Electronic Tolls

In Portugal, there are two different types of toll motorways: those which use a system of electronic toll collection and those with traditional tollbooths. The best way to pay the tolls on both types of motorways is with an electronic tag.

The electronic toll collection system identifies vehicles as they pass under gantries (or pórticos, as they are called in Portuguese) erected over the carriageway.

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Highway and Gantrie NameToll Charges in €
Class 1Class 2Class 3Class 4Class 5*
A171Mira
Ponte Vagos
 0,951,602,102,350,67
2Vagos
Ílhavo
0,500,801,051,150,35
3Aveiro Sul
S. Bernardo
0,601,051,301,450,42
A254Esgueira
Aveiro Nascente
0,500,851,101,200,35
5Estádio
Angeja W/E
0,651,101,401,55 0,46
6Angeja E/W
Albergaria
0,200,400,450,500,14
A297Salreu
Estarreja S/N
0,951,702,152,400,67
8Estarreja N/S
Ovar
0,701,201,551,750,49
9Arada
Maceda
0,651,151,551,700,46
10ER1-18
Miramar
0,45 0,751,001,100,32
* Class 5 refers only to motorcycles with electronic device.
Highway and Gantrie NameToll Charges in €
Class 1Class 2Class 3Class 4Class 5*
A41Custóias
Via Norte W/E
 0,200,350,500,550,14
2Via Norte E/W
Ponte Pedra
0,250,400,550,600,18
A413Freixieiro
Aeroporto
0,200,350,450,500,14
4Lipor
EN 13 W/E
0,250,400,500,550,18
5EN 13 E/W
EN 14 W/E
0,150,300,350,40 0,11
6EN 14 E/W
EN 107
0,400,750,901,000,28
7Maia
Alfena E/W
0,150,300,400,450,11
8Alfena W/E
Santo Tirso
0,601,051,351,500,42
9Ermida
IC24/IC25 W/E
0,100,150,200,200,07
A4210IC24/IC25 E/W
Lordelo
0,550,901,151,250,39
11Paços Ferreira
EN 106 Sul W/E
0,500,851,101,200,35
12EN 106 Norte E/W
Lousada
0,551,001,301,400,39
* Class 5 refers only to motorcycles with electronic device.
Highway and Gantrie NameToll Charges in €
Classe 1Classe 2Classe 3Classe 4Classe 5*
 A251Albergaria
IC2
0,500,951,201,350,35
2Carvoeiro
Talhadas
1,202,102,703,000,84
3Reigoso
Cambarinho
0,751,301,701,900,53
4Vouzela
Ventosa
0,901,552,002,200,63
5Boa Aldeia
Fail
0,651,201,551,700,46
6EN2 Barbeita
EN231 Nelas
0,651,201,501,650,46
7Fagilde
Caçador
0,500,851,051,200,35
8Mangualde
Chãs Tavares
1,101,902,402,650,77
9Fornos Algodres
Celorico
1,352,353,103,450,95
10EN 17
Ratoeira Poente
0,400,750,901,050,28
11Guarda
IP2 Norte
1,151,952,602,900,81
12Pínzio
Pinhel
1,101,902,452,700,77
13Vilar Formoso
Alto do Leomil
1,302,302,953,300,91
*Class 5 refers only to motorcycles with electronic device.
Highway and Gantrie NameToll Charges in €
Classe 1Classe 2Classe 3Classe 4Classe 5**
A241ZI Chaves
Chaves N/S
0,601,101,401,600,42
2Chaves S/N
EN103 N/S
0,500,901,201,300,35
3EN103 S/N
Vidago N/S
0,550,951,201,350,39
4P. Salgadas N/S
Vidago S/N
0,601,101,401,550,42
5P. Salgadas N/S
IP3/ IC5
0,801,451,852,000,56
6V. P. Aguiar
Fortunho

1,452,603,353,701,02
7Vila Real
A4
0,500,801,051,150,35
8Portela
Peso da Régua N/S
1,001,752,252,500,70
9Peso da Régua S/N
Valdigem
0,751,301,651,850,53
10Lamego
Bigorne N/S
0,851,551,952,200,60
11Bigorne S/N
Castro Daire N
0,851,551,952,150,60
12Castro Daire W
Carvalhal
0,651,151,451,600,46
13Arcas
EN2
1,302,252,953,250,91
* A24' road concessionaire is NorScut, however the toll charging system is managed by Ascendi.
** Class 5 refers only to motorcycles with electronic device.
Highway and Gantrie NameToll Charges in €
Classe 1Classe 2Classe 3Classe 4Classe 5*
1A23
Atalaia S/N
0,050,150,150,200,04
2Atalaia N/S
Asseiceira S/N
0,350,600,800,850,25
3Asseiceira N/S
EN110 S/N
0,400,700,901,000,28
4EN110 N/S
Vale Donas S/N
0,500,901,151,300,35
5Vale Donas N/S
IC9 S/N
0,250,400,500,600,18
6IC9 N/S
Alviobeira S/N
0,601,051,301,450,42
A137Alviobeira N/S
Pias S/N
0,550,951,201,350,39
8Pias N/S
Cabaços S/N
0,851,451,852,050,60
9Cabaços N/S
Alvaiázere S/N
0,500,901,151,300,35
10Alvaiázere N/S
IC8 S/N
0,901,602,102,300,63
11IC8 N/S
Penela S/N
1,001,802,302,550,70
12Penela N/S
EN342 S/N
0,651,201,501,700,46
13EN342 N/S
Condeixa S/N
0,450,750,951,050,32
14Condeixa N/S
Coimbra Sul S/N
0,751,301,651,850,53
A13-115Condeixa W/E
Almalaguês E/W
0,751,251,651,800,53
16Almalaguês W/E
IC2 E/W
0,150,250,350,350,11
* Class 5 refers only to motorcycles with electronic device.
HIGHWAY AND GANTRIE NAMETOLL CHARGES IN €
Classe 1Classe 2Classe 3Classe 4Classe 5**
A41Campeã E/W
Campeã W/E
2,003,554,505,051,40
 

 

 

 

 

 

*General operation of Túnel do Marão is a responsability of IP – Infraestruturas de Portugal, however the tolls managed by Ascendi.
** Class 5 refers only to motorcycles with electronic device.

    Concessions
  • Costa de Prata Concession | A44, A29, A25 and A17
  • Grande Porto Concession | A4, A41, A42 and VRI
  • Beiras Litoral e Alta Concession | A25
  • Interior Norte Concession | A24*
  • Pinhal Interior Subconcession | A13 and A13-1
  • Túnel do Marão Concession | A4*

When a vehicle passes under a collecting point, the system checks if it has a valid tag, takes a photograph of its licence plates (front and rear) and identifies the class by verifying its dimensions.

If a vehicle does not have a valid tag, our system analyses each photograph and reads the licence plates.

If necessary, (see payment methods here),we consult the vehicle registration records so that we can identify the owner and notify them to pay.

The identification system that we use is certified by the competent body (IMT – Instituto da Mobilidade e dos Transportes, I. P.) and the results are properly verified.

Portuguese licence plates

If you have an electronic tag

The best way to pay tolls on roads where only electronic toll collection is available is by means of an electronic tag.

When you are driving on the motorway, your vehicle is identified automatically and payment is made by debiting your bank account (Via Verde automatic payment) or by deducting the applicable amount from the credit on your pre-paid electronic tag (Via Verde pre-payment).

With an electronic tag, you pay only the tolls; you avoid all additional charges as well as the inconvenience of having to go to a CTT post office or PayShop to pay. You can buy your electronic tag at our facility in Matosinhos. If you prefer, you can purchase it online on Via Verde.
Discounts are available for goods transport vehicles. Click here for details on how to apply for.

 

See below for full details on how you can pay for your electronic tag.

  • VIA VERDE
  • PRE-PAID CTT
  • PRE-PAID CTT anonymous

Via Verde: Journeys are debited against the bank account associated with the tag. For more information about the modalities available and their prices, click here.

Pre-Paid CTT: The identified owner of the vehicle pre-pays a certain amount. Applicable tolls are deducted from the pre-paid amount until it is exhausted.

For more information about this product and its price, click here.

If the pre-paid account is cancelled, any remaining credit is refunded to the account holder.

Click here to see jouney records for customers with CTT tags.

Pre-Paid CTT Anonymous: Under this system, the user of the vehicle purchases a temporary tag and sets pre-paid credit on it anonymously.

For more information about this product and its price, click here.

If the pre-paid account is cancelled, remaining credit is not refunded to the account holder and becomes the property of Infraestruturas de Portugal, SA.

Click here to see jouney records for customers with CTT tags.

If you do not have an electronic tag

If you travel on a motorway which only has electronic toll collection and you don't have a tag, you will have to pay at a CTT post office or at a PayShop agent. To find out when you have to pay, see the table on the side.

 

When you pay your tolls at the post office or at a PayShop agent, you pay an extra €0.32 for each journey (up to a maximum of €2.08 per payment). These additional charges are applied according to the Portuguese Law (Portaria no. 314-B/2010). When you pay your tolls at the post office, you can ask for your receipt to include detailed information about the journeys done with your vehicle. All you need to take with you are the vehicle's identification documents, to prove that it is yours.

Day of journey1º day to payLast day to pay
MondayWednesdayTuesday
TuesdayThursdayWednesday
WednesdayFridayThursday
ThursdayMondayFriday
FridayMondayFriday
SaturdayMondayFriday
SundayTuesdayMonday

Click here to find out if you have outstanding journeys to pay, how much you owe and when you have to pay it by.

Click here to find your nearest CTT post office and its opening times.

Click here to find your nearest PayShop agent.

For information about paying at PayShop agents, click here.

                  If you do not pay:

                              • If you have not paid by the deadline, we will start proceedings to obtain payment of the amount you owe. As the first step in the process, we will send you a payment notification, which will show the amount owed and the applicable additional charges (€2.21 per journey). We will send this notification to the person and address shown on the vehicle's registration record.
                              • If you still do not pay after receiving the payment notification, the process will be submitted to the Customs and Tax Authority (Autoridade Tributária e Aduaneira – AT), which will result in a fine as part of enforcement proceedings (ultimately, this could lead to seizure of your assets).

Road signs

Stretches of motorway where only electronic toll collection is available are identified by the following traffic signs:

Inspectors

On electronic toll roads, you will find inspectors whose job it is to ensure that tolls are paid.

They are there to help you and you can ask them any questions you may have about the electronic tolls and even pay your notifications.

If you still have questions, you may be able to find the answer in our FAQ section here.

Foreign licence plates

If you are driving a vehicle with a foreign licence plate, there are various options available for paying tolls on roads where only electronic toll collection is available.

Check out below which one is best for you:

  • Moved to Portugal permanently
  • Frequent visitor
  • Staying for up to one month
  • Don't want to waste time
  • Occasional visitor

If you have moved to Portugal permanently

Via Verde is the best option if you have moved to Portugal permanently - You can buy a Via Verde electronic tag. With the Via Verde system, payment is made by debiting your bank account (Via Verde automatic payment) or is deducted from the credit on your pre-paid electronic tag (Via Verde pre-payment).

 

When you use Via Verde, you only pay the toll charges. If your vehicle has a Spanish licence plate, you can buy the tag in Spain and use it both in Spain and Portugal.

In Portugal, you can buy your electronic tag at our facilities in Matosinhos.

  • tolls are paid automatically via your account or are deducted from the credit on your tag (if you choose pre-payment)

  • you only pay the toll charges, which is not the case if you choose to pay later

  • you soon recoup the cost of the tag, by not having to pay the additional charges

  • you don't have to go to the post office or PayShop to pay.

For more information:

  • call into a Via Verde store

  • visit the Via Verde website Via Verde

  • in Portugal, call 707 503 503. The lines are open from 8.30 am to 8.30 pm on business days.

  • from abroad, call 00 351 21 000 80 65. The lines are open from 8.30 am to 8.30 pm (WET).

The Via Verde Visitors system was designed especially for frequent visitors.

If you often use Portuguese motorways, you can hire a temporary Via Verde Visitors tag and associate it with a credit card. With the Via Verde Visitors system, the tolls are automatically debited against your bank account.

For more information:

  • call into a Via Verde store

  • visit the Via Verde website

  • in Portugal, call 707 503 503. The lines are open from 8.30 am to 8.30 pm on business days.

  • from abroad, call 00 351 21 000 80. The lines are open from 8.30 am to 8.30 pm (WET).

EASYToll is the perfect solution for stays of up to one month.

This system lets you associate your vehicle's licence plate with a credit card (MasterCard or Visa) for a period of up to one month. Whenever you pass through an electronic toll arch, your licence plate is photographed and the toll charge is debited against your bank account.

More information is available online at www.portugaltolls.com.

TOLLCard

This system lets you associate your vehicle's licence plate with a pre-paid card containing credit of €5, €10, €20 or €40. Whenever you pass through an electronic toll gantry, your licence plate is photographed and the toll charge is deducted from the credit on your card.

More information is available online at www.portugaltolls.com.

Virtual Pre-payment is for occasional travellers.

This service is ideal for occasional travellers. With this system, you don't need an electronic tag. When you go through a toll gantry, the camera will photograph your licence plate. Virtual Pre-payment can be used for three days with no limit on the number of journeys. It is valid for vehicle classes 1, 2, and 5. You can obtain this service from our inspectors (see how to recognise them here).

Advantages are: 
• tolls are paid automatically via your account or are deducted from the credit on your tag (if you choose pre-payment)
• you only pay the toll charges, which is not the case if you choose to pay later
• you soon recoup the cost of the tag, by not having to pay the additional charges
• you don't have to go to the post office or PayShop to pay

More information is available at / CTT post offices or online at portagens.ctt.pt.

 

If you are travelling in a car with a foreign licence plate on a road which only has electronic toll collection and you do not choose one of the options mentioned, we will get in touch with you to collect payment. In this case, you will have to pay additional costs. Choosing in advance will save you money and allow you to travel worry-free.

Road signs

Stretches of motorway where only electronic toll collection is available are identified by the following traffic signs:

Inspectors

On electronic toll roads, you will find inspectors whose job it is to ensure that tolls are paid.

They are there to help you and you can ask them any questions you may have about the electronic tolls and even pay your notifications.

If you still have questions, you may be able to find the answer in our FAQ section here.

Click here to check which highways have this toll system.

Vehicles with a Portuguese licence plate

  • The best way to pay is with an electronic tag.
  • With an electronic tag, you pay only the tolls; you avoid all additional charges as well as the inconvenience of having to go to a CTT post office or PayShop to pay. You can buy your electronic tag facilities in Matosinhos. or online on the Via Verde website Via Verde.
  • If you travel without an electronic tag, you will have to pay at a CTT post office or at a PayShop agent. You pay an additional charge of €0.32 per journey (up to a maximum of €2.08 per payment).
  • If you don't pay at a post office or PayShop agent, we will send you a payment notification, which includes an additional charge of €2.21 per journey. We will send this notification to the person and address shown on the vehicle's registration record.
  • If you still do not pay after receiving the payment notification, the process will be submitted to the Customs and Tax Authority (Autoridade Tributária e Aduaneira – AT) and you will be fined.

Vehicles with foreign licence plates

  • If your vehicle has foreign licence plates, you must opt for one of the payment systems specifically designed for foreign-registered vehicles.
  • You will find a team of inspectors on roads with electronic tolls. They are there to help you and you can approach them to ask any questions you may have about the electronic tolls and even pay your notifications.