Austria has both free and toll roads. Toll roads include expressways and autobahns and will have the Vignettenpflicht sign visible at the entranceways.
To drive on the toll roads, you must have a special permit, known as a vignette. This can be in either digital or non-digital format. If you have a vignette sticker, it must be placed in the windshield, while the digital version should be adhered to your licence plate. These are then automatically read by cameras when you enter and exit the toll roads.
Vignettes can be purchased at most gas stations, post offices, tobacco and newspaper stands and auto shops. You can buy a digital pass online at shop.asfinag.at or on the ASFINAG mobile app.
The vignette sticker is ready to use immediately upon purchase, whereas the digital version is valid only 18 days after purchase. Therefore, it is important to plan ahead and buy the digital one in advance if that is your preferred option.