The M50 Road Toll in Ireland / eFlow

The M50 automated toll is located on a gantry over the motorway between Junction 6 (Blanchardstown) and Junction 7 (Lucan) of the M50 in Ireland. The toll is indicated by signage as can be seen in the image above.

The toll gantry uses a combination of lasers, beacons and cameras to detect a vehicle passing underneath. The cameras capture multiple images of the vehicle and the vehicle registration plate. Details of the registered owners are supplied from the Department of Transport.

By driving under this gantry, you are liable to pay the M50 toll. If you forget to make your M50 toll payment before 8pm the day after your journey, a First Penalty Notice (STR) letter will be automatically issued to the registered vehicle owner’s address.

If you have received a notice relating to this toll and you would like further information, please contact EPC.


FAQs

The toll is located on a gantry over the motorway between Junction 6 (Blanchardstown) and Junction 7 (Lucan) of the M50. The toll is indicated by signage as can be seen in the image above.

The toll gantry uses a combination of lasers, beacons and cameras to detect a vehicle passing underneath. The cameras capture multiple images of the vehicle and the vehicle registration plate. Details of the registered owners are supplied from the Department of Transport.

By driving under this gantry, you are liable to pay the M50 toll. If you forget to make your M50 toll payment before 8pm the day after your journey, a First Penalty Notice (STR) letter will be automatically issued to the registered vehicle owner’s address.

The First Penalty Notice includes the original toll charge, plus a €3.00 late payment penalty.

If you have received a standard toll request after having paid the toll, there are a couple of reasons why this might have happened. Firstly, please check that the payment that you made was against the correct vehicle registration number and was made for the M50 barrier free toll.

Secondly, you may not have covered the whole cost for the journey with your payment. For example, if you paid the M50 toll charge for a car (€3.10) after the toll payment deadline had passed, then the late payment penalty of €3.00 will still be owed. This may also indicate that the payment might remain on E-Flows system and can be used for future journeys. Please contact Eflow directly, if you want to check if you have an outstanding balance on your vehicle.

Please upload your receipt and it will be checked by Eflow.

EPC received your details from your local vehicle licensing’s authority. If the information provided is incorrect you must provide a sales contract and must inform the relevant licensing authority of the change of ownership. Please submit new owner details and proof of sale.

If payment for an M50 toll charge and first penalty notice (STR - Standard Toll Request) is not made within 14 days, then an Unpaid Toll Notice (UTN) issued to the vehicle owner’s registered address.

An Unpaid Toll Notice includes the charge for the original toll, first penalty notice (STR – Standard Toll Request) (€3.00) and an additional late payment penalty of €41.00.

If payment is not made to cover the journey and penalties within 56 days of an Unpaid Toll Notice being issued, then a further late payment penalty of €103.00 is applied to the journey.

In accordance with the legislation of the issuing organisation and thus with Irish law, namely the Roads Act 2007 (Irish) and the Irish Bye-Laws for the M50 (between junctions 6 & 7) made pursuant to the Roads Act 1993 (as amended) under Part II, liability to pay tolls is stipulated under section 6.

It remains the responsibility of the registered keeper/owner of the vehicle in question to be liable for any traffic violations, irrespective of the person driving the vehicle or whether the vehicle was leased. Despite the fact that Vehicle Leasing Companies can provide valid UK legal contracts proving that liability remains with the driver of the vehicle, Irish law must apply in this instance as the offence was committed in Ireland.

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Payment of these tolls can be done in a variety of ways.

If you are not registered with Eflow, your vehicle number plate will be recorded each time you pass the toll point and you 'pay as you go'. You must pay for the journey before 8pm the following day. Payment can be made online on the Eflow website or you can use the call centre (+800 50 10 50 11 or +353 1 4610122) or through Payzone branded outlets nationwide. If this is not paid within the time limit, then a fee of 3 Euros will be added to each unpaid toll passing. EPC will then issue you with a Standard Toll Request. If this is not paid within 14 days then you will be issued with a further penalty of 41.50 EUR for every unpaid toll passing.

The STR value is made up of the toll passing (variable according to vehicle) plus penalty (fixed at EUR 3). Therefore, an STR issued to a car is a total of EUR 6.10 (Car toll EUR 3.10 plus Penalty EUR 3 equals EUR 6.10). The table below indicates the full break down of tolls. However, the values are already detailed separately on the STR.

Motor Cars and public service vehicles with seating for up to 8 passengers EUR 3.10
Goods Vehicles with an unladen weight not exceeding 2,000 kg
Buses or Coaches with seating for more than 8 passengers
EUR 3.90
Goods Vehicles with an unladen weight exceeding 2,000 kg but not exceeding 10,000 kg EUR 5.30
Goods Vehicles with an unladen weight exceeding 10,000 kg EUR 6.30

There are a number of different tag providers that can operate on the M50. The names of these companies are

  • eFlow
  • ParkMagic
  • EasyTrip
  • DirectRoute
In order for your tag to work on the M50 your account must be in working order and your vehicle must be associated to that account. If you have an account with one of the above operators and you feel your account was in working order you may lodge an appeal here.

The following vehicles are exempt from paying the M50 toll charge:

  • Vehicles modified for disabled use
  • Motorcycles
  • Fingal County Council vehicles
  • Army vehicles
  • Vehicles performing maintenance on the M50
  • Garda and ambulance service vehicles

If your vehicle is exempt from paying the M50 toll, the eFlow toll gantry will record images of your vehicle and number plate which will be reviewed by us to confirm that your vehicle is exempt. To find out more, please refer to the Transport Infrastructure Ireland Exemptions from Toll Charges.

If your vehicle is specially modified for disabled use and is not registered in the Republic of Ireland, you will be required to provide documentary proof such as a driver's licence showing driver restrictions.

For further information, please refer to the Transport Infrastructure Ireland website regarding Disabled Drivers and Tolls.

If you don’t have an auto-pay tolling account, use of the M50 toll road requires you to make your toll payment before 8pm the following day. Late payments are subject to penalties as described above.

The M50 is public infrastructure owned by the Irish government and administered by Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), an independent statutory body established by the Roads Act, 2015.

eFlow is the operator of the barrier-free tolling system on Dublin’s M50 motorway and a provider of electronic tags for use on all toll roads in the Republic of Ireland.

eFlow is a registered business name of Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII). Sanef ITS Operations Ireland is contracted by the TII to operate the M50 tolling system (eFlow) on their behalf. Sanef ITS Operations Ireland is an Irish company based in Dublin.

All the toll revenue, including penalties, which are collected on the M50 toll road go directly to the Transport Infrastructure Ireland. These funds are then used for the operation and maintenance of the national road network in Ireland.