Lake Garda is a popular destination for Germans. If you travel by car, motorcycle or motorhome, you should inform yourself in advance about the toll costs.
For those who can't decide between a holiday in the mountains or on the beach, Lake Garda is a good compromise. Italy's largest lake has beautiful beaches as well as an impressive mountain panorama to offer. And it can be reached from Munich in a few hours by car. However, if you drive the route, you should pay attention to the toll costs.
Italy and Austria are among the countries in Europe where motorists are asked to pay for the use of the roads. However, the toll systems are very different. In Austria, there is a general vignette requirement. With the sticker, all journeys are compensated. Only for some tunnels and passes do drivers have to pay extra. In Italy, on the other hand, the toll is paid per section of the route, which can quickly become a cost trap.
Tolls in Italy and Austria: Brenner motorway costs extra
For the journey to Lake Garda, the vignette for the motorways in Austria is therefore necessary in any case. The 10-day sticker costs 9.90 euros for cars and motorhomes. If you are traveling by motorcycle, you pay 5.80 euros. For the use of the Brenner motorway, an additional toll of eleven euros is due.
If you want to go to Lake Garda, you also have to go through the toll stations in Italy. © Bihlmayerfotografie/Imago
A toll must also be paid for the remaining section of the route to Lake Garda. Here, however, it depends on which exit you take. According to Autostrade per I'italia, 11.70 euros are due for cars and motorcycles up to Rovereto Sud/Lago di Garda Nord. With the motorhome, the piece costs 12 euros. The ADAC route planner estimates 13.10 euros for the route to Gardone Riviera.
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If you take the exit to Affi/Largo Garda Sud, you will pay 14.40 euros in tolls. With the motorhome it is 14.80 euros, which you have to pay for the route. In this case, the ADAC route planner even comes to 16 euros, which motorists in Italy have to pay to get from the Brenner Pass to Gardone Riviera.
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Depending on the route, cars and motorcyclists must therefore expect toll costs between 32.60 euros and 36.90 euros for the journey from Munich to Lake Garda if they return within the 10 days during which the vignette is valid in Austria. For motorhomes, between 35.30 euros and 37.60 euros are due. However, fees in Italy will be raised by another 1.1 percent on July 34.