HU-GO, the toll payment system covering motorways ad expressways in Hungary, was introduced in 2013 to replace the previously functioning vignette system. Tolls are collected on approx. 6,500 kilometres of roads.
Previously purchased and unexpired vignettes are still valid for coaches and cars of the weight below 3.5 tonnes with 9 seats.
HU-GO system uses the GPS satellite technology.
Drivers are required to install an on-board unit in their vehicles. The OBU collects information about the vehicle’s route and transfer it to the monitoring company.
Please note: unlike in many other countries, in Hungary the on-board unit cannot be rented against the payment of a security deposit. The device must be purchased from authorised distributors.
The available OBU installation options:
An on-board unit will not be required, if a driver wants to pay tolls solely with the use of toll tickets.
The toll payment is mandatory for vehicles with a maximum authorised gross weight of over 3.5 tonnes. Coaches and buses are toll-exempted.
Also, tolls are not collected from vehicles of the following institutions:
A list and map of toll roads in Hungary can be found here.
Toll rates depend on:
To find out more about the HU-GO system, use this link.
The toll enforcement system comprises of a network of fixed road gantries and a fleet of 100 inspection vehicles. Additionally, all data are recorded in real time on an on-board unit. A haulier is obliged to provide these data at the request of authorised services.
Fines for toll offences are imposed by the police. There are two modes of imposing a fine:
Toll payments are also checked and enforced at border control stations. Fines imposed without stopping a vehicle may be charged long after the offence has been committed, or at the time of the vehicle’s next entry to Hungary.
HU-GO offers two toll payment options:
Both ticket buyers and pre-paid users may register in the HU-GO system. Registration may be completed:
In the HU-GO system, a driver can pay a ticket for a particular road section only. Ticket payments can be made:
When purchasing a toll ticket, a driver should give the following information:
After the purchase is made at a cash desk of a sales point, the ticket is printed and a travel date is officially registered. A ticket may be booked 30 days in advance. It is valid for 48 hours from the registered travel date.
A drivers who wishes to use the pre-paid payment method needs to start from registering the vehicle in the HU-GO system. A dedicated account is created during registration, which must be credited with a relevant sum.
Payments to the account can be made in each of the following ways:
To check the balance of the account, users may:
Balance of the account can be managed also with an on-board unit. Hauliers are notified upon reaching the 50-kilometre limit or consuming the balance of the account.