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How much for tolls

Discussion forum for expats moving to or living in Bulgaria.

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Re: How much for tolls

Post Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 12:07 pm

hi there i have found a butchers that sell Lamb. In Bourgas. Maybe we could all meet up one day in Bourgas and i'll show you where it is. It's a bit too difficult to give directions cos its tucked away.

 

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Re: How much for tolls

Post Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:50 pm

We drove back last week from bulgaria to UK. We paid 15 lev for the bridge at Ruse into Romania. We had to pay a road tax in Romania and again in Hungary - not much. I had hoped to pick up the autobahn in germany but couldn't find it! We only had one road toll there which was 4 euro or 6 euro. No other tolls till the channel tunnel.

 

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Re: How much for tolls

Post Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 4:09 pm

Hi

We got back last week, and didn't pay anything to cross the Rousse bridge, it cost us 30 euro to go across by ferry. Had to pay the road tax though.


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Re: How much for tolls

Post Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 2:42 am

hi pip 123
did you take local currency to use for road tolls in Romania and Hungary for road tolls. Also did you have to pay for road tax in Austria. ( i assume you did travel across Austria)
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Re: How much for tolls

Post Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 3:52 am

Frog

Everytime I have crossed the Rousse bridge crossing tolls are as follows:

€6 from Bulgaria to Romania
€8 from Romania to Bulgaria

Both payable in Euros or local currency.

A word of warning, the Bridge on the Romanian side is not the easiest thing to find during the day and is even more difficult at night, with road signs virtually non existant.

In addition to this there are Vignettes to purchase in Austria, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria. The prices vary depending on the size of vehicle and number of days it is valid for.

Thanks
BigMike

 

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Re: How much for tolls

Post Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 4:18 am

Hi BigMike

Thanks for that. If we can get away with only having to carry Euros to travel across Europe it will definately make things easier.

Where do you purchase the Vignettes. Are they easy to buy bearing in mind we do not speak a word of either Austrian, Hungarian or Romanian.

Thanks again
frog

 

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Re: How much for tolls

Post Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:32 pm

Frog

You only really need to bring Euros with you. The Vignettes are available at the border of each country and some petrol stations. Where a Vignette is payable in local currency, there is always a change booth very near by.

A word of warning though, cash really is king in Romania and Bulgaria. Whilst credit cards are accepted in Romania, most UK issuers will block transactions unless you let them know you will be travelling there first. Use of Credit Cards in virtually unheard of in Bulgaria, accept in some petrol stations and larger shops. What I am really trying to say is do not expect to turn up at some border crossing and expect to pay for your Vignettes with a Credit Card, whilst a few will accept them, most will not. You can however draw cash at ATM machines using your Debit/Credit card, just be aware of the charges.

Which part of Bulgaria are you heading to?

BigMike

 

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