Bulgaria Vignette
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Vehicles under 3.5 T

Do I need Bulgaria vignette for all roads?

Regardless of whether you drive on Bulgarian highways or public roads, it is recommended to purchase a Bulgaria vignette to ensure your peace of mind and your pocket. It can be purchased either online or physically at available points of sale (petrol stations, self-service terminals, points of sale with the BGTOLL logo).

For vignetta Bulgaria, you have 5 options: Bulgaria vignette for 1 week, Bulgaria vignette for 1 month, Bulgaria vignette for 3 months, Bulgaria vignette for 1 year and a new option, Bulgaria vignette for 1 weekend (valid from Friday 12 noon: 00 until Sunday 23:59).

It is important to note that motorcycles are not subject to the payment of a vignette in Bulgaria, so you do not need to purchase a vignette in this case.

Vehicle categories for Bulgaria vignette

The payment for the Bulgaria vignette is made according to the category of the vehicle you own, so it is important to pay attention to this aspect. Here are the vehicle categories for which the vignette payment applies:

  1. Vehicles with a maximum permissible weight of up to 3.5 tons.
  2. Trailers with a maximum permissible weight of up to 3.5 tons.
  3. Trucks, caravans with a technically permissible maximum total mass of less than 12 tons.
  4. Trucks, caravans with a technically permissible maximum total mass of at least 12 tonnes.
  5. Buses with a technically permissible maximum total mass of less than 12 tonnes.
  6. Buses with a technically permissible maximum total mass of at least 12 tonnes.

Make sure you pay the bg vignette tax according to the category corresponding to your vehicle to avoid fines and problems.

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Bulgaria vignette at sales points

It is possible to purchase vignetta Bulgaria and physically from different sales points, such as:

  1. Gas stations.
  2. Terminals/automatic machines with self-service.
  3. Points of sale with the BGTOLL logo.

When opting for this option, make sure you have cash in BGN (BGN) available, as some gas stations or BGTOLL outlets may not accept card payments (POS).

It is important to note that payment for vignettes in Bulgaria is made in their official currency, the Bulgarian Lev (BGN).

Bulgaria vignette online

The easiest and fastest way to buy Bulgaria vignette online is through the Tollster app. You download the application, select the country, enter the vehicle data and pay with the bank card, directly in the application. You can purchase vignettes for several countries and go on your travels without any problems!

You can also choose to purchase online from the Bulgarian authorities’ platform, namely web.bgtoll.bg/.

If you decided to buy the Bulgaria vignette using the BGTOLL platform (which also has a version in Romanian), you only have to go through 6 simple steps to get the vignette:

  1. Select the “electronic car vignette” option.
  2. Choose the validity period (a weekend, a week, 1.3 months, 1 year).
  3. Select the start date/day of the validity of the vignette.
  4. Enter the vehicle data: country of registration and registration number.
  5. Provide email address to receive payment confirmation and vignette.
  6. Choose the type of card and make the payment (remember that the payment will be made in leva).

If you choose to pay by card, you will notice that you can only select the following options in the “Payment method” field:

  • Visa Secure
  • Mastercard ID check
  • UTA

Bulgaria vignette price

Bulgaria vignette prices depend on the period set. In this regard, look at the approximate prices for the Bulgaria vignette for a vehicle under 3.5 T:

ValabilityPrice in leva
1 weekend9 leva
1 week13 leva
1 month27 leva
3 months48 leva
1 year87 leva

Vehicles over 3.5 T

If you are a carrier and you run in or transit Bulgaria, the process of paying road taxes, including vignettes, differs slightly from passenger vehicles.

To calculate the road tax for heavy vehicles in Bulgaria, the authorities take into account the following aspects:

  1. Vehicle type: truck or bus;
  2. Vehicle mass: between 3 and 12 tons or over 12 tons;
  3. Emission class: from EURO 0 to EURO 6 or EEV;
  4. Type of road traveled: highway, express road or national road;
  5. Traveled distance;

These criteria are taken into account to determine the appropriate road tax for heavy vehicles in Bulgaria.

“Route Pass” transit ticket

Once paid, it is valid for 24 hours and gives the right to drive on the selected road sections.

When configuring the ticket, the following must be mentioned:

  • starting point;
  • point of destination;
  • maximum 4 intermediate points;
  • vehicle registration number;
  • country of registration;
  • vehicle category;
  • emission class;
  • the number of axes;
  • vehicle dimensions.

Can be purchased up to 7 days in advance by registered users and 24 hours in advance by non-registered users.

Registration is done online and is a very simple process that only requires validating your email address. It can be purchased here or here.

The major disadvantage of the transit ticket is that fines can be incurred very easily if the driver deviates from the route without purchasing another ticket. We recommend this payment option if you rarely drive in Bulgaria.

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BG-TOLL toll device

One of the safest and most convenient ways to pay tolls Bulgaria as a carrier is to use a GPS unit (OBU) that automatically pays tolls on any route you choose to drive.

This option is very popular and recommended by carriers who frequently transit Bulgaria, due to the following advantages:

  1. Flexibility: You can choose any route and change the route at any time, without the need to manually purchase tickets or recalculate routes.
  2. Automatic payment: Tolls are paid automatically by the GPS device, eliminating the stress and inconvenience of manual ticket purchase and route calculation.
  3. Avoiding fines: By using the automatic payment system, you will avoid fines associated with not paying tolls or improperly purchasing tickets.
  4. Save time and prevent errors: The automatic payment process allows you to save valuable time and avoid possible mistakes that may occur during manual ticket purchase.

To benefit from the automatic payment of road taxes in Bulgaria, you can try the CargoTrack equipment, which are among the most used and reliable devices of this kind in Romania.

Contact us now to get your BGTOLL device!


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