Low emission zone Tirol

Important!

Tirol has an environmental zone: Tirol

Name of the environmental zone: Environmental Zone Tirol – Austria

Date of entry into effect of the zone: 01-08-2016

Type of environmental zone: Permanent, 24 hours a day

Not allowed to drive (temporarily): Information currently unavailable

Not allowed to drive (permanently): N1, N2 and N3 class trucks that do not fulfill Euro Norm 6.
Fuel type: all except hydrogen, electric

Fines: 90 - 2.180 €

Area/extension of the environmental zone: Highway A12 inside the valley close to Innsbruck, both ways, between the area of the town of Langkampfen and the area of the town of Zirl.

Special features: Until 01.01.2023, loading and unloading is permitted within the environmental zone for Euronorm 5.

Contact of the environmental zone and exceptions: Information currently unavailable

Exemptions: Information currently unavailable

Environmental zone

Do I need stickers or registrations?

To enter the environmental zone, each vehicle concerned requires a valid Austrian environmental sticker (Umwelt-Pickerl). Otherwise, a fine of up to 2180 euros is to be expected.

The low emission zones are marked with two types of sticker. On the one hand, there is the mostly digital sign for speed restriction, which is usually seen on motorways. On the other hand, there is the sign for immission control - air. This shows a black circle similar to the prohibition sign with the remark IG-L. Who exactly is allowed to enter or not, is not visible from the entry sign.


In our Green-Zones App we have a detailed map of each low emission zone. So you can easily recognize the borders and avoid penalties.

Austria has a total of 8 different environmental zones. These are divided into normal environmental zones and noise protection zones: Außerfern, Burgenland, Linz, Lower Austria, Upper Austria, Styria, Tyrol, Vienna.


In our Green Zones App we have gathered together all the low emission zones in Europe and presented them clearly.

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