Highways in Portugal are all toll roads. They are either equipped with booths to pay on-site or electronic.
Payment on-site: You can pay the toll conventionally at the exit of most roads. Please pay attention to the signs marked with a “V” (Via Verde) on green background, as those are reserved for people with transponders, and you should not drive on these roads if you don’t have one.
Electronic toll roads: Our camper vans with Portuguese plates are already registered on the electronic toll system. You can check your outstanding payments on this website by inputting the plate number. Please keep in mind that it can take up to 48 hours until it appears in the system. Alternatively, payments can be made at post offices and shops marked with “Payshop” flags.
If you are driving to Portugal from another country, it is important to register the car on the Easytoll system. As soon as you enter Portugal, you will pass through a toll booth. There is an entrance for non-Portuguese vehicles on the side where you will receive a receipt with an identification number and your plate number. When you drive through an electronic toll, your plate will be scanned. From then onwards, the process is the same as for the Portuguese plates mentioned above. Alternatively, you can register digitally with Easytoll before you enter the country.
The time you are allowed to spend on toll roads is limited and spending the night at a rest stop is not advisable.
There are also free roads, marked with “EN” but it will take you much longer to get to your destination.