Hungary on Four Wheels
In European countries, including Hungary, travellers may find toll motorways, which they can pay for with time-based sticker payments. In addition to the technical condition of the car, it is important to obtain a sticker to ensure a safe journey, which can be purchased at petrol stations, online and via mobile apps.
Hungary is a popular tourist destination, who wouldn't want to have their heart beating along with the heart of Europe, taste its finest flavors, explore its beautiful architecture and of course, taste its palinka (schnapps). During the summer traffic, when everyone is on vacation and going on trips, it is worth using the motorways to avoid congestion and accidents. Before your journey it is important to check the technical condition of your car and always keep a safe following distance. And of course, refrain from tasting the famous palinka (schnapps) before driving!
If you are planning a car vacation in Hungary or traveling through the country the most important information to note is that most Hungarian motorways are toll roads. These include sections of M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M51, M6, M7, and M0. The maximum speed limit on motorways is 130 km/h, on expressways it is 110 km/h, outside built-up areas it is 90 km/h, and within built-up areas it is 50 km/h. But be careful, as from 1 May the practice of allowance has been abolished, which means that the value given by the measuring instrument is taken into account on the spot without correction, so you should be very careful with speed limits! Therefore, it is important to familiarize yourself with the speed limits, payment options, and obtain your motorway vignette before your vacation.
Motorway vignettes can be purchased through mobile applications, websites, and physical stores along the roads. However, to avoid penalties, we recommend purchasing the vignette online. The advantage of online purchase is that there is no need to register; you simply select the appropriate vehicle category, fill in the required information, and you can travel safely without worrying about fines. Please note that motorway vignettes purchased through the website are only valid within the territory of Hungary.