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In Russia, tolls are charged for several sections of motorways that connect Moscow to different regions. You can pay at the toll gates on the motorways. For vehicles that exceed weight over 12 tonnes, Platon - a distance-based[1] electronic toll system - is used for charging tolls.

Toll roads and Toll Rates in Russia

In Russia, vehicles which weigh under 12 tonnes, you need to pay tolls for certain sections of the following toll roads.[2]

  • M1 - Moscow - Belarus
  • M3 - Ukraine
  • M4 - Don
  • M11 - Neva
  • A113 - Central Ring Road
  • Western High-Speed Diameter (WHSD)

Russia follows both the open system and the closed system of tolling.

  • M1, M3, M4 follows open system tolling. Vehicles pay the tolls at the toll stations to travel the section of the road ahead.
  • In M11, A113, WHSD, there are toll stations at all the entry and exit points of the highways. At the entry toll station, the vehicle gets registered. You pay tolls at the exit station based on the distance travelled.

The toll rates depend on -

  • Vehicle - Rates vary depending on the height and axle count of the vehicle [3]
  • Time of travel - Rates are usually cheaper at night and during weekends
  • Payment methods - You can pay tolls using cash, bank cards or through an electronic device (transponder). However, discounts are available if you pay using a transponder.

Use Russia trip calculator to get a detailed trip cost including fuel charges for all Russian highways. You can also see the transponders that give the best discounts and save on your trip by using the relevant transponder

Truck tolls, Platon system in Russia

In Russia, trucks and HGVs which weigh over 12 tonnes are charged on the total number of kilometers traveled on the highways. A flat fee of 2,34 ₽/км is levied on these vehicles with a weight of over 12 tonnes.

In Platon[4] - a satellite-based electronic toll system[1] - an on-board unit (OBU) uses GPS technology to get vehicle details. OBU device calculates the distance travelled and deducts tolls automatically. HGV owners can recharge their accounts online or at a toll service office. If you don’t have an OBU, you can purchase a toll ticket for a pre-selected route in advance before the start of the trip.

What is a transponder and transponder interoperability in Russia

For vehicles which weigh under 12 tons, you can pay tolls using a transponder. Transponder is an on board device through which tolls are automatically debited at the toll station. In Russia, there are 4 different transponders issued by the road operators. You can get discounts only if you have the transponder issued by the road operator.

Road operators and transponder details
Federal Highway Operator Transponder issued by operator
M3, M4, M11, A113 Avtodor T- Pass
M1 Новое качество дорог Главная дорога
WHSD Магистраль северной столицы ЗСД
M11 Neva Северо-Западная концессионная компания М-11:15–58

How to calculate tolls in Europe

You can calculate tolls - distance based toll, close and open system, vignette - and fuel cost by car, truck (with or without a trailer), taxi, bus, caravans using Europe Toll Calculator. You can see the cheapest, the fastest, and other optimal routes to your destination. You will see toll plaza(s) on your route, payment methods for each toll gate, discounts, etc. You can specify vehicle attributes - axles, weight, height, emission standards, etc. - to get toll information customized to your vehicle.

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Which European countries have motorway tolls

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