The toll free motorways in Spain from September

The toll free motorways in Spain from September. Photo credit: diariodelavega.com

FROM this Tuesday, August 31, the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, will make a total of 477 kilometres of toll roads free in Spain.

From this Tuesday, August 31, the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, will make a total of 477 kilometres of toll roads free in Spain free to users.

Specifically, the highway sections that will be free from this date affect 262 kilometres of the AP-7 and 215 kilometres of the AP-2.

On the AP-2, the free section will be the one part that connects Zaragoza and El Vendrell, in Tarragona, which is used as a direct connection with Barcelona.

On the AP-7, this motorway, which connects the whole Mediterranean coast, will have two free sections as of September 1. These will be the part from Tarragona-La Jonquera (Girona) and between Montmelo-El Papiol (Barcelona).

With the removal of these tolls, Transportes calculates a saving for users of 515 million euros per year taking into account the current 13 million trips. Savings could reach up to 752 million euros per year with the increase in trips, the ministry said.

In Catalonia, the toll removals mean the total elimination of tolls from the State Roads Network in Catalonia, in comparison with 2018, when it was the community with the highest percentage of paid kilometres, at 52 per cent.

The release of the 102 kilometres of the AP-2 in Aragon means savings of 90 million euros per year and reduces the number of kilometres of toll roads from 19 per cent to six per cent. This means the high-capacity road network in Aragon will be 76 per cent cheaper from September 1.

This is the list of toll roads in force in Spain, according to the Ministry of Transport. Some will no longer be on this list as of September 1 because of the toll removals:

  • AP-2 highway, Zaragoza – Mediterranean.
  • AP-46 motorway, Alto de las Pedrizas – Malaga.
  • Highway AP-51, AP-6, connection with Avila.
  • AP-53 highway, Santiago de Compostela – Alto de Santo Domingo.
  • AP-6 highway, Villalba – Villacastin – Adanero.
  • Highway AP-61, AP-6, connection with Segovia.
  • AP-66 highway, Campomanes – Leon.
  • AP-68 highway, Bilbao – Zaragoza.
  • AP-7 highway, Alicante – Cartagena.
  • AP-7 motorway, Barcelona – Tarragona.
  • AP-7 motorway, Estepona – Guadiaro.
  • AP-7 motorway, Malaga – Estepona.
  • AP-7 motorway, Montmelo – La Jonquera.
  • AP-71 motorway, Leon – Astorga.
  • AP-9 motorway, Ferrol – Portuguese border.

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Laura Kemp

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