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I've just ridden through Hungary: Balaton, Lake Szelid and a wonderful little camp site near to Moralohom (ask at the Tourist Info centre). The ride to the camp was along a great track with deep sand. It's now my favourite country in Europe. Friendly, and beautiful countryside. We rode on all types of road, with no vignette. Some of the roads had signs saying that a vignette is needed - but only for trucks. This is very clearly signposted. It's a very relaxed place, with hardly any police. Total contrast to Romania, which is a complete nightmare.

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I've just ridden through Hungary: Balaton, Lake Szelid and a wonderful little camp site near to Moralohom (ask at the Tourist Info centre). The ride to the camp was along a great track with deep sand. It's now my favourite country in Europe. Friendly, and beautiful countryside. We rode on all types of road, with no vignette. Some of the roads had signs saying that a vignette is needed - but only for trucks. This is very clearly signposted. It's a very relaxed place, with hardly any police. Total contrast to Romania, which is a complete nightmare.

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Today, 29 August 2011 I rode Bratislava - Austria - Hungry - Austria and return. Just had to cut through Hungry on the 84 for 20 - 30 kms(?) A4 to 84 and then 84 back to A4. Had to get the vignette at the Hungry border, 7.5 EUR for 4 days, minimum they sold. They only give you a receipt, no sticker. An expensive 30 km's, but better then paying the fine if stopped I guess.
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Here's a link to the official Hungarian motorway site (in the English language) where the rules and prices for the vignettes are explained.

It appears that a vignette is required for a motorcycle. At the top of the web page, it says that it is the same price as a car, but at the bottom of the same web page, there is discussion about the possibility of buying a half-price vignette for a motorcycle, but not at 'point of purchase' (i.e. entering the country), only ahead of time via a web-purchase.

E-VIGN. & TOLL PAYMENT » Table of fees 2011

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dont be cheap!!

The 4 day vignette is 50% of the car price and you can buy it when you enter! it is on the link above!

''The 4-day toll for motorbikes is 50% of the 4-day toll for vehicles in category D1.'' = 825 forint - approx 3 euro!! Buy it after border - first garage

For what it costs - dont risk it - if you get caught the fine is huge - I know from experience when I was living in Gyor!

13,750 HUF (50 euro) within 15 days... going up to 68000 !! 240€ !!!!! no 50% discount!!
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i payed 7€ this week when i entered from romania at the border!
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I done it a couple of year's back. brought the vignette at the border. Can't remember the exact price. But we paid out about 20 euros. I can remember that as we asked the lady to check again. No that's the price she said. So hell if I know what I brought. And it was only for four day's. Another thing you get a sticker to glue to your bike, Mine's still there after two year's. The dam thing won't come off.
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Another thing you get a sticker to glue to your bike, Mine's still there after two year's. The dam thing won't come off.
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No sticker any more... all computerised, all you get is a receipt
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TO chef jules, Vignette Is Required for Motorways in Austria, CZ and Slovenia. Slovenia cost is 7.5 Euro for 1 week. Available at petrol stations. I never used the Motorway in Austria as other roads were so good, CZ Motorways are few.
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I live in the Czech Republic and just want to say that be careful as there a LOT of motorways now installed with automated toll gantries. The rule is if you use a motorway or toll road you must have a vignett the good news is that motorbikes are exempt so burn up the tarmac but watch out for unmarked police cars
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Sticky needed on vignettes?

This whole thing on vignettes is very confusing. Two years ago in the Czech Republic, I stopped at the first gas station along a motorway to buy one and was told that they didn't apply to bikes. Same in Hungary. I waited in the long line at the kiosk going into Romania and when the vendor saw my bike, he waved me on... not needed. But this is all anecdotal. I don't even trust my own experience when it comes to vignettes. I only made efforts to avoid motorways in Austria and Switzerland where the information seemed consistent that vignettes were needed. Maybe I was just lucky elsewhere.

We could probably use a current, "authoritative" list on which countries require them and for which category of roads they are required. Some require them for motorways, others only for toll roads. "Authoritative" unfortunately is the rub. Even official sources often give conflicting information. Information from bikers in that country is probably the most reliable... as long as residents and non-residents are treated equally.

Maybe we need a sticky on vignettes.
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Romania - not needed
Hungary needed on highways ....
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What's confusing about it? You google it, it comes up. You need to buy the ticket at any petrol station for the highways. There is no vignette just a receipt. Only trucks have to pay on B roads. Much better system than stopping every 10km's at a toll gate imho. It costs a bit more than last year, about 5 euros now for bikes for 10 days.

If you bought something for 20 euros and you had to stick it on the screen, it must have been a vignette for Austria or something.
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I thought it was one of the simpler countries. Just looked up the info via a Google search and paid the fee at the first gas station. You just get a receipt. No need to put an ugly sticker on your bike. Don't get me wrong, I'm not in favor of these schemes, but of all the crazy toll ideas that have been thought up around the world, this is one of the simpler ones.
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