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THE M6 Toll price increases by 20p daily from today (December 4), maintaining its dubious position as the most expensive piece of road in the country.

The increase could see regular toll users forced to pay £13.80 a day and over £300 a month.

Leasing Options has researched how the new M6 toll costs compare to other toll roads around the UK and revealed how they stack up over the course of the year.


Toll Toll Cost Per Day 5 Days A Week 22 Days A Month 262 Per Year
M6 Toll £6.90 £13.80 £69.00 £303.60 £3,615.60
Dartford Crossing £2.50 £5.00 £25.00 £110.00 £1,310.00
Mersey Gateway £2.00 £4.00 £20.00 £88.00 £1,048.00
Tamar Bridge £2.00 £4.00 £20.00 £88.00 £1,048.00
Tyne Tunnel £1.80 £3.60 £18.00 £79.20 £943.20
Mersey Tunnels £1.80 £3.60 £18.00 £79.20 £943.20
Humber Bridge £1.50 £3.00 £15.00 £66.00 £786.00
Clifton Suspension Bridge £1.00 £2.00 £10.00 £44.00 £524.00


  • The M6 has the most expensive toll in the UK – it will cost £13.80 a day for a return journey from 4th December.
  • Over a month, that’s the equivalent of 4 tanks of petrol
  • Over the year it would you back £3,615.60 –  the equivalent of two households gas and electricity bills

Other Key Findings  

  • Using eight of the most expensive toll roads around the UK, the average return journey is £4.83 a day
  • Over a year, it costs on average £1264.15 to use toll roads every week day (262 days)
  • That’s 3.5% of the average UK salary

M6 Toll

Mike Thompson of Leasing Options said: “While some people have no other option to use these roads, it’s staggering the amount these toll charges can add up to when used on a daily basis. Our research shows that on average over the year a commuter could pay £1,264.15 on these roads- that’s 3.5% of the average UK salary, which is a big amount to fork out over the year.

“The convenience can be great for the occasional user, but we feel its a big cost to take for some people with little other choice”