Driving on Irish Toll Roads - M50 rates, bridges, tunnels, motorways, Toll Roads Price List and European roads

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Ireland[1], - an island country in the North Atlantic - is separated from Great Britain to its east by the North Channel, the Irish Sea, and St George's Channel. Tolls are charged on some motorways and several bridges and tunnels. You can pay toll at the toll gates or you can use a Toll Tag Account [2] (e-toll) to pay online. Dublin M50 is a toll road under a barrier-free toll system in which there is no toll gate and you can pay via mobile app, online at eFlow[3], e-Toll[4]. For vehicles using clean energy - electricity, natural gas, or electric hybrid propulsion as fuel - you can get up to a 75% discount on tolls under the LEVTI programme.

Use TollGuru Ireland Toll Calculator to calculate your trip cost in Ireland.

How do you pay tolls in Ireland

All the toll roads except M50 have regular barrier toll plazas where you can pay by following methods:

  • Online using Toll Tag Account (easiest way)
  • Cash
  • Visa Debit or Mastercard (except M8, Limerick Tunnel, and the East Link Bridge)

M50 is the toll road where you cannot pay using cash/credit card. This toll road uses an amazing video and sensor capture system which captures your vehicle’s registration number and then you can pay tolls online at eflow[5].

Toll roads in Ireland

The below map shows the toll plazas locations across Ireland for all its tolled motorways, bridges and tunnels.

The toll plazas in Ireland of all motorways, bridges and tunnels including Dublin tunnel, East Link bridge, and M1 Motorway.
Toll plaza locations in Ireland

M50 highway toll rates in 2021

M50 Barrier Free Tolling uses a video and sensor capture system which captures your registration number. You can make a payment online on eFlow website.

M50 Toll Rates, 2021
Vehicle Category Tag Account Vehicle (in Euro) Video Account Vehicle (in Euro) Other Vehicles (Unregistered) (in Euro)
Passenger Cars and public service vehicles with up to 8 passenger seating capacity € 2.10 € 2.60 € 3.10
Goods vehicles with an unladen weight not exceeding 2 tonnes Coaches or buses with seating for over 8 passengers € 2.90 € 3.50 € 4.00
Goods vehicles with an unladen weight exceeding 2 tonnes but not exceeding 10 tonnes € 4.30 € 4.80 € 5.30
Goods vehicles with an unladen weight exceeding 10 tonnes € 5.30 € 5.90 € 6.40

What happens if I don't pay toll on M50

You need to make toll payments before 8:00 pm on the following day. If failed to do so, there will be a penalty which you need to pay with the toll cost. You can pay for it online[6].

Dublin Tunnel in Ireland

The Dublin Tunnel, originally and commonly known as the Port Tunnel, is a road traffic tunnel in Dublin, Ireland. Toll charges are applied to all vehicles weighing 3.5 tonnes or less, mentioned below:

  • Cars
  • Taxis
  • Motorcycles
  • Vans
  • Light Commercial Vehicles
  • Motor Homes

Toll charges vary according to the time

  • Peak Time
    • Southbound - towards the Dublin city (Monday to Friday 06:00 - 10:00)
    • Northbound - towards Dublin Airport (Monday to Friday 16:00 - 19:00)
  • Off-Peak Time
    • Monday to Friday - all times outside peak time
    • Weekends - all-day
    • Public Holidays - all-day

Toll Rates of Dublin Tunnel, 2021
Direction of Travel Time of Travel Toll Cost (in Euro)
Southbound Between 6 a.m to 10 a.m. Monday to Friday € 10.00
All other times € 3.00
Northbound Between 4 p.m to 7p.m Monday to Friday € 10.00
All other times € 3.00

Vehicle exempted from paying tolls in Dublin Tunnel

Vehicles which can travel without paying tolls are mentioned below:

  • Goods vehicles with a design gross weight over 3.5 tonnes
  • Coaches or Buses with seating for greater than 25 passengers
  • Exemption Card/DTES Disc holders

How to calculate tolls in Europe

You can calculate tolls - distance based toll, close and open system, vignette - and fuel cost by car, truck (with or without a trailer), taxi, bus, caravans using Europe Toll Calculator. You can see the cheapest, the fastest, and other optimal routes to your destination. You will see toll plaza(s) on your route, payment methods for each toll gate, discounts, etc. You can specify vehicle attributes - axles, weight, height, emission standards, etc. - to get toll information customized to your vehicle.

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Which European countries have motorway tolls

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You can click on a country name to know toll information - toll payments, toll gates, toll prices - for the country.

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