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In the UK, tolls are collected for the M6 motorway near Birmingham and for Dartford crossing on the M25 motorway. In addition, there are few bridges and tunnels where you need to pay tolls for crossing. You need to pay a congestion charge when you have to drive in central London and Durham city center.

The toll plazas in the UK for all motorways, bridges and tunnels including the M25, M6 motorways, and Dartford Crossing.
Toll plaza locations in the UK

How much are tolls in the UK

In the UK, each bridge and tunnel has its own price structure. Toll rates can depend on

  • Vehicle that you are driving - Trucks and HGVs have higher toll rates than motorcycles. Toll rates can also depend on weight, height and occupancy of the vehicle
  • Time-of-the-day - Travel in night-time is cheaper than in the peak hours
  • Payment methods

How do you pay tolls in UK

For several bridges and tunnels you can pay tolls at the toll booths. Payment can be made using cash, credit cards and toll tags issued by the respective authorities. M25 Dartford crossing and Mersey gateway bridge don't have physical toll booths. For Dartford Crossing, you can pay the Dart charge in advance or within the next midnight of travel through

  • online [1]
  • with cash at Payzone centers
  • by post
  • by phone

For Mersey gateway bridge you can pay the fee within the next midnight of travel

  • through quick-pay-app
  • Mersey flow’s walk-in center
  • by phone
  • at Payzone centers

To calculate the toll charges for bridges and tunnels online, use TollGuru UK toll calculator. TollGuru provides detailed toll costs along with the eligible toll tags on the bridges. You can also see the congestion charges if your trip involves London or Durham.

What is a congestion charge in UK and how to pay congestion charge

Congestion charge is a price you have to pay if you drive in a specific area called congestion zone. You only need to pay once for a day and you can travel in and out of the zone as many times as you want for that day. Congestion charges apply in London[2] and in Durham City Center.[3]

  • In London, you need to pay a £15 daily charge if you drive between 7am and 10pm
  • In Durham, the daily charge is £2 for entering the zone between 10am and 4pm on weekdays. It’s not applicable on weekends.

How to pay congestion charge in London and Durham

In London, you must pay in advance or by midnight on the day of travel to avoid fines. You can pay online or using Autopay which deducts charges automatically once in a month based on the number of trips.

In Durham, you can pay the charge through telephone. You can either pay in advance or by 6pm on the day of travel.

Can you avoid Dartford crossing in UK

You can avoid payment if you travel over the crossing between 10pm and 6am. Dartford crossing is toll-free in this period. Use UK toll calculator to get alternate routes along with the toll costs and plan the travel smartly.

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.

Ride share, OEM, and other businesses can leverage toll intelligence by integrating with the Toll API for pre-trip cost estimation and post-trip toll reconciliation in Europe, Asia, South America, North America and Australia.

Which European countries have motorway tolls

Use Europe Toll Guide to know more about European Tolling Systems

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

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