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Limerick toll tunnel

Limerick Tunnel[1] is located in the Mid-West of Ireland on the outskirts of Limerick City. The road is tolled between Junction 2 and Junction 4. Limerick tunnel forms part of the N18 Limerick Southern Ring road. It is a twin-bore road tunnel running underneath the River Shannon.

Limerick tunnel has two toll collection locations, one ten-lane, and one six-lane plaza, both manned. The Limerick tunnel Toll Calculator calculates toll and tolls for all other toll motorways, roads, bridges and tunnels in Ireland for cars, trucks, trailers, caravans, motorhomes and motorcycles for peak and off-peak hours.

Limerick tunnel toll charges

Limerick tunnel toll charges vary according to the vehicle type and the weight of the vehicle. Refer to the table below to know the Limerick tunnel toll charges[2].

Vehicle TypeLimerick tunnel toll charges
Motorcycles (exceeding 50cc)€1.00
Buses and coaches€3.40
Goods Vehicles (weight not exceeding 3,500 kilograms)€3.40
Goods Vehicles with 2 or 3 axles (weight exceeding 3,500 kilograms)€4.80
Goods Vehicles with 4 or more axles (weight exceeding 3,500 kilograms)€6.10

How to pay toll on Limerick tunnel

The Limerick toll tunnel accepts the following payment methods at their Toll Plazas:

  • Electronic Tag- Electronic Tolling offers the motorist to pay the toll without stopping at the toll booth.
  • Coin machines- Some stipulated lanes on Limerick tunnel are equipped with automatic coin machines. No change is given on the lanes where automated coin machines are set up. 
  • Cash- Cash payment on the Limerick toll tunnel can be made in manual lanes where you can pay to a toll calculator.
  • Multi-Trip Cards- DirectRoute multi-trip cards are accessible only on specific routes. The DirectRoute Fermoy Multi-Trip card can be used only on the Limerick tunnel toll. You can make an application[3]for the multi-trip card at the DirectRoute website or submit the downloaded form at an outlet. 

For more information about Limerick tunnel toll payment methods visit here[4].

Ireland toll tags info

main article: Toll Tags in Ireland

Toll tags allow you to travel on all lanes equipped with an electronic tolling system. Motorists having toll tags can pay for all toll roads in Ireland including M50, N6, M1, M3, M4 toll without stopping. There are various toll tags in Ireland providing different benefits to the travelers- 

  • Direct Route tag
  • Easytrip
  • eFlow toll tag 
  • TollTag
  • Pay As You Toll
  • Pay As You Toll+
  • Toll Tag Lease
  • Toll Tag Fleet

To learn more about these toll tags refer to toll tags in Ireland page.

Limerick tunnel tolling agency

For Any queries relating to toll matters or DirectRoute Tags you may contact DirectRoute on the website[5]or contact the DirectRoute at the following address:Coonagh Mainline Toll Plaza,Coonagh, Limerick or send an email to

Calculate tolls for Limerick Tunnel and other states in Ireland

Calculate routes, tolls and fuel costs for your travel by car, truck, taxi, bus, caravans (with or without a trailer) at Limerick Tunnel and other states of Ireland using TollGuru Trip Calculator. It also shows the cheapest, fastest and other optimal routes to your destination along with toll plaza(s) location enroute, payment methods and more.

Rideshare, OEM, TMS, fleet companies and other transport businesses can leverage toll intelligence by integrating with the TollGuru Toll API for pre-trip calculation and post-trip reconciliation.

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