2 Nov 2017

The Mersey Gateway Bridge is now open and this new six lane toll bridge over the River Mersey will help relieve the congested Silver Jubilee Bridge.

Drivers can pay for a crossing in advance or by midnight of the day after crossing to avoid a penalty charge.

How to pay the toll


There are a range of ways to pay.

Online at
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

By phone on 01928 878 878
Available 8am - 8pm Monday - Friday and 9am - 6pm Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays

At the walk-in centre in Runcorn
between 8am - 8pm Monday - Friday and 9am - 6pm Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays

By Payzone –
click to find your nearest Payzone outlet

You can also pay* for a journey you have already made by using the automated 24/7 payment system on 01928 878 878. You will need to give your vehicle registration details when you pay.

*Payment must be made no later than midnight on the day after your journey.


what are the charges

The cost for crossing the bridge varies for different types of vehicles and there are a number of special discount packages available to reduce the journey cost.

Payment Method

Class 1


local buses

Class 2

cars/vans- up to 3.5 tonnes

buses- up to 8 seats

Class 3

lorries- 3.5-12 tonnes

buses/coaches- 5 tonnes

Class 4

lorries +12 tonnes

buses/coaches +5 tonnes

Toll Discount Comments
Sticker-registered Free £1.80 £5.40 £7.20 10% Discount for sticker and registration
Video-registered Free £1.90 £5.70 £7.60 5% For those users who register but do not want a sticker
Unregistered toll(no discount) Free £2.00 £6.00 £8.00 0% "Pay by plate" unregistered users pay this toll

If you drive a class 2 vehicle - a car or a small van - you can buy a monthly pass.

Class 2

cars/vans-up to 3.5 tonnes

buses- up to 8 seats

Pass type Monthly cost Hours of validity
  Unlimited travel pass £90 24 hours a day on both bridges
  Off-peak pass £60

10am-4pm Monday-Friday 

7pm-7am Monday-Friday

24 hours a day Saturday,Sunday and public holidays


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