Tolls in Portugal are paid by all vehicles. When traveling the toll road network in Portugal, cars pay tolls depending on the number of axles and the height measured on the front axle. Tolls are paid through barriers and electronically, and for part of the highways, tolls are collected only electronically. The latter requires prior equipment with an onboard device or prepaid payment card.

Vehicle classes and tolls in Portugal

Tolls in Portugal are based on distance traveled and are determined by vehicle class. The class of the vehicle depends on the number of axles and the height measured on the front axle. The classes are:

CLASS 1: Vehicles with 2 or more axles and a height < 1.10 m, measured on the first axle. 

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CLASS 2: Vehicles with 2 axles and height ≥ 1.10 m, measured on the first axle. 

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CLASS 3: Vehicles with 3 axles and height ≥ 1.10 m, measured on the first axle. 

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CLASS 4: Vehicles with 4 or more axles and height ≥ 1.10 m, measured on the first axle. 

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Tolls in Portugal

The toll network in Portugal is managed by multiple operators, information about which you can get from the official page of the Associação Portuguesa das Sociedades Concessionárias de Autostradas ou Pontes com Portagens.

Portugal’s road network can be viewed on the website of Infraestruturas de Portugal.

Amount of tolls in Portugal

Using the following toll calculator, you can calculate the number of tolls in Portugal by setting a start and end point on the map.

Amount of VAT on tolls in Portugal

Tolls in Portugal are subject to 23% VAT.

Ways to pay toll fees in Portugal

Tolls in Portugal can be paid in several ways. 

  • Manually Payment – in cash or with a credit card at the relevant booths at the entrance/exit of the paid sections. For some motorways, payment can only be made electronically, therefore cash or card payment is not applicable. For these sections, you will need to use one of the electronic toll payment options.
  • Electronic ( TollCard ) – with a prepaid toll card that you can buy at gas stations, at tollcard.pt or at ctt.pt . There are prepaid toll cards of €5, €10, €20, or €40, and have a one-off activation fee of €0.74. They are associated with the registration number of the vehicle and can be used for up to one year. The card can only be used on motorways with electronic payment and there is an additional administration fee of €0.36 for each journey.
  • Electronic ( EasyToll ) – with this method of payment, the vehicle is registered in the Portuguese system together with a credit card. Accordingly, tolls are deducted from the credit card when traveling on the paid network. The road vehicle can be registered online or at EasyToll sites. This payment method is limited to travel in Portugal for up to 30 days. The card is activated for a €0.74 one-off charge. An additional administration fee of €0.32 is charged for each trip.
  • Electronic ( Virtual Prepaid 3 Days) – this is a prepaid card of €20.74, which is valid for 3 days without travel restrictions. It can only be used only for toll sections with an electronic payment system.
  • Electronic ( Multy Journey Virtual Card) – This payment method is with advance purchase of pre-defined route cards for journeys from or to Porto and Faro airports. In addition to the price of the relevant route card, a one-off registration charge is payable. It is only used for toll roads with an electronic payment system.
  • Electronic with on-board device for automated toll payment. 

You can view all possible payment methods on the PortugueseTolls website.

An easy way to pay tolls for trucks with B’Moov On-Board Device

The easiest and most convenient way to pay tolls in Portugal is with an On-Board Device.

You can take advantage of the toll payment service in Europe, including Portugal, with the B’Moov On-Board device. The advantage is that you can pay tolls up to two weeks after using the service and without a credit limit.

Learn more about the B’Moov On Board Device and TOLL Europe or request a quote by contacting us at 0700 1 49 49 or filling out the following form.