Are you aware of the Mersey Gateway toll? Don’t get caught out

Posted Posted on Categories Business News

Please be aware that a new six-lane toll bridge has been introduced over the River Mersey between the towns of Runcorn and Widnes.

The Mersey Gateway crossing is a free-flowing tolling system meaning that the journey is quicker, however, there are no tolls booths along the route. The toll must be paid online or by phone.

There is a charge of £2 to cross the Mersey Gateway or Silver Jubilee bridges. Please note that it is the responsibility of the driver of the vehicle to pay the charge.

This can be paid for up to 12 months before or until 11:59pm on the day after crossing. If the toll has not been paid by this point a penalty charge notice of up to £60 will be served by Merseyflow.

To avoid penalties please advise drivers to pay the toll bridge crossing by either:

•  Online at (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
•  By telephone on 01928 878 878 (available 8am-8pm Monday-Friday and 9am-6pm Saturday, Sunday and Bank holidays)

Vehicle registration details will need to be provided upon payment.

More details can be found at

Also, tolls on the Severn Bridges have been from January for the first time, as VAT is removed from the fees.

Cars heading for Wales are now charged £5.60 instead of £6.70, with vans paying £11.20 – down from £13.40 – and coaches £16.70, currently £20.

For information on other UK toll road, bridge and tunnel charges, please click here.