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IRELAND: M50 TOLL ROAD

The M50 toll road is a section of the M50 motorway around Dublin. Instead of a conventional barrier toll plaza, drivers pass beneath overhead cameras, which use advanced vehicle recognition technology to record number plates. This system is operated by eFlow.

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The M50 toll is located between Junction 6 (N3 Blanchardstown) and Junction 7 (N4 Lucan) of the motorway.

The approach to the toll point is indicated with roadside signposts and road markings. The actual tolling point itself is identified with a gantry which spans the four lanes on each side. The gantry shows a purple “TOLL HERE” sign; and contains a set of overhead cameras.

What are the M50 toll charges?

M50 toll charges are broken down according to vehicle class and whether the driver is a registered account holder with eFlow or any other tag provider.

The below table outlines the charges. Please note that these rates are valid from 1st January 2018.

VEHICLE TYPE

UNREGISTERED

M50 VIDEO ACCOUNT

TAG ACCOUNT

Motorcycles

Free

Free

Free

A motor car or public service vehicle with seating for up to 8 passengers

€3.10

€2.60

€2.10

A goods vehicle with an unladen vehicle weight not exceeding 2,000kg

€3.90

€3.40

€2.90

A bus or coach with seating for more than eight passengers

€3.90

€3.40

€2.90

A goods vehicle with an unladen weight exceeding 2,000 kg but not exceeding 10,000kg

€5.30

€4.80

€4.20

A goods vehicle with an unladen weight exceeding 10,000kg

€6.30

€5.80

€5.30

A tractor unit or an articulated vehicle

€6.30

€5.80

€5.30

If you’re not registered with eFlow, or any other tag provider, use of the M50 toll road requires you to make your toll payment before 8pm the following day.

If you do not make the payment by this time, a penalty charge of €3.00 will be incurred. This means that a penalty letter will be issued to the registered vehicle owner's address . 

If you don’t pay the M50 tolland the penalty within 14 days, an additional late penalty of €41.50 will be applied.

Failure to pay this outstanding amount within 56 days will result in an additional late penalty charge of €103.50.

If you have still not paid the amount due, legal proceedings may be initiated.

How can I pay the M50 toll?

You can pay the M50 toll in a number of ways.

The easiest way is by registering for auto-pay M50 Video or Tag Account with eFlow. Auto-pay means when you cross the toll point, the charge will be applied to your eFlow account; you won’t have to pay manually. 

With the auto-pay M50 Video account, there’s no account management fee and all of your M50 tolls will be charged at 50c less per journey.

If you use the M50 toll three times or more every month then the eFlow Tag Account is your cheapest tolling option. With the Tag Account, you’ll save €1 on every journey through the M50 toll. The 'smug tag' as it's sometimes known also enables you to use the express lanes at any toll plaza in Ireland like the M1 or M7. We rent you the tag at a cost of €1.23 per month, and if you decide you want to close your account, you just send it back to eFlow. 

If you choose not to sign-up to auto-pay, then you will have to pay for your tolls manually. These payments must to be made before 8pm the day after you travel, otherwise a late payment penalty will be incurred. This can be done online at https://www.eflow.ie/i-want-to/pay-a-toll/ or at any Payzone retail outlet across Ireland. 

You can pay your M50 toll journeys on the M50 Quick Pay app. Just go to the Apple or Google stores, search for M50 Quick Pay and go from there.

 How will I know if I’ve passed the toll?

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The toll is located on a gantry over the motorway between Junction 6 (Blanchardstown) and Junction 7 (Lucan) of the M50. The toll is indicated by signage as can be seen in the image above. By driving under this gantry, you are liable to pay the M50 toll.