Tolls and Toll roads in Ireland

Tolls and Toll roads in Ireland

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Driving on the island of Ireland may be new to many people who come over to see us. 

There are no toll roads in Northern Ireland but you do have to remember to drive on the LEFT and give way at roundabouts! 

In the Republic of Ireland there are 11 toll roads, usually on the motorways and major roads only. 9 of them are barrier tolls with a paybooth taking cash and cards. The East Link Bridge is a barrier  too but takes only cash and the M50 is barrier free so payment is by electronic tag, video logging, or by phone or Payzone after going through the toll and before 8pm the following day. Hopefully, I haven’t lost you all so far! 

Here is a list of all of the locations:

      · M50 Barrier Free with electronic toll
      · M1 (Gormanston – Monasterboice)
      · M3 (Clonee – Kell)
      · M4 (Kilcock – Enfield – Kinnegad)
      · N6 (Galway – Ballinasloe)
      · M7/M8 (Portlaoise – Castletown/Portlaoise –Culhall)
      · N8 (Rathcormac – Fermoy Bypass)
      · N25 (Waterford City Bypass)
      · East-Link Bridge
      · Dublin Tunnel
      · Limerick Tunnel

There are different toll rates depending on the location and type of vehicle. If you are in a rental car, check with the provider to see if they have electronic tags fitted or if you have to pay the charge as you go through the toll. If you are in your own vehicle, pay as you go and remember the M50 is barrier free! 

Electronic Tag
It is possible to get a tag that sits in your cars windscreen so you can approach and go through tolls without having to find the cash or your card. There are several different tag providers so you can choose the best for you.  Eflow has a visitor account option so you can open an account for the duration of your visit and any tolls are taken directly as you go through the barrier even on the M50.

Hopefully, this has answered some questions about the tolls, barriers, and paying the fee. The most asked about is the barrier  free M50. There are lots of huge purple and blue signs before the “toll plaza” indicating how to pay once you get through and reach your destination. The Eflow webpage ( www.eflow.ie ) is shown as well as the 1890 50 10 50 phone number to pay the charge, not always something that you can take a note of while driving especially straight out of the airport and on the left hand side of the road.

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