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N6 toll road

The N6 road[1] is a national primary road in Ireland running from junction 11 on the M4 motorway at Kinnegad to Galway city. The N6 and N4 form a continuous motorway or dual carriageway from Dublin city centre to Galway City passing in an east–west direction through the midlands of Ireland. Most of the road is motorway standard (designated as M6 motorway) with the exception of the Athlone bypass and stretches of urban road in Galway City, which are the only sections of the road that remain designated as N6 dual carriageway.

The toll road is on the M6 motorway from Galway to Dublin route. The N6 toll is approximately 13.5km West of Ballinasloe /42km east of Galway. The toll applies to the section of the M6 between junction 15 (Ballinasloe West) and junction 16 (Loughrea).

The N6 road 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.

N6 toll charges

N6 toll charges[2] or as commonly known as M6 toll varies according to the vehicle type and weight of the vehicle. Refer to the table below to know the N6 toll charges. 

Vehicle TypeN6 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)€6.20

How to pay N6 toll

The N6 road accepts the following payment methods at the M6 toll booth. There are 5 lanes on the N6 road namely- 

  • Manual
  • Automatic
  • Mixed
  • Express
  • Extra Wide 

The different modes of payment accepted on these lanes are as follows- 

  • Electronic Tag- Electronic Tolling offers the motorist to pay the toll without stopping at the toll booth.To get more information on electronic tags available for paying on M6 motorway toll visit here.
  • Credit cards- Credit cards are accepted in all lanes on N6 road. You can pay through Visa, Mastercard, and some other debit cards.  
  • Cash- Payment by coins is acceptable in all lanes. Notes and copper coins are not accepted in automatic lanes. No change is given in the automatic lanes.
  • Trip cards- The Trip card will allow for the passage of the registered vehicle on the M6 motorway at a 10% discounted rate per journey once journeys are pre-paid in multiples of 20 journeys chargeable at the applicable fares at the time of the purchase.

The Trip Cards can be purchased in the manual lanes at the N6 toll plaza[3] in Cappataggle, Ballinasloe Co. Galway when there is a toll operator present on the lane between 9 am to 7 pm every day. 

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.

N6 road tolling agency

For N6 road toll payments or any other toll related queries please contact the tolling agency for N6 road – N6 concession here[4].

Calculate tolls for N6 Road 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 N6 Road 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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