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December 18, 2023

Toll Devices and Vignette Requirements for Rental Cars

When planning an international journey with your rental car, it's essential to be aware of the vignette requirements or toll charges that apply in many countries. To provide you with a clear understanding of these regulations, we've compiled an overview for some of the most popular travel destinations. HAPPYCAR understands the importance of a smooth and hassle-free travel experience. In this article, we'll delve into the details of these devices and requirements, how to obtain them, and why they can make your road trip more enjoyable.

Toll Devices and Vignette Requirements for Rental Cars

Toll Devices and Vignette Requirements: Your Passport to Seamless Travel

Toll roads are a common feature in many countries around the world. They offer faster and more efficient routes to your destination but can also come with charges. To make your road trip stress-free, you can obtain a toll device at the rental desk during pick-up.

How does it work?

When you rent a car through HAPPYCAR, you mostly have the option to request a toll device or vignette at the local rental desk. These devices are compact and easily attachable to your vehicle. They work by electronically recording your usage of toll roads, ensuring you can travel seamlessly without the need for constant manual payments.

However, some countries also still use manual toll stations on the roads, where you can pay for a certain section in cash or by card.

Charges and Payments

The convenience of having a vignette or toll device doesn't end there. The charges incurred while using toll roads are either covered by your vignette or recorded during your journey and conveniently charged to your credit card after you return the rental car. This means no need to worry about carrying cash, digging for change, or stopping at every toll booth – you can cruise through without interruption. Just add and pay for the device at the local rental desk.

Common Countries with Toll Charges

Toll roads are widespread, and different countries have various toll systems. Common destinations with toll charges include the UK, United States, Canada, parts of Europe such as Portugal, Italy, France, Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Switzerland and Spain, to name just a few. By opting for a toll device, you'll be prepared to navigate these routes without any complications.

Penalties for Not Using Toll Devices

It's important to note that driving in countries with a vignette requirement or using toll roads without activating the toll device obtained at the rental desk may result in penalties. To avoid any unexpected fines or legal issues, it's highly recommended to inform yourself about local regulations and to activate the device before embarking on your journey.

Renting a car with and adding a toll device or getting a vignette can significantly enhance your travel experience. No more worrying about toll charges, penalties, or having the correct change. Just activate the device at the rental desk, and you're all set to enjoy your journey. Happy travels!

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