Tyne Tunnel Tolls
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Tolls are payable
for use of the vehicle
There are separate toll plazas for each tunnel, both of which are located on the north side of the Tyne.
Vehicles travelling northbound will be asked to pay their toll after passing through the tunnel, while vehicles travelling southbound will have to pay before entering the tunnel.
Toll payments can be made with cash or with a prepaid permit. The TT2 permit offers a convenient, cashless payment option which also includes a 10% toll discount. Apply online for your Tyne Tunnels permit
Please note that change is not available in the toll lanes. To assist you, change machines are available on the approach to the toll plazas. For information about the toll plaza read more
Notes and copper coins cannot be accepted at the toll lanes, and there are no direct debit or credit card facilities at the toll machines.
The current charges for both cash and permit tolls are detailed below:
Tyne Tunnels vehicle tolls
|Vehicle with 2 axles and height less than 3 metres
or articulated vehicle with tractor height less than 2 metres and trailer height less than 3 metres
|Vehicle greater than 3 metres high or
with more than 2 axles and height greater than 2 metres
|Please Note: Copper coins are not accepted or exchanged for payment of tolls.|
The Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnels are free to use.
The price of the toll is determined from the Tyne Tunnel Byelaws and Tolls Prescription Order that have their origins in the Tyne Tunnel Act 1960.