Electronic tolls in Portugal

There is now a clear and informative website explaining the various ways in which visiting foreign motorists can make motorway toll payments in Portugal.

One of the new methods described must be adopted, as there are no longer any traditional toll booths on Portuguese motorways using the new electronic system.

www.portugaltolls.com includes: a concise description of how the system works; a toll calculator for your planned journey; maps showing rates for each stretch of motorway; how to pay; EasyToll Services, where you can update the details of your toll account if necessary; Frequently Asked Questions and contacts.

You can also pre-pay tolls before arriving in Portugal, by visiting the Correios de Portugal (Portuguese postal service) website: www.ctt.pt.

  • Click ENG at the top left of the home page
  • Under Financial Services, click Tolls
  • In the menu on the left hand side of the screen, choose Available Services – Foreign Registered License Plates
  • There are various options, from a pre-paid TollCard in denominations of €5, €10, €20 or €40 to pre-payment of tolls using your vehicle registration number