Poland Migrates to GNSS-Based Tolling

After 10 years, Poland replaced its microwave-based toll system with the satellite-based “e-Toll” system

20 December 2021

Poland’s Ministry of Finance launched the new satellite-based e-Toll system on June 24th, 2021. The migration period from the microwave-based ViaTOLL system to the e-Toll system was completed on September 30th, 2021. Since then, all trucks above 3.5 tons and buses with more than 9 seats (including the driver) need to exchange their old microwave tags with GNSS-based devices. There are three options that tolled vehicles can choose from to be compliant to the satellite-based tolling scheme:

The European Electronic Toll Collection Service (EETS) will also be accepted in the new tolling system in Poland. Although EETS is not yet available, the accreditation process of the first EETS Providers is now underway.

The tolled road network consists of approximately 3,700 km. A map of Poland’s highway network is provided below. 

Map of the highway network in Poland from July 2021 

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