Virtual Network pricing

Azure Virtual Network is free of charge. Every subscription is allowed to create up to 50 virtual networks across all regions.

Public IP addresses, and reserved IP addresses used on services inside a virtual network, are charged.

Network appliances such as VPN Gateway and Application Gateway that are run inside a virtual network are also charged.

Virtual network peering

Virtual network peering links virtual networks, enabling you to route traffic between them using private IP addresses. Ingress and egress traffic is charged at both ends of the peered networks.

VNET Peering within the same region

Inbound data transfer $- per GB
Outbound data transfer $- per GB

Global VNET Peering

Zone 1 Zone 2 Zone 3 US Gov
Inbound data transfer $- per GB $- per GB $- per GB $- per GB
Outbound data transfer $- per GB $- per GB $- per GB $- per GB

*Global VNET Peering pricing is based on a zonal structure. For instance, if data is being transferred from a VNET in zone 1 to a VNET in zone 2, customers will incur outbound data transfer rates for zone 1 and inbound data transfer rates for zone 2.

Virtual Network TAP preview

Virtual Network TAP is a feature that allows customers to enable mirroring of their virtual machine network traffic to a packet collector.

Global US Gov
VTAP $- per hour $- per hour

*Per hour charge is per IP endpoint in a Virtual Network enabled with Virtual Network TAP. During public preview, pricing reflects a 50% discount.

IP addresses

Public IP addresses, and reserved IP addresses can be used in services running inside a virtual network. They carry a nominal charge as outlined here

VPN Gateways

A virtual network can have one or more VPN gateways to connect back to on-premises network or other virtual networks in Azure. The VPN Gateway is charged as detailed here

Support & SLA

  • We provide technical support for all Azure services released to general availability through Azure Support, starting at $29/month.


  • For Global VNET Peering pricing will differ based on the zone your VNETs are in.

  • No, there is no charge for data transfer within a virtual network

  • No, you pay for other resources as you normally would. Neither VNET Peering, nor Global VNET peering impose any compute charges.

  • VNET Peering is billed based on the ingress and egress data being transferred from one VNET to another.

    Global Peering, like VNET peering, is billed based on ingress and egress data transfer. However, the pricing differs based on the zone the region is in.

  • A sub-region is the lowest level geo-location that you may select to deploy your applications and associated data. For data transfers (except CDN), the following regions correspond to Zone 1, Zone 2, and Zone 3:

    Zone 1—Australia Central, Australia Central 2, Canada Central, Canada East, North Europe, West Europe, France Central, France South, UK South, UK West, Central US, East US, East US 2, North Central US, South Central US, West US, West US 2, West Central US

    Zone 2—East Asia, Southeast Asia, Australia East, Australia Southeast, Central India, Japan East, Japan West, Korea Central, Korea South, South India, West India

    Zone 3—Brazil South

    DE Zone 1—Germany Central (Sovereign), Germany Northeast (Sovereign)

    US Gov—US Gov Arizona, US Gov Iowa, US Gov Texas, US Gov Virginia


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