In some countries, toll roads are a rarity. Germany is a key example where heavy trucks do pay to use the autobahn while automobile drivers are excluded and can even drive without speed limits on certain sections of the network. Unfortunately, near constant roadworks and regular traffic snarls can make driving on the autobahn a frustrating experience. In some countries, tolls help with maintenance and can result in fewer drivers, making travel a more pleasant but expensive experience.
In most countries, tolls are remain quite affordable but they do add up in other nations, particularly for tourists. Budget Direct recently released a list of the average tolls by country with Switzerland in first position with an average of $26.52. The country requires all travelers using its motorways and expressways to purchase an annual vignette (pass) while it also levies tolls for certain stretches of tunnel.