If you are hesitating whether to go on vacation to the popular resort of Bibione in northern Italy by own car or take the bus, maybe you would like some information about going to this time-tested seaside destination.
Recommended route by car Prague - Bibione
Completely no exaggeration to say that the way by car is nothing to fear and can be done by even less experienced or older drivers, because the worst part of the journey leads throughout the Czech Republic. Beyond borders you drive into the highway and you leave it almost at the end of your journey. The shortest route from Prague leads through České Budějovice, former border crossing Dvořiště (now without passport controls) - here we recommend to refuel, cheaper petrol or diesel it is not possible to buy on your ongoing journey. Apart from a full fuel tank you can also buy a motorway tax sticker for Austria - at a gas station near the border the price of a 10-day motorway tax sticker is about 270 CZK, but if you want to save, you can buy it at a petrol station in Austria for € 8.50.
You will continue along the E55 to Linz to the A7 motorway. Beyond Linz drive into the A1 direction Salzburg / Graz / Passau. In Salzburg, drive into the A10 direction Italien / Slovenia / Graz / Villach. Along the way you go through so called Tauern tunnels for which is paid 11 EUR / path. After getting the second part of the Katschbersk tunnel to work has not already been there such traffic congestion in season, which used to be there before 5-10 years. Near Villach you drive into the motorway A2 direction Italien / Villach / Udine and after about 30 km you arrive on the border with Italy - neither here is passport control, but beware! In front of Austrian border is very often police who checks whether passing cars have motorway tax stickers.
In Italy you drive into the motorway A23 direction Udine and after A4 direction Venezia, go down the highway exit Latisana / Lignano / Bibione, where you pay motorway fee. In Italy, the fee is paid acording to the actual mileage - during a ramp on a highway you take the leaf at automatic turnstile (usually is prepared or you just press the red button) and when you go down you just give the leaf to attendant in the window and pay the required amount. Fee for route to Latisana is 11,10 EUR in the year 2014.
After you go down from motorway in Latisana follow the direction to Lignano and near the village Bevazzana about 3km before Lignano you see turning to Bibione on the roundabout to the right. Then follow turn indicators less than 5 km and you are at your destination.
Fee for a journey to Bibione
To save costs, we always recommend you to refuel full fuel tank still in the Czech Republic, and Austria and least in Italy - here is the most expensive fuel. Current fuel prices in Austria and Italy and how to save during refueling can be found here.
Motorway tax sticker Austria for 10 days: 8,50 EUR
Fee for passageway through Tauern tunnels: 11 EUR
Fee for motorway in Italy: 11,10 EUR
Fee for whole one journey: 26,35 EUR about 725,- CZK (at the exchange rate 27,5 from day 6.2.2014)
Price of fuel: 2220,- CZK (calculation based on average consumption 8,0 l/100 km and average diesel price 37, - CZK/l)
Total cost per one journey: 2.945,- CZK