Motorway toll France - information about toll collection, toll tunnels

A toll system is used for charging motorways in France, thanks to which fees are paid when passing through toll gates on the motorway. Tolls for the use of certain tunnels and bridges are levied in the same way. In addition to classic payment methods such as cash, credit card or electronic unit, a free flow system can be used on several motorways and tolls can be paid without stopping with the help of a mobile application. The price category of vehicles shall be determined by the height, number of axles and total mass of the vehicle. To facilitate payment a Liber-t electronic unit is available for regular motorway users and thanks to interoperability Italian Telepass units can also be used for payment. The price of toll can be determined with the help of a route planner at autoroutes.fr.

Indicative prices of motorway charges in France

motorway / vehicle
length
motorcycles
passenger car
A1, A26: Paris - Calais
305 km
€ 13.80
€ 22.70
A4: Paris - Strasbourg
488 km
€ 24.60
€ 39.80
A6, A7: Paris - Marseille
758 km
€ 36.90
€ 60.90
A6, A7, A36: Strasbourg - Montpellier
793 km
€ 35.20
€ 59.20
A10: Paris - Bordeaux
583 km
€ 34.60
€ 56.20

To determine the price of tolls for a journey through France, you can use the route planner at autoroutes.fr.

Overview of tunnels and bridges with toll collection

bridge - tunnel / vehicle
motorcycles
passenger car
presentation
Duplex A86
-
€ 12.20
Eurotunnel (UK/FR)
-
€ 101.00
Mont Blanc Tunnel (FR/IT)
€ 31.20
€ 47.10
Périphérique Nord Lyon
€ 1.10
€ 2.20
Tunnel de Puymorens
€ 4.20
€ 6.90
Tunnel du Fréjus (IT/FR)
€ 30.70
€ 46.40
Tunnel Maurice-Lemaire
€ 3.70
€ 6.20
Tunnel Prado Carénage
€ 2.80
€ 2.80
Tunnel Prado Sud
€ 1.70
€ 1.70
Pont de Normandie
€ 0
€ 5.50
Pont de Tancarville
€ 0
€ 2.60
Viaduct Millau
€ 5.10
€ 10.40

Toll bridges and tunnels and their prices are shown on the map at the bottom part of the page.

Motorways with free flow toll system

New toll gates based on the Free Flow system are being built in several places. These are toll gates with free passage without the possibility of payment at toll gates. Toll system identify a passing vehicle and can pay the fees from a bank card registered to the license plate, from the account of the electronic toll unit, or send an invoice to the address of the vehicle owner.

Toll gates with Free Flow are currently installed on the A4 Boulay, A10 Tours Nord, test run on the A311 Dijon Sud, A36 Fontaine and are scheduled to launch on the A13 Caen and A14 Paris-La Défense in 2022.

Eurotunnel train transport of vehicles between Calais and Folkestone

Eurotunnel is a 50 km long rail tunnel under the English Channel that allows train transport of vehicles, cargo and passengers between Calais in France and Folkestone in the UK. The ticket price is based on the length of stay, varies from €43 to €126 per car journey and can be bought in advance at eurotunnel.com.

Information for vehicles weighing more than 3,5 t

Tolls for vehicles with a maximum authorised mass of more than 3,5 t shall be paid in the same way as for passenger cars, directly at the toll gates by one of the common payment methods. Vehicles with a maximum permissible weight of more than 7.5 t are prohibited on some days, a list of restrictions can be found at demarches.interieur.gouv.fr.

Map of the France motorway network

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Map shows the motorway network and toll bridges and tunnels. The toll price can be calculated in the route planner at autoroutes.fr.

last updated on 16.9.2020

Frequently asked questions about toll in France

1) How do I find out the toll price for a journey through France?

Tolls in France are levied for the passage of motorways and some tunnels and bridges and are paid directly at toll gates. The price of tolls for the planned journey can be easily determined with the help of the route planner at autoroutes.fr, or in a pdf price list from the same page.

2) How to determine the price category of a vehicle?

The price category of the vehicle shall be determined by the height of the vehicle, the number of axles and the maximum permitted mass. A passenger car, as well as a car with a trailer, belongs to the second cheapest category after motorcycles, namely vehicles weighing up to 3.5 t with height of up to 2 m. For vehicles with a maximum authorised mass of more than 3,5 t are established two categories, namely vehicles with two and three axles or more. A picture overview of vehicle categories can be viewed at autoroutes.fr.

3) How to pay toll in France?

Tolls can be paid at toll gates using common payment methods, i.e. cash, payment or fuel card, or via the Liber-t on-board unit. There is a Free Flow system in operation in several places, which does not allow payment at toll gates and it needs to be done with the help of a mobile application, automatic payment via Liber-t or over the Internet.

4) Is it worth it to acquire a Liber-T on-board unit?

The main advantages of the Liber-t on-board unit (distributor e.g. bipandgo.com) are its validity on the entire French motorway network, smoother passage through toll gates with dedicated lanes marked t, a detailed overview of the sections passed and the possibility of choosing a tariff. The on-board unit for the Italian Telepass toll system can also be used to pay tolls in France.

For more details visit autoroutes.fr

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