Driving on Spanish motorways

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.

 

The Spanish toll system

Charge collection on Spanish motorways

In Spain, the toll is collected through a closed toll system with entries and exits. The toll is calculated based on the covered route and the vehicle category. In some parts, there is a flat-rate toll charge for some sections regardless of the vehicle category.

Classification of vehicle categories:

Category I

Motorcycles

Passenger car

Passenger car with single-axle trailer

Motorhomes

Category II

Passenger car with double-axle trailer

Buses

Category III

Passenger car with trailer from 2 or more axles

Buses/HGVs with 4 or more axles

The toll in Spain can be settled in cash or by credit card at the toll booth or automatically very conveniently and without an unnecessary stop using an on-board unit. For this purpose, you have to drive through specific lanes marked "Télépeaje", "T", or "Via T".

Settle the toll with UTA

Use our toll media in Spain

Vehicles > 3.5 t light vehicles/
passenger cars ≤ 3.5 t
UTA One®--
Telepass EU
UTA MultiBox®
UTA MultiBox® Light

Your UTA toll service in Spain

Thus, you can drive through Europe without worries

  • When using an OBU, you can take advantage of our convenient postpay settlement with an attractive charge settlement term.

  • Detailed and clear billing of your toll charges by plate number is possible.

  • Access to the UTA exclusive area: Online management of your toll media and download of forms and informational documents.

  • Competent consultations by our toll experts by phone (during business hours).

UTA tax refund in Spain

Top service while saving abroad

Business operators, get the VAT collected on Spanish toll charges refunded! The VAT rate is currently 21%.

UTA will gladly organise a refund request for you and then take over all correspondence - you do not have to deal with the authorities or fight to overcome language barriers! We will take care of everything for you, so you can happily receive your refund in the end. Get the information!

More about tax refunds

UTA parking service in Spain

Settle parking charges easily

From a toll motorway to a well-earned break? Then you can also use our constantly growing parking network! Some parking operators in Spain cooperate with UTA and allow for simple and quick cashless processing of the parking fee through your OBU or your UTA card. Do you have questions? You are welcome to speak to us about this as needed!

Generally, parking fees are also refundable. Check your parking fees for a possible reimbursement of the Value Added Tax! You are welcome to speak to us about this as needed!

Your discount advantages in Spain

This is how you can save in an instant

As a UTA customer and user of an on-board unit, benefit from attractive discounts on routes along the Spanish hubs! If you use an OBU to settle your toll charges, you benefit from exclusive discounts with UTA. Some of them are mandatory, but others have to be requested for a fee. We would be happy to advise you on the topic so you can benefit from exclusive discounts during your trip from toll booth to toll booth! An overview of the individual operators and their discount conditions can be found in the UTA exclusive area.