Motorway toll France 2021: Prices, payment options and toll roads
Motorway toll pricing in France for 2021
Motorway toll price depends on travelled distance. It is not possible to write the municipality has a tax on the number of kilometers traveled, because the motorway networks are managed by different companies and the level of charges varies greatly in some areas.
Pricing guides for tolls and price calculator are located at the official website: autoroutes.fr. Here you can find more details about your journey by filling in the vehicle category and the final destination. The calculator will generate the price for your toll.
Find the full list of toll pricing in France for 2021 here.
Vehicle categories in France
- Class 1: Light vehicles
Passenger cars with the trailer with overall height under 2 metres and gross vehicle weight not exceeding 3.5 tonnes.
- Class 2: Intermediate vehicles
Vans with the trailer and caravans with overall height from 2 to 3 metres and gross weight not exceeding 3.5 tonnes.
- Class 3: HGV or bus with two axles
Vehicles with overall height of 3 meters and more and gross weight of more than 3.5 tonnes.
- Class 4: HGV or bus with three and more axles
Trucks and buses higher than 3 metres and gross weight of more than 3.5 tonnes.
- Class 5: Motorbikes
Motorcycles, motorcycle with sidecar and tricycles.
Complete overview of tolls in France for the year 2021 can be found here.
Toll payment methods in France 2021
There are several options for paying tolls. The simplest and most convenient payment method is an automatic payment system. You can also pay at toll gates by picking up toll ticket at the gate and paying for it when exiting.
Pay by Credit Card or Cash
Toll gates with a green light on offer drivers to pay in cash using euros, Swiss francs, pounds sterling or US dollars.
Toll gates also accept major Credit cards such as CB, Visa, Eurocard Mastercard, Cofinoga and private cards like EuroShell, DKV, Essocard and more. Maestro and Electro cards are not accepted.
Automatic toll payment system Liber-t
Télépéage Liber-t is an automatic toll payment system ideal for both frequent and occasional motorway users. Thanks to special badge located on windscreen there is no need to stop at entrance or exit gates. The drivers will receive a single monthly bill covering all journeys.
There are gate lines marked with an orange letter T and all you need to do is slow down your vehicle to 30 km/h.
Toll road network in France 2021
French motorways, known as autoroutes, are designated with numbers preceded by the letter A. Most French autoroutes are toll motorways and the entrances to them are marked with the word Péage.
Motorways and roads subject to toll in France
- A1 Paris – Lille
- A2 Combles – Belgium A7
- A4 Paris – Strasbourg
- A5 Paris – Langres
- A6 Paris – Lyon (Autoroute du Soleil)
- A7 Lyon – Marseille (Autoroute du Soleil)
- A8 Aix-en-Provence – Menton (Le Provençale)
- A9 Orange – Spain AP-7 (La Languedocienne)
- A10 Paris – Bordeaux (L’Aquitaine)
- A11 Ponthévrard – Nantes (L’Océane)
- A13 Paris – Caen (Autoroute de l’Ouest)
- A14 La Défense – Orgeval
- A15 L’Ille-de-France – Cergy-Pontoise
- A16 L’Isle-Adam – Belgium A18 (L’Européenne)
- A19 Sens – Courtenay – Artenay
- A20 Brive-la-Gaillarde – Montauban (L ’Occitane)
- A22 Villeneuve d’Ascq – Belgie A14
- A23 Villeneuve d’Ascq – Valenciennes
- A26 Calais – Troyes
- A27 Villeneuve d’Ascq – Belgium A8
- A28 Abbeville – Rouen -Alençon – Tours
- A29 Saint-Quentin – Beuzeville
- A30 Uckange – Belgie A28
- A31 Toul – Dijon – Beaune
- A34 Reims – Sedan
- A35 Germany – Strasbourg – Switzerland A3
- A36 Ladoix-Serrigny – Mulhouse (La Comtoise)
- A39 Dijon – Bourg-en-Bresse (L’autoroute verte)
- A40 Mâcon – Mont-Blanc
- A41 Switzerland A1 – Grenoble
- A42 Lyon – Pont d’Ain
- A43 Lyon – Aiton – Modane
- A46 Villefranche-sur-Saône – Rillieux-la-Pape – Communay
- A47 Chasse-sur-Rhône – Saint-Chamond
- A48 Bourgoin-Jailleu – Grenoble
- A49 Moirans – Romans-sur-Isère
- A50 Marseille – Toulon
- A51 Claix – Col du Fau
- A51 Marseille – Gap
- A52 Chateaneuf-le-Rouge – Aubagne
- A54 Nîmes – Salon-de-Provence
- A57 Toulon – Le Cannet-des-Maures
- A61 Narbonne – Toulouse
- A62 Toulouse – Bordeaux
- A63 Bordeaux– Spain AP-8
- A64 Toulouse – Briscous
- A65 Langon – Pau
- A66 Toulouse – Pamiers
- A68 Toulouse – Montastruc-la-Conseillère
- A71 Orléans– Clermont-Ferrand
- A72 Saint-Étienne – Nervieux
- A77 Rosiers – Cosne-sur-Loire
- A81 Le Mans – La Gravelle
- A83 Nantes – Niort
- A85 Corzé – Vierzon
- A86 tunel Duplex
- A87 Angers – La Roche-sur-Yon
- A88 Falaise – Sées
- A89 Bordeaux – Lyon
Map of motorways and roads subject to toll in France
There is a speed limit map available at autoroutes.fr website, where you can find all roads subject to toll and also toll-free roads, including speed limits for specific passages.
Tunnels and bridges in France
In addition to motorway tolls, there is a toll in France for certain bridges and tunnels. The complete price list for vehicles of all categories can be found here.
Price list for crossing bridges and tunnels in France 2021
|Motorbikes||Cars up to 3.5 t Class 1||Cars up to 3.5 t Class 2|
|Tunnel du Puymorens||£ 3,574.20 €||£ 5,876.90 €||£ 12,1614.30 €|
|Tunnel Maurice-Lemaire||£ 3,153.70 €||£ 5,196.10 €||£ 8,169.60 €|
|Pont de Normandie||£ 0,000 €||£ 4,685.50 €||£ 5,446.40 €|
|Pont de Tancarville||£ 0,000 €||£ 2,212.60 €||£ 2,723.20 €|
|Viaduc de Millau 15.6.–15.9.||£ 4,515.30 €||£ 9,1810.80 €||£ 13,6916.10 €|
|Viaduc de Millau 16.9.–14.6.||£ 4,515.30 €||£ 7,318.60 €||£ 10,9712.90 €|
|Tunnel du Fréjus One Way||£ 2630.70 €||£ 3946.30 €||£ 5261.30 €|
|Tunnel du Fréjus Return||£ 3338.50 €||£ 4957.80 €||£ 6577 €|
|Tunnel du Mont Blanc One Way||£ 2630.70 €||£ 3946.30 €||£ 5261.30 €|
|Tunnel du Mont Blanc Return||£ 3338.50 €||£ 4957.80 €||£ 6577 €|
|Tunnel Prado Carénage||£ 2,382.80 €||£ 2,382.80 €||£ 2,382.80 €|
Eurotunnel Le Shuttle is the fastest way of travelling from France to England. Eurotunnel is about 50 km long and it runs between Calais in France and Folkestone in the UK.
The journey is about 35 minutes long and the ticket price includes the transport of one car with up to nine passengers. You can find Eurotunnel Terminal with its own motorway exit at junction 42 of the A16.
Find more information at the official website of Eurotunnel. You can see the cheapest Eurotunnel ticket tariffs below.
Eurotunnel ticket prices 2021
|1-2 days||2-5 days||Any duration|
|Calais–Folkestone||£ 31||£ 66||£ 85|
|Folkestone–Calais||£ 31||£ 66||£ 85|
Motorways in France: Speed limits, penalties…
Speed limits in France
The maximum speed limit on motorways is 130 km/h and 110 km/h when it’s raining. All drivers owning their driving license for 2 years only can drive on motorways with maximum speed of 110 km/h.
The maximum speed limit on toll-free motorways is reduced to 110 km/h. In built-up areas the speed limit is 50 km/h and 90 km/h for outside of built-up areas. You can find speed limits for motorways and highways at the official website autoroutes.fr.
Motorway toll penalty
There is a penalty fee of £ 638750 € for all drivers who don’t pay motorway tolls.
Motorway and highway markings in France
French motorways are marked with letter A (Autoroute) and highways and main roads are marked with letter N (Nationale). Roads that are not that busy or former National routes that are paid by the local department are marked with letter D (Departáment).
Toll-Free motorways in France
There are a few toll-free motorways in France such as A12, A25, A31, A33, A38, A55, A75, A82 and A84. The longest stretch of toll-free motorway is 275 km of the A20 from Vierzon to south of Brive la Gaillarde.
How to avoid tolls in France
Although it’s not necessarily the best nor the most economical solution, it is possible to drive through France avoiding all tolls by using dual-carriageways routes.
Plan your toll-free journey at autoroutes.fr and in Options choose Michelin recommended as Driving directions. Or simply choose Quickest, Shortest, Sightseeing or Economical driving directions – this will find the cheapest route without tolls.