Welcome to toll country Spain! Here, nearly all motorways, identified by AP (for Autopista), are subject to tolls. Therefore, it is important to get information beforehand if you travel by car. On the positive side: Urban motorways such as in Barcelona, Bilbao, Valencia, Alicante, and others are toll-free. The urban motorway in Madrid, on the other hand, is partially subject to charges. This in itself may seem a bit confusing, but should not keep you from driving through the country. As in France, the toll is mandatory for all vehicles.