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19 November 2018

Vignette for driving in Bulgaria in 2019

Road Vignette Bulgaria - 1 Year (Annual)

A vignette is required for driving on Bulgarian state roads. These are practically all main roads in Bulgaria and there is no option to avoid buying a vignette for driving in Bulgaria.
Starting from December 2018 like other countries that have the vignette system like Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Switzerland and others the Bulgarian vignette can be obtained online.
If you are arriving in Bulgaria with car you should buy a vignette for your car latest at (after) the border checkpoint. If you drive in Bulgaria without a vignette you risk a fine 300 BGN (about (EUR 154)

 

Roads in Bulgaria where a vignette is needed:

Roads in Bulgaria where a vignette is required are marked with this road sign:

Road Vignette Bulgaria - 1 Year (Annual)

New since 01 January 2019 – vignette will be e-vignette only

As of January 1, 2019, e-vignette will be introduced in Bulgaria for the use of the national payed road network. From this date on all new vignettes will be only available as e-vignentte only and can be purchased online. There is no longer need to put a sticker on the windscreen of the vehicle

 

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Following types of vignettes are available in Bulgaria in 2019

The prices for road vignettes in 2019 are the same as in 2018.
Here are the prices of road tax vignettes for cars in 2019:

 

Weekly e-vignette – 2019 Monthly e-vignette – 2019
BGN 15,00 BGN 30,00
Road Vignette Bulgaria  - Weekly vignette in Bulgaria for 2019 Road Vignette Bulgaria -Monthly vignette in Bulgaria for 2019

Validity

The e-Vignette is valid for 1 Week from the selected validity date. You can buy the e-Vignette 30 days before the desired start date.

Validity

The e-Vignette is valid for 1 Month from the selected validity date. You can buy the e-Vignette 30 days before the desired start date.

 

3 Month e-vignette – 2019 Annual e-vignette -2019
BGN 54,00 EUR 50,00
Road Vignette Bulgaria - Thre-month vignette in Bulgaria for 2018 Road Vignette Bulgaria - Annual vignette in Bulgaria for 2019

Validity

The e-Vignette is valid for 1 Quarter from the selected validity date. You can buy the e-Vignette 30 days before the desired start date.

Validity

The e-Vignette is valid for 1 Year from the selected validity date. You can buy the e-Vignette 30 days before the desired start date.

 

Scroll down for the archive for prices for vignettes in Bulgaria from previous years.

 

New in 2019 – weekend vignette type

There is a new weekeend vignette type in 2019 for cars only. The weekend vignette is valid from 12:00 h (noon) on Friday to 24:00 on Sunday. The price of the weekend vignette is BGN 10.00

The vignette prices above are for CARS ONLY. Cars are – all cars and SUVs with no more than 8 (eight) seats and with maximum mass up tp 3,5 tones.

Car owners with valid paper vignette (puchased in 2018) can re-validate online in the new register their valid old paper sticker vignette. This should be done by the end of Janury 2019.

Where to buy e-vignette in Bulgaria

Road vignette can be purchased on-line and in varous retail places.

1/. Buy e-vignette online in Bulgaria

This is the official website by the Road Infrastructure Agency where a road e-vignette can be purchased on-line

www.bgtol.bg

Buy e-vignette in Bulgaria

2/. Mobile phone applications on App Store and Google play

3/. Buy e-vignette in gas stations and other retail places in Bulgaria

Electronic terminals:
Buy e-vignette in Bulgaria

 

Where to buy a vignette in Bulgaria

Vignette in Bulgaria to be purchased at the border

Vignettes are are sold in Bulgaria at the border checkpoints and in most of the (chain-) petrol stations.
Look out for the following petrol stations:

Lukoil
OMV
Shell
Petrol
Eco
Rompetrol

Map of tolled roards in Bulgaria


vignette-Bulgaria-map-tolled-roads

Major tolled roards in Bulgaria

Motorroad Number Road name
   
A-1 (Highway "Trakia") Sofia – Bourgas
A-2 (Highway "Hemus") Sofia – Varna
A-3 (Highway "Struma") Sofia – Kulata / Promachonas (Border with Greece)
A-4 (Highway "Maritza") Plovdiv – Svilengrad (Border with Turkey and Greece)
A-5 (Highway "Cherno More") Varna – Burgas (in progress, no motorway built so far)

 

 

Road number Road name
   
E-79 Romania (border) – Vidin – Sofia – Blagoevgrad – Greece (border)
Е-70 Romania (border) – Rouse – Shumen – Varna
E – 83 Pleven – Bortevgrad
E – 772 Razgrad – Shumen
E – 85 Rouse – Veliko Tarnovo – Stara Zagora – Haskovo – Greece (border)
Е – 871 and Е – 773 Macedonia (border) – Kuistendil – Sofia – Karlovo – Kazanlak – Sliven – Bourgas
Romania (border) – Silistra – Shumen – Yambol – Elhovo – Lesovo – Turkey (border)
Е – 80 / Е – 85 Yugoslavia (border) – Kalotina – Sofia – Ihtiman – Pazardjik – Plovdiv – Svilengrad – Kapitan Andreeevo – Turkey (border)
Е – 87 Romania (border) – Durankulak – Kavarna – Golden Sands – Varna – Sunny Beach – Bourgas – Malko Turnovo – Turkey (Border)

 

Official site of Bulgarian vignette stickers:
Bulgarian road infrastructure agency

 


Arhive



Archive information – not valid any more since 01.01.2019

The information about Vignette in Bulgaria below is not valid any more and is kept for archive purposes only

New since 2018 – validation date on vignette sticker

For the first time the annual vignette in Bulgaria will be valid for a
period of one year from the date of it’s validation (this date is indicated on the vignette), i.e. if 2 March 2018 is indicated on the vignette, it will be valid until 1 March 2019. When buying a vignette you will be asked for the vailidation date of the sticker – you can buy the vignette in January and set the start date of the validation in February for example.

 

New since 2015 – plate number registration

At the time of vignette puchase the buyer will be asked for the plate number of the vehicle. This plate number is then written on the receipt for the vignette, the receipt should be kept carefully as a proof of purchase.

How to buy a vignette in Bulgaria

When you buy a vignette it should be activated for the days you will need it. A vignette is being activated by a” punch system” and when you buy one you will be asked about the day it should be valid from. The weekly vignette is valid for seven calendar days from the day it has been activated from. A monthly vignette is valid for 31 calender days – for example if you buy a montly vignette on 15 of July it will be valid till 15th of August. Things are different with the annual vignette. It is valid for the calender year only – this means that if you buy one annual vignette in October it will be valid untill end of December only (annual vignettes are valid now until 31. January, but this might change in the future).

The day on which the vignette sticker is purchased must not always be the day of the start of its validity. The vignette can be purchased in advance of the desire of the customer. The important thing is that the actual date of its start of validity will be punched.

 

Affixing the vignette sticker

A vignette sticker is only valid once it has been properly affixed to the vehicle. The mere purchase or possession of a toll sticker does NOT satisfy the requirements for proper payment of the toll. After removing the foil backing, the vignette sticker must be placed without damage directly onto the inside of the windscreen in a location (down right when facing the screen) which is clearly visible from outside the vehicle, where it can be inspected. Short-term toll stickers (1-week and 7-day stickers) must be punched prior to being affixed. Vignette stickers which are not punched or which are not affixed to the vehicle are invalid and one must expect penalties in the event of an inspection. The lower part of the vignette sticker (counterfoil with the serial number) must be retained as a proof of purchase.


New since 2012 – plate number not required any longer

Before affixing the vignette on the windscreen the plate number of the vehicle must be written on the vignette – in the field in the top right corner of the sticker. Only vignette stickers with correct plate number are valid. The sticker must be punched to mark the period of validity.

 

 

Types of vignettes and prices for 2018

Prices of road tax vignettes for cars with non-Bulgarian plates:

 

Weekly vignette – 2018 Monthly vignette – 2018
EUR 8,00 EUR 15,00
Road Vignette Bulgaria  - Weekly vignette in Bulgaria for 2018 Road Vignette Bulgaria -Monthly vignette in Bulgaria for 2018

 

3 Month vignette – 2018 Annual vignette -2018
EUR 28,00 EUR 50,00
Road Vignette Bulgaria - Thre-month vignette in Bulgaria for 2018 Road Vignette Bulgaria - Annual vignette in Bulgaria for 2018

 

Types of vignettes and prices for 2017

Prices of road tax vignettes for cars with non-Bulgarian plates:

 

1 Week 1 Month Annual
EUR 8,00 EUR 15,00 EUR 50,00
Road Vignette Bulgaria - Weekly vignette in Bulgaria for 2017 Road Vignette Bulgaria  - Monthly vignette in Bulgaria for 2017 Road Vignette Bulgaria - Annual vignette in Bulgaria for 2017

 



Types of vignettes and prices for 2016

Prices of road tax vignettes for cars with non-Bulgarian plates:

1 Week 1 Month Annual
EUR 8,00 EUR 15,00 EUR 50,00
Road Vignette Bulgaria - Weekly vignette in Bulgaria for 2016 Road Vignette Bulgaria  - Monthly vignette in Bulgaria for 2016 Road Vignette Bulgaria - Annual vignette in Bulgaria for 2016





Types of vignettes and prices for 2015

Prices of road tax vignettes for cars with non-Bulgarian plates:

1 Week 1 Month Annual
EUR 5,00 EUR 13,00 EUR 34,00
Road Vignette Bulgaria - 1 Week Road Vignette Bulgaria - 1 Month Road Vignette Bulgaria - 1 Year (Annual)

The vignette prises in Bulgaria in year 2015 are the same as in 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011, and haven’t been raised since 2011.

 

Types of vignettes and prices for 2014

Prices of road tax vignettes for cars with non-Bulgarian plates:

1 Week 1 Month Annual
EUR 5,00 EUR 13,00 EUR 34,00
Road Vignette Bulgaria - 1 Week Road Vignette Bulgaria - 1 Month Road Vignette Bulgaria - 1 Year (Annual)

The vignette prises in Bulgaria in year 2014 are the same as in 2013, 2012 and 2011, and haven’t been raised since 2011.

 

Types of vignettes and prices for 2013

Prices of road tax vignettes for cars with non-Bulgarian plates:

1 Week 1 Month Annual
EUR 5,00 EUR 13,00 EUR 34,00
Road Vignette Bulgaria - 1 Week Road Vignette Bulgaria - 1 Month Road Vignette Bulgaria - 1 Year (Annual)

The vignette prises in Bulgaria in year 2013 are the same as in 2012 and 2011, and haven’t been raised since 2011.

 

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