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A Speedy Guide To The m50 Toll In Dublin

A Speedy Guide To The m50 Toll In Dublin

Many people drive beneath the M50 Toll in Dublin and don’t realise it. 

They then miss the toll payment deadline and fines start to rack up.

The M50 Toll is a barrier free toll, i.e. it’s not a physical toll booth.

Below, you’ll discover how to pay the M50 Toll along with anything else you need to be aware of.

Some quick need-t0-knows about the M50 toll

paying the M50 Toll

Photo left: eugene_remizov. Bottom Right: Roman Overko (Canva)

Right, let’s get you up-to-speed on the M50 Toll nice and quickly, as this is one of the laws in Ireland that confuses tourists a lot. Here’s some key info:

1. There’s no barrier

The M50 Toll uses an electronic toll collection system. If you look at the photo on the left above you’ll see that there’s no physical tollbooth.

2. Where it’s located

The M50 Toll is located between Junction 6 (N3 Blanchardstown) and Junction 7 (N4 Lucan) on the M50 Motorway.

3. How it works

As a vehicles drives under the gantries (see image above) the system automatically captures the vehicle’s details. If you have a toll account with the likes of eFlow, your account is automatically charged. If you don’t, you’ll need to pay online.

4. Toll charges

If you don’t have an eFlow account, you’ll pay €3.50 for a car and €4.40 for a bus (motorcycles go free).

5. How to pay the toll

It’s very easy to pay the M50 Toll online if you don’t have an account. Simply go to, click ‘Pay a toll’ and enter your vehicle registration. It’s easy to follow the steps from that point. You can also pay in certain shops and over the phone (info below).

6. Fines are applied if you don’t pay

If you don’t make your toll payment before 8pm the following day, there’s a €3.50 late fee. If unpaid within 14 days, a ‘First Penalty Notice’ is issued, increasing the fine to €46.50. After a total of 72 days without payment, a further penalty of €116 is added and the case is handed to Pierse Fitzgibbon Solicitors.

7. Renting a car? Check with the rental company

If you’re renting a car in Ireland, the chances are your rental will have a toll tag (a electronic tag that ensures tolls are automatically paid). Make sure to check this when you’re collecting your rental. 

How to pay the M50 Toll nice and quickly

Dublin's M50 toll booth

It’s very easy to pay the M50 Toll if you’re driving in Ireland and you don’t have an eFlow account.

The handiest way is to pay it online, but you can also pay it in certain stores and over the phone.

1. In certain shops

You can also pay the M50 Toll in person in any shop/store that has a Payzone outlet (find locations here).

You tend to find them in most Centra and Spar convenience stores along with Circle K petrol stations.

If you’re in Dublin Airport, there’s a Payzone outlet in Wrights Food Fayre near the Short Term Car Park.

2. Over the phone

You can pay the M50 Toll by phone by calling either +353 1 4610122 or 0818 501050. Make sure to have the car registration on hand.

Also, keep in mind that you need to pay the M50 Toll before 8pm the day after your journey or you’ll be hit with a penalty charge.

3. Online

To pay your M50 Toll online, follow these handy steps:

  1. Visit
  2. Select the ‘Pay a toll’ option
  3. Enter your vehicle registration number
  4. Enter the number of times you passed under the toll along with your email address
  5. Click ‘Pay’ and then run through the payment process
  6. The payment confirmation will be emailed to you

FAQs about the M50 Toll road

We’ve had a lot of questions over the years asking about everything from ‘What’s the cheapest way to pay?’ to ‘Can I leave Ireland and not pay?’.

In the section below, we’ve popped in the most FAQs that we’ve received. If you have a question that we haven’t tackled, ask away in the comments section below.

How do I pay the toll on the M50?

The handiest way to pay an M50 Toll is online at You can either pay it before you travel or you can pay it after. You can also pay over the phone on +353 1 4610122 or 0818 501050 or you can pay in person in any store with a Payzone outlet.

How much is the toll on the M50?

If you don’t have an eFlow account, you’ll pay €3.50 for a car and €4.40 for a bus (motorcycles go free).

How much is the M50 toll penalty?

If you miss the M50 toll payment deadline (20:00 the day after your journey), you’ll receive a ‘First Penalty Notice’. This is a bill for the cost of the toll along with a €3.50 late-payment penalty.

Can you pay M50 toll at petrol station?

You can pay the M50 Toll charge at any petrol station with a Payzone outlet. Circle K petrol stations take toll payments nationwide.

How long do you have to pay M50?

The M50 Toll must be paid by 8pm the day after you pass through it. You can also pre-pay the toll if you think it’s likely you’ll forget to pay.

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