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Portlaoise Bypass toll

ThePortlaoise[1] (M7/ M8[2]) – Castletown/ Portlaoise – Cullahill motorway is located in the midlands of Ireland in County Laois. The toll road is on the M7 Limerick to Dublin route which also serves the Cork to Dublin route. The toll plaza is located on the section of the M7 between Junction 18 in Portlaoise West and Junction 19 at the M7/M8 interchange junction.

It is also a significant section of the M7 motorway link between Dublin and Limerick. All lanes are equipped with Electronic Tolling on the Portlaoise Bypass. MidLink M7/M8 Limited is responsible for the operations of the M7/M8 Portlaoise Toll Plaza and associated project road. The toll plaza is located at Fatharnagh, Mountrath, Co. Laois.

The Portlaoise Bypass 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.

Portlaoise toll charges

Portlaoise toll charges (M7 / M8 toll charges) vary according to the vehicle type and the weight of the vehicle. Refer to the table below to know the Portlaoise bypass toll prices. 

Vehicle TypePortlaoise toll charges
Motor cycles €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

To pay Portlaoise bypass toll[3] without stopping use the Portlaoise bypass toll tags that allow you to pay tolls without stopping.

How to pay Portlaoise toll

The Portlaoise Bypass accepts the following payment methods at their Toll Plazas:

  • Electronic Tag- Electronic Tolling[4] offers the motorist to pay the toll without stopping at the toll booth. To get more information on electronic tags available for paying on M7 / M8 toll visit here.
  • Credit Cards- Credit cards are accepted in all lanes except the Express lanes. You can use VISA and Mastercard cards only. Debit cards are not accepted on Portlaoise Toll Plaza.
  • Cash- Cash payment is accepted on all lanes on the M7 / M8 motorway with the exception of the Express Lanes (Electronic Tag only – far right-hand lane in both directions). Cash payment can be made where an operator is present in the tollbooth, or in any of the 4 Automatic Coin Machine lanes.
  • Trip Cards- The trip card is preloaded with 20 trips for a specific vehicle classification depending on the requirements of the customer. Trip cards can be purchased for all 6 vehicle classifications as set out in the By-Laws. Trip Card application forms are available from all cashier lanes at the toll plaza.

For more information on Portlaoise toll bypass payment methods visit in a new tab) here[5].

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.

Portlaoise bypass tolling agency

For Portlaoise bypass toll payments or any other toll related queries please contact Customer Service Team of Midlink[6]on (0) 57 8694900 +353 (0) 57 8694900. Alternatively, you can email them on

Calculate tolls for Portlaoise Bypass 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 Portlaoise Bypass 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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