Pay-as-you-go tolls are charged on most motorways in France, Spain and Italy. You can pay with cash, a credit card, or pay for a unit that sits in your car and opens the toll gate automatically while charging your bank account.
Examples of toll costs in France:
Paris to Calais £17.03 (21.70 Euros)
Lyon to Montpellier £19.46 (24.80 Euros)
Tours to Bordeaux £25.10 (32.00 Euros)
Keep in mind all prices shown here are provided as a guide only and may be subject to changes.
In Austria motorway passes are 8.50 Euros (£6.67) for 10 days or 24.80 Euros (£19.37) for two months. Passes can be bought from service stations near the border. You need a similar permit for the Swiss motorway system. These cost £29 for the year and can be bought online from travel-swiss.co.uk/vignette.
These costs make driving abroad appear more expensive than the UK but the cost of fuel tends to be lower. Here’s how the cost of a litre of fuel varies across Europe.
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*Exchange rate at the time of writing = 1.25 Euros to the pound.
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