You must pay road tolls when you drive on public roads in Norway, even if you are visiting from abroad. Here you can find information on how to pay road tolls and keep your costs to a minimum.
Almost wherever you drive in Norway, you will pass through a toll station. There are a total of 344 toll stations on public roads in Norway. These are spread across 58 different transport projects.
This means you are virtually guaranteed to pass through a toll station when driving in Norway.
Norway was one of the first countries in the world to introduce automatic toll stations. This ensures good traffic flow and reduces queues. The toll stations are equipped with cameras facing both directions of travel that register toll tags (transponders) and record the car’s registration number.
The toll stations use ANPR technology to recognise vehicles automatically when they pass through toll stations. This speeds up the flow of traffic through the toll stations and simplifies both invoicing and making payments.
This means will not be able to avoid passing through a toll station when driving in Norway.
On this page you will find more information about how to pay tolls and what happens if you fail to pay. It also contains a list of tariffs and toll stations in Norway and explains what the money raised by tolls in Norway is used for.
All Norwegian and foreign vehicles with a total permitted weight exceeding 3.5 tons registered to a business, or which in other ways is used for business, must be equipped with a valid toll tag linked to a valid agreement for the payment of tolls in Norway.
The tag must be linked vehicle's registration number by agreement, and installed in the vehicle when driving in Norway.
Violations of this order are punishable a fine of NOK 8000. The inspections and fines are governed by The Norwegian Public Roads Administration.
Read more here: https://www.autopass.no/en/user/compulsory-tag/
The toll companies sends an invoice to vehicles that pass a toll station without a valid AutoPASS-agreement.
If you think you had an active agreement, you must contact your AutoPASS issuer for more information about why your agreement has not been valid.
Vehicles are divided into several categories to determine the price of tolls. The first category is intended for vehicles up to 3,5 t and all vehicles of category M1. The second category is intended for vehicles weighing more than 3,5 t, except vehicles of category M1. These two categories are further divided according to the environmental impact, according to the engine unit, or the emission class of the vehicle.
The breakdown of vehicles according to the "Environmental differentiation" rule also includes categories for zero-emission and hybrid vehicles. Based on the classification can be obtained up to 100% discount for these vehicles at some toll gates. The condition for obtaining a discount is payment via the on-board unit and the AutoPass system. An overview of available discounts can be found on websites of toll operators.