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Are you eligible for an exemption account?

You qualify for exempt travel through the Tyne Tunnels if you either are a Blue Badge holder, are entitled to nil road tax either through the Motability Scheme or if your vehicle is exempt due to disability. You MUST register for the relevant account before travel to receive the toll exemption. If you submit an application, please ensure you pay for your journeys until you receive confirmation that your exemption application has been approved.

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Toll charges

A toll is due each time you travel through. If you travel north and south, a toll is due for two passages. A passage covers one direction of travel only.

Vehicle Cost per Passage 10% discount
Pre-Paid Account
Motorbike,
Exempt Account Holder
Free N/A
Car, Van or Bus less
than 3.5 tonnes
£2.20 £1.98
LGV, Van or Bus
over 3.5 tonnes
£4.40 £3.96

*all tolls & charges are exempt from VAT

Useful FAQs

See our “Plan your Visit” page here to learn how to use the Tunnels.

You have until midnight the day after you use the Tyne Tunnel(s) to pay your toll. Failure to pay your toll may result in the issue of an Unpaid Toll Charge Notice.

You can pay online or via our app, as well as our automated telephone payment line on 0191 574 0030 or at a PayPoint retailer.

We can NOT accept payment via cash or cheque. Cash payments can be made at a PayPoint retailer.

Please be aware we do not accept American Express as a card payment.

A Pre-Paid account is the most efficient way of paying for your journey as the cost is deducted from your credit.

✔ Receive 10% discount per passage
✔ Pay for passages already made within the payment window
✔ Pay for future passages
✔ Email reminders when you have a low balance
✔ Auto Top-up when your account reaches a nominated balance amount
✔ Manage multiple vehicles on your account

Sign up for a Pre-Paid account here.

Learn more about how a Unpaid Toll Charge Notice (UTCN) works here.

Click here to find out more about our appeals process.

Click here to find out more about our complaints process.

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