Tyne Tunnel Tolls

How much does it cost to travel through the Tyne Tunnels?

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George Wilkie
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George has worked at TT2 for several years, managing the business financial functions, overseeing the accounting team and supporting TT2’s CEO with reporting and contractual matters.

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 Cash Permit
Motorbike, disabled toll Free N/A
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
£1.70 £1.53
Vehicle greater than 3 metres high or
with more than 2 axles and height greater than 2 metres
£3.40 £3.06
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.

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Tyne Tunnel tolls

Motorbikes, disabled toll Free
Car, Van or Bus
< 3m high
and 2 axles
LGV, Van or Bus
≥ 3m high or
3 axles or more

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