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The M50 Toll Road

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The M50 Toll Road
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What is the M50 toll?

Dublin’s M50 Motorway has a barrier-free toll that allows all motorists to pass through the toll without stopping. There are a number of ways to pay the toll which must be paid by 8pm the following day. The toll is located between Junction 6 (N3 Blanchardstown) and Junction 7 (N4 Lucan) on the M50 and is clearly marked with purple ‘Toll’ signs overhead. To avoid penalties, click on Pay a Toll, or sign up to an eFlow account/registered customer.

Where is the M50 toll road?

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 purple signposts and road markings. The actual tolling point itself is identified with an overhead gantry which spans the four lanes on each side of the motorway. 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 type/class and whether the driver is a registered account holder with eFlow or any other tag provider. The table below outlines the charges. Please note, these rates are valid from 1st January 2024. If you are not registered with eFlow, or any other tag provider, use of the M50 toll road between Junction 6 (N3 Blanchardstown) and Junction 7 (N4 Lucan) requires you to make your toll payment before 8pm the following day.

Motorcycles Free Free Free
A motor car or public service vehicle with seating for up to 8 passengers €3.70 €3.10 €2.50
A goods vehicle with an unladen vehicle weight not exceeding 2,000kg €4.70 €4.10 €3.50
A bus or coach with seating for more than 8 passengers €4.70 €4.10 €3.50
A goods vehicle with an unladen weight exceeding 2,000 kg but not exceeding 10,000kg €6.30 €5.70 €5.10
A goods vehicle with an unladen weight exceeding 10,000kg €7.50 €6.90 €6.30


How can I pay the M50 toll?

The easiest way is by registering for an account with eFlow or any of the other tag providers which you can find on eToll.ie. If you choose eFlow your account can be either pre-pay or post pay, and your vehicle can be signed up for video or tag tolling.

If you choose to create a pre-pay account, your account will be kept in credit and each journey made will be deducted from your balance. You will receive your eFlow statement showing payments and journeys for the previous month in the first week of each month. Once your balance reaches the low balance threshold of €12, a top up amount will be automatically added to your balance.

Pre-Pay starting balance €40
Low balance threshold €12
Minimum top up amount €30

If you choose to create a post-pay account, you will receive a monthly invoice showing all journeys and fees due. The amount shown on your monthly invoice will be payable to eFlow between the 12th and 18th of the following month. This payment is automatic, with a payment means saved on your account.

If you choose not to sign-up to an eFlow account, then you will have to pay for your tolls manually. These payments must be made before 8pm the following day, otherwise a late payment penalty will be incurred. This can be done online here, by telephoning our customer service team on 0818501050 or at any Payzone retail outlet across Ireland. 

How does the toll work?

The toll gantry uses a combination of lasers, beacons and cameras to detect vehicles passing underneath. The cameras capture multiple images of each vehicle and the vehicle registration plate. Details of the registered owners are supplied from the National Data Vehicle File (NDVF). NVDF is a database of all licensed vehicles held within the State.


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

The toll point is located on an overhead gantry over the M50 motorway between Junction 6 (N3 Blanchardstown) and Junction 7 (N4 Lucan). The toll is indicated by purple signage overhead as can be seen in the image. By driving under this gantry, you are liable to pay the M50 toll.

The M50 Toll Gantry

Who is exempt from paying the toll?

The following vehicles are exempt from paying the M50 toll charge:

  • vehicles modified for disabled use;
  • motorcycles;
  • Fingal County Council and South Dublin County Council vehicles;
  • Defence Forces vehicles;
  • vehicles performing maintenance on the M50 and
  • An Garda Síochána, ambulance, and fire brigade service vehicles.

If your vehicle meets one of the above criteria and is registered in the Republic of Ireland, eFlow will automatically recognise and confirm your exemption and you will not be charged.

What are the payment deadlines for the M50 toll charges?

For unregistered road users, use of the M50 toll road requires you to make your toll payment before 8pm the following day. Late payments are subject to penalties.

I am a disabled driver, what is the eFlow process?

A new Disability Toll Exemption Scheme (DTES) was launched in February 2020 to centralise exemption across all Toll roads within Ireland. This scheme replaces the previous process which was managed by a card which was issued by individual Toll Operators.

Transport Infrastructure Ireland confirm that vehicles qualifying for the Revenue Commissioners Drivers and Passengers with Disabilities Tax Relief Scheme are exempt from Toll charges.

Details on the eligibility of vehicles and the process for application are available at www.dtes.ie and registration is free of charge.

Note: The new DTES scheme does not affect the exemption of vehicles who are already being exempted under the previous practice. However, it is highly recommended to register with the DTES scheme to avoid any possible problems or toll charging attempts.

How to/How do I report an incident on the M50 Toll Road?

If you have any queries in relation to incidents that have occurred on the M50 Motorway, please contact the Motorway Traffic Control Centre using the contact details below:

Email: info@mtcc.ie

Phone: 0818-715-100

Who owns the M50 toll?
The M50 is public infrastructure owned by the Irish government and administered by Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), an independent statutory body established by the Roads Act, 2015.
Who are eFlow and how can I contact eflow?

eFlow is the name given to the barrier-free tolling system on Dublin’s M50 motorway and a provider of electronic tags for use on all toll roads in the Republic of Ireland.

eFlow is a registered business name of Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII). All the toll revenue, including penalties, which are collected on the M50 go directly to TII. These funds are then used for the operation and maintenance of the national roads network in the Republic of Ireland.

You can contact eFlow by webchat, social media, or any of the following ways:

  • Customer Service Telephone: 0818 50 10 50 or +353 1 4610122
  • Postal Address: eFlow, PO Box 13294, South City DSU, Cork
  • Emailinfo@eflow.ie
  • Fleet Telephone: 0818 50 50 80
  • Resolver Team Telephone: 0818 50 70 50