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Are there any toll roads in the UK?

Toll Roads in the UK

Yes. There are at least 23 toll roads in the UK, and 18 of which are river crossings. Toll roads or tolls are public roads that charge drivers a fee for its use. While on a toll road, you will have to pay in order to continue driving along it, to cross a bridge or reach a particular destination.

Listed below are the 14 major tolls and bridges around the UK.

  • M6 Toll - West Midlands
  • M25 - Dartford River Crossing
  • M4 - Second Severn Crossing
  • M48 - Severn Bridge
  • A4 - Batheaston Bridge
  • A15 - Humber Bridge
  • A19 - Tyne Tunnels
  • A38 - Tamar Bridge
  • A41 - Mersey Tunnels - Queensway
  • A57 - Dunham Bridge
  • A59 - Mersey Tunnels - Kingsway
  • A477 - Cleddau Bridge
  • A533 - Mersey Gateway
  • A3025 - Itchen Bridge

Can I pay cash at toll roads?

Yes. Motorists in the UK can pay the required amount to progress through the toll booth with either cash, by card or with a special pass they may need to acquire in advance, depending on the exact toll road and options available. If you are planning to rent a car, make sure to discuss it with your car hire provider to gather more information about paying tolls in the UK, especially when you collect your vehicle.

Are there toll roads in London?

There are no toll roads in central London, but based on the city's congestion charge scheme, motorists will have to pay a charge if driving in the designated zone. The charging hours within the Congestion Zone are from Monday to Friday between 7AM -  6PM. Please note that it is the customer's responsibility to register the rental vehicle and pay the charge. Read more here​.

Click here​ to learn more about driving a rental car in the UK.

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Paying on toll roads

In the UK, tolls are usually charged on the M6 motorway, some tunnels, bridges and the entrance into central London and Durham. Please be informed that each UK toll and bridge has its own pricing structure, which can also vary based on  the location and vehicle  type. Be aware that sometimes, it can be cheaper to pass through a toll at night-time hours than during peak time.

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