If we complained about paying tolls on the highways… Now they are coming on the highways. Which will be the most expensive? How much will the main routes cost?
The Spanish government confirmed last month that in 2024 you will have to pay a toll to use the highways, in a way similar to that currently established for motorways, which on the other hand is in the process of disappearing …
First of all it must be said that motorway tolls are common in Europe. Some countries have even monetized the high-capacity network 100%, compared to 18% currently in Spain.
This new tax raises obvious questions: What will be the most expensive highways with the new toll? How much will it cost to travel between major cities?
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As they say, the toll on the highways will start to be collected in 2024.
In principle, it is intended for people who use highways for leisure, and not by obligation. Thereby those who drive for work, school or medical reasons will not have to pay.
The method of payment has not yet been established. This could be done by sections, such as highways, or by distance traveled (recorded by GPS or portals), by thumbnails, etc.
El Economista’s website, via Business Insider, estimated what will be the most expensive highways, depending on its length.
The 5 roads for which drivers will have to pay the most are theat A-66, A-4, A-2, A-6 and A-8.
These are the highways that connect cities like Gijón and Seville, Madrid and Seville, Madrid and Barcelona, Madrid and A Coruña and Vizcaya and Lugo, respectively.
We still don’t know how much the toll will cost. The most ringing number is 1 euro cent per kilometer traveled, but we came to talk about 3 cents per kilometer.
If we assume the most mentioned, 1 cent per kilometer, the most expensive route will be the one connecting Seville to Gijón: it will cost 6.92 euros.
The second most expensive highway would be the A-4 (Madrid-Seville), at the price of 5.76 euros if you go whole.
The A-2 between Madrid and BarcelonaIt is the busiest in the country. It will have a total price of 5.33 euros if you are traveling between the two capitals.
Finally, the A6 (Madrid-A Coruña) and the A8 (Vizcaya and Lugo) would cost 5.18 euros and 4.51 euros respectively.
Will these tolls influence the choice of your vacation or your long journeys?