Dublin’s M50 Motorway has a barrier-free toll that must be paid by 8pm the following day. The toll is located between Junction 6 and Junction 7 on the M50 and is clearly marked with purple ‘Toll’ signs overhead. To avoid penalties and make a payment for your M50 toll, please click here
What is a barrier free toll?
The M50 toll road is a section of the M50 motorway. Instead of a conventional barrier toll plaza, drivers pass beneath overhead cameras, which use advanced vehicle recognition technology to record number plates.
If your vehicle is not registered in the Republic of Ireland, you may see the message below when you go to pay your toll:
Before you cross the M50 toll point in a rental car, you must contact your rental company to find out if your rental agreement covers the payment of toll charges. Some companies will include toll charges in your bill, others will require you to pay toll charges yourself.
If you are required to pay toll charges, any queries on your bill such as late payment penalties should be directed to your car rental company.
Paying the toll on a rental car can be done either before you travel, or after you pass the M50 toll point, before the 8pm next day payment deadline. Please select your preferred option below:
Useful tips for paying the M50 toll on a rental vehicle:
The M50 toll road is a section of the M50 motorway. 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.
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.
*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 2020.
If you drive a motorhome or campervan and/or are unsure which class your vehicle falls under, click here
|VEHICLE TYPE||UNREGISTERED||M50 VIDEO ACCOUNT||TAG ACCOUNT|
|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||€4.00||€3.50||€2.90|
|A bus or coach with seating for more than eight passengers||€4.00||€3.50||€2.90|
|A goods vehicle with an unladen weight exceeding 2,000 kg but not exceeding 10,000kg||€5.30||€4.80||€4.30|
|A goods vehicle with an unladen weight exceeding 10,000kg||€6.40||€5.90||€5.30|
|A tractor unit or an articulated vehicle||€6.40||€5.90||€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 have incurred a penalty, please click here for further details on how to proceed.
If you haven’t paid the M50 toll and the penalty within 14 days, an additional late penalty of €42.00 will be applied.
Failure to pay this outstanding amount within 56 days will result in an additional late penalty charge of €105.00.
If you have still not paid the amount due, legal proceedings may be initiated.
For more information, please refer to Transport Infrastructure Ireland regarding Penalties for not Paying Toll Fees.
The Electric Vehicle Toll Incentive (EVTI) is part of the Irish Government’s investment strategy for supporting the uptake of electric vehicles in Ireland.
From June 2018, electric vehicle owners will see a reduction in tolling costs on some Irish toll roads. The incentive hopes to encourage more road users to consider electric vehicles. Go here for more information.
You can pay the M50 toll in a number of ways. If you would like to pay right now, please click here
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 here or at any Payzone retail outlet across Ireland.
Before making a toll payment for a rental vehicle, we would like to advise you to check your rental agreement or to contact your rental company directly, in order to confirm that you have not already been charged for your tolls by your rental company.
If you are not a registered customer, any prepaid or unused credit applied to your vehicle will remain active for 12 months. After 12 months from the date of your last activity (e.g. your last toll journey or payment), this credit will be removed. Your credit is still available, but you will need to contact us directly on 1850 50 10 50 to reactivate it.
The toll gantry uses a combination of lasers, beacons and cameras to detect a vehicle passing underneath. The cameras capture multiple images of the vehicle and the vehicle registration plate. Details of the registered owners are supplied from the Department of Transport.
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.
The following vehicles are exempt from paying the M50 toll charge:
· Vehicles modified for disabled use
· Fingal County Council vehicles
· Army vehicles
· Vehicles performing maintenance on the M50
· Garda and ambulance service vehicles
If your vehicle is exempt from paying the M50 toll, the eFlow toll gantry will record images of your vehicle and number plate which will be reviewed by us to confirm that your vehicle is exempt.
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.
A new Disability Toll Exemption Scheme will be launching in February 2020 in order to centralise exemption across all Toll roads within Ireland. This scheme replaces the current process which was managed through a card issued by individual Toll Operators.
Transport infrastructure Ireland can confirm vehicles who qualify for the Revenue Commissions Drivers and Passengers with Disabilities Tax Relief Scheme will be exempt from Toll charges.
Note: The new scheme does not affect the exemption of vehicles who are already being exempted under the current practice, such vehicles will continue to be exempted in the M50 even if the vehicle is not registered under the new scheme. However, it is highly recommended to register to the scheme to avoid any possible problems or toll charging attempt.
If you don’t have an auto-pay tolling account, use of the M50 toll road requires you to make your toll payment before 8pm the following day. Late payments are subject to penalties.
If you have any queries in relation to incidents that have occurred on the M50 Toll Road please contact the Motorway Traffic Control Centre using the below contact details:
eFlow is the operator of 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). emovis operations Ireland is contracted by the TII to operate the M50 tolling system (eFlow) on their behalf. emovis operations Ireland is an Irish company based in Dublin.
All the toll revenue, including penalties, which are collected on the M50 toll road go directly to the Transport Infrastructure Ireland. These funds are then used for the operation and maintenance of the national road network in Ireland.