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Tolls in Spain

Driving on Spanish motorways


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.

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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

Passenger car
Passenger car with single-axle trailer

Category II

Passenger car with double-axle trailer

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 Edenred

Use our toll media in Spain

Vehicles > 3.5 t light vehicles/
passenger cars ≤ 3.5 t
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The Spanish toll system

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.
Access to the UTA customer portal: Online management of your toll media and download of forms and informational documents.
Detailed and clear billing of your toll charges by plate number is possible.
Competent consultations by our toll experts by phone (during business hours).

Tax refunds in Spain

Saving abroad

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

Our service provider can organise an application for reimbursement on your behalf using a power of attorney, eliminating any work on your part as well as potential language barriers. So, don't worry about any processes -- just look forward to a credit note! Learn more about potential tax advantages in Spain.


UTA Parking Service

Use secure truck parks in Sweden

In many European countries we work with partners who provide secure truck parks with an attendant. You can get access to them by presenting your UTA Full Service Card. Charges will be included in your UTA invoice.

Talk to us directly about the UTA parking service in Sweden.