount for driven kilometres: -

Description of:

The 7% discount is applied from 23 August 2020 (for kilometres driven above the limit of 30,000 km), while the achieved 7% discount is then applied retroactively to kilometres driven from 1 July 2020 to 22 August 2020 by additional calculation of the 2% discount (difference of 5% vs. 7%). The additional calculation and retroactive application of the discount is carried out in the prepay toll mode continuously after exceeding the limit of 30,000 km, in the postpay toll mode cumulatively at the end of a billing period.

The vehicle drove a total of 2,000 km between 23 August 2020 and 31 December 2020. Subtotal 5 (from 1 January 2020 Time interval 1 + Time interval 2 + Time interval 3 + Time interval 4 + Time interval 5 + Time interval 6) = 32,000 km driven.

 

A model example of applying toll rate discounts from 2021

Prepay toll mode

prepay

 

  • The percentage discount applies to the kilometres driven by the vehicle during the calendar year from 1 January until 31 December.
  • The discount achieved after 1 January 2021 shall be applied after exceeding a defined limit of kilometres driven and at the same time it is additionally calculated one-time for the kilometres driven in a given calendar year from 1 January until the time of exceeding the defined limit of driven kilometres.
  • The balance of the prepaid credit on a toll account will be continuously increased by the amount of the retroactively calculated discount.

Postpay toll mode

postpay

 

  • The percentage discount applies to the kilometres driven by the vehicle during a calendar year from 1 January until 31 December.
  • The achieved discount shall be applied cumulatively at the end of the billing period for all vehicles registered on the toll account that exceeded the set limits, including the retroactively calculated discount for kilometres driven from 1 January of a given calendar year.
  • For vehicles with a retroactively calculated discount in the previous billing period, a summary credit note (corrective tax document) is issued, the amount of which is included in the resulting toll invoice.

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Figure 2: Timeline for applying toll rate discounts for 2021

* This model example is used for a lorry of 12 t and over category. It is exclusively for information purposes and serves to simplify the understanding of the system of application of toll rate discounts .

 

Timeline explanation:

Time intervals

Period

Number of driven kilometres

Time intervals

Period: 1 January 2021– 31 March 2021

Kilometres driven: 10 000

1

Achieved and applied discount percentage: 0%

Additionally calculated and retroactively applied discount for driven kilometres: 3% (Time interval 2) + 2% (Time interval 4) + 2% (Time interval 6)

Description of:

In the period from 1 January 2021 to 31 March 2021, the vehicle drove a total of 10,000 km, while on 31 March 2021 the set limit of 10,000 km for the 3% discount was reached.

Time interval

Period: 1 April 2021- 31 June 2021

Kilometres driven: 7,000

2

Achieved and applied discount percentage: 3%

Additionally calculated and retroactively applied discount for driven kilometres: 2% (Time interval 4) + 2% (Time interval 6)

Description of:

The 3% discount is applied from 1 April 2021 (for kilometres driven above the limit of 10,000 km), while the achieved 7% discount is then applied retroactively to kilometres driven from 1 January 2021 to 31 March 2021 by additional calculation of the 3% discount (difference of 0% vs. 3%). The additional calculation and retroactive application of the discount is carried out in the prepay toll mode continuously after exceeding the limit of 20,000 km, in the postpay toll mode cumulatively at the end of a billing period.

The vehicle drove a total of 7,000 km between 1 April 2021 and 30 June 2021. Subtotal 1 (from 1 January 2021 Time interval 1 +Time interval 2) = 17,000 km driven.

Time interval

Period: 1 July 2021 - 18 July 2021

Kilometres driven: 3,000

3

Achieved and applied discount percentage: 3%

Additionally calculated and retroactively applied discount for driven kilometres: 2% (Time interval 4) + 2% (Time interval 6)

Description of:

In the period from 1 July 2021 to 18 July 2021, the vehicle drove a total of 3,000 km, while on 18 July 2021 the set limit of 20,000 km for the 5% discount was reached. Subtotal 2 (from 1 January 2021 Time interval 1 + Time interval 2+ Time interval 3) = 20,000 km driven.

Time interval

Period: 19 July 2021 - 31 July 2021

Kilometres driven: 2 000

4

Achieved and applied discount percentage: 5%

Additionally calculated and retroactively applied discount for driven kilometres: 2% (Time interval 6)

Description of:

The 5% discount is applied from 19 July 2021 (for kilometres driven above the limit of 20,000 km), while the achieved 5% discount is then applied retroactively to kilometres driven from 1 January 2021 to 18 July 2021 by additional calculation of the 2% discount (difference of 3% vs. 5%). The additional calculation and retroactive application of the discount is carried out in the prepay toll mode continuously after exceeding the limit of 20,000 km, in the postpay toll mode cumulatively at the end of a billing period.

The vehicle drove a total of 2,000 km between 19 July 2021 and 31 July 2021. Subtotal 3 (from 1 January 2021 Time interval 1 + Time interval 2 + Time interval 3 + Time interval 4) = 22 000 km driven.

Time interval

Period: 1 August 2021 - 22 August 2021

Kilometres driven: 8 000

5

Achieved and applied discount percentage: 5%

Additionally calculated and retroactively applied discount for driven kilometres: 2% (Time interval 6)

Description of:

The vehicle drove a total of 8,000 km in the period from 1 August 2021 to 22 August 2021, while on 22 August 2021 the set limit of 30,000 km was reached for the 7% discount. Subtotal 4 (from 1 January 2021 Time interval 1 + Time interval 2 + Time interval 3 + Time interval 4 + Time interval 5) = 30,000 km driven.

Time interval

Period: 23 August 2021 - 31 December 2021

Kilometres driven: 2,000

6

Achieved and applied discount percentage: 7%

Additionally calculated and retroactively applied discount for driven kilometres: -

Description of:

The 7% discount is applied from 23 August 2021 (for kilometres driven above the limit of 30,000 km), while the achieved 7% discount is then applied retroactively to kilometres driven from 1 July 2021 to 22 August 2021 by additional calculation of the 2% discount (difference of 5% vs. 7%). The additional calculation and retroactive application of the discount is carried out in the prepay toll mode continuously after exceeding the limit of 30,000 km, in the postpay toll mode cumulatively at the end of a billing period.

The vehicle drove a total of 2,000 km between 23 August 2021 and 31 December 2021. Subtotal 5 (from 1 January 2021 Time interval 1 + Time interval 2 + Time interval 3 + Time interval 4 + Time interval 5 + Time interval 6) = 32,000 km driven.